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A Glimpse Into WFX 2017
By TD Staff · October 17, 2017 • Take a few moments to see a recap video of the WFX Conference & Expo, which was held in Dallas, from October 10-12.

A Glimpse Into WFX 2017
By TD Staff · October 17, 2017 • Take a few moments to see a recap video of the WFX Conference & Expo, which was held in Dallas, from October 10-12.

Bang on the Drum All Day: Learning About Miking Techniques
By TD Staff · September 29, 2017 • This piece offers a fresh look at drum kit microphone techniques, including by taking a less conventional approach at what could work best.

Exclusive Roland TD50KV-FC Electronic Drum Kit A Best Match for Churches
By Andres Caamano · September 18, 2017 • Full Compass recently announced an exclusive version of the TD-50 electronic drum kit, a configuration with churches — small or large — in mind. It's one of the best.

Microphone Techniques To Get Great Electric Guitar Sound
By Barry Rudolph · September 4, 2017 • A good guitar sound starts with a good player with the right amp and guitar all working together. It’s unrealistic to rely on an engineer to make poor gear sound wonderful in the control room.

Remember, Practice for Church Makes Permanent
By Curt Taipale · August 25, 2017 • The most effective thing any church sound mixer can do to improve their contribution to the worship service, is to practice with the worship team regularly.

Drums in Church: Rhythmic Blessing or Holy Terror?
By Kent Morris · August 7, 2017 • The benefit of drums derives from appropriate usage, so recognize that it simply another tool. Pay attention to the various approaches and options that are available for churches.

Volunteers and Consoles: From ‘Critical Listening’ To Valuable Features
By Brad Duryea · July 13, 2017 • If you’re in the process of considering a new console purchase, you’re probably thinking about ease of use for your volunteers. In truth, though, it’s not worth agonizing over which console is the 'easiest.'

Audio Mixing Consoles: Defining Auxes, Groups, VCAs, Matrixes
By Mike Sessler · July 10, 2017 • Take a closer look at how each of these four systems work as a part of audio mixing consoles.

Subwoofers: Configuration Options Matter for Your Worship Space
By Kirk Denson · July 5, 2017 • A small- to mid-sized church may need to implement anywhere between two to four subs, and a mid-sized to larger church may require between four to eight subwoofers.

The Best Options for Miking the Worship Band
By Gabriel Antonini · June 21, 2017 • The acoustics of a space should be a main influence on your microphone choice. The reverberant properties of the venue provide insight into what microphone polar pattern should be used.

Keys to Equipping Volunteers Each Weekend
By Duke DeJong · May 31, 2017 • If you’re struggling to get volunteers engaged in what you’re doing, take a step back and look hard at whether you can make serving easier for people who might show an interest.

The Beginner’s Guide to Sound System Engineering
By Ralph Hicks · April 20, 2017 • All you need to do is set up all of the instruments (a voice is an instrument) so that they sound the way that they should, and blend with the other instruments ... Easy … right?

Seeking A Clean, Clear Mix for In-Ears
By Harry Timothee · November 23, 2016 • With a stereo mix, you are able to add panning techniques that will assist with separation of instruments or voices within the mix.

Good Loud and Bad Loud
By Grant Norsworthy · November 10, 2016 • While I sometimes like loud music – louder and probably more often than most people – I never like loud music that’s harsh on my ears.

Latest Resource

Worship Facilities Magazine, September-October 2017
The September-October 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Granger Community Church, and their recent install of a Lawo audio mixing console system.

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