— The Audio Engineering Society provided two packed days of training and education for house of worship technical ministry staff on audio and production technologies and applications —
The Audio Engineering Society, the AES Nashville Section and Belmont University hosted house of worship technical ministry staff from near 50 churches in Nashville for the first-ever AES Worship Sound Academy. Held March 10 and 11 in the impressive Johnson Center at Belmont, a line-up of industry experts dug deep into the core technologies being used in modern worship, including mixing FOH and monitors, personal monitoring, miking, wireless systems, streaming, podcasting, recording, acoustics, system optimization and more. Audio theory and its specific application to the worship space were covered in a dozen sessions, delivering both foundational knowledge and a plethora of actionable guidelines and recommendations that the attendees were eager to apply to improve the use of technology in support of their home church’s ministry.
Worship Sound Academy attendees came loaded with questions and a host of issues to address and departed with new understanding of the technical solutions available to meet their needs. Along with the willingness of the presenters to share their combined decades of experience, technical partners filled an exhibition space where they also answered the attendees’ questions, providing insights into their gear and its application. Those technical partners, representing influential manufacturers and service providers, deeply involved in support of houses of worship, were Alclair Audio, Allen & Heath, Bosch-Electrovoice-Dynacord, d&b audiotechnik, DiGiCo, DPA Microphones, JH Audio, Lawo, QSC, Riedel, Shure, Simply Sound Acoustics, Solotech and key partner Waves. Additional supporters of the program content were Essential Audio and Spectrum Sound of Nashville, along with local worship team members.
The AES Worship Sound Academy provided worship tech team members an unprecedented chance to listen, learn and connect with industry professionals and the opportunity to network with peers that share their challenges and goals.
Source: AES News
The First Ever AES Worship Sound Academy a Success