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Church Sound: Mixing Like A Pro, Part 2—Channel Layout

<i>Editor’s Note: Go here to read Part 1 of this series.</i><p>Experienced audio people have the ability to mix while keeping their eyes on the stage and the …

Music Production

Seven Steps for Cleaning Up Your Music Mix

Saturday, I was conducting an audio training session and I was given the opportunity to work on their mix with the worship band. The mix was pretty …

Music Production

Church Sound: Secrets Of EQ In The Mix

When I first began doing sound, I bought a great set of headphones. I thought to myself—if I’m going to be expected to make something sound good, I …

Music Production

In the studio with producer Teddy Riley

Video of Focusrite & Novation // In the studio with Teddy Riley<p>Focusrite and Novation catch up with producer Teddy Riley in his studio to talk …

Music Production

Church Sound: Technical Issues Aren’t Always Technical

A couple of issues that arose in a couple of the churches I support bred the title for this post.<p>I realized after these events that it’s sometimes …

Audio Recording

How to EQ Vocals in Six Easy Steps

EQ’ing vocals starts with the right microphone.<br>Photo provided by davidchief<p>Vocal EQ work can make or break a mix. A solid vocal mix will capture the …

Music Production

Top Fifteen Quotes on Church Production

I was taking a flurry of notes throughout the Gurus of Tech 2013 conference last week. Much like the previous post where I mentioned gold nuggets of …

Music Production

Avid's new live sound solution

The system is intended to integrate live sound mixing and recording, and can be used with up to four stage boxes, allowing a total of 64 microphone …

Music Production

Audinate And Bose Announce Licensing Agreement

Audinate announced that Bose Corporation has licensed Audinate’s Dante patented media networking solution.<p>The agreement will enable Bose Professional …

Audio Recording

Install Your Own Church Sound System? Here Are Some Cautionary Tales

Study Hall<p>Sponsored by<br>Audio Technica<p>It isn't exactly rocket science, but you need to do your homework<p>By Curt Taipale • January 21, 2016<p>Audio …

Crash Ride Cymbal Volume Control - It's All About the Monitor Mix

Take back control of the drum cymbal volume.<br>Photo provided by jorgemkt<p><i>“If there is a devil, then he created the crash ride,”</i> joked Robert Scovill …

Music Production

When Things Go Horribly Wrong. Again.

I don’t know why it always happens around Easter week. Perhaps it’s a 12-month duty cycle, or perhaps it’s spiritual warfare leading up to the week, …

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Anyway, shared this map that came from Professional Wireless Systems. This shows the counties that T-Mobile is planning on lighting up starting …

Sabbaticals

One Time You MUST Upgrade Your Equipment (and the reason for the new site design)

Just because it looks nice doesn’t mean it’s still right for your situation.<br>Photo provided by libbym78<p><i>“We have been running on this mixer for 20</i> …

Music Production

Church Sound: The Importance Of Audio Team Leadership & Organization

Over the years that I’ve worked with churches, the problems I find often have foundation in basic communication, organization and administrative …

Audio Recording

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Audio Recording

Church Sound: Keeping The Workspace Organized Is A Big Key To Success

Having the luxury of visiting and mixing in many different church sound booths I’ve seen almost everything, from an 8-channel powered mixer sitting …

Audio Recording

CTW Review: myMix Personal Mixing System Pt. 2

The downside is that you’re limited to HTML-accessible controls, which means buttons and drop downs. The layout is not the prettiest, and it takes a …

Managing Creatives is Tricky...

Creative people can be a hard lot to manage. And I say that as a creative person who has also had to manage other creatives. Part of the problem is …

DPA Microphones Unveils New Podium Microphones

DPA Microphones has launched new podium microphones specifically designed for the installation market, including models offering modular capsules …

Audio Recording

Easing the Easter Week Workload

<b>Pre-Build Anything You Can</b><p>In year’s past, we really did try to pack everything into those four days after Palm Sunday. This year, we learned from our …

Behringer X32 First Impressions

“Sound” and “Quality” are not two words we’ve normally applied to Behringer products in the same sentence (at least in a positive light). However, I …

New System At Living Word Fellowship Headed By Renkus-Heinz Loudspeakers

An hour southeast of Vancouver and mere minutes from Canada’s southern border, the town of Aldergrove is home to Living Word Fellowship. The church …

Audio Recording

Behringer X32 First Impressions Pt. 2

Last time, we started investigating the Behringer X32. I’ve already acknowledged that while Behringer may have a less than stellar reputation in our …

CTA Tutorial: Crimping BNC Connectors

In the past, I’ve used Beldin cable, as well as Canare, and I find the Gepco easier to manage. The braiding is much easier to flare out without …

Lavaliers, Lecterns, and Pulpit Microphones: Mic'ing Pastors without Headsets

Making sure the message is heard.<br>Photo provided by schram<p><i>[Guest Post by Jeremy Epstein] [Note: Mic’ing pastors was a subject in the last newsletter</i> …

Music Production

Hillsong Church Builds Communications For Central London Services On Riedel Digital Intercom Install

Riedel Communications has announced that Hillsong Church, the Pentecostal megachurch with worship sites located around the globe, is using a Riedel …

Audio Recording

CTA Review: myMix Personal Mixing System

Once you have your 16 channels on the network (you can actually combine two input expanders on the network to put 32 channels on the digital …