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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Stop Ringing Out the Room - Busting Myths About Live Sound EQ

Stop using EQ in the wrong place for the wrong job!

It’s time to bust some myths about where you should use which type of EQ. We'll cover it all, from channel EQ, room EQ, system EQ, and even where you should notch out that ringing feedback. Because when you're trying to make your church...

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Running Sound from Stage - How to Mix Church with No Sound Tech

Alright, team roll-call! Keyboard player? Check. Singer? Check. Bass player? Keyboard player’s got a left hand, he can take care of it. Sound tech? Sound tech?? What do you do if there's no sound tech? If you're on the worship team at a small church, you don't always have a sound tech....

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What's the difference between DCAs and Groups?

Did you ever wonder what a DCA does on your soundboard, and how is that different from a group or a bus? Well today, I may not be Clarissa, but I'm going to explain it all.

Hey! If you're new here, my name is James and I help worship leaders and sound techs help eliminate the mystery and...

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Using Multitracks in Your Worship Mix

"Uhh, when did we get a big band? And why don't I see them on stage?" Multitracks are a great way to beef up the worship team with extra players that you heard on the record but maybe you don't have the band to pull off that arrangement. Today let’s talk about the approach I use when...

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