Need Wireless Mics?

Shure SLX24-B87A Wireless MicAre you tired of jumping over wires on stage?  Wireless microphones can be a very inexpensive and simple upgrade that will provide a ton of freedom and flexibility.  Maybe your church has an older VHF wireless system that is constantly overrun by static and interference.  It’s time to move to a UHF system that is more reliable and offers much better clarity!  Give Dill Audio a call today to get more information about moving into the world of wireless!  We offer very competitive pricing on Shure, Audio-Technica, Sennheiser, AKG and more!

Is Your Church Ready To Transition To A Digital Mixer?

Change is difficult… but many times it is absolutely worth it!  Does your church have an old analog mixer that’s causing problems?  Do you have a ton of outboard effects, equalizers, compressors, etc.?  Did you know that a new digital console could help eliminate most of those other components and give you so much more power and control over your sound system?

Behringer X32 Digital MixerMaking the decision to move from an analog mixer into the digital world is one that will require some time and training… but once you see the advantages that it offers, it will be more than worth the effort.  Does this sound familiar?  Your choir is rehearsing for their upcoming musical and you’re running the sound.  You spend the time to get the choir mics set just right… music level is set… monitors for the choir are perfect!  Everyone is happy, happy, happy! 🙂  Then, someone else comes in a few minutes later to rehearse something different.  You have to change the monitor level, the EQ on the mics, the volume of the track… and then you realize that you don’t remember how everything was set for the choir!  You try to put it back as close as you can, but it’s never the same!  A digital console would make you life so much easier with a “scene recall”.  Once you have everything set, you simply save it as a “scene” and then it can be “recalled” with the click of a button.  Levels, equalizer, effects, monitors… everything!

What about the issue with getting your system tuned and set by a professional sound installer… and then the sound booth is invaded by a “button pusher”!  You know… that person that has to push and turn every button on the mixer to see what it does!  The next thing you know, the entire system is messed up and you don’t know what to do!  With a digital mixer, you can simply press one button to recall the original settings and “everything” is back to normal!  That one feature alone is worth the cost of going digital! 🙂

Yet another extremely valuable feature.  Do you have several musicians that would love to have their own monitor mix?  It is impossible for a person in the sound booth, located at the back of the church to attempt to run multiple on-stage monitor mixes and keep everyone happy.  With most new digital consoles you can attach low cost personal monitor mixers and give each musician on stage the ability to control their own monitor mix.  Most digital consoles will even allow them to do this via an iPad or iPhone!  That is another way to take a huge burden off your sound guy in the back!  This will give them the ability to focus on making sure the “house” sound is the best it can be!

This only scratches the surface of how your church could benefit from a digital mixer.  Let Dill Audio give you more information about the cost and benefits of going digital today!  Once you go digital… you’ll never go back!


Church Projector Basics

Meridian Baptist Projector System - Before & AfterDo you have to turn off the lights when you play a video at your church?  Is your congregation struggling to see the lyrics on the screen?  Do images look great on your computer, but when you see it displayed on your projector screen it just looks terrible?  These are just a few of the problems that churches battle when using an outdated projector.  Many churches jumped on board early and installed a projector several years ago when they were considered a luxury for a church… and that’s great!  But that 10-15 year old projector can not compare to the technology that is now available.

Churches typically have to project images during some of the brightest times of the day!  Many have massive windows that cannot be shaded, and in these cases brightness (measured in lumens) is the most important feature to consider in your new projector.

Another consideration when choosing a projector is resolution.  For many years the standard resolution was 4:3, known as XGA, which would give you a resolution of 1024×768 pixels. This would produce a non-HD image in the same format as a tube TV.  This is still an acceptable resolution for applications where only song lyrics or similarly basic PowerPoint presentations will be shown. However, if you will be showing more detailed presentations, high-resolution images, using videos/images as worship backgrounds, playing videos, etc., you will definitely want to consider a higher resolution HD alternative such as 16:9 or 16:10.  On the professional side, these projectors will give you what we call WXGA resolution (1280×800), capable of handling 720p content, or WUXGA (1920×1200) which is a full HD resolution, capable of projecting Blu-Ray quality, 1080p images.

We know this process can be a bit overwhelming and that at times.  We hope you’ll contact Dill Audio to help you find the perfect equipment for your ministry!


Even a small church deserves good sound!

Small Church Sound SystemDo you think that only big churches with a large budget can have good sound?  That’s not true!  Naturally, you do get what you pay for… but with the proper analysis and configuration, you can have a good sound system without breaking the bank!  Most sound installation companies only want the “big” jobs and will not even provide a quote for smaller congregations.  That’s not the case with Dill Audio!  We would love to give you a quote for installing or improving the sound, video or lighting at your church.  Give us a call or complete the form on the contact page to get more information!

It’s the little things that make the difference!

Countryman E6 MicrophoneDo you have a hard time hearing your pastor?  Is it hard for him to stand behind the pulpit while he’s preaching?  What about that annoying problem of his voice getting louder when he looks down to read the Bible or his notes… but then quieter when he’s looking to the side or turning to speak to the choir?  A very simple solution is a lightweight and nearly invisible earset microphone from Countryman.  Contact us to provide you with information on how this could be a solution for you church sound system today!

Church Projector System: Meridian Baptist Church – Jackson, TN

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Dill Audio just completed a church projector system upgrade at Meridian Baptist Church in Jackson, TN!  We installed two 6,000 lumen Panasonic projectors in the front as well as a 5,000 lumen model for the rear!  Substantial improvement in brightness, clarity & fan noise!  We also installed a new Mackie 32 channel mixer and added 5 new Shure SLX Beta 87 wireless mics at Meridian Baptist a few months back. Does your church need to make some audio, video or lighting upgrades? Let Dill Audio help!