Sound Advice - with Leon Sievers

They Say It's the Same
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - Jan 08, 2018
Have you ever been sitting in a service in which you are not serving and wondered, “Wow, this sounds much different than last Sunday”? Maybe you have noticed that some weeks the complaints about the sound are “It’s too l...
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Vocal Mixing For Live Events
By EXW Staff - Sound Advice - Dec 21, 2017
In general, bass and drums are the cornerstone of a musical theme in a band. Then guitars, keyboards and other instruments complement the harmonic setting of the musical arrangement. Finally, on top of all this, vocals a...
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Why and What
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - Dec 18, 2017
I talk to a lot of church techs who don’t really understand what the condition of our heart ‘should be’ about why tech is needed in church. In the world we live in, the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat environme...
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Pressure Moments vs. The Big Picture
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - Nov 23, 2017
If you’ve been in tech for any amount of time, you know that when it’s “show-time” things get serious. We make the service or event happen and that means that we need to stay on task and focused. At my previous church...
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Building Leaders
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - Nov 16, 2017
One of my passions is raising up young leaders, helping them to find not only their vocational gifts but also their God-given ministry gifts. I have had the honor to help raise up many young leaders in and out of the tec...
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How Loud is your Church?
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - Oct 26, 2017
For more than 15 years I have made a living from my ears. As a studio and live sound engineer I have been exposed to damaging sound pressure levels. This is to be expected in the music world, but many churches operate...
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Quick Tech Tip
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - Oct 12, 2017
Ninety percent of sound system problems involve simple solutions that you can perform, but most operators overlook.  Make sure that your system is plugged in. Verify that all power plugs on all equipment...
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Hearing Test
By Brent Handy - Sound Advice - Sep 11, 2017
There is a movement in the audio industry. Artists and engineers are taking a look at the cold hard Sound Pressure Level (SPL) facts. Most commercial events have loudness levels and exposure times exceeding OSHA's limi...
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The SoundTech As a Worshiper
By Stephen M. Newman - Sound Advice - Sep 04, 2017
Two of the most often questions I receive from sound tech is, "How do we worship when we are so busy working the mix during the service?" and "What can we do to better worship and still not neglect the sound?” These ...
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Mixing Monitors for Worship - Part 2
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - June 19, 2017
Having outlined the various equipment and signal routing methods, we begin to look at the technique or process to mixing sound. A good sound check is absolutely necessary to getting a good mix for both the monitors and h...
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