Category Archives: Microphones

ChurchProduction.com: The Essentials of Monitor Mixing

“Can I get more me in my monitor?” Don’t be too eager to grant such a request by turning them up. Here are three ways to avoid the viscous cycle of keeping musicians happy.

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ChurchProduction.com: First Impression: Line 6 XD-V75-40V Digital Handheld Wireless with Earthworks Premium Capsule

Two manufacturers of high-quality audio equipment have joined forces and products to offer a vocal handheld digital wireless microphone system, with the potential to deliver studio-level audio in a live setting. Using the flagship Line 6 XD-V75 digital wireless as the means of transmission, the full audio potential of the Earthwork’s SR40V handheld microphone may be delivered. Though the system is not yet shipping, I have experienced both separately, and am looking forward to the results of this collaboration.

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ChurchProduction.com: Mixing With Volume Restrictions

The worst words for a sound tech to hear are, “we have a strict volume limit.” These spoken words usually indicate a volume limit far below what most techs see as standard mixing volumes. The good news is volume limits can easily be met by building your mix in a different way. And it starts with the lead vocalist.

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Helping Vocalists With Their Mixes — ChurchTechArts

Getting a vocalist’s monitor mix right can often be the difference between a smooth worship experience and a difficult one; at least from a musical perspective. The trouble is not typically lack of talent but an artist having a hard time determining what they really need in a monitor mix along with difficulty in communicating those desires to the engineer. In this post I want to give both vocalists and engineers some tips on getting a useful vocal monitor mix dialed in quickly.

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ChurchProduction.com: Four Steps to Making Vocals Pop

We have all heard great ways to make vocals sound fantastic. However, they are not necessarily easy or cheap. For those of you that struggle to find that perfect pocket for your vocals in the mix here are a few tips. Disclaimer: some of these tips may require you spending money and some will not.

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ChurchProduction.com: Four Steps to Making Vocals Pop

We have all heard great ways to make vocals sound fantastic. However, they are not necessarily easy or cheap. For those of you that struggle to find that perfect pocket for your vocals in the mix here are a few tips. Disclaimer: some of these tips may require you spending money and some will not.

via ChurchProduction.com: Four Steps to Making Vocals Pop.

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Behind The Mixer: Talking Tech to Non-Techs and The Most Frightening Article I’ve Ever Read

Head-worn microphones were supposed to be the greatest thing since sliced bread.  Then came problems due to perspiration, worn wires, not to mention the mic’s that wouldn’t stay wrapped around the user’s ear.  Technology has improved and for some, head-worn mic’s have worked out great but for others, they haven’t or they haven’t even tried using them.  For these reasons, lavaliere microphones are still in use and I expect they will be for quite some time.

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Wireless Microphone Interference – Squelch It

Wireless Microphone Interference – Squelch It

Last week, I was called into a church for resolving a wireless microphone problem. Over the phone, it sounded like an easy fix. Once I got there, that’s when the real trouble started….

By Chris Huff

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