Church Sound University Audio Training Coming To Orange County This Week (February 22)

Get the key essentials for church tech teams – volunteers in particular – to attain consistent sonic quality and system functionality at every worship service and event.

ProSoundWeb and Live Sound International will be kicking off the 2020 schedule of Church Sound University (CSU) training program sessions, focused on the essentials of worship audio, this week on February 22 at Taft Avenue Community Church in Orange, CA. Find out more and sign up here.

CSU’s faculty, who are actual long-time worship audio practitioners in addition to serving as educators, have developed a one-day training curriculum that’s specifically tailored to address the key essentials for church tech teams – volunteers in particular – to attain consistent sonic quality and system functionality at every worship service and event.

Platinum sponsors of CSU include Allen & Heath, which is providing numerous digital mixers to give users plenty of “hands-on” experience, along with VUE Audiotechnik, which is supplying loudspeakers for all classrooms. Both companies will also have product and application specialists on hand to offer attendees further information and approaches to solve technical issues.

Every attendee will participate in both dedicated learning sessions as well as hands-on breakout sessions in order to receive more individualized group training — ensuring that participants leave with far more knowledge than they started.

The CSU workbook (included with the class) will allow attendees to keep their new knowledge close at hand during their next worship services. (Go here to find out more and register.)

Lead instructors include:

Mike Sokol, long known for his dynamic, effective worship tech education, most notably as the long-time instructor of the HOW-TO seminars held at hundreds of churches throughout the U.S.

Samantha Potter, an active worship tech educator noted for a highly relevant and practical curriculum. She also serves as a sound design consultant and IT media supervisor for the houses of worship market. (Listen to Samantha providing more details regarding CSU here.)

James Stoffo, who’s not only worked as the RF/wireless coordinator for some of the largest events in the world, but is also passionate about educating audio techs on wireless system best practices.

Left to right, CSU instructors Samantha Potter, James Stoffo and Mike Sokol.

The CSU curriculum will address the essentials of sound reinforcement and related subjects as well as cutting-edge aspects that include digital audio networking and live streaming. Specifics of the program:

  • Audio and Sound 101
  • Acoustics
  • Ear Training
  • Stagecraft & Best Practices
  • Cable Management
  • Power and Safety
  • Hum, Buzz, and Troubleshooting
  • Digital Audio Networking Essentials
  • Microphone Mechanics & Techniques
  • Basics Of Power Amplifiers
  • Loudspeaker Mechanics
  • System Tuning Essentials
  • Streaming & Webcasting
  • Digital Audio Networking Essentials
  • Multitracking and Virtual Soundcheck
  • Wireless System Techniques & RF 101

… And More!

Go here to find out more and to register — take advantage of early-bird discounts and other special pricing options. Specifics:

Saturday, February 22
8 am — 6 pm
Taft Avenue Community Church
1350 E Taft Avenue
Orange, CA 92865

Additional CSU training dates will be held in 2020 in Dallas, Kansas City, Crown Point, IN, Charlotte, and Philadelphia. Check the website for details and updates.

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