Whatever the method or capacity for projecting the message, our church sound systems can be a blessing and a curse. How do we keep the environment from sounding like a goose getting sucked into an oversized vacuum hose or the equivalent of an audio apocalypse from the feedback of a 1,000 hearing aids at a geriatric convention? Glad you asked.
Easter is just around the corner. This is one of the most important seasons for churches and a time when members, guests, and visitors especially look forward to enjoying the comforting and lively holiday music. It is extremely important that the church sound system is at its best at Easter.
Great sound doesn’t have to be complicated sound. In fact, a simple setup and mix can increase the potential for better sound quality. Whether the need for simple sound is a necessity (like a new church plant) or a choice (like acoustic-style worship), it is important to understand what contributes to great sound with a simple setup.
Mixing consoles and loudspeakers tend to dominate the discussion when it comes to church sound gear.
However, it is extremely important to consider the smaller components that can make a huge impact on the sound quality before the signal even reaches the mixing console.
Microphones and direct boxes are very common input sources, but there may also be a variety of other sources connected to the church sound system. Each type of device has its own special considerations worth learning about to ensure that the best quality signal is sent to the mixer.
“Church tech on a budget.” Is that an oxymoron?
It doesn’t have to be!
Having great sound at your church doesn’t have to be a luxury reserved for large building budgets and a tech department with deep pockets. Even if your church has an older sound system, there are likely some budget-friendly ways you can enhance the quality of your sound.
The end of the year is drawing near. For churches, Christmas is obviously an important time of the year. Oftentimes, it's during this holiday that large quantities of people are looking for churches of their own, and it is extra important that the worship service be as flawless as possible.
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