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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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Why You Shouldn’t Store Files on the Desktop – Tuts+ Computer Skills Tutorial

Over the years, I’ve repaired many computers. Most people just ask me to speed it up. I usually ensure they have enough RAM to run the latest version of OS X, update everything, clean out some caches if the hard drive is near full, and advise they reorganize things.

I usually don’t have to mention the Desktop, unless it’s really bad. And I’ve seen some bad ones. Hundreds of little icons. These people have adjusted the icon size to 16×16 pixels just to fit it all on the display. The thing is, they probably don’t know how much it slows down their Mac.

In this tutorial, I’ll outline several reasons why you need to keep the Desktop clear  and explain how to do it more effectively.

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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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How to Securely Format Your SSD | Mactuts+

Ever since Apple started implementing solid state drives SSDs in its line of notebook computers, the process for formatting the drive has evolved from the method previously used for a SATA magnetic disk drive. The tried-and-true method of writing 35-plus series of zeros over the entire disk for maximum data obscurity is no longer a recommendable option because filling an SSD that many times can negatively impact the life expectancy and efficiency of the drive.

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ChurchProduction.com: Making Guitars Sound Great

With the move to more guitar-driven music in church over the last ten years, many people are asking the question: How do I make my guitars sound great? If you are a good sound guy you have probably figured out that anyone can make guitars sound okay, but making them sound great is an art. So here are a few tips. Some of these tips I have figured out and some of them I have learned from watching some of the greatest engineers I have ever seen mix guitars.

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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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