University of DWLAV – tech tips

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

Audio 101: What is Sound?

Even though many of us work with audio mixing and amplification on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis, it is easy to forget exactly what sound is and how it works. We often take for granted that a human voice goes into a microphone, through a bunch of wires, and comes out of a speaker (hopefully intelligibly!).

But in order to understand what’s happening, we first need to understand what sound is… So what is sound? When someone is speaking, what are we hearing? Read more