Posts in Networking

Computer Networking for Churches 101: Routers, Wireless and tons more

Wait! Before you read this… Before you read this post, I’d like to invite you to a free, “church tech live” session I’m hosting specifically on computer networking. In this Zoom session, we’ll be talking about everything in this post and more in a visual, discussion-oriented session–which gives you the chance to ask questions along the way! So, instead of reading this, register for that! (or do both I suppose ☺️) Networks are everywhere, and churches are more and more dependant on reliable networks every weekend. This post covers some… Read More

Automating ProPresenter with Ableton Live and Network-based MIDI

Two programs that are becoming increasingly ubiquitous at churches these days are Ableton Live and ProPresenter. Here is a quick “how-to” tutorial on using an Ableton Live session to automate ProPresenter slide changes. At my church we use this method for sets with very specific arrangements, or special numbers that have very specific video timings. We still have volunteers that run lyrics for 90% of our sets, but remote control comes in handy on occasion.## Introduction First, here are a few things you’ll need to make this work: MIDI Musical… Read More