How To EQ Vocals on the PreSonus StudioLive Series iii Console

EQing vocals is an essential skill that can make or break your worship service's sound quality; but plugging in a microphone and placing a great singer in front of it doesn't automatically result in stunning audio.

In this post, we'll delve into the intricacies of EQing vocals and give live...

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Low Latency Remote Monitoring for Your Church's Broadcast Mix

Remote controlling your console is easy.

As long as you're on the same network or within wifi distance, you can connect an iPad or a laptop and remote control the aux send or groups being sent to your broadcast mix.

A bigger hurdle is listening to it with low latency.

Luckily, listening to...

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How to Mix Lots of Inputs Without Being Too Loud

If you're a church sound tech and your band has gotten really big, and there are a lot of elements on stage - how do you mix all of those together while keeping your levels reasonable?

How do you keep things from getting out of control?

In this article, we'll learn what makes a great musical...

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How To Use an SPL Meter for Live Sound at Church

Your ears are not a hundred percent reliable, at least when it comes to hearing loud sounds over long periods of time.

So, if you're running sound at church, that's why you need an SPL meter at the sound booth.

But which one do you choose? What settings do you put it on? And what are you looking...

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How to Mix a Shared Mic

It's a scary moment when someone walks up on stage with a hand-held vocal microphone and suddenly you're feeling a lot like Forrest Gump.


Because life is not like a box of chocolates, and you don't know what you're about to get.

In this article, we'll discuss some of the problems that can...

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Ringing out Feedback: Where to Put Your EQ

When we're talking about EQing feedback out of a system, I have to remind you that we try to take steps to move the physical things that are in place before we try to solve any problems with our equipment. 

Oftentimes, it could simply come down to our equipment’s placement.

After we've...

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This One Knob Could Change Your Life

Meet the unsung hero of audio mixing— The High Pass Filter.

This one knob could change your life. Well, the mixing life on your console.

The High Pass Filter (HPF) will not fix your relationships and finances or get you a promotion at work – but it CAN make mixing much easier.

What...

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5 Things Every Worship Leader Should Know About Sound

Every worship leader should know a bit about sound - right?

Let's face it - It's the job of the sound tech to be the sound tech. Worship leaders don't need to know everything about sound. Though, at the same time, you're a worship leader for a reason. Your job is to lead your...

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Get Your Worship Team in Shape with Virtual Sound Check

As a worship leader, it can be challenging to improve your worship team's playing; you're not just in charge of your team - you have a role to play as well.

So, how do we separate those two jobs of playing, singing, and evaluating? I've got a tool for you that I think is the most underutilized...

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Headphone Mixing Tips

Mixing in headphones can really stink. Today, let's talk about WHY and some of the ways we can try and fix it.

Hey, if you're new here, my name is James and I help sound techs make stuff sound better. So whether you're mixing for your band on Saturday or your church on Sunday, you're in the...

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Get a Break from Running Sound - How to Train Your Replacement

Are you stressed or burnt out, or really just tired of doing your job at church? Today, I'm going to be talking about ways that we can make sure that we get the rest that we need and how to start eliminating the obstacles that can get in between us and that rest.

Hey, if you're new here. My name...

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Recording Your Church Worship Team - Making a Live Record

Hey guys, I know! Let's make a live worship record! But…how are we going to record it? Are we doing overdubs? What about mixing and mastering? Does CCLI cover the licenses for that? How do we distribute the songs? Who's going to manage all those accounts?

So you've been recording your...

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How to Choose Live Sound Speakers

The speakers are the weakest link you have in your sound system at church. So how do you set them up the right way? And when you're picking new speakers, how do you arrange them? Today I'm going to walk you through some of the variables and some of the things you need to think about when you're...

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