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.
Source: Gain Staging Like a Pro
As church communicators, we must look to refine our information and limit the number of announcements.
The 21st century ushered in many advancements in cinematography and along with it a slew of fabulous Hollywood films. But it also marked a new era of church media. With the advancement of personal computers as non-linear video editors and the rise of DSLR cameras and the coveted “film look” achieved from them, filmmaking began finding its place in churches across the country. I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to ride the creative-church-media wave and take a front row seat to the start of my unassuming career as a church filmmaker.
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.
Mix clarity comes from volume differentiation, effects usage, but most of all, mix clarity comes from frequency ownership.
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.
Will your lighting choices elevate services to a new high—or take them down to a new low?