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  • Friday, February 17, 2017
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    02/17/17 07:13 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   An important yet often misunderstood characteristic of directional microphones is Proximity Effect. The proximity effect is one that exists in microphones with any of the cardioid (cardioid, super-cardioid, hyper-cardioid, ultra-intersellar-cardoid—OK, I made that last one up…) patterns. As the mic is moved closer to the sound source, the low end response of the mic is boosted. On this graph, the solid line represents the response of the mic at 12-inches from the sound… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Monday, January 16, 2017
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    Mike Sessler 01/16/17 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, October 19, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 10/19/16 12:59 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   In most churches, front of house audio (FOH) is the most difficult tech job. It’s every bit as visible as song words (or presentation as we call it), and far more difficult to master. As the church get bigger, the band typically does as well, which makes the job that much tougher. Finding volunteers who are willing to take the time to learn how to mix FOH can be challenging; I suspect most… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, September 30, 2016
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    Chris Huff 09/30/16 06:35 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Honestly, there are times when I arrive early at church, toss in a CD, and simply enjoy setting up the stage. Routine, yes. Exciting, no. But, enjoyable nonetheless. Some of my speed comes from years of experience and some of it comes from knowing how I can set it up in the least amount of time necessary. Want to set the stage as quickly and accurately and safely as possible? Let’s… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallTrainingSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
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    The Tell-All Tech 09/29/16 06:43 AM,
    Some would say we’re taken for granted. Others might say we’re misunderstood. Still others occasionally say “thank you.” Who are we? Your humble servants, equipment service technicians – or “service techs” for short. Is it true that we stick pins in power amp dolls while dancing naked under the full moon with bones through our noses in order to get your gear repaired to working order? Or how about the rumor that we collect large bags of cash for a… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureOpinionAVBusinessInstallationSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, September 08, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 09/08/16 06:38 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   There are a lot of things to focus on during a tracking session, especially when you’re recording a dozen or more inputs at once. You want to make sure you’re getting a good sound from each microphone. That’s step one. Let’s be honest, you’ll spend the rest of your recording life perfecting step one… For now, I want to focus on step two – getting good levels, both when you’re tracking… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMonitoringProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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    Chris Huff 08/23/16 06:12 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Talking about common problems and solutions is one thing, but in this article I’m also exploring the over-arching reason why most of these occur and what you can do to avoid them. The 5 Common Audio Problems / Solutions 1. Partial plugging: I’ve even done this one back in my guitar days.  It’s what happens when the guitarist doesn’t plug their cable completely into their guitar.  When I don’t get a… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerSound ReinforcementStageSystem

  • Friday, August 12, 2016
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    Gary Zandstra 08/12/16 06:31 AM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   Operating the sound system from the mix position during a Sunday worship service, “it” all began when the first note from our grand piano was distorted. Hmm… We’d checked the piano channel and sound prior to the service, and all was fine. My first reaction to the distortion now being produced was to reduce the gain on that console channel, thinking perhaps the piano player was “nailing” the keys very hard. Yet… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallInterconnectSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 06/28/16 06:04 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   I know it may be hard to believe, but I too used to believe this was true. I had simply never given it much thought. Maybe you’re in the same boat? The issue was, I made the mistake of confusing headroom with dynamic range. Put simply, when I looked at the master fader, if there was a lot of room between the loudest peak of my mix and 0 dBFS (clipping,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioDigitalMeasurementMixerMonitoringSignalSoftwareStudioSystem

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
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    Chris Huff 06/23/16 06:16 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Don’t we all have stories of misheard words?  It could have been a song lyric or maybe you misheard your spouse?  Maybe they mumbled a word or it just wasn’t clear what was said.  This has been the cause for a few hilarious moments at our dinner table.  The problem is that unclear words are a distraction from the message.  In the church environment, the pastor’s words must be clear and… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallProductionAudioConsolesProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSystem



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