Rate Your Portable Church Audio System

"Would you run sound for us?" my friend asked.  "Our regular guy isn't available."  Without hesitation, I accepted. I'd subbed for bands with nice portable systems.  And my friend's a smart guy.  It would be fun - oh, if only.  From his point of view, their audio system worked.  Worked, yes, but not very well.  More on that shortly. Rate Your Portable Church Audio System A portable church ...

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New Guide Now Available – Equipping Your Small Church for Audio


Equipping Your Small Church for Audio is the ebook that Brian Gowing and I have been working on for months.  It's detailed, concise, and written to take ALL of the guesswork out of buying audio equipment for small churches and portable churches. If you're in either of these situations, this guide is for you. You'll also get the massive 7-page worksheet that accompanies the guide.  Plus, ...

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The 4 Fundamentals of Mixing Music

Light, Subject, Composition, and Idea.

I stole this idea from a photography class from Ming Thein.  There are four fundamentals of photography that so closely resemble the requirements of a music mix, I couldn't help but notice it. In photography, they follow as: Light - because a three-dimensional object becomes two-dimensional in a photo but the photographer must find a way to make it feel 3D. Subject - it tells the story ...

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Acoustic Guitar Distortion and Other Wacky Stuff that Works


Judge not lest ye be ready to hear the result.  Whether it's microphone placement or mix choices, there've been times where I thought, "that guy doesn't know what he's doing."  But then I heard the result.  The last newsletter covered low passing drums.  There are a number of other non-traditional methods that get some good sounds. 1. Acoustic Guitar Distortion That's right, I added ...

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Check out the XIRIUM PRO Wireless Digital Audio System for Outdoor Events


The biggest problem I have with new technology is sometimes it seems the invention isn't necessary.  Why build a better mouse trap?  When I first read about the new Neutrik XIRIUM PRO wireless audio system, I had a similar thought UNTIL I saw the following: "With an outdoor rated housing, the system can be used indoors or outdoors." We deal with wireless vocal microphones all the time.  On ...

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