The installation is over - what about training?
The building is finished, the sound system is installed, the training session has ended, and the tail lights of the system installer are fading in the distance. What's next?! A well-deserved break for everyone!
Over and over we find churches in what will become a predicament pretty quickly if training is not addressed. With the upgrade, the church now needs 3-4 tech volunteers (or more) where it needed one or two before, and some of those people who just finished the training session have never even seen a mixer or a switcher before, and have little to no idea of how everything works together. They all seemed to understand, none of them had any more questions for the trainer when he asked, but many of your team members went home overwhelmed and under-prepared. And the weekend is coming.
For budget reasons, churches often opt out of ongoing training, but making the best use of the new equipment requires that people know how and why they're doing what they're doing. Recently, we've come across a new video curriculum called the Ultimate Live Sound School DVD Set. It's a DVD-based curriculum taught by David Wills, a professional touring engineer who has worked with lots of top music acts over the past several years. These videos allow you to look over the shoulder of a professional audio engineer who has worked with the top names in the business.
In Free Church Sound Training, David will tell you about his background, and that lesson will tell you who he knows and should give you a good sense that he can help prepare your team on the basics of sound theory, signal flow, mixing technique and much more. Click here to watch that free lesson.
The Free Church Sound Training is an introduction to the more detailed Ultimate Live Sound School DVD Set. A couple of us have started using this DVD set and the more detailed training videos for the Presonus Studio Live and Behringer X32 in our own churches and find the videos to be a powerful resource for both group and for individual training. For more info on the Ultimate Live Sound School DVD click here.
Unfortunately, we often find churches are not able to equip volunteers for success on their own so they experience lots of volunteer turnover. The Ultimate Live Sound School DVD set will allow you to spread the knowledge of proper audio system operation to the team in a way that is well-presented, non-threatening and that comes with the benefit of the teacher being an outside expert.
Right now, the Ultimate Live Sound School is priced at $50 off the normal $199.95 price at just $149.95. The Ultimate Live Sound School contains over 6 hours of training, plus bonus sessions, that your team can refer to as often as necessary and share among themselves. Click here to order the Ultimate Live Sound School DVD set now.