If you are mixing the Sunday morning worship service and you need to dampen the toms, but turn-up your female backup vocals, what do you do?
Do you fade your toms down and your female backup vocals up? Or does your EQ simply need adjusting?
The frequency chart below, shared on Google+ by Tim Adams, is a great resource to print out and keep near your church soundboard:
While I’ve spent over a decade producing audio with a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), my heart swoons when it hears the organic sounds of analog audio. One of the few things I miss from the United States, is my vintage 1960′s turntable and the record collection that my wife and I built up over the years from frequenting thrift stores.
At least one of my best friends now owns it and uses it regularly.
Needless to say — even though I am about to say it — my eyes smiled when I watched this:
The first thing to race through my mind when I saw this was”
“That would be awesome to use at church!”
For special Q&A teaching sessions, youth group meetings, testimony time or prayer requests, there are so many different applications that Catchbox would be great for.
Check it out:
I remember studying how they recorded music back in the day. An entire floor of an office building was full of rooms of different shapes and sizes with a speaker on one end and a mic on the other. Sound designers on a different floor, could then route the mix to different rooms to get the desired effect. From that, to rack mount, to digital effects on your computer, we’ve come a long way. That being said, I think the most awesome sound is analog, so when I saw this acoustic drum mix that uses natural environments to create special reverb effects, my heart melted.
This is #EPIC.
As an audio/video production geek, I found this to BE SO FLIPPIN’ AWESOME!!!
The tech, production and teamwork behind every NFL game that airs on FOX Sports puts the game of football to shame. It’s far more complicated and involves so many more team players than the game that’s actually being aired!
I would love to sit in some of these…
Take a look:
As a sound designer myself, I’ve always found the “behind the scenes” look at sound effects to be particularly fascinating—especially when it comes to Sci-Fi.
From Jurassic Park’s dinosaur sounds or the sounds behind the last Tron movie, I’m a sucker for this stuff. So you can imagine how excited I was for the opportunity to learn how they came about creating the Star Wars Lightsaber sounds.
Check. This. Out:
A great church technology team member needs to know how to use the equipment that they are using in and out. When something goes wrong, what do we do? We blame the tools, right? Not my fault, it’s your equipment or software.
The reality is that you need to not only know how to use the equipment, you need to be masters of it. How do you fix it when it breaks, what caused it to break in the first place, and how can you prevent it from failing next time?
When it comes to church audio, there’s hardly a better man for the job.
Tommy Scully has over a decade of experience in the church audio and video industry. He has partnered with churches, ministries and organizations of all different shapes and sizes all over the United States. He’s been aiding the Church and helping churches get more from their current sound systems, as well as design and setup better solutions.
If that wasn’t awesome enough, he’s put together a stellar DVD church audio training series that churches have been using to train and help develop fully trained sound guys.
Enough bragging. I recently had fun talking with Tommy via video chat, check it:
This experiment is way cool.
By placing a black metal plant over a frequency generator and sprinkling grains of sand on it, you can see the patterns created by different audio frequencies.
Watch, as the geometric shapes become more and more complex as the frequency increases:
The dedication and drive that Church tech volunteers have deserves to be applauded. Week after week these men and women willingly sacrifice their time and energy so that the entire Church body can grow. Unfortunately for most churches, these are people with little training, no experience, and limited knowledge. Because of this, the Scully Media Group has developed a brand new Church tech support service that is now available to churches of all sizes!