Audio is often overlooked when it comes to discussions around “setting the atmosphere”, but truthfully audio is among the most important. But I’ve often thought that audio teams are a bit like the CIA. Their successes are often unnoticed, and their failures are displayed for everyone to see!
Think about it, when you’re in an environment where audio is really well mixed, few people will notice it. It’s just… well there! There’s nothing to really notice about it, because it becomes so transparent that it allows you to worship unhindered and undistracted. However, when the audio team makes a mistake. There’s a channel not brought up at the right time, feedback occurs, or an awful pop happens when the guitarist unplugs too early, everyone quickly snaps their head to the team in the back of the room, looking to immediately convict the sound engineer.
This is why as an audio engineer, perfecting your craft and becoming very aware, is so vital to setting the atmosphere in worship. In this episode of SALT Backstage, go behind the scenes with Adrian Varner, lead front of house engineer for SALT16 creative arts conference, held in Nashville, TN.
You’ll learn more details about the Meyer audio system including the boxes, subs, processors and consoles used during the event.