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Articles Tagged Chris Huff

  • 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

  • Tuesday, June 07, 2016
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    Chris Huff 06/07/16 10:52 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   It was a mix engineer’s nightmare. Vocal microphones for singers were spread out across console channels 2, 7, 10, and 13. To make matters worse, they were labeled across as C, A, D, and B – not even in alphabetical order. The rest of the channel assignments were no better. I wept. (Not really but I felt like it.) What better way to guarantee frustration and a slower mixing process? The… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallConsolesEngineer

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
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    Chris Huff 04/28/16 06:22 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   How many mute mistakes have you made?  You wouldn’t think one little button with one simple function would cause many problems but it does!  Time after time, people fall victim to its simplicity. Now you can find out how to minimize your mute mishaps. The first mute mistake I ever made was when I was working at radio station 89.5 WFCI – Indy’s New Rock Alternative. 95 percent of the music… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioConsolesEducationEngineerMixerTechnician

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016
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    Chris Huff 04/14/16 06:10 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   If ever there was a thorn in the side of a sound tech, it would be one labeled VOLUME.  A couple of days ago, I talked about balancing the stage volume with house volume.  But that’s not the volume thorn I’m discussing. I’m talking about the right house volume level. My favorite volume story comes from a sound tech working a concert. A person came up to the sound booth and… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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    Chris Huff 03/30/16 09:53 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Personal monitoring systems, aka IEM systems, come in all shapes and sizes but which is best for a particular band?  There are five levels of these systems which drive product selection and a few brands have been highlighted. Level 1: Basic IEM System This is as simple as it gets. The Rolls PM351 has been the go-to minimalistic monitor system for years. Each unit works by plugging the musician’s microphone or… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Thursday, March 24, 2016
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    Chris Huff 03/24/16 05:43 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Many a new bass player starts with thumping out the notes in the chords of a song. They are mixed then as low-end filler.  As they progress in their skill as a bassist, are you still mixing them as an afterthought?  Sitting in the sanctuary, I watched the worship band practice. Most everyone sounded great.  And then there was the bassist. He was playing the triad notes of the chords in… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalMixerProcessor

  • Tuesday, March 08, 2016
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    Chris Huff 03/08/16 11:37 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   No place is an engineer’s talent more tested than with vocals. A singer’s range, frequency characteristics, and vocal style all contribute to the specific sound and how it’s treated in a mix. Song arrangement is another influence. Anything’s possible, whether it’s a lead with backing vocals, multiple leads taking turns, guest vocalists, duets, and many other combinations, and this interplay is another factor in mix decisions. With so many variables and… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, February 26, 2016
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    Chris Huff 02/26/16 07:17 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   One Friday night, I used three pairs of ears. I’m not talking about earbuds or anything electronic in nature. I’m talking about real human-tissue ears.  And therein was the key to my success. A friend of mine was a singer in a 30-plus-person barbershop singing group. He told me they could use an experienced sound guy and asked if I was interested.  A few phone calls and emails later, I found… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallEngineerMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
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    Chris Huff 02/11/16 07:24 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT?! Have you ever mixed the band and felt something was wrong with the mix? You tweak and tweak but the sounds just don’t gel. Time to trash your mix and start over. The Two Benefits of Trashing Your Mix 1. You save time. It’s hard to start over on a mix when you consider how much time you spent building it. However, when you can’t identify the… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureConsolesMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016
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    Chris Huff 01/28/16 06:39 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   There are times when you didn’t learn the right way to mix a vocal or an instrument or a band. That’s OK. You learned. You moved on.  But then there are the lies you tell yourself over and over. You don’t learn. You can’t move on. Your work suffers. WAKE UP!* *Any judgment on my part is because I’ve believed some myself. I don’t live in a glass house…at least not… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesEngineerMixerTechnician



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