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The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook (Hal Leonard Music Pro Guides) [Paperback]

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Written to specifically address the concerns and needs of the sound person who serves ministries and churches, this comprehensive handbook blends the relational and technical aspects of church sound in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner.

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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook is written to specifically address the concerns and needs of the sound person who serves ministries and churches. The modern church uses many of the same presentation tools that have become common in television, movies, and concerts, placing a unique set of technical expectations on its eager, willing, and primarily volunteer force. This comprehensive handbook blends the relational and technical aspects of church sound in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner. The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook will provide a leg-up to church sound operators who want to do a great job but need the perfect tool created specifically for them to gain the knowledge needed to excel and succeed.

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Studio: Hal Leonard - Music Pro Guides
Pages   438
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.9" Width: 8.6" Height: 0.92"
Weight:   3.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2007
ISBN  1423419707  
ISBN13  0884088106751  
UPC  884088106751  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Gibson has spent the last 20 years teaching, writing and recording music. He holds various degrees in education, composition and recording, and has also taught music theory and performance. He is the owner and president of Northwest Music and Recording.

Bill Gibson was born in 1922.

Bill Gibson has published or released items in the following series...
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook (Hal Leonard Music Pro Guides)?

This is a great reference for volunteer sound guys!  Nov 20, 2009
Most readers of this book will be volunteer "sound guys", like myself, that are interested in doing a good job. We really need to perform our duties in a professional manner, personal and technical. Unfortunately attending classes just for audio engineering is very expensive. This book provides clear consise information to assist us in becoming better sound technicians. I would highly recommend reading/studying this book. Bill Gibson just does a great job in explaining the how's and why's so that you will have a good understanding of what it takes to become a better "sound guy".
ultimate church sound operator's handbook  Jan 13, 2009
Overall an excellent book for churches. The first portion of the book discusses the type of person and the characteristics to look for in a person (mostly matters of the heart and attitude). The rest of the book and the DVD appear to have been authored from other people. There are a couple of instances that are contradictory. There is some blatant advertising masquerading as a tutorial in both the book and DVD.

Compared to the Yamaha soundbook for churches, I would say it is on par, although I like the DVD better. Each book is great and each is more effective in explaining certain aspects than the other, but I think Gibson's book is more effective and contains much more info on the non-technical aspects of running sound.
Good church-related discussion  Dec 22, 2008
I bought this book specifically because I saw that the first 7 chapters discuss non-technical church-related sound issues. I find this book very useful. I got a lot out of it, and have loaned it to others. The illustrations are very well done, adding a lot of information and making the book easy to understand. There is a lot of very practical information for a contemporary church. As a volunteer on the soundboard at a mid-sized church, I find a lot in this book that I can directly apply. For instance, I now understand that doubling the number of open mics puts the system 3dB closer to feedback. There are also some sections that do not directly apply to me, but are still interesting. For example, because we use electronic drums, the information on how to mic drums does not directly apply to me. I highly recommend this book for others in my position. I also highly recommend that non-technical church leadership read at least the first 7 chapters to understand what is required to effectively run a modern sound system, what are the issues, and be able to interface with the people like me who run it.
Beginning to End Church Sound Engineering  Sep 8, 2008
I am the Pastor of a Small Church and have found the training of people for sound engineering within the Church context demanding and difficult, with this book 'The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook' it is making it easier to train and develop new Sound Engineers. I have started to use this book as a text book for all my new Sound Engineers.

This book not only covers the advanced technical skills required, covering each topic in-depth but also speaks about the Christian Character that is required for an excellent Church Sound Engineer.

The Section on Generations Sound is excellent giving the sound engineer a clearer understanding of the issues relating sound including key frequencies that affect different age groups

I suspect that even for a person outside of the Church Context would find this book to be a valuable resource of technical information, particularly for anybody wishing to excel in sound engineering.

Sound engineering key principles that are found in the modern Church are found everywhere, from Small School Halls to Large Auditoriums seating thousands.

Again I wholeheartedly recommend this book.
Pastor Keith Alchin
NorthHaven Christian Outreach Centre.
Warnervale NSW Australia
The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook  Jun 5, 2008
Not everyone who runs a CHURCH sound system is of the same spiritual persuasion. It would be a bit offensive to have to read the first three chapters of Christian Proselytizing if you are not Christian. This was to be a book about Sound Operations, not what your religious orientations are. Likewise, the arm-chair physchology could be limited to a sentence or two rather than lengthy paragraphs. These concepts are certainly a part of our lives in many situations, but please, this is to be about SOUND SYSTEMS!
I was about to return the book, but as I examined it a bit further I did find some useful information. Much of the information was surface and it would have been nice had Mr. Gibson used the space proselytizing and psychologizing to give a few more details and REAL TIME examples of the concepts he was addressing.
I am hoping to find a FEW more tid-bits of useful information in the book, but I am dissappointed that so many very critical aspects of sound management were treated in a superficial manner. It was certainly not worth the $40.00 paid for the book.

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