Friday, January 12, 2018

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...

6 Quick FOH Mixing Tips for Worship

We’re all at different experience levels and styles in our church sound applications. Here are a few tips that apply to good FOH mixing...

Signal Routing for Fun and Profit

What goes where? There are many ways to handle what input goes to what output on a console, but how do you know what is...

5 Ways to Use Dynamics Control

While EQ (equalization) is typically the first knob techs grab to dial-in a signal, a better move may be to start with attentive hearing...

Five Ways to Become a More Valuable Team Member

One of the great privileges of my career was providing the tech for Maranatha! Music’s Worship Leaders Workshops. More than twenty years ago, churches...

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....

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