If you are going to put a microphone in front of a singer, a guitar, or glockenspiel, and then take that audio to send it through loudspeakers, shouldn't the result be an improvement? If all this effort is only making it sound worse, do us all a favor and take the sound system out.
You can now see why this post wasn't very funny. One or two jokes then I start lecturing. This is my blog after all, so I can do as I like. Still, I promised jokes, so...
Q: Your ex-wife, your auto mechanic and your church sound tech are all drowning. You only have one life preserver. What do you do?
A: Pull out your Flixter app and check movie times of course.
Ride the ChurchMix Bus
Six years ago I started ChurchMix.com. It is a place where churches can send their volunteers for some simplified online help at church sound. Many of the users on the site had asked if we held live conferences. We eventually took the plunge and began planning our first "ChurchMix Live: A Two-Day Techie Extravaganza." RockHarbor Church in Costa Mesa, CA agreed to let us use their facilities if we agreed not to trash the place. Alex Magaro and his team at the church were actually happy to host the event so long as he could get free admission and donuts for his volunteer mixers. Scott Clement, my young audio doppelgänger, helped in the planning, taught a breakout session and did jobs that honestly I was not interested in doing.