One Template to Rule Them All🎚
Our hybrid template is designed to assist churches running only one digital mixer for three mixes – FOH, broadcast and monitors.
We also understand that most people running sound half the time are pastors or worship leaders, and therefore “set and forget” is extremely beneficial.
If that’s the case you’re in, this is for you.
The strategy we engineered this template with is to surgically remove commonly offensive frequencies between each particular channel/source to bring consistent clarity across the entire board. Other tenants of this template include:
- judicious EQ boosting to enhance where necessary but still avoid feedback
- Non-evasive gating to act as an “auto-mute” for channels like drums and other instruments to prevent sound from passing thru channels, but not engage so extremely as to accidentally close off important performance information.
- MINIMAL to no compression – at least on individual channels. This is key as in many situations, compression can affect how a musician or speaker performs, especially when they are not used to it, causing all kinds of fringe issues in a mix. It can be navigated for sure in any situation, but if you’re in a situation struggling to fill the role of skilled audio engineer at the helm, it is best avoided.
- Tasteful, minimal FX – and you can manipulate levels separately for each mix.
As for the “aux mix” used for broadcast, in technical terms, the sends are set to “unity, post-fader,” which is a complicated way of saying that the broadcast mix will mirror the main fader mix, thus eliminating the need to keep up with two mixes.
A lot of folks buy into the myth that you need a separate mixer for broadcast. And while that can be helpful if you ALSO have a second skilled engineer, if you don’t, it really is just more to deal with and will actually get you WORSE results.
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