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ChurchGrip Episode 21 – Avid Venue Features

ChurchGrip Podcast, Episodes, Tech Arts Updates - by - April 17, 2012 - 17:00 America/New_York - Be first to Comment!

I recently demoed a Venue console for the first time and wanted to talk about a few of the features I really liked that don’t seem to get much attention.

ChurchGrip Episode 20 – Chamsys MagicQ

ChurchGrip Podcast, Episodes, Tech Arts Updates - by - April 10, 2012 - 21:08 America/New_York - Be first to Comment!

A quick introduction to Chamsys MagicQ lighting software for Mac, Windows and Linux.

Here is a MagicQ tutorial: http://www.onstagelighting.co.uk/training-tutorials/magicq-tutorial-getting-started/

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ChurchGrip Episode 19 – Soundcraft Si Compact Follow Up Review

ChurchGrip Podcast, Episodes, Tech Arts Updates - by - September 30, 2011 - 14:00 America/New_York - Be first to Comment!

I had been asked recently to do a follow up review on the Si Compact.  The audio quality on this recording is pretty bad.  It was recorded on my iPhone while driving from Charleston to Greenville, SC in our church truck heading to install some subwoofers. Hoping to get back on a regular schedule from here on out.

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ChurchGrip Episode 18 – Gain Structure & System Levels

ChurchGrip Podcast, Episodes, Tech Arts Updates - by - May 20, 2011 - 17:03 America/New_York - 1 Comment

Been working on trying to improve the sound of the some of the rooms at Sugar Creek and that really started me thinking about how the level of the sound system can effect the way that you mix. In some cases it can effect the quality of the sound coming from the console.

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ChurchGrip Episode 17: Soundcraft Si Compact Review

ChurchGrip Podcast, Episodes, Tech Arts Updates - by - March 25, 2011 - 13:17 America/New_York - 2 Comments

Recently purchased a Soundcraft Si Compact and have spent a little time with it.  In this episode I give a quick list of features, pros and cons as well as a my thoughts vs the Yamaha LS9.

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ChurchGrip Episode 16: AKG C47 Mic Review

ChurchGrip Podcast, Episodes, Tech Arts Updates - by - March 18, 2011 - 12:42 America/New_York - Be first to Comment!

I was recently loaned a AKG CK47 mic that I wanted to try out as a choir mic. In this episode I take some samples from our multi-track recording of a Sunday morning to show how the mic performed against our usual AKG C3000 mic.

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ChurchGrip Episode 15: QLab

ChurchGrip Podcast, Episodes, Tech Arts Updates - by - February 25, 2011 - 12:56 America/New_York - 1 Comment

If you ever need a tool to help with audio cues during a production, Qlab could be that tool.  I use it for all audio cues including solo tracks.  This is the swiss army knife of audio playback and best of all there is a very usable FREE version.

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ChurchGrip Episode 14: Apollo Right Arm Review

ChurchGrip Podcast, Episodes, Tech Arts Updates - by - February 11, 2011 - 15:05 America/New_York - Be first to Comment!

The Apollo Design Right Arm is a DMX controlled moving yoke.  You can mount just about any fixture type as well as camera.  In this episode I give you what I found out about them after using them for a few months.

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ChurchGrip Episode 13: In Ears Monitor for Praise Teams

ChurchGrip Podcast, Episodes, Tech Arts Updates - by - February 8, 2011 - 22:53 America/New_York - 1 Comment

At Sugar Creek we made the change to in ear monitors for our praise team about six months ago. The change has been positive, but not without some hitches along the way. In this episode I pass on our experiences.

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ChurchGrip Episode 12: Roland M-48 Personal Mixers

ChurchGrip Podcast, Episodes, Tech Arts Updates - by - January 28, 2011 - 12:07 America/New_York - 2 Comments

I wanted to give a review of the Roland M-48 mixers after we have been using them for a few months. Included in this episode is some of the training issues converting musicians from Aviom mixers.

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