Be Snarky…

Single most important rule in musicianship… Play in tune, and in time. Simple, right? Here’s a product line that will help you do BOTH. Meet the Snark. Many models under $15. C’mon dude, that’s less than a 1/4 tank of gas for the car, or 3 mocha chocolate, low fat, soy, shaken and stirred latte’s. […]

Digital Mixers Are (almost) Foolproof

Have I told you the story of how we got into digital mixing? It’s a crazy story… It’s Christmas Eve 2011. On Christmas Eve, we have so many people attending mass at 4:00PM that we have masses in (4) locations. Every seat is taken, every bit of floorspace is occupied. At 4:00PM on Christmas Eve, […]

Flexibility Of Digital Mixers

In yesterday’s post, I listed 4 reasons why digital mixing is a perfect fit in the Catholic church… Because it is consistent Because it is easy Because it is foolproof Because it is flexible How is a mixer flexible? I know you’re dying to know. Let’s unpack it… Most analog mixers have a basic structure […]

Why Digital Mixers Are The Perfect Solution For The Catholic Church

It’s the digital age. Why would a church founded on pillars of Sacred Scripture and TRADITION benefit from state of the art, DIGITAL technology? It’s the greatest no-brainer in the history of church audio. Here’s why… Because it is consistent Because it is easy Because it is foolproof Because it is flexible Consistency is key! […]

Batteries and Bunnies

Batteries and Bunnies Nothing will make you look as dull as a dead battery. Three weeks ago, we had our lenten parish mission, and I handed our presenter a lavalier mic without applying all the rules below. Know what happened? After the speaker began his presentation, the mic began to put out a low level […]

Let’s Be Direct

Let’s face it, the vast majority of Catholic churches weren’t designed for the acoustical needs of a contemporary music group. In truth, the acoustics in most Catholic churches are less than stellar, even for chant and spoken word. Many of our worship spaces are built with hard surfaces like marble, glass, and wood that add […]

Mic Hygiene

I saw this on my friend Kevin Wyglad’s Facebook wall this week. It was too funny, and true, not to share it. And yes, this is why I insist on using my beloved Beta 58… Have a great weekend everyone!