Setting up mics for a choir and adequately reinforcing the sound from overhead microphones can be one of the most challenging propositions for the church sound system operator. It all comes down to four key variables: mic placement, mic type, choir volume, and background/stage noise. An overhead or “boundary” mic is often placed at a… Read More Choir Miking 101
A few years a go during a rehearsal I was running up a set of stairs to get on stage and fix a problem. As I was running I thought, it would really be bad if I tripped while I was running up these stairs. Two steps later I tripped! My knee and shin hit the… Read More Walk, don’t run.
I heard a worship leader once refer to his relationship with his technical director as being similar to that of God and satan. If you are a worship leader or a technician who is experiencing this type of nemesis relationship, I’m sure you know the reasons for it. I don’t want to list off all… Read More I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU, WORSHIP DIRECTOR, AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
-I believe too many times in church media world, those who serve in production (whether audio, video, lighting, or stage design) have a stigma of being ‘behind the scenes introverted nerds’. And sometimes, I think we, as creatives, fuel that. Yes, it’s great to have people on our teams that are knowledgable about the technical… Read More Creating Opportunities for Audio Volunteers
There is perhaps no better parameter for adjusting the quality of your sound than the equalizer. And it doesn’t have to be a complicated affair. Mastering your use of the EQ for live sound will take some practice though. And it is imperative that you train your ears what to listen for. (See the helpful… Read More An Introduction To EQ And How To Use It
Why is it so important to have a great mix? This is a question I get occasionally from Volunteers, Congregants, Pastors and yes even Tech Directors, so lets talk about it. Lets first define what a great mix is. I think it can be summed up in two words. Distraction Free. If a mix isn’t… Read More How To Have A Great Mix
Establishing a team vision and philosophy of style is crucial in growing any tech arts ministry. … Read More Building Vision & Set Style