Sound Advice

The Console Switch
By EXW Staff - Sound Advice - May 11, 2021
   
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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Sound Systems: 101
By Van Metschke - Sound Advice - April 20, 2021
   
How does sound get from the microphone to the speakers? Well I'm glad you asked! Although systems vary from the simple to the ridiculously complex, all systems flow in generally the same way. It is important that all mem...
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Communication
By Stephen M. Newman - Sound Advice - April 15, 2021
   
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 - March 29, 2021
   
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 - March 22, 2021
   
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 - Feb 18, 2021
   
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 - Jan 28, 2021
   
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 - Jan 19, 2021
   
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 - Nov 19, 2020
   
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 - Oct 29, 2020
   
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 Bibleís views on changing the method but not the message. Change can be hard, but the rewards ...
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