Church Sound Systems & the Volunteer Engineer

January 18, 2016 | Leave a comment

In setting up the sound system in a church or house of worship, it is important to remember that your sound engineer is usually a volunteer or at most a part-time professional. To accommodate volunteer sound engineers, the sound board should allow easy operation. By the same token, even the most straight forward sound system requires a sound engineer who is dependable, cooperative and has a “good ear”. Ideally he or she should be knowledgeable about overall sound operation, and familiar with your particular sound system’s technical strengths and limitations. Ultimately the person who operates your sound board can – quite literally – make or break or your sound system.

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3 Sound Solutions to Help Get the Word Out

January 8, 2016 | Leave a comment

Most churches and houses of worship are subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

This means that, for public meetings and religious services, ADA-compliant listening systems should be available on premises.

Even houses of worship which are exempt from ADA compliance have found that having a listening system can increase attendance and make religious services a more fulfilling experience for many.

Having assistive listening devices (ALDs) on hand not only serves elderly and hard-of-hearing parishioners, but also parents with babies or young children who may have to step outside for a few moments.

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Taming Your Church Sound System

June 8, 2010 | Leave a comment

Sound engineers struggle against overly loud mixes every time theyā€™re in front of the mixing console of their PA system. And while providing a satisfying mix at non-lethal volumes in a club or concert hall is one thing, providing a safe & satisfying mix to a varied church congregation is another.

How can an engineer avoid the hazards that lead to a dangerously blaring church sound system?

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3 Tips to Getting The Most From A Volunteer Sound Engineer

April 8, 2010 | Leave a comment

Getting great sound out of your church or non-profit group’s PA system is critical to keeping your listeners happy- and to getting your message across loud and clear!

But it’s important to remember that your sound engineer is often a volunteer or a part-time professional. What can you do to get the most out of your volunteer sound engineer?

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