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Articles Tagged Chris Huff

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
    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
    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

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016
    Chris Huff 01/13/16 03:38 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Ready to migrate into the digital world? Purchase any digital console and mix better, faster, and more confidently than ever before. Read the marketing hype and it’s easy to believe this, but the truth is every console is unique in its workflow, functionality, and complexity. Further, what’s right for one venue might be wrong for another. A smart console purchase comes after the consideration of needs and expectations, as well as… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureAVConsolesDigitalMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, December 04, 2015
    church sound
    Chris Huff 12/04/15 10:02 AM,
    PSW Top 20 presented by Renkus-Heinz   “Can you come to our church and run sound in a few weeks?” “Can you run sound for my band next weekend?” Work as an audio geek long enough and you’ll get these questions, usually followed by the statement, “Don’t worry, we’ve got all the gear, you just need to show up.” Danger Will Robinson! I’ve been in these situations and one thing’s for sure: it’s never as easy as it sounds. Standard… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallEngineerInterconnectMeasurementMixerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

  • Sunday, November 29, 2015
    Chris Huff 11/29/15 12:45 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Lookout! The Christmas program is approaching!  The only think that sneaks up faster than Christmas is the church Christmas program.  For many of you volunteers out there holiday productions can be a daunting obstacle, but I’m here to help! Follow this cheat sheet for your Christmas (or other) productions and you’ll be certain to have everything you need this season. 1. Date/time of the program and any possible make-up date due… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioDigitalMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Monday, October 26, 2015
    church sound
    Chris Huff 10/26/15 10:40 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Can the congregation tell who’s mixing? The question is not for reasons of pride but for consistency. The congregation should hear a predictable mix each week, and when a new audio tech joins the team, this can be a problem. The new tech could be experienced or fresh off the street. Either way, the mix needs to conform to the standard sound set forth by the audio team. It can be… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, October 15, 2015
    Chris Huff 10/15/15 05:14 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   So there I was, hunkered down in the sound booth with the congregation rioting around me. Two instruments were vying for the same dominant frequencies and I could hear an elder yell, “MAKE THIS NIGHTMARE END!”  Sweat was pouring down my face. “Think man, think,” I told myself. “You’ve trained for this very type of scenario.” My hand reached for the channel EQ. I moved the mid-range sweep knob to 1,257… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEducationEngineerMixerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Monday, September 21, 2015
    Chris Huff 09/21/15 06:02 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   A sound tech from Washington writes regarding finding the right house volume levels, “It’s either too loud for the elderly or too soft for the youth, or too much electric or not enough bass, it’s just impossible to please everyone.” My grandmother’s cooking immediately comes to mind. My grandmother was a good cook. I’m not talking “Paula Dean with butter in everything” or “Bobby Flay with everything jazzed up.“ I’m talking… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Tuesday, September 08, 2015
    Chris Huff 09/08/15 10:57 AM,
    In 1878, a room full of people watched Thomas Edison’s new phonograph spin and heard a voice read “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” Despite the excitement of hearing the first audio recording, I’ll bet someone thought, “That sounds like crap.” Having heard the recording, I agree. Mixing the spoken word is a task in itself, but to mix singers and blend them with a band is an even more daunting task. Singers produce a range of sounds, good and bad,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015
    Chris Huff 09/02/15 05:19 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Nothing’s more frustrating than creating a sub-par mix because the musicians don’t understand what they’re doing and the audio engineer doesn’t have the authority to say anything. In church audio, a professional level of musicianship can’t be demanded but musicians do need to think like professionals.

 Such musicians aren’t intentionally causing problems. They’ve adopted poor habits or aren’t able to perform at the expected level. The mix suffers and the congregation… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallTrainingEngineerStage

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