Practical Tips

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How loud are drums? (in decibels)

Drums are an integral part of many musical genres, and have been for centuries. They provide the rhythm and sound that drive songs forward, generating excitement in listeners. But how loud is a drum? This question has been asked by music lovers ever since drums were invented. If loud drums are considered a problem or…

Church Audio Guide – 24 Tips For Great Sound

Here are 24 tips I have put together to help you either get the best out of your current church sound system or update or plan for the future. You might not be able to afford an upgrade at the moment, but there are always things you can do to improve what you already have…

What does 48v phantom power on a mixer or audio interface do?

If you are new to using a mixing console, perhaps you have wondered what the 48v leds are for, or maybe you are aware of equipment that requires phantom power? The short answer is: Phantom power is +48V DC that’s sent to a condenser microphone through its balanced XLR cable. The microphone receives power from…

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How To Eliminate Microphone Feedback In PA Systems

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to deal with audio feedback when using a PA. If you are an audio technician, you must have come across many instances when you wish the world could just open up and swallow you when feedback occurs during a live event with a band or singers. If you…

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9 Church Sound Booth Ideas, Designs and Layouts (with pictures)

Here are 9  layout ideas for your church sound booth. I have included a mixture of different tech booths designs for various sizes of church building and setting from small to big churches. This blogpost will hopefully be a help if you are wondering how to build a soundbooth or just looking for tech booth…

How to EQ and Tune a PA Sound System Using an iPad App

If you want to tune a PA system properly, you are going to either have to call in a professional to do it or buy some expensive equipment. But I am going to show you how to do it adequately on the cheap using an iPad as a spectrum analyzer and a mobile phone to produce…