Sunday mornings start with me setting up the stage with all the microphone stands, cables, wires, music stands, microphones, and everything but the musical instruments that the worship team brings in. But there is more to it than plug-and-play.
Here is my pre-team list:
- Cables need to be tested with a cable tester.
- Cables and wires (cat5′s) need to be secured and out of the way.
- Microphones and stands are placed the way that worship team sets up the stage.
- Avioms are labeled.
- The mixer channels are labeled.
- Line checks are done.
By the time the team walks in the door, they plug in their instruments and I can check instrument line levels.
The above list typically takes 15-25 minutes depending on the size of the worship team and the amount of coffee I have consumed.
What is your normal process?