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M. Erik Matlock

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Church Sound: Training Audio Volunteers
« on: May 07, 2019, 08:25:37 am »

Church Sound: Training Audio Volunteers
It can take a year to learn to mix FOH, but it takes a lifetime to get good at it. Donít rush the process, and have a plan.
By Mike Sessler ē May 7, 2019

In most churches, front of house audio (FOH) is the most difficult tech job. Itís every bit as visible as song words (or presentation as we call it), and far more difficult to master.

As the church get bigger, the band typically does as well, which makes the job that much tougher. Finding volunteers who are willing to take the time to learn how to mix FOH can be challenging; I suspect most churches have only a handful of people in their entire congregation who even could do it, let alone who are willing to do it.

Once you find them, itís critical to train them well. Failure to train a volunteer is akin to setting them up to fail. Which means, if they fail, itís our fault...

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Train the next generation. Success without a successor is ultimately failure.
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