Sound Advice

The Fourth Element
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - Oct 17, 2019
   
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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Using Drum Shields In Worship
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - Sep 26, 2019
   
In houses of worship, large and small, getting good sound isolation can be a huge challenge. Whether the need is to separate the drums from the rest of the ensemble or to help control the overall stage volume, the ClearS...
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Mixing Monitors for Worship - Part 1
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - Aug 26, 2019
   
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 ďturn upĒ and eventually the spill from the stage finds its way into your mix ...
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Digital Juice
By EXW Staff - Sound Advice - Aug 01, 2019
   
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...
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Tips and Tricks
By Brent Handy - Sound Advice - July 18, 2019
   
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...
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Quick Tech Tip
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - June 17, 2019
   
What not to do with a Microphone 1. Donít blow into a microphone to see if itís on. Blowing into a microphone can expel moisture into a microphone and besides being disgusting can damage the microphone diaphragm. In...
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The Sound Team
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - May 23, 2019
   
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...
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Room Acoustics 101
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - May 13, 2019
   
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...
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Quick Tech Tip
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - April 22, 2019
   
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...
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The Console Switch
By EXW Staff - Sound Advice - April 01, 2019
   
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...
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