Sound Advice - with Leon Sievers

Invest in People
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - May 25, 2017
   
I receive dozens of calls and email each week asking me to troubleshoot problems in church sound systems. Many of these problems can be attributed to inadequate equipment or training. Additional problems are due to a ...
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Quick Tech Tip
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - May 11, 2017
   
TOP 10 Methods to Reduce feedback: 1. Turn the volume down. 2. Decrease gain on equalizer(EQ) or tone controls. 3. Reduce monitor system volume or its EQ gain. 4. Move microphones farther away from sound path of spe...
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Microphones in Worship
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - April 17, 2017
   
Proper mic selection and position is the basis for building a solid mix around your drummer. If you start with these basics, you will have a foundation upon which you can begin to layer the rest of the band. Micropho...
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The Fourth Element
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - April 03, 2017
   
True or false? "The sound system in your church is the same as the system in mine." The answer to this question seems so obvious, but most sound people have learned most of their audio knowledge with the sound sy...
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Using Drum Shields In Worship
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - March 16, 2017
   
In houses of worship, large and small, getting good sound isolation can be a huge challenge. Whether the need is to separate the drums from the rest of the ensemble or to help control the overall stage volume, the ClearS...
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Mixing Monitors for Worship - Part 1
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - Feb 16, 2017
   
Stage volume is a serious problem in establishing a good house mix. If the mix in the monitors is rough or weak, then musicians and vocalists ďturn upĒ and eventually the spill from the stage finds its way into your mix ...
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Digital Juice
By EXW Staff - Sound Advice - Jan 23, 2017
   
If you are into video at your church and need some professional backgrounds, check out the Jump Backs from Digital Juice. These Jump Backs will help make your videos look like the pro's. Their Jump Backs and other prod...
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Tips and Tricks
By Brent Handy - Sound Advice - Jan 11, 2017
   
Q: Our system has radio noise coming through the PA. How do we stop it from happening? A: Here is what I would do. Solo each channel's input, aux sends, subgroups, matrices, masters, etc. to try to isolate where i...
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Quick Tech Tip
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - Dec 21, 2016
   
What not to do with a Microphone 1. Donít blow into a microphone to see if itís on. Blowing into a microphone can expel moisture into a microphone and besides being disgusting can damage the microphone diaphragm. In...
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The Sound Team
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - Dec 05, 2016
   
Ultimately, any sound system is only as good as the people operating it. Their ministry is every bit as valid as the music director, the instrumentalist or the choir member. In reality, the effectiveness of the aforemen...
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