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  • Thursday, July 21, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 07/21/16 06:03 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   A few years ago, Tim Cool from Visioneering posted a thought-provoking post of the same name (The Cost Of Getting It Wrong). It’s very good, and I suggest you go read the whole thing. He asks several questions related to staffing, building and designing. As I thought about what he wrote, one particular question resonated with me: What will it cost to have the wrong audio and acoustics in your worship center? Again,… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogBusinessEducationSystem

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 06/28/16 12:00 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   A while back, I was having a discussion about the sound quality of our monitors with our sax player. He’s a very discriminating guy who really knows sound. If he says he needs 185 cut 3 dB, he needs 185 cut at 3 dB. As we listened to his wedge, it was clear that the sound he was putting out of his horn was not being faithfully reproduced by the wedge. I knew… View this story
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  • Friday, June 10, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 06/10/16 06:23 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in December 2010, but the information is still very relevant and worthy of repeating. This week is production week for us at Coast Hills. And it’s quite a production; Gunch! is an (almost) all-original musical-style stage play with an 80+ member cast, 13 person pit band and five performances over the weekend with an expected attendance of 4500+. It’s quite an undertaking. This past Friday was opening… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallAVEngineerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

  • Thursday, May 19, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 05/19/16 06:07 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   How many times have you heard this phrase: “If we had a digital sound board, we could save so much time on sound checks and it would sound the same every week.” Or this one: “We have a digital board, so why does my monitor mix change every week?” Or my personal favorite: “Are the sound guys not saving the settings each week, because it’s so different every weekend…” These questions and comments… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogOpinionAnalogConsolesDigitalMixer

  • Thursday, May 05, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 05/05/16 05:48 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in 2012, but represents a subject worthy of repeating regularly . A while back, Chris Huff wrote an interesting post about how musicians see sound techs. It’s a good, enlightening and sometimes hard read. I recommend it. One of the comments that really got me was this one: Do you give suggestions to the sound tech? —All the time and he always dismisses everything anyone says. That… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductProductionAudioBusinessEngineerSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, April 21, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 04/21/16 12:16 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Have you heard the expression, “Stuff expands to fill the space available?” It used to be true in my life. When we lived in our first, tiny little house, we didn’t have that much stuff. In fact, it all fit in a single moving van when we bought our next, larger house. However, after 10 years there we had a lot of stuff. In fact, the once empty basement was full. It took… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, April 07, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 04/07/16 08:42 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I recently had the opportunity to teach a class on main sound system coverage and intelligibility at NorthWest MinCon in the Seattle area. We had a great group show up, and it was a lot of fun talking about the process of designing PA systems. While I can’t condense the entire class into a single blog post, I thought it would be good to hit some of the highlights. Here are four design… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementSoftwareSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Thursday, March 03, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 03/03/16 06:57 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I’ve been working on this article in my head for some time now. The basic concept for the article is the law of diminishing returns. This law states that as you continue to put time/energy/money/effort into a project, at some point the return you receive for the increased effort is no longer worth it. It’s sort of like a compressor; put 2 dB in, get 1 dB out. Turn up the ratio and… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallBusinessEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, February 18, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 02/18/16 01:55 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   One of the great things about the pro audio is that one has the ability to change one’s position on a particular topic. This is a fun one for me as I have argued on both sides of the issue at various points in my career. I suspect that the position I currently take might change again someday. Or not. One never knows. Full Range Fed Before we get into the pros and… View this story
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  • Thursday, February 04, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 02/04/16 06:49 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Whenever making new technology purchases or technology upgrades, it’s important to think through the reasoning behind them as well as the actual purchase/upgrade process. Here are five things to think about when evaluating technology. Does the technology further or enhance our mission as a church? In other words, what do you feel you can’t do now (or aren’t doing well) that is critical to your churches specific mission? Of course, this presupposes you… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioEducationInstallationTechnician



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