The Christian Musicians Summit at Overlake is an event that NW worship leaders, teams and musicians look forward to each November, and once again CCI Solutions was a key sponsor.
Transforming Worship Spaces was the theme of the CCI Solutions Tech Lounge this year at CMS. Our systems design and tech staff created a room full of great examples of creative ways to use lighting and video in set design. Besides being a very cool place to hang out and grab some refreshment, attendees were able to talk with our designers and techs about “do it yourself” ideas for combining lighting and video technologies along with some creative set design techniques to create more depth, dimension and mood in their worship spaces. Many church techs went away with a renewed sense of purpose and some practical ideas to improve the visual aspect of their worship services.
The CCI Worship Solutions Center in the Gym featured a unique Wireless Worship Solutions demo stage where our worship techs provided live demos of the newest technologies for wireless lighting control, wireless in-ear monitor systems, wireless video, wireless mixer control and more. Our Tech Tours let church techs see the latest gear from our partner manufacturers, including Sennheiser, Countryman, PreSonus, Elation, CAD, BBE, Electro-Voice, Rapco/Horizon, Chauvet, Line 6, Westone, EasyWorship, Peerless, Hitachi, Roland, McCauley, and Abelton. One of the attractions that attendees always appreciate from CCI Solutions is the gear giveaways! This year we gave away over $10,000 in prizes, including the grand prize of a PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 digital mixer complete with StudioOne Artist 2 production software and a year subscription to Nimbit, the online music/sermon publishing site. See all the prizes and winners below.
It was a pleasure meeting with all of you who stopped by our Worship Solutions Center and Tech Lounge and we always love the chance to talk about AV technology and ideas that can better equip the Church to carry out her mandate of worship proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom.
Gear Giveaway Winners:
Grand Prize Winner: Kenny Shoquist from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Kenny Shoquist is our PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 Mixer Package Giveaway winner! Kenny, who is a drummer at St. Paul’s UnitedMethodist Church in Albuquerque, said their worship team had been saving up to be able to attend CMS for two years. They loved learning about all the new gear, taking classes, and seeing David Crowder perform– but the best part was winning this amazing prize! “The other guys gave me a hard time for signing up [for the contest], but you can’t win if you don’t,” explained Kenny when we called to congratulate him. Now, he says, the whole church is so excited that he won the digital mixer for them.
While St. Paul’s has been growing their contemporary service for the past few years (attendance is up to about 100 people per service), the older sound equipment they are currently using was due for an update. “It sounds like we have gremlins in there,” jokes Kenny. As a drummer, he especially appreciates how the StudioLive 16.0.2 will give them a better live monitor mix, so that he can hear the rest of the band more clearly. “We’re watching every penny… and this is really going to help us out!”
Ableton Live8 software – Jenn Wagner – Arlington, WA
American DJ Mega QA PAR38 LED wash light – Isaac Meyer – Burien, WA
BBE Magnum DI active direct box – Richard Haldorson – Blaine, WA
BBE Magnum DI Active direct box – Lance Johnson – Cowiche, WA
BBE 882i sonic maximizer signal processor – Johnny Henderson – Stanwood, WA
Chauvet LED Follow Spot 75ST fixture w/ stand – Frank Vasquez - SeaTac, WA
Countryman E6i omni earset mic (for Shure systems) – Eric Reinoso – Warrenton, OR
Countryman E6i omni earset mic (for Shure systems) – Briana DeBoer – Custer, WA
Countryman E6i omni earset mic (for Sennheiser systems) - Craig Hall – Sutherlin, OR
Countryman E6i omni earset mic (for Sennheiser systems) – Kelly Sailas – Post Falls, ID
Countryman E6i omni earset mic (for Audio Technica systems) - Mark Olson – Anchorage, AK
Countryman E6i omni earset mic (for Audio Technica systems) - Scott Broclatt – Blaine, WA
EasyWorship worship presentation software – Tyler Weatherly – Delta, BC
Electro Voice R300-HD handheld wireless microphone system – Jim Oas – Poulsbo, WA
Electro Voice R300-HD handheld wireless microphone system – Bruce Havery – Abbotsford, BC
Elite Core PS6030 6-channel 30′ sub snake – Stephan Andrechat – Newman Lake, WA
Elite Core PS6030 6-channel 30′ sub snake – Jason Van Pelt – McCook, NE
Line 6 XD-V55H Handheld wireless mic system – Ann Martin – Lake Oswego, OR
Peerless SR560M smart mount universal cart – Carl Lindberg – Snoqualmie, WA
Peerless PTM400 tablet mount – Christian Johnson – Maple Valley, WA
PreSonus Audio Box Studio recording interface package- Rob Hooker – Port Angeles, WA
PreSonus Studio One Professional 2 software – Robert Meaden – Spanaway, WA
Roland R-26 6-channel handheld field recorder – Manny Gounder – SeaTac, WA
Sennheiser E835 handheld dynamic microphone – Greg Dahl – Grants Pass, OR
Sennheiser HD429 closed-back stereo headphones – Tim Held – Lakewood, WA
Sennheiser E609 silver supercardioid instrument mic
Ultimate Support HyperPad 5-in-1 professional iPad stand – James Zumini – Wenatchee, WA
Ultimate Support Hyperpad 5-in-1 professional iPad stand - Dave Engebretson – Lakewood, WA
Westone UM-1 in-ear monitors – Joe Knapp – Sandy, OR