Sound Advice

Ready, Willing and Able
By Brent Handy - Sound Advice - May 11, 2022
   
As most of you know, there is a shortage of capable volunteers for the audio engineer position. I am sure that I am not the only one that had these problems. Right? Maybe this story will inspire you to find a way to staf...
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Can You Hear It?
By Brent Handy - Sound Advice - April 06, 2022
   
Not many of us get exposure a large palette of microphones, to compare apples to apples. How would you like a chance to do that in a real-world environment...a church? This month I am doing exactly that. May 13th-17t...
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Mixing Monitors for Worship - Part 2
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - March 29, 2022
   
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 - March 10, 2022
   
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 - Feb 28, 2022
   
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 - Feb 10, 2022
   
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 - Feb 01, 2022
   
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 - Jan 18, 2022
   
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 - Dec 28, 2021
   
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 ...
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Digital Juice
By EXW Staff - Sound Advice - Dec 13, 2021
   
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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