Have you recently been tasked with finding or upgrading the audio for your church? Where do you start? Google? Bing? Magazines? How do you know that resource is right for your church setup and budget? Take the guess-work out of Internet research and hopefully, this list of resources for your search of audio can start you off in the right direction.
Most of us know how to conduct a simple Google search for the products that we want, but then you have the research portion. Searching through websites and pages for the right option can be a daunting task for most. With this curated list of resources that provide audio for churches, we have taken the research piece and minimalized the amount of work you have to perform. Let’s face it, at some point, the Internet search results have too much information to filter through and we don’t really have all that time.
Here is our list of the best places to purchase audio for churches
All Pro Sound
All Pro Sound is much more than simply an online and catalog retail company. In addition to product sales, they provide consultation, design, and installation of professional audio, video, and lighting equipment. For over 30 years, we have helped countless churches, schools, and government agencies stay on budget while creating integrated systems that enhance visual and auditory communication.
This is a great source to purchase audio for churches because they offer a wide array of services pertaining to the products that they sell. Based out of Florida, All Pro Sound has done work for a number of different venues all over the United States.
Church Sound Store
The Church Sound Store was designed to provide Houses of Worship a secure place to browse and shop for professional audio, video and lighting equipment for self-installation and integration.
This is crucial for some congregations. Audio for churches can get expensive depending on what the needs are, but this site has provided a way to cater to our specific group of people. No matter what the needs are for your church, the Church Sound Store will do their best to meet those needs.
Kingdom specializes in the highest quality blank media and audio and video supplies for churches, businesses, schools, and more. Kingdom provides only first quality products from top-level manufacturers, as well as their Kingdom Exclusive™ Equipment. These exclusive products are developed whenever current technology does not address the unique needs our customers. This provides a unique feature to their product offering. They truly listen to their market and try to provide audio for churches that’s beneficial.
Kingdom has a heart for churches and ministries and product knowledge that has allowed them to partner with hundreds of schools and organizations!
From musicians to sound engineers and system designers Pro Acoustic team members do their best to keep up with the constantly expanding library of knowledge in sound & sound equipment so that they can always be here to use that knowledge for your benefit. Pro Acoustic focuses on providing solutions that incorporate the industry standard products. They strive to provide customers with practical, long-lasting, cost-effective audio solutions.
When you’re talking about audio for churches, the Pro Acoustic team strives to bring quality and efficiency to your sound solutions.
ProAudio.com is a Fort Worth, Texas-based distributor, and systems integrator for more than 400 professional audio, video, lighting and broadcast equipment lines. They are the supplier of choice for businesses large and small, individuals, churches, schools, and contractors, in all 50 U.S. states and internationally.
For all of your audio needs, ProAudio has everything from microphones to mixers, stage furnishings to acoustic treatments, cables, and switches, you name they have it.
ProSoundWeb is the world’s largest web community for all aspects of the professional audio industry, including live sound, installed sound, recorded sound, and industry business trends. Our pro audio community has grown to more than 100,000 monthly unique visitors who view millions of pages each month.
Containing more than products, ProSoundWeb also has a sister publication, Live Sound International, that has been recognized as the world leader in covering live and installed sound technology, trends, people and business issues.
B&H Photo, Video, and Audio
Professionals in the world of imaging and audio rely on the professionals in the world of B&H for their equipment needs. B&H SuperStore pays tribute to the wealth of creative possibilities in the media industries by making available the wonders of technology in our complete lines of photo, video, audio, lighting, pro accessories, computers, data storage, optics, entertainment, projection, and surveillance devices.
Stepping out of the realm of audio resources for churches, there are many companies in the secular world that provide excellent audio and video solutions as well. The only difference is that they do not necessarily market heavily in the religious realms. You may recognize some of these companies.
For nearly 40 years, Full Compass’ success has been built on offering great prices and product selection backed by superior customer service. With a number of product offerings, Full Compass is a great resource to look into for your audio needs.
Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 260 stores across the U.S. 2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Brand as they continue to help people make music from coast to coast.
Guitar Center is a well-known brand in the music world for their guitars and musical instruments. But we often forget that they are a great resource for the other side of the microphone as well. They have a healthy selection of speakers, subwoofers amplifiers, monitors, mixers, microphones, and cables that can be used for your church audio solution. Customers can review and rate all products so you can be sure you are getting a product that has been peer-approved.
For more than three decades, Renkus-Heinz has proudly stood at the forefront of audio technology. Their commitment to innovation has earned multiple patents and numerous awards. Their commitment to great sound has earned them a place in venues large and small across the globe. And their unwavering commitment to customers has earned them a position as a respected leader in professional audio.
A major player in the audio industry, Renkus-Heinz is continually raising the bar and creating new audio solutions.
Again, there are many sites that sell audio for churches. Finding the right company at the right price that carries what you are looking for can be tough at times. Like this list? Please share it. If you are not on the list and feel you should be, comment below and we will check it out.
Once your products have been purchased and they are on the shipping trucks, what do you do next? We all know that merely having the top of the line audio equipment will not be of any use unless they are operated properly. Sharefaith has recently published The Ultimate Guide to Doing Church Sound for Worship part 1, an amazing resource that breaks down the basics to operating the church sound for worship.
Church Audio Video
Church Audio Video specializes in the design, installation, and support of high-quality and affordable custom audio, video, lighting, broadcast and control systems for worship facilities.
Church Production Magazine is the leading educational magazine for houses of worship covering audio, video, and lighting technologies. Church Production provides stories and reviews on audio, video, and lighting products. If you are one looking to dig deep into research of specific models and products, this is a great site that provides all of that information.
Behind the Mixer
Behind the Mixer is a resource blog that focuses on the technical aspects such as microphone properties and how to mix vocals. This site is unlike Church Production in the sense that the focus is on the artistry of sound and how that works together as opposed to new gear announcements. If you are looking for help on the finer points of church sound, this is the resource for you.
Church Sound Boot Camp
Church sound training is what the Church Sound Boot Camp is all about. Thousands of church sound team volunteers, technical staff, worship pastors, and musicians have learned how to get the best possible results using the gear they have to work with. They offer workshops in the basics of sound for churches and then build on that to explore more advanced techniques. These workshops are offered in 3 locations throughout the US in 2016, but they do offer digital versions that you can purchase through their website and train your team without flying to one of the 3 locations.
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