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Read through these archives to discover mic’ing techniques for live performance and recording, architectural considerations for acoustically retrofitting new or existing facilities, as well as mixing, mastering, duplicating and recording techniques for the worship setting.

In-Ear Monitors: Challenges and Solutions
January 2011 by TFWM

Much to Gain: Striving for the optimal sound in drum kit mic’ing
December 2010 by Kent Margraves

Product Review: Dare Music Group’s O-Port
November 2010 by Holland Davis

Product Review: Line 6 XD-V70 Digital Wireless System
November 2010 by JB Bowling

Piece By Piece A Study of Digital Audio Protocols
October 2010 by Kevin Rogers Cobus

Loudspeaker Shootouts: Dare to Compare
July 2010 by Kevin Rogers Cobus

Signal Preference: The Role Of The Mic Pre
June 2010 by Kent Morris

Let’s Loop America’s Worship Centers
May 2010 by David Myers

Batteries for Church Audio
May 2010 by William ‘Chip’ Sams

Recording 2 Go
March 2010 by Terry Wilhite

Digital Discipline: Getting your mind around engineering on Digital Consoles
March 2010 by Brad Herring

Product Review: Mackie Onyx -1640i
March 2010 by Terry Wilhite

DIGITAL CONSOLES: THE PERFECT VOLUNTEER
March 2010 by Justin Gomez

Product Review Roland Systems Group M-48 Live Personal Mixer
December 2009 by Holland Davis

THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE: Confounding acoustical problems in houses of worship
December 2009 by Russ Berger

White Spaces Revisited Life After the DTV Transition
November 2009 by TFWM

Product Review… Astatic 1600VP
October 2009 by Kent Morris

Five Minutes with… John Fuqua Vice President, All Pro Sound
October 2009 by TFWM

Product Review: SONY PCM-D50 Handheld Recorder
September 2009 by Terry Wilhite

Digital Snakes in Worship
September 2009 by Kevin Rogers Cobus

Switching to In-Ear Monitors
July / August 2009 by John Chevalier

5 Minutes with… John Broadhead, Vice President, Roland Systems Group
July / August 2009 by TFWM

Product Review… Da-Cappo DA12 Micro-Microphone
June 2009 by Holland Davis

DSP Demystified: What Really Goes On Inside the Black Box
June 2009 by Kent Morris

Product Review… Hitachi CP-X10000 Projector
June 2009 by John Chevalier

5 Minutes with… Jeff Barnett, Senior Sales Engineer, Sweetwater
June 2009 by TFWM

Drum Microphones —101—
May 2009 by Paul Foreman

5 Minutes with… Mike Hughes VP & General ManagerPro Audio division, HME Pro Audio
April 2009 by TFWM

Behind the Board … Under the Gun
March 2009 by Donnie Haulk & Jerry Temple

RML Labs Software Audio Console
January / February 2009 by Chuck Mitchell

State-of-the-Art Audio in the Old West
January / February 2009 by Brian Galante

PRODUCT REVIEW: Yamaha STAGEPAS250M
December 2008 by Tim Sauve

Product Review: Ableton Live 7
December 2008 by Terry Wilhite

5 Minutes with… Brad Weston President, Renewed Vision
November 2008 by TFWM

Audio over Ethernet (AoE): The New Vehicle for Audio Transport
Winter 2008 (Canadian) by Pierre Robidoux

Electronic Enhancement: A Primer
Winter 2008 (Canadian) by Michael Pincus

72 degree principle OF ACOUSTICS
October 2008 by Joab Perdue

Basic Acoustics
September 2008 by Nick Colleran

Haul Monitors? A look at switching to PSMs and how to properly mix them
Fall 2008 (Canadian) by Chandler Collison

Microphone Selection: A Tech Director’s Choice
Fall 2008 (Canadian) by Matt Power

Product Review: Graff of Newark Digitiser
July/August 2008 by Jay Delp

Haul Monitors? A look at switching to PSMs and how to properly mix them
July/August 2008 by Chandler Collison

White Spaces and Wireless Microphones
June 2008 by Kevin Rogers Cobus

Loudspeakers and Room Acoustics
June 2008 by Ted Leamy

Product Review: Roland M-400 V-Mixer™ Live Mixing Console
May 2008 by Chuck Mitchell

I CAN’T HEAR YOU
April 2008 by Joab Perdue

Product Review: Thompson Grass Valley’s Indigo A/V Mixer
March 2008 by Paul Clifford

Five Minutes with… Gordon Moore, Vice President of Sales, Lectrosonics
March 2008 by TFWM

Digital Audio: MIDI, MADI, and Everything In-Between
March 2008 by Brent Harshbarger

5 Minutes with…Barry Andrews Chief Executive Officer, QSC Audio Products, Inc.
January / February 2008 by Kevin Rogers Cobus

Transport Methods
January / February 2008 by Ray A. Rayburn

5 Minutes with… John Hooper, Vice President, EARTEC
December 2007 by Kevin Rogers Cobus

MASTERING 101
December 2007 by Ian Riggle

MICROPHONE UNIVERSITY
December 2007 by Bruce Myers

Bill Thrasher: INTERVIEW WITH A LEGEND
December 2007 by Kevin Rogers Cobus

PRODUCT REVIEW: Yamaha MG166cx-USB Mixer
December 2007 by Mark Nichols

Digital Audio — Simple as 1, 2, 3
November 2007 by Mike Overlin

Recording Your Worship Service LIVE
November 2007 by Mike Overlin

“White Spaces” UP FOR GRABS? FCC CONTEMPLATES COMING REGULATIONS FOR WIRELESS SYSTEMS
October 2007 by Mark Brunner

Adaptable Amplifiers: New Options for Optimizing Worship Sound
October 2007 by Doug Green

Tools or Toys?: MIX POSITION
September 2007 by Mike Overlin

RF OUTPUT POWER: Choose the Right Amount
September 2007 by Joe Ciaudelli & Volker Schmitt

The Dark Side of “WHITE SPACES”
July / August 2007 by Mark Brunner

PRODUCT REVIEW: Aviom® Pro64™ Digital Audio Network
July / August 2007 by Chuck Mitchell

VOCAL HARMONIZERS AND PITCH CORRECTORS: “VOICING OPINIONS”
June 2007 by Mike Overlin

5 Minutes With… CRAIG SIBLEY, House of Worship Marketing Manager, AVIOM, Inc.
June 2007 by Kevin Rogers Cobus

Product Review: Yamaha FGX730SCA Acoustic Guitar
June 2007 by John Chevalier

The Church at Rocky Peak: Digital Audio in a Volunteer Tech Environment
June 2007 by Charles Conte

Leading Worship on Acoustic Guitar
June 2007 by John Chevalier

Product Review: Yamaha Stagepass 500 Portable Audio System
May 2007 by Grady Wann

Multitrack Recording for Live Events
May 2007 by Tim Sauve

LOUDSPEAKER CHARACTERISTICS Various Coverage Configurations and How They Affect Music and Spoken Word
May 2007 by Blair McNair

Product Review: PreSonus DigiMax FS Channel Pre-amp
May 2007 by Holland Davis

Digital Mixers
May 2007 by Mike Overlin

LOUDSPEAKER CHARACTERISTICS Various Coverage Configurations and How They Affect Music and Spoken Word
May 2007 by Blair McNair

Product Review: LECTROSONICS DIGITAL HYBRID WIRELESS SYSTEM
April 2007 by John Chevalier

A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE?
April 2007 by Jeff Krull

SHHHHHHHHHHH! How to Keep it Loud with a Quiet Stage
April 2007 by Mike Overlin

SMALL CHURCH, BIG TECH: An Interview with a Silicon Valley Pastor
April 2007 by Ken Hughes

5 minutes with… JOHN FUQUA, Director at ALL PRO SOUND
April 2007 by Kevin Rogers Cobus

THE QUIET STAGE
March 2007 by Mike Overlin

WIRELESS MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
March 2007 by Karl Winkler

TFWM’s AUDIO ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Digital Consoles and Other Topics
March 2007 by Kevin Rogers Cobus

Product Review: ROLAND RSS S-4000 DIGITAL SNAKE
March 2007 by Brad Herring

Product Review: DPA SMK4061’s…Small Mice, BIG Sound
March 2007 by Holland Davis

RECORDING SNAPSHOTS: “Aural-Genic” Feedback
March 2007 by Chuck Mitchell

5 Minutes with… GARY GUNN, Market Development Manager, Installed & Tour Sound, AKG ACOUSTICS
January 2007 by Kevin Rogers Cobus

Product Review: TANNOY PowerV SERIES LOUDSPEAKERS
January 2007 by John Curtis

5 minutes with… BRUCE HOWZE, PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY PROFESSIONAL LOUDSPEAKERS
December 2006 by Kevin Rogers Cobus

ACOUSTICAL DESIGN IDEAS FOR A NEW TIME
December 2006 by Jeff Hedback

SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY IN MODERN HOUSES OF WORSHIP
December 2006 by Blair McNair

THE ROCK REAL COMMUNITY CHURCH
December 2006 by Robert Langlois

Product Review: SHURE MICROPHONES’ KSM9
December 2006 by Robert Langlois

5 minutes with… DAVID MCNUTT, INDUSTRY TEAM MANAGER, INSTALLED SOUND DIVISION, SENNHEISER ELECTRONIC CORPORATION
November 2006 by Kevin Rogers Cobus

Defining Value When Selecting A Sound System
October 2006 by Ted Leamy

Knowing Your Knobs: A Fundamental Guide to Analog Consoles
September 2006 by Mark Nichols

Church Recording Studios: Mt. Paran Case Study
September 2006 by Brad Herring

Two Days With Yamaha
September 2006 by John Chevalier

Portable Audio
May 2006 by John Shauer

Captions: Where Do We Go From Hear?
May 2006 by Jess Stark

Adding Fiber to Your Audio Diet
May 2006 by Dan Shore

APPRECIATING THE DIRECT BOX
April 2006 by Hector La Torre

COMFORTABLE VOLUMES = IMPROVED WORSHIP EXPERIENCE
April 2006 by TFWM

DSPs n Carrots
March 2006 by Blair McNair

Hertz So Good
March 2006 by Mark Nichols

And In This Corner…
March 2006 by Tom Stuckman

Acoustics: Balcony Faces and Mud
December 2005 by Jeff Szymanski

A Study of Digital vs. Analog Consoles
December 2005 by Bruce Lee

Battery Up!
December 2005 by Mark Nichols

Making Sense of Amplifier Power Ratings
November 2005 by John Meyer

The Art of Amplification
October 2005 by Keith Denmon

Duplication Without Getting Duped!
October 2005 by Brad Herring

In One Wireless Ear…
October 2005 by Jerry Harvey

Collateral Coverage, Friend or Foe? – Part II
October 2005 by Blair McNair

A Choired Taste
September 2005 by Kevin Madden

Ribbons, Line Arrays, and Hi-Fi
September 2005 by R Bob Adams

Choosing the Right Audio System
September 2005 by David Rauch

How to Blend Volunteers into the Audio Mix
September 2005 by Robert Scovill

Laying Out An Audio Studio
September 2005 by Brad Herring

The Headworn Advantage
September 2005 by Dave Egenberger

Collateral Coverage, Friend or Foe?
September 2005 by Blair McNair

Acoustical Balance for Worship Spaces
July/August 2005 by Vance Breshears

No Wires, Mate- RF Wireless Systems for Worship, Part III
May 2005 by Kent Margraves

A Lesson in Overcoming Acoustic Adversity
May 2005 by Milt Morris

Acoustic Enhancement Systems
May 2005 by Vance Breshears

Sowing the CDs: Why CD and DVD Media Is Still in the Game
May 2005 by David Suden

Loudspeaker Types for Churches
May 2005 by Rick Kamlet

Fixing the Monitor Problems in Worship
May 2005 by Brad Herring

The Biggest Instrument in Church
April 2005 by James Schleich

No Wires, Mate- Part II
April 2005 by Kent Margraves

No Wires, Mate! Part 1
March 2005 by Kent Margraves

On or Off?
March 2005 by Alex Welti

Grinning From Earbud to Earbud
November 2004 by Ron Simonson

Laying the Groundwork
November 2004 by Joseph DiBenedetto

Tips for Church Mixing
November 2004 by Gary Gistinger

Spreading your message from the last Amen
November 2004 by Blake Erickson

Public Address Choices for Churches
November 2004 by Roger McCarten

Wireless for Worship
July 2004 by James Schleich

Fundamental Decisions: Automixer VS Console Mixer
July 2004 by Tom Corbett

The Benefits of Fiber Optics
July 2004 by Buddy Oliver

Hearing the Word
July 2004 by David Myers

Sound Advice- Audio Delay Line Applications
July 2004 by Tom Stuckman

So You Want A New Sound System?
May 2004 by Tom Corbett

Do You Hear What I Hear?
March 2004 by Joel Writer

Walking A Fine Line Array
March 2004 by Jerrold Stevens

VCA’s Explained
March 2004 by Steve Harvey

Intelligibility
January 2004 by Nathan Powell

Fire At Will
January 2004 by Curt Taipale

Bridging the Communication Gap
November 2003 by David Rauch

Sound Design for Outdoor Events
November 2003 by James Schleich

Practical Realities of Phase Interference
November 2003 by Pat Brown

Miking Sense
November 2003 by Bruce Bartlett

Levely Sounding Audio
November 2003 by Steve Harvey

Frequing Out
November 2003 by Greg Silsby

Line Arrays Buyer’s Guide Part II
September 2003 by Rod Falconer

CD Seeding
September 2003 by Aaron Barbarics

FOH Those About To Mix
September 2003 by Steve Harvey

The Sky Isn’t Quite Falling, But…
September 2003 by Gary Stanfill

DuplicationMinistryCaseStudy
July 2003 by Aaron Pratt

Line Arrays: A Buyer’s Guide- Part I
July 2003 by Rod Falconer

Why Can’t We Hear the Choir?
May 2003 by Dale Alexander

Brooklyn on Broadway
May 2003 by Cathy Hutchison

Engineering to Enhance Sound
May 2003 by Jerrold Stevens

The Importance of Frequency Selection
May 2003 by Ron Huisinga

Have Faith In Wireless… But Have A Backup
May 2003 by Dave Egenberger

Sound Decisions
March 2003 by Sharon McKone

Do Your Research
March 2003 by Amie Hoffner

Church Installs: An Audio Study
March 2003 by Janet Beasley

Microphones for Instruments
January 2003 by Travis Ludwig

The Low-Down on your Sound System’s Low-End
January 2003 by Christopher Buttner

OMNI vs CARDIOID: Which Lavalier Is Right For You?
January 2003 by Rick Belt

EQ 301- Digital Equalization
January 2003 by Joe Wisler

I Want to Have My Cake & Eat it Too!
January 2003 by Curt Taipale

Sanctuary or Studio?
January 2003 by Jeff Mac

To Print or not to Print, that is the question…or is it?
November 2002 by Paul Sorensen

Making Fan Noise Bearable
November 2002 by Bob Lee

Real-World Design
September 2002 by Robert Rose

Designing A Worship Space for Intimate Preaching and Worship (Part II)
September 2002 by Jeff Miller

Church Acoustics
September 2002 by Jay Perdue

Children, Go Where I Send Thee!
September 2002 by Kenny Grindall

All Ears
September 2002 by Terry Wilhite

New Applications for Assistive Listening in Houses of Worship
July 2002 by Lance Madigan

Making Mixing Easier
July 2002 by Chris Griffin

Interactive Websites and Customized CD’s
July 2002 by Rachel Zakariasen

Designing A Worship Space: Part 1
July 2002 by Vance Breshears

Called To Worship
July 2002 by Jeff Barnett

Beyond The Cut Sheets
July 2002 by Jim Burdette

Dubious Duplication?
May 2002 by Kristin DeLoach

CD-R and Your Church
May 2002 by Paul Sorensen

In-Ear Monitors for Worship?
May 2002 by Kent Margraves

CD and DVD Ministry
May 2002 by Aaron Pratt

EQ 101
March 2002 by Joe Wisler

Architecturally Sound
March 2002 by Tony Price

Wireless Help File
March 2002 by Kevin Sanford

What is an Amp?
January 2002 by Steve Lyle

Mixing Techniques for Multi-Channel Sound Reinforcement Systems
January 2002 by Vance Breshears

Multi-Track Recording and Mixing (Part II)
September 2001 by Vance Breshears

Let’s Go Shopping! (Part II)
September 2001 by Curt Taipale

DSP Processing For Sound Systems
September 2001 by Paul Fruedenberg

Don’t Blame the Wireless
September 2001 by Dave Egenberger

The Person in the Booth: “In the Beginning…”
July 2001 by Don Brooks

Tasteful Use of Effects Processors
July 2001 by Curt Taipale

Considerations When Selecting a Loudspeaker System for Your Church
July 2001 by Mark Johnson

Multi-Track Recording and Mixing (Part I)
July 2001 by Vance Breshears

Let’s Go Shopping! (Part I)
July 2001 by Curt Taipale

Boot Camp: Just for the Record (Part III)
May 2001 by David Boots

Church Planning 101
May 2001 by Paul Tan

CD Technology vs. Analog Tape
May 2001 by Rodney Dixon

Wireless World: Hoopla in the Air
March 2001 by Kent Morris

The Monitor Engineer’s Role in Performance
March 2001 by Philip Manor

Sound Options for Historic Churches
March 2001 by Bruce Borgerson

Live Mixing in the Digital Domain
March 2001 by Lon Brannies

101 Microphone Tips & Tricks
March 2001 by Curt Taipale

Microphones Are Cool
January 2001 by Curt Taipale

Boot Camp: Just for the Record (Part II)
January 2001 by David Boots

Console Basics: How to Set Gain
November 2000 by Tom Stuckman

Boot Camp: Just for the Record (Part I)
November 2000 by David Boots

Wireless Microphones
September 2000 by Joel Johnston

Requirements For Worship Technologies
September 2000 by Paul Tan

Designing A Worship Facility (Part II)
September 2000 by Vance Breshears

Wireless World!
July 2000 by Kent Morris

Audio Basics
July 2000 by Gary Zandstra

Designing A Worship Facility (Part I)
July 2000 by Vance Breshears

Basics of Loudspeaker Design & Technology (Part II)
July 2000 by Jon Sager

Audio Outreach A Powerful Ministry Tool
July 2000 by Patrick McDonnell

Wireless World: B A C to Basics
May 2000 by Kent Morris

Microphones: Care & Feeding of the Wireless Variety
May 2000 by Ron Huisinga

The Biblical Basis for NOT Using Wireless Mics
March 2000 by Kent Morris

Basics of Loudspeaker Design Technology (Part I)
March 2000 by Jon Sager

Dynamic Ways To Broaden the Reach of Your Ministry
March 2000 by Angelique Caffrey

Solving Audio Problems Using Automatic Mixers
January 2000 by Chris Lyons

Speaker Systems for Churches
January 2000 by Blair McNair

Reducing Feedback
January 2000 by Bruce Bartlett

Mixing Hints
January 2000 by Ron Huisinga