Unlimited Equipment
Mar13

Unlimited Equipment

Did you realize that what your equipment can do is limitless, no matter how old, or low-quality it is. God is limitless, and he always provides what he needs. It is important not just that we understand that, but our attitudes must also reflect that. If we get distracted we can be the limit. Don’t be the limit… Last Saturday I was “tasked” with mixing a very small band and a few vocals at a winter camp. I had...

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Creating The Audio Mix For Streaming and Multisite Campuses
Feb07

Creating The Audio Mix For Streaming and Multisite Campuses

With the advent of churches streaming their services on the web or broadcasting to offsite campuses, you may have questions on what audio to provide. Or maybe you haven’t thought about it?  I want to take a few minutes to discuss a couple different thoughts on the topic and give a few different options to consider if this is something your church is looking into. Or, maybe you’ve been doing it for a while but the service never really...

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Thoughts Behind Front Lighting
Jan31

Thoughts Behind Front Lighting

When figuring out how to approach front lighting your stage you need to first decide what you are trying to accomplish, and what physical limitations and obstructions there are. These will be the deciding factors on what gear is needed. Are LED’s the solution to everything? This guide will help you gain a better understanding of what goes into designing front lighting…there’s pictures… The most cost effective way to...

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Buttons, Knobs and Faders
Jan24

Buttons, Knobs and Faders

Not every control on a soundboard is self-explanatory. “Don’t touch that, it will feedback,” and “These channels on our soundboard are broken,” are statements that are often untrue, and come from a lack of understanding. Not every knob and button is there to change how something sounds; some are there just to make it work. If there is a knob or button you are unsure of, look it up or experiment (at appropriate times). Actually...

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Stage Design: Development Basics
Nov13

Stage Design: Development Basics

  The basics of developing a stage design are addressed as we answer some typical questions about the design process. We discuss the goals, and important things to keep in mind that make all the difference. You may be surprised, after reading this you may find that you have more options than you previously thought.   What are the goals and things to keep in mind when developing a stage look?   Be sure you are enhancing...

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How To Organize Your Post-Production Process
Nov13

How To Organize Your Post-Production Process

Often times when an event or shoot or session is over, there is a rush to get to the final product. Whether it’s a video or audio project or both. You dig in right away and get it done. But what happens when you get a few weeks or months (or years) down the road, there have been 10 projects in between and you get a request to update or make a few adjustments or maybe a full overhaul.  Where did you put those files? Or better yet, what...

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