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Gary Zandstra has worked in church production and as an AV systems integrator for more than 35 years. He’s also contributed numerous articles to ProSoundWeb over the past decade.
Latest Posts by Gary
What Do You Do When Facing An Acoustical Nightmare?
If you go into it informed, you still stand a fighting chance
Church Sound: A Word To The Wise When Thinking DIY
In today’s economy it’s even more tempting to try to do things for yourself, which is great when you can save a few bucks and…
Church Sound: The Benefits Of Being A “Tech Ninja”
A few years ago I was visiting with my friend Chris Walker, the worship leader at Covenant Life Church in Grand Haven, MI, when he…
Church Sound: But Does It Sound Right?
Recently I took a compact line array rig out for a demo that was also a live event. The system included six full-range line array…
Seven Steps To Great Worship Sound
Producing great sound in a worship service can seem as elusive as finding a soloist who always sings on key. However, this doesn’t have to…
Important Traits: Worship Leaders Weigh In On What They Most Want From Sound Operators
Mix skills and system knowledge can be undermined without two other key factors...
How To Overcome Adversity To Deliver Quality Worship Sound
On typical Sunday mornings, we have about 35 minutes to clear the traditional service off the stage, set up the contemporary service, and then have…
Church Sound: The Path To Worship Mix Success
After mixing sound at worship services for more than three decades, and teaching dozens of others along the way, I’ve formulated these “10 steps to…
Church Sound Files: Back To The Basics
I was at an event recently where the mix was, shall we say, less than spectacular. But it also wasn’t horrible. Let’s just say it…
Church Sound: When Our Tech World Is Turned Upside Down
Most of us who have been involved in church production have had at least one mistake or failure during a service (I have many), where…
Getting A Handle On Church System Maintenance, Upgrades & Lifecycles
Do you replace production/system equipment based on it being worn out or for new features and functionality? When we get a new system or new…
Church Sound: When Is It The Right Time To Upgrade A System?
In this ever evolving world of more, more, more, better, better, better, when is good enough, good enough? Is it really an absolute necessity to…
Church Sound: Taking Care Of Business
Avoiding unnecessary bumps in the road through careful planning, maintenance and teamwork...
Church Sound: How Many Hats Do You Wear?
Delivering a solid technical performance -- regardless
Church Sound: Art, Science And Anticipation
This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com. One of my favorite sayings: “Audio is an art…