How to Achieve Great Sound in a Small Church

ChurchLeaders | 1/16/2019 | Staff
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Achieving great sound in a small church is impossible, right? I mean, you have practically no budget and no one around with preexisting sound tech skills.

I might have agreed with this common belief at one time…but I have proved it to be wrong. The truth is, you can achieve great sound at a small church—and it may not be as hard as you think.

Don’t use what you don’t understand.

Thanks to affordable digital mixing, you now have tons of tech at your fingertips. The things you can do with the Behringer X32 were just a fantasy a few years ago. You’d need racks and racks of analog equipment to have these same capabilities!

Cases - Tech - Sound - Fact - Church

However, in most cases, this new tech has not improved our sound. In fact, it might be worse. Church sound techs all over the world feel an obligation to use all of the features without fully understanding what they do.

Some of the best advice I can give you is to stop using the things you don’t understand. Instead, turn it off if possible or set it back to its default state. Even if you do understand it, don’t use it just because it’s available. Only use it to solve a problem.

Master - Basics

Become a master of the basics.

As humans, we tend to want everyone to think we have it all together. So, we fail to spend time really learning the basics because it’s something “we already know.” But more times than not, we are missing the most important piece of the puzzle.

Relief

First, let me offer some relief. I...
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