Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Instrument Frequency Chart

This is a great resource and reference point when you start to EQ a mix. Click here!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Battery Question: Rechargeable or Alkaline?

Check out this article comparing the pros and cons of the batteries that we use every day in this line of work.

Friday, June 25, 2010

System Tuning

System Tuning is an important, but often misunderstood topic in the audio world. Whether to tune by ear, by RTA, by FFT, these are all questions, plus a few more. Check out this helpful article explaining the differences and strengths of various methods.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Technology as Worship

As ministers of the Gospel who just happen to be involved in technology, it is critical that we remember the whole point of what we do. Technology is a tool that can clarify and present the good news of Jesus Christ in a way that people can connect with.  Graphics, sound, video, all of it is for nothing if the focus is on the technology and not on Christ.  As volunteers and staff involved in media ministry, we have to remember that our work in the church is worship.

The sound engineer and the graphics operator and the video guy are just as important as the worship leader on stage and are crucial in the presentation of the message of the Gospel. Tech can either be invisible, enhancing and supporting the service imperceptibly, or it can be a massive distraction, creating barriers in the service. This is the power that rests in the hands of tech volunteers, whether or not you or the congregation realizes it. When we grasp the seriousness of our role, our specific jobs take on a whole new importance as both worship and service. But remember, the technology should never distract from message.

For more on technology in worship, check out this article by Bob Rognlien...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

We all wish we were at InfoComm 2010, soaking up the sun in Las Vegas and getting the scoop on all the new gear we could handle. But if you can't be there in person, at least check out whats new this year in Pro A/V @ http://tinyurl.com/272rgew

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New From Martin Audio

Check out the new MLA line array system from Martin Audio here.

A Fresh Start

Hey there! My name is Kaleb Wilcox and this is my new blog. Thanks for checking it out and hopefully you'll enjoy what you find here. We'll talk about all aspects of media, from audio and video, to lighting and photography; new gear, tips, advice, and encouragement all in one place.

As of July 12th my wife and I will be heading out to the great state of Kansas to begin serving at Topeka Bible Church. It will be a new experience for both of us. My role as Technical Arts Director promises to be filled with challenges and excitement I'm sure. I'll be posting thoughts, helpful info, useful readings, and other fun items here so keep checking up on this blog.