This course for Sound Tech Training is dedicated to teaching people who are wanting to learn how to run sound in Church the basics about running sound.
I don’t claim that this is the end all and be all of sound engineering. If you are a sound engineer, you will find these lessons rudimentary at best. However, if you are “lost in the sound booth” or even just a “Sunday Morning Sound guy”, you should find some interesting tidbits to help understand what is actually a difficult craft!
I conceived this course as a way for a church to give a new volunteer a “base of knowledge” that will then be augmented by experience. I don’t think there is any way a “text based” course can adequately prepare someone to be a sound technician. However, lack of knowledge and “mythical” knowledge is a sure way to have bad sound. Thus, I humbly present the information in this course.
|An Introduction to the responsibilities and characteristics of a good church sound tech|
|What is the Trim (or Gain or Level) control and how should it be used?|
|Aux! … Controls! … Hugh! What are they good for?!? Absolutely nuthin’! (just kidding, but it makes a good description)|
|Why do we need those EQ Controls and how do we use them?|
|How should you have your channel levels set?|
|How to use sub mixes and their application.|
|How should monitors be run in order to give those on stage a good mix?|
|Let’s go into more depth on the usage of Auxillary Sends (Part 1)|
|Let’s go into more depth on the usage of Auxillary Sends (Part 2)|
|So … how do you get a good mix? (Part 1)|
|So … how do you get a good mix? (Part 2)|
|The scourge of the sound guy … the dreaded feedback. Let’s get rid of it!|
|Introduction to recording in the church environment. This is the introduction to the series.|
|Recording the sermon for archival purposes. Not good for reproduction of music.|