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Church Sound: Of All The Knobs On The Console, This One Is The Key…

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Subjective Versus Objective: If It Sounds Good, Is It?

As with the ever-ongoing debates about “tubes versus transistors,” “analog versus digital” and “Mac versus PC,” there’s not likely to be agreement any time soon about “objective versus subjective” when it comes to sound quality. Extremists in the “Objectivist” camp… Read More

Digital Audio Basics: Sample Rate And Bit Depth

Although discussions of digital audio conversion have filled several books, a fundamental understanding of two terms is particularly important to correctly using your computer-based recording system: sample rate and bit depth. The conversion process is complex, and there are multiple… Read More

Pre-Planning: The Real Gig Happens Before The Show

Many of us are masters at the logistical side of loading and unloading trucks and moving gear. Correctly positioning and tuning the PA for the best coverage is almost second nature. After years of doing our jobs, we’ve become decent… Read More

Setting The Pace: Thoughts On The Power Of Leadership

Whether you’re a mix engineer, system tech, technical ministry leader or a member of a sound crew, some universal concepts apply to success in leadership. Attitude probably matters more than anything else, along with what we can bring to the… Read More

Working With What You Have…

We’ve all been there. Working a show or even attending as a spectator, the house system looks more than adequate but it under-performs. There are many reasons it happens, including broken components, lousy musicians, poor acoustics, operator error, and more. Read More