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  • Monday, January 16, 2017
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    Mike Sessler 01/16 03:08 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Many years ago I wrote an article on ChurchTechArts on which the following question was posed. I seem to get asked this question a lot and it’s a great way to lead into this article: “How do you keep your volunteers sticking around? We are a large church approx 3000 members running 5 services and everything is volunteer run.” “The engineer that runs the services that weekend is there for about 20 hours… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureOpinionStudy HallBusinessEngineer

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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    Chris Huff 01/11 12:12 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   If I gave you a choice between mixing and setting up the stage, I know which you’d pick. However, it’s the work on the stage that gives you everything you need for mixing. Recently, a discussion came up surrounding the best process for training volunteer sound techs. Many people said they have techs start with stage set-up and eventually progress to mixing. The idea seemed to be “if you can handle… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallTrainingEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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    Jonah Altrove 01/10 08:05 AM,
    My father used to say, “Son, opinions are like drum miking techniques. Everyone has one.” Or something like that… Truthfully, there’s an overwhelming amount of information already out there on this topic, so rather than rehash it here, let’s explore a less conventional approach. I’ll admit that it’s a unique method, as it’s a hybrid of studio techniques and some ideas “begged, borrowed and stolen” from engineers I admire. Picture a snare drum. Let’s mike the top and bottom heads.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, January 06, 2017
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    Kent Morris 01/06 08:06 AM,
    Are effect tools or toys? The answer is, it depends. In the hands of a seasoned operator, time-based effects deepen the sonic landscape and present a clarified image of the proceedings. However, when wielded by a careless knob-jockey, effects tend to cheapen the sound and draw attention away from the message of the song. The difference between tool and toy falls to understanding the effect’s purpose and its role within the larger scope of the song. Fortunately, the learning curve… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerMonitoringProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, January 05, 2017
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    Mike Sessler 01/05 08:11 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Editor’s note: This one obviously goes back a few years, but the information is worthy of repeating. Audio folks can be snobs when it comes to gear. But the reality is, we can’t always have our favorites. Sometimes, it’s a simple budget issue. At Coast Hills (my church), we didn’t have the budget for Meyer Sound, d&b audiotechnik or L-Acoustics loudspeakers. If I had held out for those brands because they have more… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Friday, December 30, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/30 08:17 AM,
    PSW Top 20 presented by Renkus-Heinz   As we turn the page on 2016, we’re happy to present the 20 articles that were the most-read over this past year on ProSoundWeb. Note that some of the articles that delivered top results over the past 12 months were actually written and posted over a year ago, but they continue to prove of high interest and value to our worldwide readership. In addition, some very popular articles posted more recently have not… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogBusinessEducationSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/21 04:04 PM,
    Voting is now open in the Eighth Annual ProSoundWeb Readers Choice Product Awards. Go here to check it out and vote for your favorite products. The Readers Choice Awards (RCA) is unique for a number of reasons, chief among them (and as the name says), all voting is the exclusive domain of the readers of ProSoundWeb. Close to 200,000 votes have been cast in the RCA over the years, with a record of more than 27,000 ballots cast last year.… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureNewsAVBusinessSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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    Curt Taipale 12/20 08:15 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   Editor’s note: We went back to 2011 for this article. The information and techniques are still quite relevant, even if those cassette tapes are not… How do you establish priorities for your operating budget each year? Do you have a five-year plan for your ministry, a solid idea of where you want to be in the future, and a way to stay on task? Do you find yourself constantly putting out fires,… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessEducationEngineerInstallationSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Monday, December 19, 2016
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    Andrew Stone 12/19 08:43 AM,
    This article is provided by Church On The Move.   While traveling with a female entertainer many years ago, I experienced something that turned out to be a pivotal moment in my life and career. Like many in production, I was a jack-of-all trades at the time, hired as both the audio engineer and tour manager. I had numerous details to handle, but I managed to keep all the plates spinning fairly well. We did a lot of shows in… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogTrainingAVBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, December 16, 2016
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    Gary Zandstra 12/16 12:12 PM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   Most of us who have been involved in church production have had at least one mistake or failure during a service (I have many), where you just want to disappear in the booth.  One of my most egregious mistakes took place a number of years ago. It was so significant that I still wear the scars from it.  Back in “the day”—when video projection was almost nonexistent because of the huge cost… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogWhite PaperEngineerInterconnectSoftwareTechnician



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