47 episodes

Chris Huff, from the Behind the Mixer Blog, reveals tips and tricks to mixing sound in the realm of church audio production. He covers everything from building a music mix from scratch to upgrading your audio console. You’ll even learn how things work, like audio compression and gating, so you can be a better sound tech. Discover the latest gear, newest mixing strategies, or learn the foundational audio production processes every church sound guy should know. You’ll even catch interviews and find out how other church audio engineers are coming up with creative solutions to everyday problems. Chris has been working in church audio for over twenty years, writes for pro audio publications, helps other church audio techs through his web site, and has authored several church sound system guides. He helps you with audio mixing, mixing monitors, working with musicians and church staff, buying new audio equipment, understanding how signal flow works, and most every aspect crucial for creating a top notch audio production, while working in the unique church environment.

The Behind the Mixer Podcast Chris Huff

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    • 4.8, 42 Ratings

Chris Huff, from the Behind the Mixer Blog, reveals tips and tricks to mixing sound in the realm of church audio production. He covers everything from building a music mix from scratch to upgrading your audio console. You’ll even learn how things work, like audio compression and gating, so you can be a better sound tech. Discover the latest gear, newest mixing strategies, or learn the foundational audio production processes every church sound guy should know. You’ll even catch interviews and find out how other church audio engineers are coming up with creative solutions to everyday problems. Chris has been working in church audio for over twenty years, writes for pro audio publications, helps other church audio techs through his web site, and has authored several church sound system guides. He helps you with audio mixing, mixing monitors, working with musicians and church staff, buying new audio equipment, understanding how signal flow works, and most every aspect crucial for creating a top notch audio production, while working in the unique church environment.

    Interview with House of Worship Market Manager, Richard Gaspard from Presonus - #51

    Interview with House of Worship Market Manager, Richard Gaspard from Presonus - #51

    There's a lot going on in the world of church audio and it's not all good.  Chris and Brian talk with Richard Gaspard, the House of Worship Market Manager about what he, and PreSonus are doing to help.  They also talk about the night and day difference between the first PreSonus digital console and what they offer today.

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    Interview with My Worship Minister, Jason Wetherholt - #50

    Interview with My Worship Minister, Jason Wetherholt - #50

    What do you call a man so devoted to the Chicago Cubs that he named his dog, Wrigley?  You call him Jason Wetherholt, Worship Minister at Greenwood Christian Church.  Today, Chris Huff interviews him and he answers the question of what musicians expect from the sound tech - the answer might surprise you.

    • 35 min
    What You Should Teach Rookies Techs...But Likely Don't

    What You Should Teach Rookies Techs...But Likely Don't

    Episode 45 - Back from a short hiatus, Chris and Brian talk about the topic everyone should teach their new audio techs right from the start. Unfortunately, it's a topic that's usually taught last. They also discuss the top 3 qualities a church tech leader needs but why it's often only one that gets any attention - and how that can spell disaster.

    • 44 min
    Are You Breaking Music Copyright Laws? Probably.

    Are You Breaking Music Copyright Laws? Probably.

    Episode 40 - Music copyright laws are in place to protect musicians and the original music owners. However, there are popular myths that churches have believed for years that have resulted in copyright infringement. Chris covers these myths, myths on video licensing, and what you should be doing.

    • 21 min
    Tips on Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

    Tips on Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

    What mistakes are we making as tech team leaders? For that matter, what mistakes are we making as volunteers? In this episode, Chris interviews his wife, who has worked in a variety of leadership roles, including the volunteer coordinator at the local hospital where she oversaw 90 volunteers. Gina brings up key areas for retention as well as recruitment and they talk about how understanding personality types goes a long way to helping team members and becoming a better leader.

    • 28 min
    Gear Recommendations: Walking Through a Typical Church System

    Gear Recommendations: Walking Through a Typical Church System

    What speakers should we buy? What about the mixer? These questions are part of typical conversations Chris and Brian have had with many churches over the years. Only this time, Chris is playing the role of the pastor and Brian plays...Brian. Discover how they look at a church system, the types of questions they ask, and how you should take a new look at your system.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Nathan Lively ,

Very clear

Lots of great ideas here. Very clear. New tech I didn’t even know about!

GlynneT ,

You'll loose more time then you'll gain is useful info.

Unfortunately. A great opportunity to make a good podcast but I feel it's a waste of time.
Also, you’d think someone who cares enough about sound would care enough about their own podcast's sound. The last episode's sound is bad with distracting background sounds. Sounds like his printer was right by his mic.
Also influenced by the mega-church model. Keep that in mind.

Tosha :o)! ,

Great resource for many Congregations :o)

The information shared on this podcast is so helpful with regards on how to up ones audio game in the platform. Good Stuff!

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