Sound Advice

Upgrading Mixing Consoles:The Volunteer Factor
By EXW Staff - Sound Advice - Sep 14, 2021
   
When the curve is too steep, you could be upgrading to a better console but getting a worse result because its "too much board" for your volunteers. At the end of the rainbow isn't a pot of gold, it's a well-trained v...
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How to EQ Vocals
By EXW Staff - Sound Advice - Aug 24, 2021
   
Vocal EQ work can make or break your mix. A solid vocal mix will capture the listenerís ear. Donít think vocal mixing is hard. EQ vocals using these six easy steps. Oh, you might have one particular singer that has a dif...
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Tips and Tricks
By Brent Handy - Sound Advice - Aug 10, 2021
   
Q: Our mixer provides simultaneous mixes for the house and monitors. When we need to use the EQ to eliminate feedback in our monitors, it effects the house. How can we use the EQ just on a monitor send, or the house mix...
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Seven Steps for Cleaning Up Your Music Mix
By EXW Staff - Sound Advice - Aug 09, 2021
   
Saturday, I was conducting an audio training session and I was given the opportunity to work on their mix with the worship band. The mix was pretty good so instead of re-building their full mix, I focused on cleaning up...
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Extreme Event Checklist
By Leon Sievers - Sound Advice - July 29, 2021
   
If you are considering hosting an Extreme Concert for next year or planning an event of your own, the following timetable and promotional guidelines can maximize the impact and attendance of your event. Basic M...
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Tips and Tricks
By Brent Handy - Sound Advice - July 22, 2021
   
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 - July 01, 2021
   
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 - June 15, 2021
   
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 - June 08, 2021
   
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 - May 25, 2021
   
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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