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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
Church Sound: Top Eight Tools For The Live Audio Toolbox
“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…
Church Sound: Console Organization
It was a mix engineer’s nightmare. Vocal microphones for singers were spread out across console channels 2, 7, 10, and 13. To make matters worse,…
Putting The Finishing Touches On Your Live Mix
Standing behind my front of house guy one morning, I watched how he listened to the music and made subtle mix changes. The truth is…
Missing Link? Filling Unexpected Holes In The Live Worship Mix
The drummer called in sick. The bassist’s car broke down. The guitarist had a family emergency. Whatever the reason, you’re now missing an instrument in…
The Top Ten Ways To Speed Up Your Worship Setup
Honestly, there are times when I arrive early at church, get some music playing and simply enjoy setting up the stage. Routine, yes. Exciting, no.
Church Sound: Top Ten Worship Audio Line Check Problems
Do you panic when you don’t get a signal from the stage? “Why can’t I hear the singer!?!” No more worries…this list explains the common…
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