Friday, October 14, 2011

A Video, A Survey, and a Couple Lighting Notes

Here's a tribute to all you gurus out there...



And now for something completely different...

Can you take a second to complete this brief survey about your thoughts on our volume levels?



And now for something completely different...

Two small notes for lighting folks and other interested parties:
  1. The window blinds are now controlled via a remote in the FOH booth. It's on the wall next to the architectural lighting controls. Step 1: Press the button to indicate whether you want to adjust the left or the right curtain (you can do both at the same time by pressing both buttons); Step 2: Press the Up, Down, or Stop button as appropriate.
  2. House lighting diagrams are now updated and in the lighting binder. If you want to see what channel or dimmer controls a particular section of house lights, reference these two diagrams. Please note that the channels and dimmers are not set up one-for-one, so it's important to know which diagram to look at. To turn on and off house lights, use the channel diagram. To troubleshoot dimmer rack problems, use the dimmer diagram.
Peace!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Volume levels can change from week to week. Sometimes it seems too high. Usually it seems about right. Seldom does it seem too low.

I don't really remember what the sound levels were like in 1978, but neither do I remember thinking "I have to do something about this," so they were probably ok.

Ron Moore said...

This is from Ron Moore (I don't know if my name will be posted with this.)

I can't submit the survey because I have no answer for the first two questions and there is no option for not remembering what things were like almost 30 years ago.

For the third question I would say the volume levels at times get too loud. I don't think this is just because I don't like loud music. I suspect that if you turned down the volume some, no one would notice all that much and we might actually be able to hear those worshiping around us. (for some of us, that might not be such a good thing. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I don't tend to think "This whole mix is too high." I tend to think "Parts of this mix (normally the bass) are overshadowing the rest of the band. I can't hear the worship leaders or anyone else." Even just lowering the volume on the bass might solve the problems of volume.

Anonymous said...

I agree with others that the levels seem to change from week to week.
I think the mix balance obviously changes according to location around the auditorium.

Mike Hollen said...

Only been coming to the church for about two years (member for 1.5) and the sound levels were never really an issue (good thing) until two Sundays ago (10/9). That was the first time and only time that the sound levels were quite noticeably louder. Otherwise, for my personal preferences, the sound levels are typically good. Thanks for the feedback opportunity!

Jessica said...

I'd agree that at times the room volume seems to loud in the main auditorium. What I find interesting is the DB level is always in the safe range (thinking specifically of Starfield concert & singles BIG meeting), but at the back of the auditorium it was SO loud. I'm not sure how the acoustics are in the room, but it almost seems like the sound bounces around and thus the back seems louder. Not a very scientific answer I know