Sound Advice - with Leon Sievers

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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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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