Sound Advice

The Mixing Console in Worship
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - Feb 18, 2021
   
The mixing console can be an intimidating and "phobic" experience for a new sound tech.Modern consoles can feature more than 500 knobs and infinite settings. However, operating a mixing console can be a very rewarding ex...
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Quick Tech Tip
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - Jan 28, 2021
   
Wireless microphone manufacturers specify alkaline batteries. A fresh alkaline battery will run a wireless transmitter (depending on the system manufacturer) from eight to sixteen hours. Most wireless microphones will st...
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Quick Tech Tips
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - Jan 19, 2021
   
Sound problems can be caused by anything from architectural defects to misguided equipment operators. Here are some of the most troublesome sound problems that churches struggle with and what can be done about them: ...
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Riding the Lightning
By Brent Handy - Sound Advice - Nov 19, 2020
   
We have entered the "storm season" here in the bible-belt. With storms come the most unpredictable, and second most deadly force, lightning. Lightning is not the only concern. Equipment in your facility can malfunction...
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Changing to Win
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - Oct 29, 2020
   
As my church heads into a season of change (an auditorium remodel, a name change, and a new website) I am brought back to the Bible’s views on changing the method but not the message. Change can be hard, but the rewards ...
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A “Deep and Wide” Tech Ministry
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - Oct 26, 2020
   
I came across a blog post recently by Charles Stone in which he summed up five questions that should be asked a your next staff meeting based on Andy Stanley’s book “Deep and Wide” . This prompted me to think about wh...
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Life Together
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - Oct 15, 2020
   
We’ve all heard “Doing Life Together” or “We are better together” which are really just different ways of saying “Not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all t...
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Total Drum Cage
By EXW Staff - Sound Advice - Sep 22, 2020
   
It's rare that our team at EXW gets really excited about a product for worship. There are a ton of products out with several different companies manufacturing them. Some are better than others. Rarely do you see a com...
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The Fourth Element Part Three
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - Aug 17, 2020
   
This is an area that plagues most churches because little attention is given to it while the building is being built. Not all, but many of the architects that I have worked with over the years do not really understand a...
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The Fourth Element Part Two
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - July 20, 2020
   
This is the most sensitive and important part of the sound system. People are the deciding factor in the sound equation. Most people that volunteer for the sound ministry at church have a great heart of service. They are...
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