Why I Love Being A Sound Tech From time to time, I rant a little on this site about the annoyances of the job. This morning, I felt I should post the reasons I love being a sound tech. 1. I can use my God-given talents for the benefit of the church body. 2. I love creating organization out ... Read More
Do You Sing When You Are Behind The Mixer?
A highly-respected audio tech recently blogged about the intensity of a particular service and how he was unable to sing during that particular service when he was running sound. My first thought was "how could he ever sing when he's running sound? He's on the ... Read More
How To Deal With Burnout – The Steps I Take
Are that many of us REALLY burned out or on the verge? The simple answer is YES! I am on the edge myself - well, I WAS until this weekend. Even if you are already burned out, you can still find a way out. These are a few steps that anyone can take to stop the burnout madness. It's the process ... Read More
Risk Management: How to Avoid Being Charged For Murder
If a dodge ball, traveling at 40 miles per hour, hits a fountain drink cup sitting on the ledge of the sound booth, what are the odds the tech director will soon be charged for murder? Designing the booth several years ago, we discussed the issue of people placing drinks on the ledge of the ... Read More
Don’t Fall Prey to the Volunteer Mentality.
The argument forever burns on as to whether or not a church should be run like a business. Regardless of which side you're on, one thing is for certain, the church is primarily a volunteer-oriented organization and that, I hate to say, can lead to a poor volunteer mentality. ... Read More
Top Ten Signs The Sound Guy Is Having a Mental Breakdown
Top Ten Signs The Sound Guy Is Having a Mental Breakdown: 10. His shirt reads "FOH - it's what's for dinner." 9. Repeatedly instructs the musicians to call them "Sir Sound Guy." 8. Before the service, walks around mumbling, "500 mega-hertz and all is ... Read More
Beware the Audio Dip
There are sound tech's who are great and there are those who are not. The difference is the great ones survived the dip. Seth Godin wrote a book about the dip and in reading it, I discovered many of us have fallen prey to the dip in all parts of our lives. But it's the area of audio where most of ... Read More
Hearing Loss: Why Protecting Ears is Crucial
Sitting in the room, with cans the size of melons on my head, I raised my left hand. I was signaling that my left ear could hear the sound. Hearing testing in grade school was simple - pass or fail. But when was the last time you thought about testing your hearing? Mixing ... Read More