The explosive growth of the multi site model for churches in America has created a whole new world for sound engineers. We have moved from acoustically designed, built from the ground up, sanctuaries to pre-existing buildings of many kinds that were never intended for live audio. My home church has two campuses that are both re-purposed warehouse spaces. I am lucky enough to get to speak into how our spaces are outfitted for sound and media, but even in our spaces you cannot eliminate all of the obstacles this kind of space presents.
Sound techs are at the mercy of the environment they serve in. If you find yourself in a space re-purposed for church and are often struggling to get a great sound I have good news for you! There are a few simple things you can do to maximize the mix.