Easy-to-understand training for church volunteers
If you run sound for your church, but don’t really know much about what you’re doing, you’re not alone. Most volunteers on church sound teams are experts in all kinds of things—except audio. Mixing for God is a book designed specifically for people in your situation to help you understand what's going on.
You’ll start by analyzing what went wrong during a Sunday morning scenario, then we walk you through setting up for a service. Next comes fine-tuning your mic technique, using signal processing, and actually hearing whether the guitar is too loud (it always is!). Lots of problem solving and answers to your everyday questions will help you far more than definitions of technical stuff that you really don’t need to worry with.
System components and signal flow
Stage setup and microphone technique
Console signal flow and operation
Mixing and signal processing
Recording services (legally)
Problem solving & everyday issues
Sanctuary acoustics and remedies
In-depth explanations behind all of these concepts
Plus nearly a hundred audio examples
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.
Make sure you use good quality headphones and a decent amount of volume to hear the nuances. Don't worry if you can't hear everything the first time—just keep at it.
Here are a few instructional videos that might be helpful.