Written by James Wasem on May 19, 2016 under Education
In this excerpt from his book for church sound volunteers, sound engineer and systems integrator James Wasem explains the basic rules for miking a choir.
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on June 10, 2015 under Events
In this hour-long webinar, we will look at tips, tools, and techniques for maximizing gain-before-feedback, and bust some myths about less helpful approaches.
Written by Davida Rochman on March 27, 2015 under Education
Aaron Padilla, audio director at Bayside Church and tour manager for Lincoln Brewster, explains what it takes to train a small army of volunteers to pull off 11 services a week across multiple portable and fixed congregations for thousands of worshippers without missing a beat.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 21, 2014 under Education
Churches everywhere are looking for ways to lower the volume while improving the audio quality of their worship services. Here are tips for achieving a Quiet Stage through the use of in-ear monitoring and other technologies.
Written by Davida Rochman on June 9, 2014 under Education
Tips from Todd Hartmann at The Austin Stone This is a church that understands the concept of community. Launched just 12 years ago by Chris Tomlin and Matt Carter in the living room of Tomlin’s bass player’s house, The Austin Stone Community Church presently numbers four campuses across the greater Austin area and over 7,000 […]
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on May 22, 2014 under Education
It’s that time of year again! Once again, Shure is proud to sponsor the Worship Arts Technology Summit (or WATS). WATS is an organization devoted to training professionals and volunteers alike in the worship industry. With several tracks to choose from (Audio, Lighting, Media, and Musician), WATS offers hands-on training perfect for an entire church […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 26, 2014 under Education
When most of us think of chapels in Las Vegas, the images that come to mind are of the drive-through wedding variety with an Elvis impersonator officiating. But here’s the real secret that Sin City isn’t even trying to keep on the down low: it’s full of churches, and according to msncbc contributor Chris Rodell […]
Written by Davida Rochman on January 9, 2014 under Education
Improving speech intelligibility in highly reverberant worship spaces By: Michael Pettersen As a vocalist in choral ensembles, I can attest that the natural (or, more accurately, architectural) reverberation found in many houses of worship helps acoustic music to sound fantastic. Traditional sanctuaries with high, soaring ceilings and lots of hard, reflective surfaces lend power to […]
Written by Davida Rochman on September 26, 2013 under Education
Planned obsolescence. We’re living in a world where the repair shops that were found in every town – large or small – as recently as ten or twenty years ago no longer exist. Manufacturers of consumer products aren’t eager to fill the gap, either, so most of us find it easier to replace. The good […]
Written by Allison Wolcott on July 23, 2013 under Education
From coast to coast, house of worship volunteers and professionals are making their way to summer school, also known as WATS, which stands for Worship Arts Technology Summit. Shure is proud to sponsor these events, at which participants receive expert, hands-on training in five parallel tracks: Musician, Media, Audio, Lighting, and Vocal. You’ll find Senior […]
Written by Davida Rochman on May 13, 2013 under Education
In the second half of our two-part series, Shure Associate Gino Sigismondi, who many of you know from articles in Shure Notes as well as training sessions at seminars and conferences, explains the different types of mics used in church applications along with tips on where to place them. Form Factors – Narrowing the Field […]
Written by Davida Rochman on April 19, 2013 under Education
Sometimes people ask us, “Why do you guys make so many different types of microphones?” The answer is: there are many different applications that require different form factors – handheld, headset or stand-mounted and different technologies that produce different sound qualities. But often, it comes down to what sounds right to you: it ultimately comes […]
Written by Davida Rochman on March 14, 2013 under Education
By Worship Team Training’s: Branon Dempsey That something will go wrong seems to be the motto of most audio teams in the Church, as well as any other form of live and recorded music. Whether at the stadium, restaurant or other social gathering; it’s not so much the question “if” things go wrong, but when. […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 13, 2013 under Education
By Worship Leader Sandy Hoffman Whether you believe that God or the Devil is in the details, the fact is that no matter how hard you try to honor one or drive the other away by paying attention to the smallest things, stuff happens. Our music teachers always taught us to play through mistakes. But […]
Written by Davida Rochman on January 14, 2013 under Education
Contributor: Tim Vear One of the ways that we zero in on what you want from us is to check in with Senior Applications Engineer and Shure Answer Man Tim Vear. Not only is he a featured speaker at countless workshops and seminars, he wrote the book on Audio Systems for Houses of Worship which […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 29, 2012 under Education
Contributor: Allen Sargent, Discipleship Coordinator at Christ the King Lutheran Church Fallbrook, California Anyone leading a praise or worship team in a small or mid-size church has faced the challenges of an all-volunteer tech team. Many are called but few can face the fearsomeness of an intimidating soundboard or the possibility of the vocalist’s mic […]
Written by Davida Rochman on October 11, 2012 under Education
Worship and Technology Leaders Team Up to Improve Your Skills Now in its fifth year of bringing technical expertise to those who work and volunteer in houses of worship, summit sponsors Shure, Yamaha, Elation Lighting and Renewed Vision are once again underwriting the cost of the two-day conference in three locations throughout 2012 so that […]
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