Church Sound Workshops Slated for NSCA Expo 2007
Nov 7, 2006 6:17 PM
Fits and Starts Productions will bring a pair of its How-To Church Sound Workshops to next year’s NSCA Expo on Friday, March 16, and Saturday, March 17, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Offering applied, hands-on training for volunteer staff, music ministers, youth members, choir directors, musicians, or anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of sound systems or considering a sound system upgrade, the workshops will focus on both basic and advanced techniques.
The How-To Church Sound Microphone Techniques Workshop will take place on Friday, March 16, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. With a focus on the proper choice and use of microphones in a house of worship environment, the workshop will examine correct microphone placement for musical instruments, choirs, and soloists, as well as the operation and differences between hardwired and wireless microphone systems. Different microphone polar patterns will additionally be evaluated, as will phantom power and its uses.
Those enrolled in the How-To Church Sound Workshop on Saturday, March 17, will begin their day at 8 a.m. and finish at 5 p.m. Providing an overview of how to effectively operate sound systems and record worship services, the class will dive headlong into topics including microphones and inputs, mixing consoles, processors, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and setup techniques.
The cost for both workshops is $225, and includes lunch as well as free admission to and a guided tour of the NSCA Expo show floor. To attend Friday’s workshop only requires payment of a fee of $65, while the cost of Saturday’s workshop only is $195. To register, call (800) 446-6722 or visit www.nscaexpo.org after Nov. 15, 2006.