Mixing Monitors for Worship - Part 1 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 “turn up” and eventually the spill from the stage finds its way into your mix ....more
Digital Juice 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....more
Just What Do We Do, Anyway!?! I happened to be passing by the door to the church conference room some years ago just as our pastoral staff was finishing their weekly meeting. This was a particularly grueling week for me. As the audio support staff of....more
Leadership Silver Bullets I am asked frequently what I think my “Silver Bullets” for leadership and managing people are. So I thought I would share some (Note that I didn’t think any of these up, I stole.. I mean learned them from others far wise....more
Maybe It Is Rocket Science Many years ago I was in a hotel in Laughlin, Nevada for a dance competition with my two daughters (since you asked, tap, ballet, and jazz, them not me). We spent two days at this competition and the event was held in a l....more
Upgrading Mixing Consoles:The Volunteer Factor When the curve is too steep, you could be upgrading to a better console but getting a worse result because its "too much board" for your volunteers.
At the end of the rainbow isn't a pot of gold, it's a well-trained v....more
How to EQ Vocals Vocal EQ work can make or break your mix. A solid vocal mix will capture the listener’s ear. Don’t think vocal mixing is hard. EQ vocals using these six easy steps. Oh, you might have one particular singer that has a dif....more
Seven Steps for Cleaning Up Your Music Mix Saturday, I was conducting an audio training session and I was given the opportunity to work on their mix with the worship band. The mix was pretty good so instead of re-building their full mix, I focused on cleaning up....more
Tips and Tricks Q: Our mixer provides simultaneous mixes for the house and monitors. When we need to use the EQ to eliminate feedback in our monitors, it effects the house. How can we use the EQ just on a monitor send, or the house mix....more
Pivitec There is a new Personal Monitor System on the market that we just had to let you know about. The Pivitec Personal Monitor System is one cool choice for the church that is looking for a in ear system. Pivitec allows you....more
Extreme Event Checklist If you are considering hosting an Extreme Concert for next year or planning an event of your own, the following timetable and promotional guidelines can maximize the impact and attendance of your event.
Tips and Tricks 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....more
Quick Tech Tip What not to do with a Microphone
1. Don’t blow into a microphone to see if it’s on. Blowing into a microphone can expel moisture into a microphone and besides being disgusting can damage the microphone diaphragm. In....more
The Sound Team 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....more
Effective Effects It is often tricky to find the best effects in a live venue like worship. When to use reverb and when to use delays can baffle the volunteer and even experienced sound tech.
This article sheds some light light on w....more
Room Acoustics 101 Nothing can improve the quality of your church sound system as much as determining the proper placement for your loudspeaker system.
Upgrading your speakers can make changes in the range of 1 to 5 decibels. But simp....more
Quick Tech Tip At your home, business or church, you probably have a first aid kit to attend to minor emergencies. You also need a sound system emergency kit. Sound systems are often made inoperative by minor problems. For instance, t....more
The Console Switch I recently had the opportunity to make the switch from an analog to a digital console. I guess I am one of the old school guys who had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the digital world. I still love the sound....more
Why Multimedia in Worship? Multimedia incorporates several elements of communication: text, graphics, animation, sound, and video. When properly used, these elements enhance the total worship experience and give new freedom to the worshiper. Wh....more
Sound Systems: 101 How does sound get from the microphone to the speakers? Well I'm glad you asked! Although systems vary from the simple to the ridiculously complex, all systems flow in generally the same way. It is important that all mem....more
Experiencing Worship, The Study
Used by churches all over the world to help teach worship, the Experiencing Worship study can help your worship team too.
Your team will learn why we worship and gain a better understanding of how to worship.
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