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Help, I feel isolated! Here’s how to (and how not to…) help a performer hear and perform better. Read more

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I missed the opportunity to learn about something that a different engineer was doing, because I was too busy thinking about what I didn’t like or would have done differently. Read more

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QSC's latest take on this familiar speaker has many intriguing features for the church market, including the ability to pair up with a second KS118 for directional bass output. Read more

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Visualizing the true shape and duration of transients provides us a better ground to judge what values of attack, hold and release parameters we should use for a particular sound source. Practicing in a DAW is a great way to learn and experiment ... Read more

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Some engineers will turn up the mic pre gain so that the fader can be set to the unity gain mark, but this is not necessarily a good practice. Here's why. Read more

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A tour sound and studio veteran weighs in on what it takes to get church percussion sounding just right. Read more

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Here are some fun and creative ways you can improve the clarity and punch in your church's audio mix. Read more

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It’s easy to get caught up in new toys, but chances are you are not using your current audio effects to their full potential. Read more

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What changes between rehearsal and performance? Generally, it comes down to one thing. Adrenaline. Read more

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Drums don’t have to be loud to sound good. All they need is the correct set of mic’ing techniques, dynamics, EQ and some effects to produce a great sound. Read more

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Three flexible plans for choosing award-winning plugins including EQ’s, compressors, effects and mastering tools Read more

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

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Compression has three vital functions: dynamic range reduction, peak limiting and envelope adjustment. Each needs to be understood to really apply dynamics processing effectively. Read more

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Here's a plan for addressing "The Great Tech/Musician Divide," particularly when it comes to personal monitors. Read more

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It isn't enough to think of audio balance exclusively in terms of volume. Tonality and the way humans perceive loudness is equally, if not more, important. Read more

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IEMs have essentially democratized monitoring, giving each person on stage DIY monitoring capabilities. What does that look like in your workflow moving forward? And how can you get the absolute best results at your church? Read more

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Some say immersive sound is practically tailor-made for the church setting. CPM takes a look at what it is, the technology behind it, and how it promises to enrich the attendee experience. Read more

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Getting to the point where you're truly happy with an audio mix can be a long, involved process. Over the years, a strategy has helped this well-known sound engineer delete unknown variables prior to mixing. Read more

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Includes Waves eMotion LV1 16-stereo-channel live software mixer, SoundStudio STG-1608 stagebox, SoundGrid Impact Server-C, Axis One Waves-optimized computer, 24-inch Dell touchscreen, eight-port network switch and network cables. Read more

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ImPulse core audio processing/routing engine and Type R modular, expandable, IP-based radio system to be on display Read more

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