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Audio 204 – CONTROLLING STAGE VOLUME FOR CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP (4/4)

CONTROLLING STAGE VOLUME FOR CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP
(4 of 4)

AMPLIFIER ISOLATION BOXES

The final culprits in sound sources which can drift out of the direct control of the sound tech are guitar amplifiers.  Traditionally electric guitar players have their amplifiers on stage next to them, and we mic those amplifiers in such a way that allows us to boost or cut the level of the electric guitar as needed. Read more

Audio 203 – CONTROLLING STAGE VOLUME FOR CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP (3 of 4)

CONTROLLING STAGE VOLUME FOR CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP
(3 of 4)

DRUM SHIELDS

As far as loud audio sources that are concerned, the overall level of your drum kit is traditionally a large factor in how loud/quiet your overall house level gets set at.  That is because your drum kit is usually the anchor of the band, as well as your overall mix. Read more

Audio 202 – CONTROLLING STAGE VOLUME FOR CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP (2 of 4)

CONTROLLING STAGE VOLUME FOR CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP
(2 of 4)

IN-EAR-MONITORS

jbl_vrx915m_15___500a3841044e1_4_0d2db5af-8a39-4733-84b2-7a1013e517b1While you may not think of it as an audio source, if you are using traditional stage monitors for your performers to be able to hear what they are doing, stage monitors do indeed contribute to the overall volume of your worship space.  And while you do have control over the volume (and mix) of the stage monitors, you probably find that the level of your house mix will always need to be louder than it would need to be without the monitors turned on. Read more

Audio 201 – CONTROLLING STAGE VOLUME FOR CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP (1 of 4)

CONTROLLING STAGE VOLUME FOR CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP
(1 of 4)

In the world of Church Audio for Contemporary Worship there are a number of challenges you will be faced with in both setting/balancing the house mix as well as the mix for the performers on stage so that everyone is happy.  A key to being able to do this effectively from a sound perspective starts with being able to effectively control ALL sound sources in your worship space. Read more

Church Technology Budgeting (impulse buying)

While it is not a hard and fast rule, there are some members of the congregation that I would prefer to keep out of the decision making process, especially when it comes to making technology decisions.  Although most people are well intentioned when it comes to wanting to make purchases for the church, not everyone in a decision making capacity at the church is qualified to make well thought out technology decisions for your church as they can sometimes skip important steps. Read more

Church Technology Budgeting (the leaky roof)

This past Sunday I had just finished shutting down our sound system and had gone out for some coffee and fellowship in our common area after Sunday’s service. I had just poured my coffee (2 cream, no sugar), when I was approached by the lead of our facilities team who eagerly announced he had “found” some money for us to upgrade our sound system.  But as he was just heading out to brunch with his family he suggested that we should touch base later that week, and then he headed off without much chance for me to ask any questions?  But he did leave me with what I can only assume was a very quizzical look on my face. Read more