Audio Training Seminar

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Saturday, March 24, 2012, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The registration deadline is March 21. Due to overwhelming response, walk-in registrations the day of the seminar will not be available. The cost of the event is $39, which includes a light continental breakfast and lunch. Please call Family Life's ticket office at 607-776-4151 or 800-927-9083.

Want to help your church eliminate issues like feedback, hums, buzzes and a host of other problems? This event will improve your church's sound immediately with a single day of training and without buying any new equipment. All for less than the cost of a single microphone!

The greatest asset any organization has are it's human assets: people. We throw money at new equipment in the hope that it will solve our problems. In a three words "It Rarely Does!". Before investing in more equipment make sure your church's volunteers are properly trained.

The adage is that it takes 10,000 hours to be good at anything. If a sound operator in church mixes very week for an hour or two they are accumulating a grand whopping total of a hundred hours a year of practice. How many years will it take to get to 10,000 hours at this rate? Not going to happen.

This training will provide a foundation of fundamentals that audio professionals know based on years of experience. Many of these principles once explained are simple common sense techniques. But if you've never lived in the world of audio vocationally or professionally, you've probably never learned them. Through fun and engaging training we'll teach you the tips and trade secrets in a day that would normally take years to discover on your own. You'll be learning common sense approaches to improving your church's sound. Not just a bunch of technical jargon.

Those responsible for the sound who attend will immediately be able to implement principles and practices learned this day, that will radically improve the sound in your house of worship , without having to purchase any new equipment, this Sunday!

Here's a peek at some of the topics we'll be covering:

1. Cable Basics :

XLR/Instrument/Speakers+4/-10Direct BoxesSnakes: Analog and DigitalCat 5e/Cat 6Finding and eliminating hums and buzzes

2. Microphones: Fundamentals

3. The Mixer

4. Loudspeakers: Mains Monitors

5. Lowering the Stage Volume - Common sense Approaches:

Move ThingsIn-ear monitoringPersonal Monitor Mixing

Recording the Worship Service: How and Why?

Recap: Questions and Answers

This event is sponsored by Doug Gould of Worship MD with assistance by Derrick Jeror of Housetop Media.





Doug Gould's calling is to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to our worship services. Over the last ten years he has been a very effective presenter at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including Kingdom Bound, Integrity Seminars4Worship, Christian Musician Summits, Worship Arts Technology Summits, Breakforth, Camp Electric, Worship Institutes and many, many others.

He is a veteran of the Pro Audio and Music Technology Industry for over 30 years serving in management roles at Shure, Tascam and E-Mu Systems and has been a worship leader, musician and tech at various churches for almost as long.

He is CEO and Founder of Worship MD (Market Development) a consulting firm that helps professional audio and music technology manufacturers build relationships with the church through education.

The companies that support his activities are Audio-Technica, Aviom, D'Addario, Evans, Planet Waves Presonus, Pro-Mark and others.

He can be reached at:






We will also have hands on work stations set up where people could practice mixing techniques while we teach them.