Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Worship + Tech Team Fails: The Sound System Problem

Sound is one of the most contentious and potentially divisive challenges we face. To paraphrase my take on live sound, it is kind of...

Worship + Tech Team Fails: The Sound Problem

Whether it’s a drummer who plays too loud or a sound tech who mixes their favorite instrument too hot, most teams have a chronic...

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...

Preventing Worship & Tech Team Fails

This month’s column was originally going to focus on how to address the challenges around the “scrooges who steal Sunday”. But as I thought...

The 7 Rookie Mistakes Worship Teams Make With Personal Mixers

I remember the first Sunday in our new church building (after doing mobile church in a local high school for years). The sound system...

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....

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...

Working Smarter

One of the biggest challenges in most ministry positions is being as efficient as possible. When it comes to multimedia ministry, this is especially...

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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