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The cost is reasonable because we believe your team is your greatest asset! You can ask us for more specific and advanced training depending on your team's needs. We have experts across our Lambda in Audio, Video, and Lighting who are passionate about what they do and love to share every tip and trick they have. We make these training sessions unique to you and can build on skills that you want your team to have.
If there’s anything you’re looking to learn or maybe even help training new volunteers, contact us any time. We’d love to discuss different Training options for your team!
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Lambda's Resource Page is growing! And this time we have some invaluable Audio Engineer guides and tips for you to produce a professional mix.
Whether you're an pro audio engineer who needs a few refreshers or are just learning the ropes, we know you'll love these creative graphics!
We love to create resources for you to continue to learn or even just give you a reference point to come back to. Because at Lambda we believe you and your team are the most important part of an AV system! We believe not only in giving you the best gear, but in giving you all the tools to succeed.
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A Walk Through Summit Audio System
The backbone of the Summit audio system is Dante. Dante is an Audio-over-IP protocol that allowed us to create an audio system that was both functional and reliable, but also gave Summit church the ability to grow and change as the situation dictated now and down the road.
Now, an Audio-over-IP system is only as good as the network it is built on. Most Dante enabled devices allow you to run gear on two separate networks, a primary and a secondary, at the same time. To make sure we built in as much redundancy as possible, we ran the entire system with a complete separate secondary network so that if one network failed at any time, there would be a backup. So, let’s go on a virtual tour of the system!!
At Front of House we replaced the Midas M32 with a Yamaha CL5. This brought them from 32 input/16 outputs to 72 input/24 outputs! A big change to say the least. We didn’t get rid of the M32 however, but we’ll come back to that later.
Summit Video System Continued
You might be wondering why it’s an important decision to add a broadcast room. Do you really need it or does it just add another layer of complexity? A Broadcast room allows for multiple people such as your Producer, Director/Switcher, Camera Shader, broadcast Audio Engineer, etc. to all be in one room and easily communicate with each other. Creating noise or talking is no longer is an issue like it would be if you had all these people at FOH. The broadcast room also uses two Danley cube speakers and a nano sub for live audio monitoring.
Lambda recently installed the ListenTalk system for a church looking to upgrade their communications systems particularly for video and streaming directing. Everyone liked the system so much we wanted to highlight it here too!
The ListenTalk is designed to facilitate two-way communications for four to eight people with a simple push-to-talk implementation. Each user controls their volume, talk and power. Each unit can be used with a ListenTalk headset or a standard pair of earbuds. The Base-4 System bundles together six pieces of gear into one useful starter system. It includes four Transceivers, one headset, and one four-port USB charger for powering the units when they're not in use.
Multi-tracking is just what it sounds like. It’s when you take multiple tracks and record them separately. Most of the digital boards out right now have a multi-tracking feature built into them! You can either record directly to an SD card, a USB drive, or you can connect a computer to the sound board via USB cable and record directly into a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) such as Pro Tools or Logic. You can decide if you want the channels to be direct out, or if you want to have them recorded post EQ and processing. Depending on your skill level with a DAW, the latter is often a great choice. Having the ability to record a service and then custom mix afterward (and can go back over and over it) can be a great way to get a great sound! Now, be careful because this is going to add a layer of complexity to your stream mix, gain structure is very important because you can’t go back and change it without re-recording the whole set!
There are many ways to route your audio stream and we wanted to cover three of them in hopes of helping you out if you have not had these set up before. Depending on your setup and circumstances, any of the options could be the right one for you, but it’s important to know the difference so you can choose what would be the best for your setup.
The first is, of course, is the simplest option. That is the Main out. You can take your main out line and also route it to a stream. This is the easiest and can be effective for providing quick, easy audio for a stream.
As most of us are still under stay at home orders and are looking at limited gatherings for a long time, everyone is looking at their broadcasting capabilities and how to make them better quickly. There are a few things you can do on your own to make sure you are getting quality streaming audio! Here's another quick tip for improving your audio:
During social distancing we at Lambda have made sure to include lots of training into our days! Not only have we brushed up on our OSHA training, but we’ve virtually attended a Danley Sound Labs seminar, BTX’s Stem Audio systems and so much more! Now is a great time to learn more about your equipment or do some trainings you’ve been putting off until you have more time. We hope to come out of this social distancing equipped with more knowledge and information on new systems and refreshed on our favorite ones. We hope you can do the same!
As most of our communities have switched over to streaming in the last few weeks, we wanted to focus on bringing you tips on streaming! Lambda want to make sure you are confident in your stream and give you other options as you look to adjust your setup to be more effective.
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