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Volume Control

Started by Rook. Last reply by Lofty Whitaker Oct 2, 2015. 7 Replies

Wuts up guys, Do your musicians regulate their volume from the instruments or does the sound guy do it from the board? I would think musicians should leave their  instrument volume alone (and only…Continue

Ideas or thoughts on volunteer's

Started by Brian Dodson. Last reply by Ryan Hammond Aug 26, 2015. 5 Replies

Hello everyone, I am a FOH/Live engineer for a house of worship here in WDM, IA. I have some rather higher end consoles and have been trying for over a year to expand my production team so that I…Continue

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Speaker Cables or using the ones in a preexisting snake?

Started by Cynthia Scott. Last reply by Cynthia Scott Mar 17, 2015. 6 Replies

I am in an older church where the snake was run from the back to the front in a not so easy place to access. We have been up until now running our speakers from amplifiers in the back for various…Continue

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Comment by Stephen Graham on January 17, 2012 at 3:51pm

As a contractor I've tried practically everything.  In the last year I've fallen for the Earthworks flex mic series of mics.  I also do a bunch of live sound with broadcast splits and unanimously the folks in the truck have asked about what I'm using on the podium.  Because of its consistent frequency response off or on axis I've found gain before feedback to be outstanding too.

Comment by José Páscoa on January 17, 2012 at 8:44am

Try the Peavey PM-18S . It's simply AMAZING and much better than mics costing 2 or 3 times more. Great sensivity, high feedback regection and very good sounding.

Comment by Daren Fulks on January 16, 2012 at 8:03am
My favorite these days is the Audix Micro-Gooseneck system.
Comment by John T. Cotton on January 16, 2012 at 7:50am

I'm also a big fan of the EV Polarchoice on podium/pulpit.

Comment by Logan Hinnant on January 16, 2012 at 5:01am

 I like to use the EV Polar Choice podium mics, I have installed these in the last 20 churches and they sound really good

Comment by Stepan on January 15, 2012 at 8:59pm

Hello Everyone. What kind Of Pulpit Mics do you all use. And what Kind would You guys recomened. Becuse we are looking To upgrade. We currently have the Shure microflex MX412

Thank you

Comment by Ted Gregorek on August 2, 2011 at 12:42pm
I went through an Allen & Heath iLive training right before I came out on tour. I think they've out done themselves this time. It out features everything in the same price range. An inherent digital snake being the most important. Watch my blog for a full report.
Comment by Frank DeWitt on April 1, 2011 at 7:49pm

I put a wireless hand held in a stand where the pastor can get within a few inches without any trouble.  BTW  Use a GFI on your baptismal. We go one step further and turn off all power to the heaters and pump before we use it.  the details on the failure in Waco Tx

The heating elements on both baptistry heaters reportedly overheated sometime before Lake's death. The overheating reportedly caused severe damage to the heating elements inside the heater assemblies and exposed the electrical components to direct contact with the water passing through the heater pipes.
Comment by Brian Greenwood on March 17, 2011 at 1:10pm
The best response I've gotten has been to use a Wireless HH on a boom in front of the baptismal.  I used to use an e 835 wired until the incident Mr. Beasley related.  Using a wireless HH prevents that possibility altogether.
Comment by Mark Beasley on February 28, 2011 at 1:08pm

You can try using a condencer micoprhone on the edge of the baptismal.

with enough gain this works great. I have used a Shure SM81, AKG c1000s, or even a AT Pro37r. all of these work well their many othersimalar mic's that will work fine. my only caution DO NOT TOUCH THE MICROPHONE WHILE IN THE WATER. a pastor went to see Jesus(pased away) a few years ago.

to prevent this you can use your trusty multi meter to test the voltage between the water and the case of the microphone. You should read 0V any thing else and you might want to use a hanging microphone that you can't reach above the water. As far as the wireless microphone is concerned you will only hear the pastor speaking. I dont know about you but I want to hear the testamony of the person being baptised. I hope this helps.

oh you might want to know that in the case of the late pastor the water pump was was wired hot netural reversed. this worked just fine untell ground was added to the water. 


God Bless and good luck


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