Monday, June 18, 2018

How to Walk Through the Mix

Creating a pleasing mix for a plurality of listeners is the essential duty of the FOH engineer. What that mix entails, though, is far...

5 “Need to Knows” About Room Acoustics

Acoustics are what happens when sound encounters boundaries. Sound propagates as waves through the air in a defined pattern until contacting a surface. Whether...

Defining the Terms

Think back to the first time you practiced with your worship team. The musicians you had looked up to are now right in front...

Heart Tech: Understanding How We Feel

Worship techs are adept at what appears to be deflection. Asked how they are feeling, they will respond, “Great; I just got a new...

Live Sermon Sound

Preachers can vary extremely in their presentation style, sound, and reinforcement requirements. Lapel microphones have largely given way to subminiature head-worn mics in the...

10 Tips for Mixing Monitors from Front of House

Stage monitors (wedges or in-ears) may be mixed on a stage-side monitor console, from the FOH console, or from on-stage personal mixers. This discussion...

Understanding Direct Boxes

After microphones, direct boxes are the most common audio input devices on stage. Though seemingly simple, direct boxes are vital to the clean transfer...

How Loud Is Your Worship Experience?

The answer is perception based, and may not be simple. It’s influenced by many factors. We can measure sound pressure, and it’s useful, but...

Signal Alignment

With all our getting (of gear), we need to get understanding (of how to use it). This paraphrase of Proverbs 4:7 may not pass...

Groundhog Day: How to Not Repeat Mistakes

In the movie Groundhog Day, arrogant TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is caught in a time loop and repeats the title day many...

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