Are you running sound at a small church or a new start-up church? If so, chances are you're struggling with the sound reinforcement system. I’ve seen a lot of "inventive" systems cobbled together by well-meaning folks and believe it's time to toss out a life-line. I’ve put together a list of the ... Read More
Take Control of Wireless Microphones: Solving Common Problems
What's your biggest frustration with wireless microphones? I posed this question to the huge Behind the Mixer community on Facebook and received a host of responses. Many repeated the struggles of others. I’ve compiled their responses and summarized them into 11 areas of frustration and ... Read More
Don’t Miss the Right Time to Upgrade Gear
The question of, "Should we upgrade now," is one I hear from time to time. Every piece of gear will eventually need to be repaired, replaced, or upgraded. There are five times when a replacement or an upgrade is due. I need to pause and say that an upgrade does not mean an improvement in ... Read More
Three Speaker Placement Mistakes That Make You Lose Vocal Intelligibility
When it comes to a church service, or any spoken word event, vocal intelligibility is king. Why? Because it's all a surprise. Everyone in the audience is hearing the words for the first time. Imagine if we tried to have a conversation while standing on the opposite ends of a giant ... Read More
Why Buying the Right Vocal Microphone Is More Than Price.
All live vocal microphones are not the same. All singers do not sound the same. Pairing the right singer with the right microphone gives you a better sound from the start. This article focuses on the vocal microphone frequency response aspect and how it affects the sound. I've included the ... Read More
Microphone Sensitivity: One Hot Microphone
Microphone sensitivity becomes a topic of discussion as soon as it becomes a problem. I'd hazard a guess that most people don't think about microphone sensitivity until the moment when a microphone picks up a sound that explodes out of the house speakers, to which someone says, "that microphone's ... Read More
How Many Drum Microphones Do You Really Need?
Drum miking is an art form you might be missing. How many drum mic's do you really need? Do you have that many mixer channels to spare? Are you feeding your drummer the right mix? Four microphones might be all you need. My current stage setup includes an acoustic drum kit with eight ... Read More
Solving Microphone Problems with Chris and Brian – Episode 4
Are you frustrated with wireless microphone problems? Does it seem like your microphones aren't giving you the great sound they should? Have no fear, Brian and Chris are here! Together, they cover common wireless and wired microphone problems...and solutions. They also discuss the four major ... Read More