Once the initial excitement of working in audio production wears off, it leaves one with a few unfortunate realizations. I'm not saying audio work stops being fun. I've been doing this for a long time and I still have fun. I only wish someone would have cracked open the secret envelop and let me see the truth before being up to my knees in XLR cables. This post reveals these "secrets." At ... [Read More]
Church Audio 101
Are you new to church audio? Check out this page just for you. Then, come back here and read through the archive of Church Audio 101-level articles written with YOU in mind.
One sentence. One sentence should drive music mixing. Close your eyes and listen. What you SEE affects what you THINK you should HEAR. “I can’t hear the keyboard.” “I can’t hear the bass.” “I can’t hear my wife.” Ah, words spoken by the seeing. “I can’t hear the keyboard,” the intern said to me. She trusted her eyes. She was subconsciously saying, “I can’t hear the keyboard ... [Read More]
Vital...Propel...Next Level...Can four production tips make THAT MUCH of a difference? Yes, they can! The sad part is a good number of people aren't using these tips and their sound is suffering. Answer this question; when does the mixing work begin? Once you enter the sound booth. Once you enter the sanctuary. Once you get the song list. Too many techs answer this incorrectly. ... [Read More]
The first computer I owned had a 286 processor, a few MEGS (not GIGS) of hard drive space, and it ran a DOS OS called GeoWorks. I'd spent a number of months changing software settings and making OS changes when, one day, I decided to start deleting the "un-necessary" files. In the root directory was this file I didn't recognize, so I deleted it. Upon the next reboot, my PC was dead in the ... [Read More]
Vocal EQ work can make or break a mix. A solid vocal mix will capture the listener's ear. Follow these six steps to create a better mix with vocals that pop. EQ Vocals with these Six Steps 1. Select the Right Microphone Proper vocal mixing begins before ever touching an EQ knob. It starts on the stage. Microphones differ in many ways, from type (ribbon / dynamic / condenser) to sensitivity to ... [Read More]