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Articles Tagged Chris Huff

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
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    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

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