New York (November 2, 2006)–Fits & 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, FL. 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 16th from 3-6 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 17th 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.
“We are very excited to have the How-To workshops at our Expo,” the NSCA’s Chuck Wilson said. “This is a fantastic opportunity for church staff and volunteers to hone their audio skills, as well as to visit the NSCA Expo show floor and see the latest technology from around the world. This is a must-attend event for anyone involved in church sound.”
“The NSCA is one of the top audio organizations, so it is a mark of distinction to be invited to Expo 2007,” Fits & Starts Productions’ Hector La Torre added. “Attendees can expect the very best training in our workshops, and a quality experience on the show floor. We’re definitely looking forward to the event.”