Friday, September 22, 2017

Five Steps to a Better Vocal Mix

The only difference between a secular song and a Christian song is the lyrical content. There are no “Christian” chords, except Gsus (thank you,...

Making Sense of Wireless Mics

Wireless mics, and their close relatives, wireless IEMs (in Ear Monitors) are complex, interdependent, location-sensitive, self-contained little radio stations. They transmit on RF (Radio...

Five Strategies for Overcoming Mixing Meltdowns

The pastor’s wireless mic battery dies in the middle of the sermon; a plug-in decides it doesn’t like being plugged in right now; or...

Five Tips to a Better Mix

The Pocket, the Groove, and the Zone are all terms used to describe what happens when a mix engineer gets it right. Each of...

Raising Up Sound Techs

“What happens if you’re not here?” Answering this question reveals all you need to know about your ability to replicate yourself as a tech....

New Year, New Skills

It’s 2017, and technology continues to amaze and sometimes confuse us with its wondrous progress. For every new smart phone feature, there is a...

Where the Wild Things Are: Taming the Stage

“Everything was fine until the band showed up!” Truth resides in jest so, while funny, this statement is also true. Techs can lay out...

Budgeting for 2017 Tech Needs

It’s that time of year: production rehearsals are in full swing and January 2017 is rapidly approaching. Between the time demands of work, family,...

The Silence of Sound: How to Create a Clean Mix

Worship music, in its current form, presents a complex mix environment. While the various iterations of the 80’s and 90’s Maranatha! Praise Band provided...

Go or No: Understanding the Chapters of Life

On stage, worship team members tend to ebb and flow in a regular cadence. The current guitarist may have only been a part of...

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