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Church Newsletter 2


Church Newsletter 2
Church Newsletter 2
[Insert Church Name]
SOUND BOOTH
REVIEW
Welcome to the first issue of the Sound
Booth Review. The newsletter provides
schedule and event information. It contains
a “Meet The Team Member” section, as well
as a few technical articles. You might even
find some humor sprinkled within.
Volume One
Djembe Microphone Techniques
The djembe is a great musical instrument
that blends well into the church worship
setting. However, microphone placement
for the djembe is not a hard and fast rule.
Here are the guidelines you can use for
providing the best amplification.
Djembes are either mic'd with a single
microphone from above or with two
microphones. The difference in techniques
is primarily about the amount of low end
signal. Mic'ing the top of a djembe gives
plenty of the slap sound associated with the
drum. However, there isn't much in the way
of the bass sound.
Using the two microphone method, use the
MXL condenser microphone for the top
microphone. Place it 1-2 inches from the
drum head. You can pick up a drum mic clip
that will hold it on the djembe. Next, using
a dynamic microphone (our Shure SM58's),
place it near the bottom of the djembe
using a small mic stand. Don't place the
microphone up and inside the djembe. Place
Inside This Issue
Volume One 1
Djembe Microphone Techniques 1
Meet [Insert Name] 2
A Worship Leader's Perspective 2
Phantom Power and When To Use It 3
Luke, I am Your Father's Sound Guy 4
A Round of Applause for Mr. [Insert Name] 5
it near the bottom and angle it at 45
degrees. This part requires trial and error
until you get the bass sound the way you like.
Here at church , I place the stand base right
next to the djembe stand base and I like that
sound.
Using the two microphone method, you can
now brighten your slaps on the top
microphone via EQ and adjust your bass
sounds using the lower microphone. Take out
a lot of the midrange and highs from the
bottom microphone. When you listen to just
the bottom microphone, you'll hear a muddy
sound – but that's OK. Once you add in that
top microphone, you'll get the crisp, fat
drum sound you want.
I've used both methods. I prefer the two
microphone method. It sounds much fuller.
The difference is surprising.
From
Http://www.behindthemixer.com
By [Insert Name]
Church Newsletter 2
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