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Audio For Dummies 101
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User level: Beginner
Duration: 42 minutes
Although the class title is meant to poke fun, this class covers primary and basic audio signal flow concepts to use when managing audio for your church. Learn what the key product components are in an audio signal chain as well as basic terms used when discussing audio. Plus, learn easy, proactive measures you can take now to prevent audio problems during your next service and look like a hero.
In this primer class on audio basics, you will learn:
*What are mixing techniques (non-tech) to work even before you start running audio (i.e. documenting your console settings)?
*What are typical mixing tools on a console and how they are used to mix good audio?
*Know that it is the Worship Leader that sets the audio standards.
*Know what proactive steps to take even before you start running the sound for your service.
*Realize that Worship Leaders, who tend to be right brain (creative thinking) have a hard time understanding how the mind of a tech person (left brain) works. How to help the creative types understand what it takes for you left brain types to produce tech excellence.
*When mixing how do you equalize for optimal sound? Key pointers are outlined when it comes to cutting, boosting, etc.
*What is the audio path signal chain that most audio systems use?
*What are the basic building blocks of audio? (What is Frequency, What is a Wavelength, etc)
*What are the key audio products in the signal chain and how does each function?
*What are the different types of microphones available? Dynamic vs Cardioid
*Why are pick up patterns important?
Paul D Hendrix, JR is a seasoned professional in the Church Media and Technology world. He owns PDH Systems, Inc., a design/build firm in Acworth , GA as well working extensively with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Paul also manages Church Media Coach, LLC, a company committed to teach and train your technical staff in the specifics of technical as well as relational aspects of your church ministry. For more information on these and other organizations that Paul is a part of please go to:
•Church Sound Technician
•Praise And Worship Bands
•Tech Team Members
•Sound System Operators
•Worship Audio Technician
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Line Arrays - A Primer On Aiming
Art of Mixing
Tech Ops: The Mixer
Selection And Operation of Wireless Microphones
End To Volume Wars
Controlling Volume For A Service
The Great Debate: Analog vs Digital Mixing Console
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