If you haven’t heard of this before, that’s ok.
A virtual soundcheck is a tool that allows you to record each audio channel coming into your mixing console and then play that back so you can practice mixing without a live band or worship team being present.
It’s a great way to train new sound team members and practice your mixing skills.
Maybe you already have this built into your console...
For analog consoles or older boards you may need to use a multi-channel digital interface to capture the analog audio and send it to a computer.
Or you could use something like the NemoSyn NDrive virtual soundcheck recorder.
The NDrive is a small digital recording device that connects to your console with a USB cable and records up to 32 channels of audio.
You can check out NemoSyn.com for more info on that device and look at their list of compatible mixers.
ProSoundWeb and WFX each have great articles about how to use a virtual soundcheck if you’d like to learn a little bit more about using this technique.
And if you have some techniques or tools you like to use for this, leave a comment below!