More tinkering…

More tinkering…

After last Sunday, and looking ahead to what we are planning for Holy Week, I went ahead and got a new, 12-channel Mackie mixer to replace the 6-channel one I was using (on sale at B&H for $200- a serious deal!). This will make things sooo much simpler going forward!

I also added the little box to the right of the mixer (and this is on me), a lovely little compressor called the “Really Nice Compressor” 😉 which I’ve put on the final signal before it hits the SlingStudio. Normally I wouldn’t think of putting a compressor (which compresses the audio signal, making the louder parts quieter and the quieter parts louder) on the kind of church music we usually feature, but while I’m trying to juggle video mixing and audio mixing all at once this is an excellent safety to avoid clipping if I’m distracted, but also has the huge advantage of making the sound signal “cut through” better when it’s broadcast the way we’re doing it over the internet and watched on people’s phones etc. I shall use it in moderation, but in “super nice” mode it’s very subtle and sounds really good 🙂


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