House of Worship Sound Reinforcement
House of Worship Sound Reinforcement provides everything you need to know to become a sound technician in a house of worship and beyond. Starting with the basic foundations of sound, you'll progress into learning how the sound in your house of worship is captured with microphones and transduced into electricity. From there, you will explore the wonders of the mixing console, where all the audio you're capturing is sent, processed, and mixed together. Next up will be a thorough examination of how sound is projected not only to the congregation but also back at the worship team through the speaker system. After delving into the world of digital processors, you will learn how to create an optimal environment for projecting sound in your worship space, which includes properly setting up your system. Finally, you will discover what it takes to maintain your system as well as how to readjust and/or create a new system for outreach events. Although the concepts in this book are complex, they are conveyed in non-technical language, so even if you have no experience with sound reinforcement, the book's contents are easy to follow and put into practice. The authors focus on real-world situations and setups and avoid discussions of physics and math, which can be confusing and intimidating. Whether you are just beginning your journey into live sound, you've been mixing at your own house of worship for a period of time, or you have years of experience already logged in, you will surely find useful information, tricks of the trade, and sound advice in this book that will serve you for years to come. Features:
Provides numerous handy illustrations.
Introduces the gear and how to use it for optimal results.
Geared toward the volunteer worship sound operator.
Provides a thorough treatment of the topic, not a brief overview.
Table of Contents:
CHAPTER 1: Sound and Sound Advice.
CHAPTER 2: Microphones.
CHAPTER 3: Mixers and the Art of Mixing.
CHAPTER 4: Speakers.
CHAPTER 5: Monitors.
CHAPTER 6: Outboard Gear.
CHAPTER 7: Creating a Sound Environment.
CHAPTER 8: Putting It All Together.
CHAPTER 9: Healing the Sick and the Tired...Gear, That Is.
CHAPTER 10: Outreach.
Chris Buono has played in various parts of the globe with the best of the best; has served as a professor for five years at the esteemed Berklee College of Music, where he managed the world's most comprehensive guitar effects lab; has become an in-demand contributing writer for Guitar Player, Guitar One, Just Jazz Guitar, Mel Bay's Guitar Sessions, and Guitar Teacher magazines; and authored the M-Audio Guide for the Recording Guitarist (Course Technology PTR). Today, Chris continues his journey on myriad major and independent releases and countless video appearances as a clinician, most notably for Truefire.
Jamie Rio - President and founder of dti Publishing Jamie Rio's first foray into the music industry goes back almost three decades to when he recorded and toured throughout Brazil with his band, BackStreets. He later worked as a recording engineer in a variety of studios in the Los Angeles area, while continuing to record music and tour with various bands. As Jamie's expertise in sound reinforcement developed, he found himself focusing more on technical reference journalism and starting his live sound company, RioDeluxe Audio. Since the creation of RioDeluxe Audio, Jamie has been behind the console for more than 3, 000 live events. Jamie also currently writes the 'Sound Sanctuary' column for F.O.H. magazine.
©2009, 234 pages.