Jump to: Baptism, Special Events, Talkback Mic, Sound Checks, Mixing, Scenes

BAPTISM

If there is a baptism you will need to use a second hand-held mic. Go through the side door on stage and down the stairs. Immediately in front of you there should be shelves and drawers with various gear. In a drawer you should find a mic clamp that has a clip instead of screwing on to a stand. Use that clip to attach the mic to the top of the baptism tank glass (behind the projector screen). Just make sure the mic is secure so it doesn't end up in the tank ;-)

Baptism Mic

SPECIAL EVENTS

Determine what the needs are for mics / instruments, light brightness, slideshow, and music. We will try to notify you ahead of time if possible and have things set up, but still double check with the renters. Usually there will be one headset mic and one wireless handheld on a mic stand as well as a video slideshow.

TALKBACK MIC

The mic in the tech booth is now set up to feed into the first 4 mix channels which are the monitor outputs. This means we can communicate with the worship team without the congregation hearing. To use it press the 'Talk' button on the right side of the board and hold it down while you are talking. Make sure the gain level for it is fairly low or the entire sanctuary will hear.

SOUND CHECKS

  1. Do one channel at a time. Ask the person on stage to sing or play at full volume. Channels that rarely change like the drums can often be omitted to save time.
  2. Set the master and sub-group (if using sub-groups) volume sliders to '0'.
  3. Set all blue EQ knobs to neutral (pointing straight up) on the channel you're working on.
  4. Input:
    • On that channel, turn on the PAFL button and set that channel's volume to '0' as well.
    • Adjust the gain on that channel until the master level indicator is just peaking up to the '0' level. You can also use the 3 light indicators located on each channel. You may have to tell the musician to adjust their volume control to avoid extreme gain settings, or a vocalist to sing louder or move the mic closer to their mouth - preferably withing five centimetres. If they have trouble holding the mic steady suggest resting it on their chin.
    • If the signal is still too hot try toggling the pre-amp button to cut the input signal.
    • On most channels except the bass guitar and kick drum engage the High Pass Filter (HPF) button to clean up the low end frequencies.
  5. EQ:
    • The goal is to have each channel be crisp and clear but still sound natural.
    • Adjust the High frequency knob
    • Bring the High-Mid level (blue) knob up to 75%
    • Sweep the High-Mid frequency (Green) knob from one end to the other.
    • Adjust High-Mid level to add or take away the selected frequency.
    • Bring the Low-Mid level (blue) knob up to 75%
    • Sweep the Low-Mid frequency (Green) knob from one end to the other.
    • Adjust Low-Mid level to add or take away the selected frequency.
    • Adjust the Low frequency knob
  6. FX:
    • Set the Aux 5 and 6 (FX 1 and 2) to give the desired effect of distance to the channel.
    • Ensure FX1 and FX2 volume sliders are set to '0'.
  7. Output:
    • Ensure the channel output group selection button is correct and the pan knob is also in the correct position.
    • Return the volume slider to silent and move on to the next channel.

MIXING

  • The lead singer should be the only voice that is easy to pick out.
  • Backup vocals and instruments should be noticeable if you listen for them, but not loud enough to stand out unless part of a solo.

SCENES

Right now we have 5 scenes in the boards memory. There is one for each of the regular worship teams ('T1-4') and one called 'Basic'. The 'Basic' scene has all the channels labelled and all our typical setup including the soft keys programed with almost no EQ and all volume sliders down. Each team scene has the typical EQ and volume levels for that team in addition to the 'Basic' programming. If you are doing audio for an event that is diferent enough from your normal team that you want to start with a clean board, then load the 'basic' scene and modify that to suit you. If you wish to save the scene remember to select a blank scene channel when you save and not to overwrite the existing 'basic' scene.