Category Archives: MIxing

Gain Staging Like a Pro

What Is Gain Staging?Gain staging, or gain structuring, is the act of setting the gain for each amplification stage (gain stage) in a sound system to achieve a target system volume that minimizes noise and distortion. Said another way, proper gain staging allows your sound system to achieve the best signal-to-noise ratio.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Sound in 2015, Pt. 2 — ChurchTechArts

This is part two of a series on improving your sound in the new year. Last time, we talked about testing and repairing bad speaker components, and tuning the system up. Those two things may (and probably should) require the services of a professional. Today, we’ll look at a few things that you can easily do yourself that will pay big dividends. 

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ChurchProduction.com: The Key to Clarity in Your Audio Mix

Mix clarity comes from volume differentiation, effects usage, but most of all, mix clarity comes from frequency ownership.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Sound in 2015, Pt. 1 — ChurchTechArts

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It’s a new year, and now that we’re all rested up from Christmas, it’s time to start looking at how we can improve our systems—specifically audio—this year. Certainly big-ticket items like new PA’s, new consoles or new bands (just kidding) are nice, but sometimes we have to make incremental improvements. Oddly enough, sometimes these small improvements add up to a big improvement that sometimes negate the need for a big spend.

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ChurchProduction.com: Digital Consoles: Bang for Under $10,000 Bucks

High-end innovations and feature sets continue to trickle down to these affordable units and churches large and small are benefitting.

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ChurchProduction.com: Taming the Beast: 5 Ways To Overcome Drum Volume

The truth is that the drummer hates being in “the plexiglas box,” and would probably do anything to get out of it.

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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: How to Develop a Successful Audio Team

If I could hand them the most annoying and monotonous jobs and they showed up again the next week, I knew I had a winner.

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ChurchProduction.com: Is There a Wrong Way to Build a Mix?

There’s one right way of building a mix and it’s not what you think. Some audio engineers build mixes starting with the drums while others start with vocals. Some start mixing dry while others start with a wet mix. They might all be building the mix the right way. Clear as mud?

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