My church has been using the Soundcraft Spirit FX16 Audio Mixer for about ten years now. We are not a very wealthy church, but we do our best. Last year we incorporated using a projector for notes that our pastor has for his messages and also we use it for our praise and worship music.
For many years, we have recorded messages using a tape player that is connected into our sound board. I know that technology is something that we need to utilize, and that many people have switched from using tapes to CDs.
Our church has a sound room that is located in the back of the sanctuary in an upstairs room that overlooks the crowd. This is where we have our sound board and recording system. We have someone with a laptop that is connected to the projector that sits in the front row. I wish we could find a way to put them up top in our sound room without them having to be in the front row and hang the projector up on the ceiling but I will that is for another topic on this forum. LOL..
Anyways. I am looking for a way to record our services on my laptop (Dell XPS M140, I have no software for any of this so whatever advice is appreciated) so I can stream them if I ever think of a way to start a website for our church and put them on CD's for people so we can give them away.
Thank you for reading.