Quick Tips for Church Sound Techs

Sometimes the biggest impact on the quality of your mix at church comes from the simplest things.

I’ve recorded several quick tip videos over the years and I just compiled a few of them into one video to share with you today.

These simple audio tips have helped me be a better sound tech and be more focused on a quality mix.

You’ll learn about proper mic handling, audio cable differences, the tools I keep in my live sound kit, and more.

And you’ll want to pay attention to the last video because it shows you the most important skill every sound tech needs to know – how to wrap audio cables the right way!


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Church Sound Sanity Kit

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.

  • What do you do when a mic stand clamp breaks at the last minute?
  • How are you going to fix that low quality signal from the electric-acoustic guitar?
  • Where is that hum coming from and how are you going to get rid of it, fast!?

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.

Church Sound Survival Sanity Kit

Gaffer’s Tape

Always keep a roll or two handy. It’s great for taping down cables on stage, holding gear together, and many other...

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How To Stop Buzz & Hum

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 vs. Hum

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.)

Finding & Fixing Buzz

Buzz is generally caused by electrical noise or interference that gets into the audio signal.

This interference can...

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