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  • Friday, July 22, 2016
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    Gary Zandstra 07/22 05:56 AM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   In the eyes of some people, I “cheat” when mixing.  This cheating usually takes place when I’m working with a band and/or singers that I don’t know that well. One of the common things that we face in church production today is “the worship team” - usually four to five singers that vocally lead the service or presentation. Too many times to count, I’ve found myself mixing and not knowing a single… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureConsolesEngineerMixer

  • Thursday, July 21, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 07/21 06:03 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   A few years ago, Tim Cool from Visioneering posted a thought-provoking post of the same name (The Cost Of Getting It Wrong). It’s very good, and I suggest you go read the whole thing. He asks several questions related to staffing, building and designing. As I thought about what he wrote, one particular question resonated with me: What will it cost to have the wrong audio and acoustics in your worship center? Again,… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogBusinessEducationSystem

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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    Curt Taipale 07/20 06:20 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   This question is exceedingly simple to answer, yet easily eighty percent of churches choose the wrong answer. The reality is that most churches try to place the house mixing desk (console) in a location that hides the equipment as much as possible. Their solution is driven by aesthetics, mostly because that is what they understand. My guess is that they haven’t asked their sound team volunteers, the ones who will be actually… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVConsolesInstallationSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, July 18, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/18 12:25 PM,
    One of the most commonly asked questions in audio is “What microphone can I use that doesn’t cause feedback?” The answer: no such microphone exists. Feedback results from a combination of many factors, including loudspeaker placement, microphone placement, and the frequency response of both devices and room acoustics. It’s a complicated process. Entire books have been written on the subject and the mathematical formulas that model feedback are quite involved. So let’s summarize the problem. What is it? Feedback is… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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    Mike Sokol & Hector La Torre 07/13 06:09 AM,
    Provided by Live Sound Advice.   DI boxes (“Direct Instrument” or “Direct Inject” boxes) are very helpful tools in a live sound system. The most common type is called a passive DI, which includes an isolation transformer and ground lift switch.  The primary function of a DI box is to convert the unbalanced (1/4-inch 2-conductor) phone plug output on your keyboard or guitar into a low-impedance (low-z), balanced (3-conductor) XLR jack, which can be plugged directly into your signal snake… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogEducationInterconnectMonitoringPowerSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, July 11, 2016
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    Bruce Badger 07/11 01:23 PM,
    When mixing live church praise and worship bands, or any other band for that matter, it’s the seasoned, tasteful and professional musicians that always make the sound tech’s job easy and rewarding. Their musical talents can enhance the entire worship set and they can make the sound tech’s craft really look good to boot! A capable church musician who plays with feeling, self-awareness and controlled dynamics, not only enhances the worship experience for the entire church but also makes the… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureOpinionStudy HallEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

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    PSW Staff 07/11 11:09 AM,
    ProSoundWeb presents at least two feature articles every day of the working week, meaning that there are 40-plus long-form articles highlighted each and every month. That’s a lot. In fact, so much so that we thought it would be handy to present a round-up of the most-read articles for those who might have missed at least some of them the first time around. What follows is the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the month of June 2016. Note… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogAVEducationSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

  • Friday, July 08, 2016
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    Michael Santucci, Au.D. 07/08 10:45 AM,
    This article is provided by Sensaphonics.   Editor’s note: I’ve known Michael Santucci for a couple of decades now. I’ve been to his clinic and have talked with him numerous times about hearing health. His company, Sensaphonics, a manufacturer of in-ear monitors, is unique. The products are designed to promote safe listening through maximum isolation, and it’s the only IEM company with a Musicians Hearing Clinic on site. They would literally rather sell you a hearing test than a pair… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, July 06, 2016
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    Gary Zandstra 07/06 05:53 AM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   Modern worship doesn’t always call for a choir, but there are still many worship services where a choir is involved.  Choirs used to be the staple of the worship experience in most churches—I grew up in a church where they were located in the “choir loft” for the whole service, singing all of the hymns with the rest of us as well as doing a special number or two themselves. This choir… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogGary Z's Church SoundStudy HallProductionAudioConsolesMicrophoneMixerProcessorStage

  • Tuesday, July 05, 2016
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    Andrew Stone 07/05 06:18 AM,
    This article is provided by Church On The Move.   Here’s the prevailing thought on my mind this weekend as I’m spending a great deal of time behind the mixing console: It’s relatively easy (simple, even!) to completely ruin your mix. This isn’t a new revelation for me or anything, just one of those simple thoughts flittering around the edge of my consciousness as I work this weekend to NOT ruin my own mix. So, fellow ruiners, allow me to… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogConcertEngineerSound ReinforcementStage



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