Last week, I talked about the psychological aspect of the job and how the anxiety can prevent us from doing our best. I used to get nervous myself both before and during the whole service or event. What if something went wrong? What if I forgot something? How will I deal with it? Today, I want to ... Read More
The Secret to Learning Audio Production – Recognize the Anxiety
Live audio production is easier than you think. After taking a bit of time off, I wanted to come back and start fresh. And to my long-time readers, that means I’m taking a new approach on some things. I wanted to start with the simple idea that audio production is easier than you think. But let ... Read More
Heal The Relationship
Not too long ago, I wrote an article "Give Me a Great Mix or Give Me Death!" The article was in support of all the sound tech's I know who have worship leaders who tell them how to do their job. Patrick Henry's speech seemed like a great way to bringing acknowledgment and a bit of levity to the ... Read More
The Four Causes for Bad Sound And Why It’s Not Always Your Fault
"It sounded bad." "I didn't like it." "It normally sounds a lot better." Have you ever heard someone describe live music using those words? There is a 75% change it's not your fault! Working in live sound, I've managed to unintentionally teach my wife how to listen to music. She'll comment on ... Read More
What I’d Do Differently If I Was Starting Over
Imagine walking into a new church and starting over. Exciting, scary, but most of all, fun. Thinking back on all I've been through, I've put together four things I would do differently if I walked into a new church to lead audio production. Normally, at this point I'd tell some story that ... Read More
A Personal Thank You – Episode 13
What would a time of THANKSGIVING be without giving thanks to every person across the globe who is working behind the mixer, devoting their time and energy to helping their church, their congregation, and everyone within the church. Chris extends that thanks in this episode. Other Ways to ... Read More
Are You Working Heartily, As For The Lord?
My wife said I finally reached the ultimate level of audio geekdom. I was, after all, doing something that no one else in the world was doing. And if they were...I salute you my fellow audio-geek. What was it that enabled me to reach this ultimate level of audio geekdom? I enjoy watching a ... Read More
The Excellence Mantra Has to Stop!
Aiming for excellence has become a church tech mantra and it has to stop! This post will attract many comments on both sides but, I’ve never been one to shy away from a good, rousing discussion so here goes! I'm guilty. I’ve written about constantly improving your knowledge and skill at audio ... Read More