Mixing for God: A volunteer's guide to church sound (Paperback)

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Mixing for God: A volunteer's guide to church sound (Paperback)


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Most volunteers on church sound teams are experts in all kinds of things-except audio. You don't have time to take an engineering class, and yet if you feel a calling to serve your church you need to learn how to do the best you can. Mixing for God is designed by an experienced audio engineer and college professor to help you understand what's going on.

You'll start by analyzing what went wrong during a disastrous Sunday morning scenario, then we walk you through setting up for a service. Next comes refining your mic technique, using signal processing, and actually hearing whether the guitar is too loud (it always is ). We'll discuss causes and solutions for lots of typical problems we all deal with, then dig a bit deeper into the concepts and theory behind all of this. As a college professor for over 25 years, the author knows how to design materials to help you learn the how-to and the why without getting lost in technical jargon.

You'll learn all about:

  • Practical advice for setting up on stage and using microphones
  • Console operation, mixing concepts, and using signal processors
  • Why your sanctuary sounds awful (and what to do about it)
  • How to (legally) record your services
  • Diagrams to visually explain concepts and signal flow
  • Lots of audio examples so you can actually hear what we're talking about
  • Explanations and answers to the problems and issues you run into every week

With a hands-on, practical approach, lots of explanatory diagrams, and tons of audio examples, this book can give you a much clearer understanding of how to set up and mix better each week.

Dr. Barry R. Hill is professor of music and director of the Audio & Music Production degree program at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. A member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammys), Audio Engineering Society, and the Themed Entertainment Association, he has extensive experience in the industry as a recording engineer, consultant, conference panelist, workshop presenter, and performer. As Director of Worship Arts for his church, he has spent years designing and installing sound systems, consulting on church acoustics, and training sound teams. His doctorate is in learning & instructional design, which he uses to help teachers design better experiences for students. For fun he teaches theme park design concepts in the college's Experience Design program, applying a life-long interest in Disney Imagineering and theme parks. Dr. Hill holds degrees in Instructional Design from The Pennsylvania State University, Music Technology & Interactive Media from New York University, and Music with Recording Arts from the University of North Carolina Asheville.
Product Details ISBN: 9781535189415
ISBN-10: 153518941X
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: March 8th, 2017
Pages: 196
Language: English