Great Church Sound

A Guide for the Volunteer

Author: James Wasem

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996642309

Category:

Page: 216

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In charge of your church's sound system? Good- now find out EXACTLY how to get better sound from your existing sound system without the complicated technical jargon. Whether you want to get rid of that annoying buzz in the speakers, troubleshoot your system, lead your team effectively, or just improve the sound of your next worship service, Great Church Sound is the only resource you'll need. This practical, actionable guide is ideal for volunteers with little to no experience running sound systems. This step-by-step guide to church sound shows you how to: > Get rid of dreaded feedback once and for all > Understand & use the mixing console to provide a better listening experience for your congregation > Get better sound from the Pastor's mic > Find "the sweet spot" with EQ > Minimize audio distractions & ear fatigue for your congregation > Make instruments & vocals sound clearer > Place microphones effectively > Troubleshoot your sound system > Get better results with the gear you already have The new release includes: - A sound system checklist to walk you through preparing for & conducting a soundcheck that sets you up for a successful service - A mixing guide to show you exactly what all those knobs do & how to use them - The 'Feedback-Killer Battle Plan' to immediately diminish feedback in your sound system - A free mobile app to help you practice your sound mixing and EQ skills

Mixing Sound for Church

An Application Guide for the Audio Technician

Author: Gregg J. Boonstra

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494886646

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 36

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A step by step guide for the everyday person serving as a technical volunteer mixing sound in their church. This is a fact filled guide that gives you the foundation you need to become a great audio engineer.

Mixing for God

A Volunteer's Guide to Church Sound

Author: Barry R. Hill

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535189415

Category:

Page: 196

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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. Features: - 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.

The Volunteer Church

Mobilizing Your Congregation for Growth and Effectiveness

Author: Leith Anderson,Jill Fox

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310519160

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Working with volunteers can be a rewarding and exciting experience—for them as well as for those who recruit, train, and maintain their services. However, if church leaders are honest, they know there are times that it can be frustrating. They know that volunteers are essential, vital to creating growth and new ministries, and are the key to introducing youth and children to Jesus Christ. They have the welcoming smiles at the door, they serve the food, pray for needs, stuff bulletins, organize missions trips, and on and on. If they want to see their church grow, it must be a volunteering church, a church that runs on volunteers. The Volunteer Church was developed out of the ministry of Leith Anderson at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where a vital and vibrant volunteer program boasting 4,000 participants grew under the leadership of Jill Fox. The principles and training have been applied in churches of all sizes and denominations in seminar settings across the country as well as at Wooddale Church. In The Volunteer Church, leaders will Learn how to effectively recruit and train volunteers Discover how to build sustainable, long-lasting ministries led by volunteers Find methods for encouraging and maintaining your volunteers for success Know how to build teams of volunteers Understand how to find the right service that fits a willing volunteer If you lead a church and are exhausted by the lack of volunteer help, or if you are a volunteer and dream of adding numbers to your team, this book is for you. If you are on a church staff and know that a new ministry is needed but volunteers and training are required to make it happen, here you will find the resources to recruit, inspire, train, and maintain the church’s most vital workforce.

Connect

How to Double Your Number of Volunteers

Author: Nelson Searcy,Jennifer Dykes Henson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441240020

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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What if your church had more volunteers than you knew what to do with? Sound far-fetched? It doesn't have to be. Now consultant, pastor, and author Nelson Searcy unveils his secret to doubling your volunteer base in as little as one day. Yes, you read that right. This step-by-step guide shows church leaders how to create a culture that attracts, keeps, and grows volunteers. Taking a comprehensive approach to the often frustrating issue of finding and retaining volunteers, Connect gives leaders the practical insight and tools they need to effectively involve people in serving the local church. It details how to help people see the importance of serving, how to continually raise up new volunteers, how to really delegate, and even how to "fire" a volunteer. Every church leader who has struggled with getting and keeping people active in the church (and that's all of them) will love the practical, workable strategies found here.

Live Sound Fundamentals

Author: Bill Evans

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435456033

Category: Music

Page: 191

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The music business model has been turned on its ear in the past decade. Where once upon a time acts went on tour only to promote recordings, from which they made a living, today most music is downloaded—much of it free—and live performance is the way most

Ultimate Beginner Tech Start Series®: Live Sound Basics

Author: Tony Marvuglio

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457401107

Category: Music

Page: 52

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Live Sound Basics is designed to have you running PAs and mixers in no time. This book provides the foundation necessary to understand and use live audio equipment so that every performance has a professional sound. It's a must for any performer!

Introduction to Live Sound Reinforcement

The Science, the Art, and the Practice

Author: Teddy Boyce

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460238915

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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This book is an invaluable resource for burgeoning audio engineers. With clear writing and comprehensive illustrations, fundamental concepts of acoustics are explained in easy to understand language. The operating principles of the essential components of a sound system, as well as their use in the design and implementation of the system, are covered in detail. Operational aspects of executing a live performance are also given full treatment. By providing practical information surrounding the concepts, implementations, and practices central to live sound reinforcement, this book sets the foundation upon which to build and move forward with confidence.

The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook

Author: Bill Gibson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423419709

Category: Music

Page: 438

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Written to specifically address the concerns and needs of the sound person who serves ministries and churches, this comprehensive handbook blends the relational and technical aspects of church sound in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner.

Sound in the Gospel

Author: Dave Wright

Publisher: Nebthos

ISBN: 9780692772799

Category:

Page: 142

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A guide to help techs recognize and deal with common heart issues and difficulties while serving the church. It outlines practical steps to combat burnout and joyfully serve the church again. Also included is a technical primer on the basics of gain structure, equalization and mixing. A glossary is included to help even inexperienced techs (especially those who don't speak Klingon) navigate these concepts.

High-Tech Worship?

Using Presentational Technologies Wisely

Author: Quentin J. Schultze

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1585584606

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Increasing numbers of churches today use high-tech tools such as videos and PowerPoint presentations in their worship services. But without wisdom, those tools can turn their services more into entertainment than worship. How can churches use technology to communicate meaning instead of seducing people with special effects? How can technology be adopted to help people connect with God and each other to foster authentic worship? High-Tech Worship? takes a careful look at these issues, giving readers practical guidance on how they can best use the gift of technology in their churches. Both clergy and lay leaders will benefit from its creative suggestions as they seek to integrate technology wisely into their worship services. Written by nationally known communications expert Quentin J. Schultze, High-Tech Worship? addresses an important yet often overlooked issue that affects the quality of worship in every church.

Sound Reproduction

The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms

Author: Floyd E. Toole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317415094

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 490

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Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms, Third Edition explains the physical and perceptual processes that are involved in sound reproduction and demonstrates how to use the processes to create high-quality listening experiences in stereo and multichannel formats. Understanding the principles of sound production is necessary to achieve the goals of sound reproduction in spaces ranging from recording control rooms and home listening rooms to large cinemas. This revision brings new science-based perspectives on the performance of loudspeakers, room acoustics, measurements and equalization, all of which need to be appropriately used to ensure the accurate delivery of music and movie sound tracks from creators to listeners. The robust website (www.routledge.com/cw/toole) is the perfect companion to this necessary resource.

Global Age-friendly Cities

A Guide

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241547308

Category: Medical

Page: 76

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The guide is aimed primarily at urban planners, but older citizens can use it to monitor progress towards more age-friendly cities. At its heart is a checklist of age-friendly features. For example, an age-friendly city has sufficient public benches that are well-situated, well-maintained and safe, as well as sufficient public toilets that are clean, secure, accessible by people with disabilities and well-indicated. Other key features of an age-friendly city include: well-maintained and well-lit sidewalks; public buildings that are fully accessible to people with disabilities; city bus drivers who wait until older people are seated before starting off and priority seating on buses; enough reserved parking spots for people with disabilities; housing integrated in the community that accommodates changing needs and abilities as people grow older; friendly, personalized service and information instead of automated answering services; easy-to-read written information in plain language; public and commercial services and stores in neighbourhoods close to where people live, rather than concentrated outside the city; and a civic culture that respects and includes older persons.

On Guard

Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church

Author: Deepak Reju

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1939946999

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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"Jimmy" joined the church a year ago. Before long, he volunteered to teach a Sunday School class and got to know eight-year-old “Peter.” Things started innocently. A hug at the end of class. Gifts for Peter. Lots of extra attention. And then it happened. Jimmy took advantage of Peter. Since Sandusky and the scandals in the Catholic Church, the issue of sexual abuse has shifted to the forefront of our collective mind. Many churches are poised for action but unsure of what action to take. In On Guard, Deepak Reju examines why child predators target churches and offers eleven straightforward strategies to protect children from abuse and to help young victims recover if it does happen. While On Guard does provide practical help for building a child protection policy, it provides much more. Full of pastoral wisdom, On Guard recognizes that the church’s response to abuse must be more comprehensive—in line with her calling—than a simple legal policy or clinical analysis. On Guard moves church staff and leaders beyond fearful awareness to prayerful preparedness with an actionable plan. Church, be on guard! Child abuse can happen anywhere, and we need a plan for how to prevent and respond to it. What’s yours?

The Behavior Survival Guide for Kids

How to Make Good Choices and Stay Out of Trouble

Author: Thomas McIntyre,Marjorie Lisovskis

Publisher: Free Spirit Pub

ISBN: 9781575421322

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 167

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The Behavior Survival Guide for Kids provides up-to-date information, practical strategies, and sound advice for kids with diagnosed behavior problems (BD, ED, EBD) and those with general behavior problems. Kids learn to make smarter choices, make and keep friends, get along with teachers, take responsibility for their actions, work towards positive change, and enjoy the results of their better behavior.

The New Breed

Understanding and Equipping the 21st Century Volunteer

Author: Jonathan McKee,Thomas W. McKee

Publisher: Group Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764486197

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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Across the country, volunteer ranks continue to grow, but people are volunteering differently. They're working online, seeking flexible schedules, and pursuing a role in defining how projects should be completed. They want to feel a sense of responsibility for your organization's overall mission. Put simply, these volunteers don't want to simply make a contribution; they want to make a difference! Help to recruit, manage, and lead the new breed of volunteers. Authors guide you to a clearer understanding of what today's volunteers look like, how they want to get involved, and how you can most effectively attract, train, and unleash them within your organization.

The Art of Community

Building the New Age of Participation

Author: Jono Bacon

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449338674

Category: Computers

Page: 576

View: 9795

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Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Author Jono Bacon offers experiences and observations from his 14-year effort to build and manage communities, including his current position as manager for Ubuntu. Discover how your community can become a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force. This expanded edition shows you how to keep community projects on track, make use of social media, and organize collaborative events. Interviews with 12 community management leaders, including Linus Torvalds, Tim O’Reilly, and Mike Shinoda, provide useful insights. Develop specific objectives and goals for building your community Build processes to help contributors perform tasks, work together, and share successes Provide tools and infrastructure that enable members to work quickly Create buzz around your community to get more people involved Harness social media to broadcast information, collaborate, and get feedback Use several techniques to track progress on community goals Identify and manage conflict, such as dealing with divisive personalities

Sound Systems: Design and Optimization

Modern Techniques and Tools for Sound System Design and Alignment

Author: Bob McCarthy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317911083

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 3571

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Sound Systems: Design and Optimization provides an accessible and unique perspective on the behavior of sound systems in the practical world. The third edition reflects current trends in the audio field thereby providing readers with the newest methodologies and techniques. In this greatly expanded new edition, you’ll find clearer explanations, a more streamlined organization, increased coverage of current technologies and comprehensive case studies of the author’s award-winning work in the field. As the only book devoted exclusively to modern tools and techniques in this emerging field, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization provides the specialized guidance needed to perfect your design skills. This book helps you: Improve your design and optimization decisions by understanding how audiences perceive reinforced sound Use modern analyzers and prediction programs to select speaker placement, equalization, delay and level settings based on how loudspeakers interact in the space Define speaker array configurations and design strategies that maximize the potential for spatial uniformity Gain a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques required to generate a design that will create a successful transmission/reception model