"...the hopless ones..." That's what appeared on the screen at church during the singing portion of the service. The correct line should have read "the hopeless ones." Instead, the song appears to sing praise to the Lord who cares for those who cannot hop. My church uses the EasyWorship software program for the church service video work - showing Power Point files, showing song lyrics, playing videos, etc. The software does everything. [keep reading]
A random list of 101-level articles doesn't seem helpful if this is your first time here. Therefore, I've put together a SPECIAL page just for you. Consider it your road map. The page includes links to articles I think would be the best place to start, especially if you are new to audio production.
The first part of knowing how to run church audio is knowing the equipment. In the simpliest form, a person sings into a microphone. The microphone then sends the audio signal to the sound system. The sound is then processed and amplified and sent out to the speakers which then turns the audio signal into sound waves. Therefore, there are input devices, processing devices, and output devices. This article covers the types of input devices.Input DevicesInput devices [keep reading]
An acoustic guitar produces a wonderful range of sounds from warm bass tones to crisp high notes; a range of 70hz to 700hz. Because guitars are made out of different types of wood, they can produce different overall sounds. Some guitars have an overall warm sound, others are bright, and others might accentuate the midrange sounds. How can you capture those sounds and amplify them?There are three common means of acoustic guitar amplification.Use an Acoustic/Electric GuitarThese [keep reading]
PHANTOM POWERPhantom power (labeled as +48 V on most audio equipment) is a method that sends DC voltage through microphone cables. It is best known as a power source for condenser microphones, though many active DI (direct input) boxes also use it.Phantom power supplies are often built into mixing desks, microphone preamplifiers and similar equipment. In addition to powering the circuitry of a microphone, in traditional (DC-polarized) condenser microphones the phantom powering directly or [keep reading]
Mixing a worship team is more than just setting sound levels. Mixing involves bringing out the particular frequencies in each voice and musicial instrument that, when combined together, present a high quality emotional sound. A high quality sound means no low hums, no muddy sound, no high tinny sounds, and to better think of it, listen to a well eq'd classical music cd. In classical music, there are so many unique instruments each with their own ranges and [keep reading]