Author: James Wasem
Release Date: 2015-09-01
In charge of your church's sound system? Good- now find out EXACTLY how to get better sound from your existing sound system without the complicated technical jargon. Whether you want to get rid of that annoying buzz in the speakers, troubleshoot your system, lead your team effectively, or just improve the sound of your next worship service, Great Church Sound is the only resource you'll need. This practical, actionable guide is ideal for volunteers with little to no experience running sound systems. This step-by-step guide to church sound shows you how to: > Get rid of dreaded feedback once and for all > Understand & use the mixing console to provide a better listening experience for your congregation > Get better sound from the Pastor's mic > Find "the sweet spot" with EQ > Minimize audio distractions & ear fatigue for your congregation > Make instruments & vocals sound clearer > Place microphones effectively > Troubleshoot your sound system > Get better results with the gear you already have The new release includes: - A sound system checklist to walk you through preparing for & conducting a soundcheck that sets you up for a successful service - A mixing guide to show you exactly what all those knobs do & how to use them - The 'Feedback-Killer Battle Plan' to immediately diminish feedback in your sound system - A free mobile app to help you practice your sound mixing and EQ skills
Author: Barry R. Hill
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-03-08
Most volunteers on church sound teams are experts in all kinds of things-except audio. You don't have time to take an engineering class, and yet if you feel a calling to serve your church you need to learn how to do the best you can. Mixing for God is designed by an experienced audio engineer and college professor to help you understand what's going on. You'll start by analyzing what went wrong during a disastrous Sunday morning scenario, then we walk you through setting up for a service. Next comes refining your mic technique, using signal processing, and actually hearing whether the guitar is too loud (it always is!). We'll discuss causes and solutions for lots of typical problems we all deal with, then dig a bit deeper into the concepts and theory behind all of this. As a college professor for over 25 years, the author knows how to design materials to help you learn the how-to and the why without getting lost in technical jargon. Features: - Practical advice for setting up on stage and using microphones - Console operation, mixing concepts, and using signal processors - Why your sanctuary sounds awful (and what to do about it) - How to (legally) record your services - Diagrams to visually explain concepts and signal flow - Lots of audio examples so you can actually hear what we're talking about - Explanations and answers to the problems and issues you run into every week With a hands-on, practical approach, lots of explanatory diagrams, and tons of audio examples, this book can give you a much clearer understanding of how to set up and mix better each week.
A step by step guide for the everyday person serving as a technical volunteer mixing sound in their church. This is a fact filled guide that gives you the foundation you need to become a great audio engineer.
Author: Bill Gibson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2007
Written to specifically address the concerns and needs of the sound person who serves ministries and churches, this comprehensive handbook blends the relational and technical aspects of church sound in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner.
Author: Bill Evans
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2010
The music business model has been turned on its ear in the past decade. Where once upon a time acts went on tour only to promote recordings, from which they made a living, today most music is downloaded—much of it free—and live performance is the way most
Author: Leith Anderson
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Working with volunteers can be a rewarding and exciting experience—for them as well as for those who recruit, train, and maintain their services. However, if church leaders are honest, they know there are times that it can be frustrating. They know that volunteers are essential, vital to creating growth and new ministries, and are the key to introducing youth and children to Jesus Christ. They have the welcoming smiles at the door, they serve the food, pray for needs, stuff bulletins, organize missions trips, and on and on. If they want to see their church grow, it must be a volunteering church, a church that runs on volunteers. The Volunteer Church was developed out of the ministry of Leith Anderson at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where a vital and vibrant volunteer program boasting 4,000 participants grew under the leadership of Jill Fox. The principles and training have been applied in churches of all sizes and denominations in seminar settings across the country as well as at Wooddale Church. In The Volunteer Church, leaders will Learn how to effectively recruit and train volunteers Discover how to build sustainable, long-lasting ministries led by volunteers Find methods for encouraging and maintaining your volunteers for success Know how to build teams of volunteers Understand how to find the right service that fits a willing volunteer If you lead a church and are exhausted by the lack of volunteer help, or if you are a volunteer and dream of adding numbers to your team, this book is for you. If you are on a church staff and know that a new ministry is needed but volunteers and training are required to make it happen, here you will find the resources to recruit, inspire, train, and maintain the church’s most vital workforce.
This book is an invaluable resource for burgeoning audio engineers. With clear writing and comprehensive illustrations, fundamental concepts of acoustics are explained in easy to understand language. The operating principles of the essential components of a sound system, as well as their use in the design and implementation of the system, are covered in detail. Operational aspects of executing a live performance are also given full treatment. By providing practical information surrounding the concepts, implementations, and practices central to live sound reinforcement, this book sets the foundation upon which to build and move forward with confidence.
A guide to help techs recognize and deal with common heart issues and difficulties while serving the church. It outlines practical steps to combat burnout and joyfully serve the church again. Also included is a technical primer on the basics of gain structure, equalization and mixing. A glossary is included to help even inexperienced techs (especially those who don't speak Klingon) navigate these concepts.
Practically every church in the free world utilizes a sound system, but an alarmingly small amount of churches actually have trained personnel who can acceptably operate the system and allow the congregation to simply focus on Jesus. The Sound Guide is designed to cut to the chase and get right into the foundational elements that every sound person must know. With an easy-to-understand approach, this book de-mystifies and brings clarity to the essentials of the Audio Ministry. The Sound Guide is simply a must-read for any person involved or affected by audio in the church.
Author: Bill Gibson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The Ultimate Sound Operator's Handbook is written to specifically address the concerns and needs of sound operators of all types. High-quality audio is imperative, whether you're running sound for a rock, country, punk, or jazz band performing in clubs, arenas, or outdoor parks. With the advent and implementation of large-budget multimedia presentations, high-resolution multichannel audio for movies, television, and downloads, any live act must sound great to be well received by today's increasingly savvy audience members. This comprehensive handbook focuses on each aspect of live sound in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand, breaking the process down into principles and practices that assist the modern sound tech in everything from planning and budgeting to mixing and recording the live show.
Author: Tom Adams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics
The Nonprofit Leadership Transition and Development Guide In this dynamic resource, Tom Adams (an expert in succession planning who has worked with hundreds of organizations) shows how intentional leadership development and properly managed leadership transitions provide nonprofits with the rare opportunity to change direction, maintain momentum, and strengthen their capacity. This accessible guidebook is filled with illustrative stories, instructive lessons, best practices, and practical tools that can be used to ensure a successful nonprofit leadership transition. "It is terrific to have a book which so effectively addresses the unique challenges and opportunities of leadership in the nonprofit sector, replete with sound advice and concrete examples. Tom Adams brings a wealth of experience and savvy to the topic. Paid and volunteer leaders of nonprofits at all levels will benefit from reading it."—Irv Katz, president and CEO, National Human Services Assembly "The guide is one of its kind in providing a realistic frame for the world of nonprofit leaders. It is long overdue in the sector as a real tool for leaders. Maybe even more important, it helps nonprofit boards of directors and philanthropic organizations to understand the connection between their investment in leadership and achieving organizational goals." —Diane Bell McKoy, CEO, Associated Black Charities "Rich with instructive examples and advice, this book is grounded in the reality of nonprofits. It will be an extraordinarily useful guide to nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes." —Ruth McCambridge, editor in chief, Nonprofit Quarterly "Make no mistake: attracting and retaining top talent should be priority number one for the nonprofit sector. Adams's book offers practical advice for how to embed this priority into the sector's DNA. All who care about nonprofit effectiveness would be well-served to give this book a close read."—Kathleen P. Enright, president and CEO, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Increasing numbers of churches today use high-tech tools such as videos and PowerPoint presentations in their worship services. But without wisdom, those tools can turn their services more into entertainment than worship. How can churches use technology to communicate meaning instead of seducing people with special effects? How can technology be adopted to help people connect with God and each other to foster authentic worship? High-Tech Worship? takes a careful look at these issues, giving readers practical guidance on how they can best use the gift of technology in their churches. Both clergy and lay leaders will benefit from its creative suggestions as they seek to integrate technology wisely into their worship services. Written by nationally known communications expert Quentin J. Schultze, High-Tech Worship? addresses an important yet often overlooked issue that affects the quality of worship in every church.
Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms, Third Edition explains the physical and perceptual processes that are involved in sound reproduction and demonstrates how to use the processes to create high-quality listening experiences in stereo and multichannel formats. Understanding the principles of sound production is necessary to achieve the goals of sound reproduction in spaces ranging from recording control rooms and home listening rooms to large cinemas. This revision brings new science-based perspectives on the performance of loudspeakers, room acoustics, measurements and equalization, all of which need to be appropriately used to ensure the accurate delivery of music and movie sound tracks from creators to listeners. The robust website (www.routledge.com/cw/toole) is the perfect companion to this necessary resource.