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Curt Taipale of Taipale Media Systems heads up
, a thriving community dedicated to helping technical worship personnel, as well as the
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series of educational classes held throughout the U.S.
Latest Posts by Curt
Church Sound Humor Files: Unintended Amendments To The Laws Of Physics
It’s clear to us that God’s laws of physics must operate differently inside a church than outside. After several moments of grueling research, painstaking addition,…
Evaluating A System Budget For House Of Worship Clients
Editor’s note: We went all the way back to 2011 for this article. The information and techniques are still quite relevant, even if those cassette…
Install Your Own Church Sound System? Here Are Some Cautionary Tales
Audio consultants often find themselves working with people in churches who seem eternally bent on saving money at any cost. This is the kind of…
Church Sound: Pitfalls & Traps To Avoid During Services
This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com. There are many things which shouldn’t happen during a…
Are You Confusing Polarity With Phase?
This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com. On most audio consoles above a certain price point,…
Church Sound: Are Your Loudspeakers Broken?
When was the last time that you listened analytically to the loudspeakers in your sanctuary and perhaps other spaces? I mean really, truly listened to…
Reality Check: Facing The Truth When It Comes To Acoustic Drum Kits
I played keyboards in rock ‘n’ roll bands for 12 years before I went back to school to get a music engineering degree from the…
Church Sound: Gee, Wilbur (A Day In The Life Of The Resident Expert)
This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com. Sidney: Gee, Wilbur … we gotta fix this thing!…
Placing Loudspeakers In A Small Church
I coined a phrase circa 1989 known as the “Looks About Right” approach to sound system design. It denotes any design effort that simply “guesses”…
Who Defines “Good” Sound? The Sound Tech As An Equal Worship Team Member
To do an effective job the sound technician needs control over every detail related to the craft of developing a great sound
Confusing Phase And Polarity?
On most mixing consoles above a certain price point, there’s a button on each channel with the “∅” symbol. It may be (mistakenly) labeled “phase.”…
This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com. Skill: the ability to do something well; expertise. I…
Church Sound: Finding Technical Team Members While Learning & Growing
This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com. I am often ask variants on this single question.
Church Sound: Remember, Practice Makes Permanent
This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com. A while ago, I mentioned to my MoM (Minister…
Staying Focused Is A Key Component In Operating Your Church Sound System
Sometimes it's the simplest things that can trip us up and interfere with the worship experience of everyone.