Teaching Church Audio Artistry

hands on audio mixer

You’ve come to the right place for:

  • EQ’ing vocals.
  • Eliminating feedback.
  • Working with musicians.
  • Creating a consistent mix week-after-week.
  • All things church audio, both techie and non-techie stuff.

Since 2006, Behind The Mixer has been helping church audio techs create the best audio experiences for their congregations. This comes from teaching more than the technical aspects of production. To be a good audio tech, one must understand all facets of live audio production, and we cover it all.

Chris Huff – Founder

Chris is the founder of Behind the Mixer (2006), author of Audio Essentials for Church Sound, and currently an audio engineer at Greenwood Christian Church in Greenwood, Indiana. He’s been involved with live sound, primarily church audio, for over twenty years.

His articles have been featured in:

Fun facts about Chris:

  • “I’ve walked off a golf course twice because I’d hit all my balls into the woods.”
  • “I used to play guitar on a worship team. I’ve been on both ends of the microphone cable.”

You can catch him on twitter, facebook, and google+.

Brian Gowing

Brian is the technical director at Fallen Timbers Community Church and the Business & Technology Manager for the Great Lakes District Office of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. He’s helped over 70 churches with worship issues, both technical and worship-oriented.

He believes, “to have a transparent worship experience every piece of the worship service has to fit together and run like a well-oiled machine. If you have friction between the worship and tech teams you’ll never have this beautiful dance that transpires.”

His articles have been featured in:

  • ProSoundWeb.
  • Church Denomination Newsletters.
  • Behind The Mixer (before joining with Chris).

Fun facts about Brian:

  • “I consider pizza and chicken wings to be food groups.”
  • “I also play percussion and drums in worship.”

You can catch him on twitter.

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Join our growing global tech team of over 6,000 techies. By joining the team, you’ll get two free eBooks; How to Get a Great Drum Sound and Ten Key Tips for a Better Sound – over 40 pages in all.  Also, you’ll get the bi-weekly email with exclusive articles, news on new gear, and links to useful resources. Oh, no worries as your email address is protected.

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“…thank you for all that you have done with your website, blog, and email newsletters to enhance tech ministry in the Church! I’ve been following your blog for the past couple of years, and you have really helped me develop my skill and my ministry as a sound tech.”

- Steven W.

A Final Note of Thanks from Chris and Brian

THANK YOU!

Thank you for working in church audio. It’s a field where few are called and it’s a joy to be in your company.

Your Christian brothers in the sound booth,

-Chris and Brian

Odd and Ends

  • The thoughts and views expressed on this web site are our personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect those of our respective churches or organizations.
  • Chris’s profile photographs taken by Michael Lee.
  • Disclosure Statement.