House of Worship audio is always a tricky beast, because even if a facility has the best gear money can buy, it can still sound terrible in the hands of an inexperienced audio volunteer. That was surely one aspect that Audix had in mind when it created a series of six online videos, simply titled “How to Mic a Choir.”
The six chapters, all of which run between three and five minutes, feature Dean K. from Audix and Travis Cibolski, Engineer and Technical Director for the Sunset Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR. The good advice given throughout the videos can be applied to any brand of mics, though as you might expect, there’s plenty of examples given with Audix gear. The series never feels like an infomercial, however, instead providing lots of refresher material on microphone basics, polar patterns, the 3 to 1 rule and more.