You’ve come to the right place for learning about…
- EQ’ing vocals for clarity.
- Eliminating feedback.
- Working with musicians to get the sounds you need.
- Creating a consistent mix week after week.
- All the fundamentals of church audio, both techie and non-techie stuff.
Church audio is one of the greatest jobs in the world.
My Short Story
My name is Chris Huff. Back when I was in high school, ere long ago, I starting mixing live audio. Fast forward twenty years and I’m mixing solid church audio productions, heading up my church’s audio / video team, and I’m teaching other sound techs how they can transform their audio productions from “wow, I survived” to “wow, that was great!”
Just so you know a bit more about myself and what you can expect from me…
- I hate books that are so technical, they are difficult to comprehend. Therefore, when I teach a highly technical subject, I’m going to bring in concepts that make the material easier to understand. For example, you aren’t building a mix to fill up frequency space, you are painting a picture and covering the canvas with different colors.
- I love teaching audio, especially the fundamentals. I see the greatest improvements in audio production when people re-visit the basics.
- I’ll be honest. I’m not going to sugar-coat the truth, a product, or an idea. If I think a product is bad, I will tell you.
- I believe in supporting the church pastor, the worship leader, the musicians and the congregation while bringing in the aspects of professional audio production. For instance, I’ll teach you how to support the drummer but not in a way that greatly sacrifices your audio quality.
- I used to play guitar on a worship team. Having been in that position, it gives me a good perspective on the needs of the musicians.
Most of all….I absolutely love live audio production.
Where You May Have Seen Me
Over the years, my articles have appeared in;
- Religious Product News, provider of the latest information and resources about products, technology, and media for today’s growing churches.
- ProSoundWeb, the world’s largest web community for all aspects of the professional audio industry.
- Church Production, a magazine focusing on all aspects of church production.
Other Great People
There are a few other folks, like myself, who are helping church tech’s ;
- ChurchTechArts: Mike Sessler covers advanced audio, video and lighting.
- Church Audio Blog: JB has a lot of great content in his archives.
- Michael Lee: OK, so he’s not blogging on church audio but my profile photos are from him. Check him out for any of your photography needs.
A Final Note of Thanks
THANKS TO 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 brother in the sound booth,
P.S. Disclosure Statement
Gotta keep everything legally legit so here is the Disclosure Statement.