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  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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    Tim Vear 06/30 11:31 AM,
    Microphone techniques (the selection and placement of microphones) have a major influence on the audio quality of a sound reinforcement system. In order to provide some background for these techniques it is useful first to understand some of the important characteristics of the microphones themselves. The most important characteristics of microphones for live sound applications are their operating principle, frequency response and directionality. Secondary characteristics are their electrical output and actual physical design. Operating Principle The type of transducer inside… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, June 29, 2015
    Curt Taipale 06/29 09:20 AM,
    This article is provided by Church   I am often ask variants on this single question. What characteristics do you look for in a potential member for your sound team? Should you look for a frustrated musician? A rocket scientist? A computer geek? A telephone lineman? Maybe, or maybe not. Attitude is usually more important that pre-existing aptitude. In this article, we’ll first examine how to identify the proper individuals to serve in your technical support ministry. We’ll also… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioEducationEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, June 25, 2015
    Derek Sexsmith 06/25 11:25 AM,
    This article is provided by The snare drum and electric guitar are often the driving force of a song despite the kick and bass being considered the foundation of a mix. Turn down the snare drum and the congregation will feel reluctant to clap with the song.  Mic the top and bottom of the snare drum. The top mic will catch the stick hitting the drum and pick up much of the body of the snare. The bottom mic… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    Chris Huff 06/24 07:04 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Water was streaming out the end of our driveway. The main water pipe going to the house had sprung a leak.  There were only two ways of fixing the problem; digging up the driveway for finding and repairing the leak or running a new line without disturbing the driveway at all.  A problem with an audio cable isn’t always solved by running a new cable. Sometimes you’ve got to look under… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallInterconnectSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    Pat Brown 06/23 11:26 AM,
      A letter to a church building committee might read: Thank you again for the opportunity to provide you with a proposal for the sound system for your house of worship. While we appreciate your interest in “good stewardship” in the funding of this project, and understand your request for “church pricing” for the work, the following points should be kept in mind when determining the best value for the dollars spent. #1 - Dynamic Range Church sanctuaries are usually… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallAVBusinessInstallationInterconnectSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015
    Mike Sessler 06/16 06:22 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I was recently asked by a reader for some suggestions on helping his church’s leadership understand the need to hire an integrator for new building project. This is something we talk about a lot. Sadly, most churches don’t do it well. In the case of our reader, his leadership thinks that they can do the job in-house, and things will be just fine. As someone who has been working in churches a long… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationInstallationSystem

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    Gary Zandstra 06/10 11:20 AM,
    This article is provided by Gary   Sometimes my first reaction to something isn’t always my best reaction. Recently I was mixing a group that I’d handled a few times before, and after about 30 minutes of rehearsal, the leader walked out in to the house to listen to the mix. What happened next is where I thankfully took time to process rather than react. After a few minutes, the leader shouted, in what I interpreted as a rather… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogConsolesMixerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, June 08, 2015
    Chris Huff 06/08 08:28 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   I call it the Bryan Adams curse. In the mid-1980s, his music was heard on every station with a music format of top 40, adult contemporary, and even smooth jazz. From his rock songs to his ballads, his music was everywhere. Today, I’m apt to switch stations when I hear one. But what if he released remixes of his music? I’m listening. The Bryan Adams curse doesn’t often happen with artists.… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureNewsOpinionStudy HallEducationEngineer

  • Tuesday, June 02, 2015
    church sound
    Curt Taipale 06/02 03:42 PM,
    This article is provided by Church   Have you ever walked into a church sanctuary and thought to yourself “What blithering idiot designed that system?” Okay, maybe not in exactly those terms, but you get my point. The world is full of churches that, with the best of intentions, wound up with a mediocre sound, video, or lighting system and/or poor acoustics. Someone is responsible for the project not hitting the mark, or for setting the mark too low,… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Friday, May 29, 2015
    church sound
    Chris Huff 05/29 07:27 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Kent Morris said, “live music is about the energy.“  That’s so true. Where does that energy come from? How do you control it?  And why can it sometimes be so hard to find?  All questions that will soon be answered. Phil Coulter, on his Highland Cathedral album, has a song that’s dedicated to the drums. It starts out with a few lines of verse that highlights the importance of the drums… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallConsolesEthernetMixerSound Reinforcement