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Don't turn out the lights!

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Buy a brighter projector, turn off the lights, dim the lights near the screens, get motorized shades for the windows, schedule your events at a time when the sun isn't streaming through the windows.  We've all been there.  We've all hoped for a better way. 

Screen Innovations (SI) is the undisputed world leader in ambient-light rejection screen technology, and they've done it again!  Following seven years of success with Black Diamond™, SI now offers Slate™ which enables your projection system to excel in high ambient light environments.

Slate was invented to provide the best picture possible, but at a lower cost than Black Diamond, and by eliminating 65% of the room's ambient light, it also eliminates the need to settle for white or gray screens. Matte white screens reject only about 10% of ambient light. 

Made in the USA, Slate is a flexible multi-particle optical screen offered in standard sizes up to 200” 16:9; larger sizes are available on request. 

With its high performance and efficiency, Slate allows us to pair it with projectors with lower light output in order to create an optimal price-performance solution for you.  

Slate is available in Motorized, Zero Edge™, and Fixed Frame screen formats.  Fixed frame screen pricing for 100” diagonal 16:9 is $1799.00.  187" for $3899. 

Let us help you design the right projection solution today! 

 

Meet Camron Ware of Visual Worshiper

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I recently met Camron Ware through Mike Sessler of Church Tech Arts and we think that you'd like to get to know him, too.

Growing up, Camron was that kid, that creative kid; the one who you asked to run lights because you didn't have any one else, the one who tried new things, the one who didn't know how it was supposed to be done, and the one who ended up changing the way his church looked at worship.  Fast forward 15 years, and today Camron is helping churches all over the country invigorate the visual part of their worship experience.

Camron heads Visual Worshiper and created the methods we've come to know as Environmental Projection (EP). EP is the process is transforming today's "blank canvas" worship spaces into dynamic visual spaces through the use of lighting and projection technologies.

Imagine projecting scenes or themed graphics onto unconventional spaces like the walls, the floor, or even the outside of your worship facility. The possibilities for what you do are only as limited as your creativity.

And that's where Camron and his crew come in. They travel the country helping churches design, install, and then train clients on the use of EP in their worship spaces.

If you'd like more information, read Camron's story here.  Look at his design gallery here.  If you connect with him, make sure to mention that you heard about him from us. Sometime soon, Camron will be in Columbus to help us create some dynamic spaces at my own church, so keep an eye on these pages for the transformation.

   

Legendary Bassist Abraham Laboriel, Sr. Chooses StageSource L3t for Bass Rig

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Growing up in Mexico City, little did Abraham Laboriel know he'd one day become the most popular session bassist ever, with over 4,000 recordings to his credit. Originally a classically trained guitarist, Laboriel switched to bass at age 24, embarking on an incredible career highlighted by sessions with Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Larry Carlton and many more. After playing through countless rigs, Laboriel recently decided to leave traditional bass amps behind and move forward with the full-range StageSource L3t loudspeaker – giving him the sonic accuracy he needs to fully express himself.

How did your upbringing in Mexico City contribute to your development as a musician?
I grew up in Mexico City, the son of Garifuna parents from Honduras, a people with their own very rich musical culture. My dad was a great guitarist, songwriter and performer who traveled throughout Latin America, mastering all the local rhythms. He started teaching me guitar and Latin rhythms.

My older brother Johnny was a huge rock 'n' roll star in Mexico in the '50s. The American companies sent him the recordings of all their latest hits for him to translate into Spanish and record as covers. So at an early age, I had access to hit records and started playing along. I was also exposed to jazz and fell in love. I was able to sneak backstage at the Bellas Artes to meet Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Oscar Peterson, The Modern Jazz Quartet and many others.

Read more: Legendary Bassist Abraham Laboriel, Sr. Chooses StageSource L3t for Bass Rig

   

Hear the difference at Catalina - Line 6 StageSource

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Located in Hollywood, Catalina Bar & Grill has been a revered fixture on the West Coast jazz scene for over 25 years. Legendary performers like Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis have played there, a tradition that owner Catalina Popescu continues by booking today's top jazz artists. With a full kitchen, elegant dining room and perfect sight lines, every effort is made to honor the club's legacy of hosting incredible performances in an intimate space.

Recently, Catalina decided to upgrade its sound system with StageSource loudspeakers from Line 6. "When we heard how beautiful they sound, with such great clarity, we knew it would make a big difference to finally make the sound as good as the view for our customers," says Catalina Popescu.

The installation provides full coverage of the club's L-shaped audience area, with a total of six StageSource L3m and three L2t loudspeakers hung from the ceiling, augmented by six L3s subwoofers.

Read more: Hear the difference at Catalina - Line 6 StageSource

   

Aviom introduces the A360 - the personal mixer than lots of us have been waiting for.

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Anaheim, CA - Aviom introduces the long-awaited A360.  More info here.


* Advanced 36-channel mix engine
* Customizable channel selection and layout
* Per-channel volume, reverb, tone, Stereo Placement
* Dual Profile Channel
* One-Touch Ambience
* Four Instant Mix Recalls plus 16 standard presets
* Master Bass, Treble, and Enhance
* 1/4" and 1/8" Stereo Mix Out, plus XLR Mono Mix Out
* USB profile transfer
* Optimized for in-ear monitors and headphones

Call us for more info.  We're still awaiting actual pricing at press time. 

   

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