My name is James Wasem. I've got a passion for great sound and for helping others learn how to get it!
But guess what. I used to struggle to deliver consistent quality live sound. And the fundamental concepts of getting great sound were sometimes confusing and over my head - even as a young professional.
Then I discovered a few simple skills and often overlooked steps to getting great sound. Now I am able to get better mixes, save listeners from common sound system distractions, and more importantly...
I’m confident mixing behind the console.
I eventually learned all this stuff from acoustics and engineering books, trade magazines, product manuals, technical training sessions, and "doing sound" every day as a professional. But there was simply NO WAY my fellow sound volunteers at church were going to go through all that hassle to figure out how to mix like a pro.
The hardest part (after figuring out how to actually get great sound) was trying to train my volunteer team.
I tried giving them the Yamaha Sound Reinforcement Handbook. Yeah. That went over real well! (Great book - it's just too technical for most new volunteers.)
So,16 years later...
I finally wrote the book that I wish I had when starting out - something that is all about helping the volunteer sound guy (or gal) feel confident and competent as they operate the sound system for their church.
Great Church Sound is not a tome covering the exhaustive history of audio systems, nor is it an advanced encyclopedia on the physics of sound.
It is a guide for the volunteer.
A handbook that teaches the concepts of audio in a way that is fun and easy to understand.
A tool that allows a complete novice to start crafting great sounding mixes with confidence.
Well, at least that's what I hope it does! You'll have to check it out for yourself and let me know what you think.
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