Sound Advice

Working In Your Strengths
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - July 06, 2020
   
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about working in my strengths. Like many of you, I have many strengths that pertain to the tech world. For me, the two at the top are 1) being a good troubleshooter, and 2) being ...
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They Say It's the Same
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - June 15, 2020
   
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 - June 02, 2020
   
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 - June 01, 2020
   
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 - May 14, 2020
   
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 - May 11, 2020
   
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 - April 28, 2020
   
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 - April 20, 2020
   
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 - March 30, 2020
   
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 - March 24, 2020
   
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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