Author Archives: The Happy Budgeter

About The Happy Budgeter

I am a random person who got into a ton of debt by being irresponsible with my money and through proper budgeting have taken control of my finances and now don't ever stress about money because my budget is under control.

The Soundcheck!!! Part 3

We’ve learned why we need to have a soundcheck, and we’ve learned what I consider to be the difference between a line check and a soundcheck. So now it’s time to get into what else needs to happen during the … Continue reading

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The Soundcheck!!! Part 2

Last time we discussed WHY we need to care about soundcheck and how important it is.  Today I want to start describing what I do and how I do it during soundcheck and why I do it that way.  Before … Continue reading

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The Soundcheck!!! (Part 1)

The sound check! Ask a sound guy what that means. Ask a musician what that means. Ask a Service Director/Producer what that means. Ask your Pastor what that means. Did you just get at least 4 different answers? So what … Continue reading

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Sound Operator Band Suggestions, Yay or Nay?

How many of my sound friends out there make suggestions to the band during practice?  I’m curious if this is a common practice or just something I like to do.  As many of us know, the sound person plays a … Continue reading

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What Does A Church Tech Director Do During The Week?

As a Church Tech Guy, a question I often get asked is “What do you do all week?”.  If you’re a Church TD, you know what I mean, and you probably also know what I mean when my answer involves … Continue reading

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Always Learning

I’ve been mixing sound for about 14 years now.  Obviously I’m experienced, but there are many, many people who have been doing it for much longer.  I went to school for audio engineering and have been a paid Technical Director … Continue reading

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Mixing Monitors: The Results

Last week I posted about the importance of mixing monitors properly on stage so as to not hurt the musicians ability to hear themselves, but also so that they aren’t so loud that it hurts our main mix.  We had … Continue reading

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