Sound Advice

Communication
By Stephen M. Newman - Sound Advice - Feb 21, 2019
   
I have no idea what it's like to be a sound tech in a large church.  The duties and responsibilities are endless each week.  So much to worry about in the way of making it all happen.  So much to rely on with power, mixi...
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The Technical Director
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - Jan 28, 2019
   
Every church has a need for a technical director. Nearly every aspect of church is affected in some way by a technical service or function that needs to be performed by someone. Often times various people with different ...
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Continuity is King
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - Jan 17, 2019
   
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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The Mixing Console in Worship
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - Dec 03, 2018
   
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 - Nov 01, 2018
   
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 - Oct 18, 2018
   
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 - Aug 09, 2018
   
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 - July 19, 2018
   
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 - July 12, 2018
   
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 - July 02, 2018
   
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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