Sound Advice

The Fourth Element Part Two
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - Sep 20, 2022
   
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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Working In Your Strengths
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - Sep 06, 2022
   
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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Media Coach
By EXW Staff - Sound Advice - Aug 24, 2022
   
By Tim Eason - ChurchMedia.net In high school I was a member of a championship football team. For those of you who know me, this may come as a surprise since I don’t have a large build. Well… it was a flag footbal...
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They Say It's the Same
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - Aug 11, 2022
   
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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Digital Consoles: The Perfect Volunteer
By EXW Staff - Sound Advice - Aug 10, 2022
   
In today’s church, the most sought after “staff member” has got to be a trained volunteer. Can you remember the number of times you’ve had to run back and forth from the booth to the stage to adjust house and monitor lev...
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Vocal Mixing For Live Events
By EXW Staff - Sound Advice - Aug 08, 2022
   
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 - Aug 02, 2022
   
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 - July 18, 2022
   
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 - July 12, 2022
   
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 - July 04, 2022
   
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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