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  • Monday, December 10, 2012
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 12/10/12 01:32 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   The other day I was talking with our assistant tech director, Jon, about our weekend process at Coast Hills. We both commented on how “dialed in” everything is, and I got to thinking about the development of that process. It really goes back a lot longer than my time here; I actually started working on this process about seven years ago. It’s been an evolution, to be sure, and the specifics of what… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogConsolesEducationInterconnectMicrophoneMixerSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, December 06, 2012
    church console preparation
    Robert Scovill 12/06/12 08:58 AM,
    It’s typical to find articles suggesting preparations for many of the elements outside the mixing console prior to worship. After all, we know those things can help ensure an efficient and confident atmosphere during your setup and rehearsals. However, I wanted to tunnel down a bit further and deal specifically with configuring your mixing console to put you in the best position possible to mix the event and generally make it easier to be a little “quicker on your feet.”… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollAnalogConsolesDigitalMixerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Friday, November 30, 2012
    church sound
    Chris Huff 11/30/12 05:47 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Buzz in an audio system might be the most annoying sound you’ll ever hear. A close second is the first unexplainable rattle emanating from your new car.  Buzzy audio has been the source of many an email I’ve received, and today you’ll learn the process for tracking down that audio buzz and stopping it. Audio system noise comes from a variety of sources.  These sources include: —Bad gain structure: If you… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogInterconnectMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementStageSystem

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 11/28/12 02:51 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   The Hammond B3 is one of those iconic sounds of modern music. And by modern I mean since about the 1950s or so. It was the invention of Lawrence Hammond. A serial inventor, he figured out that the synchronous motor he used in the first electric clock could produce musical tones. In 1934, he unveiled the Hammond model A. They were originally sold to churches as a substitute for pipe organs. In 1954,… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, November 26, 2012
    church sound
    Gary Zandstra 11/26/12 11:03 AM,
    I can’t believe that I’m writing about such a simple thing.  It’s something that should be a given, a natural for every sound person to do for every gig. Yet I find novices to seasoned pros not doing it—and then paying the price. What is this one simple thing? Checking every input before the service or event starts.  By checking every input, I mean either using headphones or turning up each input one at a time and listening to see… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogConsolesEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Wednesday, November 21, 2012
    di box
    Mike Sokol & Hector La Torre 11/21/12 07:12 AM,
    Provided by HOW To Church Sound Workshops. DI boxes (“Direct Instrument” or “Direct Inject” boxes) are very helpful tools in a live sound system. The most common type is called a passive DI, which includes an isolation transformer and ground lift switch.  The primary function of a DI box is to convert the unbalanced (1/4-inch 2-conductor) phone plug output on your keyboard or guitar into a low-impedance (low-z), balanced (3-conductor) XLR jack, which can be plugged directly into your signal… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogEducationInterconnectMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, November 19, 2012
    church sound
    Chris Huff 11/19/12 06:23 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Dare I suggest the volume of your worship leader could be detrimental to the worship environment?  Yes, yes I suggest that very thing. Overall audio volume level discussions are common between sound techs but I submit to you, my friends, that the overall volume isn’t nearly as much of a deal-breaker, mood-killer, worship-ender, as the volume level of the person leading the song. My wife is a wonderful singer (of course!)… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogEngineerMixerSignalStageSystemTechnician

  • Friday, November 16, 2012
    Daniel Keller 11/16/12 04:37 PM,
    Sinsinawa is a Native American term for “rattlesnake” or “home of the young eagle.” But in Wisconsin, it’s better known as the home of the Congregation of Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. Since 1847, more than 3,200 women have ascended the “Hill of Grace” to take their vows as Sinsinawa Dominicans. Today the village is still home to their worldwide headquarters, including more than 600 current and retired sisters of the Order. In 1964 the campus, with its 1850s-vintage fort, was expanded… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogDigitalInstallationInterconnectLine ArraySound Reinforcement

  • church sound
    Mike Sessler 11/16/12 09:30 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   A few weeks 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

  • Thursday, November 15, 2012
    church sound tape
    Mike Sokol & Hector La Torre 11/15/12 06:24 PM,
    Provided by HOW To Church Sound Workshops. Consider tape. It’s something used nearly every day, but usually not thought of until the empty roll mocks you. We’re not speaking about audio recording tape here (may it rest in peace), but rather different types of adhesive tapes that can help you conduct your services safer and easier. There are at least three kinds of tape that can and should be used in a church sound system: electrical tape, gaffers tape and… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductionAudioConsolesInterconnectMixerSound ReinforcementStage