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Chris Huff is a long-time practitioner of church sound and writes at
Behind The Mixer
, covering topics ranging from audio fundamentals to dealing with musicians – and everything in between.
Latest Posts by Chris
12-Step Program: Key Questions In Critiquing Your Live Mix
It’s OK to steal. Wait – allow me to rephrase that. It’s OK to steal from studio engineers. Live audio is a different beast compared…
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…
Church Sound: Properly Communicating With The Folks On Stage
There's no reason to yell. So, why do we let it happen?
Church Sound: The Thorn In Every Sound Tech’s Side—House Volume Level
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…
Church Sound: Risky Business—The Only Way To Truly Improve Your Mixing
Sometimes you get nowhere if you play it safe...
Church Sound: Building Mix Consistency Across The Team
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…
Church Sound Files: Sound System Contract & Proposal Myths
Having gone through the proposal process for a new sound system, and having a job that deals with contracts and proposals, I thought I’d address…
Church Sound: How To Power Your Mix With Musical Energy
The difference between a song with energy and one without is significant
Church Sound: Getting Guitar Amps On Stage Under Control
Working in tandem with the musician and pursuing the right techniques
Church Sound: Four Reasons Every New Sound Tech Should Start On The Stage
Enhance understanding of tech concepts as well as relationships
Church Sound: Stage Preparation—The Three Key Areas Of Importance
Paying attention to needs, safety and aesthetics
Church Sound: Seven Steps For Cleaning Up Your Music Mix
You like the mix but think it could be better. Here's how
Church Sound: The Ten Axioms Of Mixing
Important points to keep in mind when you're up to your neck in knobs and faders
Mixing Multiple Guitars Live: Sculpting For Distinction, Unity & Placement
This article is provided by Behind The Mixer. The year, 1992. The country music charts…
Church Sound: Are You Blinding The Congregation With Your Mix?
Escaping personal mixing bias