The Behind the Mixer Podcast

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There's a lot going on in the world of church audio and it's not all good.  Chris and Brian talk with Richard Gaspard, the House of Worship Market Manager about what he, and PreSonus are doing to help.  They also talk about the night and day di
What do you call a man so devoted to the Chicago Cubs that he named his dog, Wrigley?  You call him Jason Wetherholt, Worship Minister at Greenwood Christian Church.  Today, Chris Huff interviews him and he answers the question of what musician
Episode 45 - Back from a short hiatus, Chris and Brian talk about the topic everyone should teach their new audio techs right from the start.  Unfortunately, it's a topic that's usually taught last.  They also discuss the top 3 qualities a chur
Episode 40 - Music copyright laws are in place to protect musicians and the original music owners.  However, there are popular myths that churches have believed for years that have resulted in copyright infringement.  Chris covers these myths,
Episode 43: What mistakes are we making as tech team leaders?  For that matter, what mistakes are we making as volunteers? In this episode, Chris interviews his wife, who has worked in a variety of leadership roles, including the volunteer coor
What speakers should we buy? What about the mixer? These questions are part of typical conversations Chris and Brian have had with many churches over the years.  Only this time, Chris is playing the role of the pastor and Brian plays...Brian. 
What's the purpose of technical production in the church?  What about your church? Josiah Way answers this in his new book, Producing Worship: A Theology of Church Technical Arts.  On today's show, Chris Huff interviews Dr. Way to talk about th
Audio Fusion Systems is a new contender to the personal monitor mixing realm and they are unlike everything else in one big way.  They claim you can get pro-level wireless monitoring using software on the devices you already have.  And it's unb
Low end frequency problems can plague a mix if they aren't identified and addressed.  In episode 39, Chris Huff discusses how the low end frequencies can work both positively and negatively.  He also discusses how you can control excess low end
It's the end of the year so Brian and Chris decided to take time to reflect on production successes of 2018 and what the future holds for Behind the Mixer in 2019.  Also, they're talking about YOUR successes, but.... Here's the thing, you mig
Don't assume there are only two different types of microphones; vocal and instrumental. Chris Huff and Brian Gowing explain how microphones are different, why they're different, and how to pick the right one for your need. They also talk about
Bullies exist even in the church technical production realm and if you're dealing with one then this episode is for you. Chris Huff and Brian Gowing explore the causes of the problem, how to deal with the problem, and how the entire worship exp
How can I eliminate feedback? How can I get our ear-worn mic to stay on? Why do our new microphones sound so different?  Chris and Brian answer these questions and others related to live audio production.  They even discuss how to route channel
Have you ever wondered how a live audio engineer got a particular sound, when you attended a concert?  Do what Brian and Chris do, just ask!  In today's episode, the guys talk about how much you can learn by attending live events and listening
Ever notice your spouse sitting alone (without you by their side) in the congregation while you're running sound?  You probably didn't see them before church because you were out the door by the time they woke up.  The life of a church sound te
Portable church audio, video, and lighting can be a beast of production work each week. Load it all in, pack it all away, and hope everything in between goes smoothly. On episode 32 of the podcast, Chris Huff and Brian Gowing discuss the bigges
Do you set the mix once for the band and never touch it again? What do you do when the skill level of the sound techs greatly varies? Chris and Brian have seen a lot of things done wrong and a lot done right regarding both questions. In this ep
Isn't running sound only about mixing and working with gear?  Far from it!  In a recent article, Karl Winkler discussed the seven habits (skills) every audio tech should have.  In today's episode, Chris talks about Karl's article and digs into
ENOUGH!  At some point, someone in the band angered the tech team and things haven't been the same.  Maybe the animosity felt between the groups is the fault of the tech team.  Whatever the reason, it's time to admit there's a problem, get thro
Move past the microphones and mixers and technical side of church audio production work and you'll find there's a whole lot more to learn.  If you're lucky, you'll discover the six things that no one talks about - but they're so important.  In
Your growth as an audio mixer might have stalled out because you've allowed yourself to put limits on how you mix.  Chris covers ten tips that will help you take your mixing to the next level through, in many ways, by taking a fresh look at how
Finding the ideal music volume for a congregation can be hard, especially when you're new to live audio production.  On today's podcast, Chris Huff and Brian Gowing talk about all of the facets of volume, in live church audio production, and th
Drum mixing is a complex topic which requires stage work, mix work, and working with the drummer.  Episode 24 focused on much of the stage work - the work required before even thinking about stepping behind the mixer.  This episode covers the m
Drum mixing is a complex topic which requires stage work, mix work, and working with the drummer.  Add on to that subjects like shielding and volume issues and the idea of mixing drums quickly becomes a heavy topic.  Chris and Brian cover all o
New audio products are coming to the market this year (2018) and Chris and Brian go to the NAMM trade show in Anaheim, California to check out the new products like speakers, audio mixers, microphones, and even find a few surprises along the wa
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