Would you like to make a few thousand new friends today!?! If you find that your specific needs are not addressed in one of our articles, we are certain that you'll find help through new friends online in our ChurchSoundcheck Discussion Group. This group has been established to encourage and allow the free exchange of ideas and questions between peers, an objective which underscores our mission statement of "communicating technical excellence to the church."
The ChurchSoundcheck Discussion Group has grown to thousands of members worldwide since its beginning in September 1997. The group includes church technical support ministry teams who volunteer weekly in the areas of church sound, video, lighting, and staging, plus technical staff and exceptionally brave music pastors. It also includes consultants, contractors and system integrators who specialize in the design and installation of performance systems and acoustics for churches. Several manufacturers have technical support representatives online with us who can offer their unique perspective. Many of our members are also graduates of one or more of our ChurchSoundcheck church production workshops. The diverse background of our members makes for a well-rounded, balanced dialog.
How to Join
Membership in this discussion group is offered to you free of charge. You can Join the ChurchSoundcheck Discussion Group simply by clicking here. Just follow the directions on your screen. Shortly after you sign up you'll receive a confirmation by email. Once you receive that confirmation you're ready to start sending and receiving email to and from the group.
All CSC members are automatically included on our CSC Announce List. We've created this special announcement list to help us seamlessly communicate directly with our ChurchSoundcheck Discussion Group members. The Announce List ensures that you won't miss any late-breaking news or housekeeping notes from your hosts, Curt & Jeanna Taipale, and that you'll be the first to learn of any new developments in our efforts to communicate technical excellence to the church.
Standard versus Digest versus Web-based Forum
If you're already flooded with email and looking for a way to organize all of your ChurchSoundcheck discussion group mail into one large email every day, then the "digest" version is for you. The option is yours. You can subscribe to the "standard" version, or the "digest" version, or if you prefer you can be on both. Here's something else to consider. If your email service allows you to have multiple email addresses, just choose a name specifically to route email to and from this group. It's a great way to keep things together in one file.Don't like email? CSC members can also choose our web-based version of the forum. Just go here and enter your CSC password to enjoy this alternate format. http://lists.churchsoundcheck.com/forum/
What topics are covered in the ChurchSoundcheck discussion group?
- "Is it okay to "Y" the outputs of my console together?"
- "Can someone help me understand the difference between an LCD projector, a digital video projector, and a light valve projector!?!"
- "I'm thinking of buying a console from XYZ company. Has anyone in this group used that console or heard of any problems with it at all? I'd appreciate all comments."
- "My sound system at church has a real problem with feedback. Can someone please help me figure out what's causing it?"
- "I'm looking for some cool lighting effects for our next big pageant. Does anyone in the group have some ideas?"
Finally, we have an open invitation to any church with "used" sound, video or lighting equipment that they would like to sell or seed into another ministry. We also have an open invitation to anyone who wants to tell others about an upcoming technical workshop or seminar. Just email your request to post that information.
By the way, all personally identifiable information collected when you subscribe to the CSC Discussion Group is used solely by ChurchSoundcheck, a ministry of Taipale Media Systems, Inc. Personal information will not be provided to third parties without prior written consent.
Click here to read a complete list of Tips and Guidelines for Victory that will help you make the most of your membership in the group.
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