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  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015
    church sound
    M. Erik Matlock 11/25/15 06:52 AM,
    Central Georgia is known for several things, including great food, classic southern culture, and a disproportionate number of churches. One church that’s stood as a beacon for many years is Christ Chapel, located on the north side of Macon. Currently serving as the audio director at the church, Jon Beachy and his family found everything they were searching for after relocating to Macon about 15 years ago. “We’d picked out a few churches to visit, and Christ Chapel was the… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesEngineerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Monday, November 23, 2015
    Alex Fernie 11/23/15 12:21 PM,
    Among many of the recent entrants into the sound profession, I’ve noticed a lack of knowledge when it comes to wiring a stage. Perhaps it’s due to a lot of sound engineering schools being essentially studio-based courses. Or maybe it’s simply that it’s difficult to get a young mind to concentrate on something as mundane as running cable when there is a digital board with loads of lights and buttons sitting in the corner of the room! Improper wiring of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerEthernetInterconnectMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • church sound
    Keith Clark 11/23/15 07:20 AM,
    The scale and complexity of production at larger churches in the U.S. has grown exponentially over the past two decades. At the higher end of the scale, both the technology and expertise of the tech team is strikingly similar to that of arena-level concert tours. Case in point is Community Bible Church (CBC) in San Antonio, the seventh largest church in the U.S. with more than 25,000 members attending services campus-wide each weekend. Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, the interdenominational,… View this post
    Filed in: AVChurch SoundFeatureBlogAmplifierAVConsolesLine ArrayLoudspeakerNetworkingProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, November 20, 2015
    Tom Young 11/20/15 03:56 PM,
    When traveling to different time zones, we need to correct our time-keeping tools in order to align our activities to the local standard time. Very simple. Likewise in sound reinforcement systems, we often encounter multiple sources of misalignment, albeit in much smaller time increments. The importance of these misalignments is often subject to debate, but with the advent of a wide variety of very good digital processing products, correcting such anomalies is no longer out of reach for most of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
    Curt Taipale 11/19/15 07:26 AM,
    This article is provided by Church   Skill: the ability to do something well; expertise. I recently asked the members of the Church Soundcheck (CSC) discussion board for their thoughts on the key technically oriented skills that a church sound tech must have (or strive for). It resulted in a lot of great input, which I’ve whittled down into this list. 1. Have a musical ear. When we say people have “good ears,” we mean that they know what… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 11/18/15 07:56 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   One of the most critical and overlooked parameters when mixing is the monitor level. Either mixing too loudly or too quietly can fool your ears to the point where you’ll end with a mix that will seem to be missing something later. Here’s an excerpt from my book, The Audio Mixing Bootcamp, that explains a bit more about mixing levels and how to find what works best for you. —————————————————— One of… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogDigital Audio WorkstationsLoudspeakerSignalStudio

  • Monday, November 16, 2015
    Jerrold Stevens 11/16/15 07:10 AM,
    “Subwoofers should be located on the floor if at all possible.” This is one of those classic bits of audio “conventional wisdom.” I hear it from system operators on nearly every project. But is it true? If we look at the physics of sound, we learn that, as with most things in the world of audio, “it depends.” So let’s start by discussing why the floor might indeed be a good place to put subwoofers. Placing any loudspeaker against a… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogProductStudy HallAVConcertInstallationLoudspeakerMeasurementSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, November 13, 2015
    church sound
    Gary Zandstra 11/13/15 12:53 PM,
    This article is provided by Gary   Over the last 30-plus years, I’ve served on numerous tech teams at various ministries and have learned many things – many of them the hard way. While nothing replaces knowing the tech side of the audio craft, there’s a lot more to being successful in the role. Here are some things I’ve picked up along the way, combined with the results of an informal survey of worship leaders about what they want… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
    Craig Leerman & Keith Clark 11/12/15 12:29 PM,
    In the world of sound there’s an old adage that states, “Your system is only as good as the weakest component in the signal chain.” This is especially true of a system’s loudspeakers. They are the last link in the chain and are directly responsible for communicating everything that’s been done to the signal along the way. Going beyond simply delivering sound into a room, they actually become a living physical element, dynamically interacting with their surroundings. In other words,… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    M. Erik Matlock 11/11/15 11:13 AM,
    Riley Vasquez has deep roots in the music business and production work. The grandson of Bill Hardin, founder of Bill Hardin Music stores, he grew up in Georgia surrounded by instruments, gear and musicians, and with a foundation in church production, he quickly learned the ropes and discovered a passion for mixing live shows at front of house. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State in 2011, Vasquez quickly established himself as a tour manager and engineer for the likes of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesEducationEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSound Reinforcement