How To Use An Audio Compressor In Your Church System, Part 1

The pro audio world uses compression more than any other form of signal processing, because it makes the music or message you are trying to convey easier to listen to, more consistent and improves intelligibility.

How To Use An Audio Compressor In Your Church System, Part 1
Since we will only be using one channel for our purpose, we've zoomed in on channel 2 in the image above. There are two parts of the channel. Outlined in red is the expander/gate which can be used to reduce background noise in the channel when no one is talking.
How To Use An Audio Compressor In Your Church System, Part 1
Since we will only be using one channel for our purpose, we've zoomed in on channel 2 in the image above. There are two parts of the channel. Outlined in red is the expander/gate which can be used to reduce background noise in the channel when no one is talking.

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The last thing to do is make sure you can still control the overall volume of the pastor’s microphone with the channel volume control on the mixer. Be careful that you leave the trim setting alone once you have your compressor set. Changing channel gain will change the level going into the compressor, affecting how effective it will be on the pastor’s voice.

Make sure to share this process with your entire team. We recommend practicing this setup with your team prior to the sound check with the pastor if possible.

(Wayne DuCharme is a Studio Engineer, Singer/Songwriter, Worship Musician and the eCommerce Director at CCI Solutions.)

 




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Worship Facilities Magazine, November-December 2017
The November-December 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a review of the 49 New Product Award entries this year, as well as those entries up for Solomon Awards in 2017.


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