Saturday, November 18, 2017

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....

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,...

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Most of the worship leaders I know who play guitar own their own acoustic preamp. This allows them to dial in their exact tone...

Matt Maher: Echoes

Matt Maher is a master of crafting worship that brings the body of Christ together, regardless of age, race, denomination, or social boundary. With...

Gateway Worship: Monuments

Gateway worship is the worship collective from Gateway church, which is one of the largest churches in America, located in Southlake, Texas. The collective...