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Auditorium Hall Upgrade at University of Rhode Island, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with James Welsh and Charles Crane of Adtech Systems about the complete sound system overhaul done in Edwards Hall Auditorium on the campus of the University of Rhode Island. James and Charlie discuss the room acoustics and their choice of the Bose RoomMatch system to provide sound coverage for a wide range of events from lectures to high energy music.

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Emergency Audio for Worship, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Mike Dow of Zamar Media Solutions in San Jose, Calif., about the complete overhaul of the sound system for St Lucy Parish after their old system failed. Dow takes us into the front end of the sound system with the Presonus mixer and new Shure digital wireless microphones. He also discusses the Symetrix’ SymNet Composer software and details the Extron control touch screen and dual screen projection at St. Lucy Parish.

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Preserving Acoustics and Design in a Historic Church, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his talk with Steve Merrill of Stage Right Productions about the sound system upgrade in the historic St. Augustine’s catholic church in Minster, Ohio. Merrill provides details on the Audio-Technica wireless microphone system selected for the new sound system and discusses the use of the new head-worn mics by the pastors for services.

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Emergency Audio for Worship, Part 1

Show 84-1

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Mike Dow of Zamar Media Solutions in San Jose, Calif., about the company’s rescue of St. Lucy Parish when its sound system failed. Dow provides details on the unusual interior design and acoustics of the church and how traditional and contemporary services had to be accommodated by the new system including the installation of the Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 DSP and Martin Audio OmniLine loudspeakers.
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Preserving Acoustics and Design in a Historic Church, Part 1

Show 83-1

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Steve Merrill of Stage Right Productions about the sound system upgrade in the historic St. Augustine’s catholic church in Minster, Ohio. Merrill discusses the challenging acoustics in the 19th century building designed for unreinforced sound. He also talks about his choice of Community Professional 200 series speakers for the project and how they were installed in a way that preserved the period appearance of the church.
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Cline Library Assembly Hall Upgrade, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Bob Ginger of Intent Digital in Phoenix about the complete AV system upgrade done at Cline Library Assembly Hall on the campus of Northern Arizona University. Ginger discusses the configuration and testing of the system complete with Aspen SPN1624 processors and TVOne 1T-VS-658 video scaler. He also goes into more detail on how the faculty, staff, and students were trained not only in the system’s operation but also in making configuration changes on their own.

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Dodger Stadium Video Upgrade, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his talk with Chris Mascatello of ANC Sports about the complete renovation done at Dodger Stadium complete with new outfield LED screens, videowalls, and LED ribbon displays. Mascatello provides details on the VisionSoft graphics software application from ANC Sports that runs the playback and controls the content for the video displays at Dodger Stadium. He also outlines the installation of the new ribbon displays and talks about the importance of proper ventilation for the big LED screens.

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Cline Library Assembly Hall Upgrade, Part 1

Show 82-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Bob Ginger of Intent Digital in Phoenix about the complete AV system upgrade done at Cline Library Assembly Hall on the campus of Northern Arizona University. Bob outlines the challenges involved in configuring an AV package and control system intended to be operated by students, faculty, staff, and visitors from off campus. The company’s Energize control system was configured with two touchpanels: a simple one at the podium onstage and a larger one with more comprehensive features for the tech people in the facility’s projection booth.
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Dodger Stadium Video Upgrade, Part 1

Show 81-1

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Chris Mascatello of ANC Sports about the complete renovation done at Dodger Stadium complete with new outfield LED screens, videowalls, and LED ribbon displays. Mascatello discusses the installation of the new video system and the challenges that met them with demolition of the old system, running new cabling and ringing out the new gear to make sure it works when Dodgers fans return to the stadium for baseball season and see it all for the first time.

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Upgrade, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Jim Beaumont of HomeTech AV Solutions about a unique project at Taliesin West, the winter home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This tourist attraction, second in popularity to the Grand Canyon and main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, recently got an AV upgrade in a stone and concrete room that is 95 percent acoustically efficient. Beaumont of HomeTech AV Solutions completes his story on how Taliesin’s Cabaret home theater was modernized with wireless control.

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The SVC Blogcast encompasses the podcasts Houses of Worship AV, Corporate AV, and Networked AV. In the Houses of Worship AV podcast, ministers of media, sound, lighting and video experts, and technology manufacturers share best practices and installation secrets. Corporate AV focuses on audiovisual installation within corporate environments such as boardrooms, meeting rooms, training centers, and corporate lobbies. Networked AV covers the challenges of moving professional audio, video, and control signals across the entire signal distribution chain from source to destination.

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