A big part of running live sound at church is being prepared. Live production requires a special set of skills and tools. And sometimes it’s the simplest tools that can save the day.
Don’t let a last-minute audio emergency ruin your service. Here is a list of things to keep handy for those “just in case” moments.
Always keep a roll or two handy. It’s great for taping down cables on stage, holding gear together, and many other...
If you’ve run sound for very long, then you’ve probably encountered buzz and hum in your sound system.
And chances are you want to get rid of it, fast!
Buzz and Hum are different.
They sound different, and they have different causes.
This means that fixing them may require different solutions.
Buzz is often a higher pitched noise that can even crackle at times. (Imagine the zzzzzzz and crackle in a bad AM radio station.)
Hum tends to sound lower pitched and it will likely have a tone signature that you can actually hum along with. (Imagine a low or mid-frequency mmmmmm.)
Buzz is generally caused by electrical noise or interference that gets into the audio signal.
This interference can...