We've covered a lot of great tech tips this week to help get you ready for Easter services. If you missed any of the 5 tips in 5 days, you can find them here.
We're going to conclude this short series with a tip for how to build your overall mix.
Easter Sound Tip #5
Mixing is like painting.
You start with a blank surface, build a base layer, then add supporting elements and color to create the texture and final feel for your masterpiece.
When you create your sonic masterpiece you simply:
Now, there are several ways to build your mix, and your approach may depend on the style of music your feature for a service or event.
Think of a pyramid with your fundamental rhythm instruments at the base. As you move up the pyramid, you start adding melody and lead instruments. Then you add your vocals to the top of the mix.
This is the way a lot of audio engineers start their soundchecks.
Maybe this method works for you.
Or you may want to think of your pyramid a little differently.
Try building your mix around the lead vocal and primary instrument. Maybe this is the worship leader and acoustic guitar or keyboard/piano. Add other instruments under this "priority" mix until all instruments and vocals are layered in the order or sonic precedence you desire.
If you know anything about mixing sound, you know that there are no hard and fast rules for getting a mix that sounds great.
Well.... Maybe there is one.
Work out different mixing techniques during rehearsals or soundchecks. And include your worship pastor or team leader in the listening process.
Is it the sound you're after?
Does it suit your music style?
Is the mix clear and balanced?
So there you have it! 5 tech tips in 5 days - for your Great Easter Sound!
I hope you have a blessed - and great sounding - Easter weekend.