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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The Problem With Procedure
Jan02

The Problem With Procedure

Today I’m highlighting the dangerous pitfalls of over-reliance on procedures and systems. I’m coming from a perspective of personal experience in this area, as I have felt the effects of these pitfalls as well as the temptation to be overly reliant on procedures. I’ll start by saying that I’m a big fan of structure and procedure in a team environment. When I see details being missed or communication breaking...

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Take advantage of the Christmas season (podcast)
Nov28

Take advantage of the Christmas season (podcast)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of the Creative Team Stuff podcast, we discuss: Why your church should leverage the Christmas season effectively in your community How to begin a planning process early in order to be well prepared and incredibly creative without killing yourself How to think creatively about your Christmas timeframe gatherings Why (and how) you should use nostalgia, tradition, and the increased...

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