Who is the book for?
Anyone that serves as a tech at church, a burned-out volunteer, seasoned techs, or the entire worship team!
What is in the book?
Part I: A guide to help techs recognize and deal with common heart issues and difficulties while serving the church. It outlines practical steps to combat burnout and joyfully serve the church again.
Part II: A technical primer on the basics of gain structure, equalization and mixing. A glossary is included to help even inexperienced techs navigate these concepts.
About the Author
"Magic" Dave Wright has been working in sound production for over 20 years. He began his journey studying under sound guru Paul Rice at Kentucky Christian University.
When he's not working his mojo on sound systems, he spends his time battling Sectiods on X-COM and working on his private pilot license. He also loves playing board games with his wife Bea, and making his cats crazy.
If you ask him any question, the answer will most likely be "42"
"Technical and musical knowledge MUST be paired with a Gospel mentality"
Sound in the Gospel was started from a growing desire to see our church sound engineers develop a Gospel mindset alongside their technical skills. The pressures that are put on them are tremendous and can result in the most quickly burned out volunteer position in the church. With little support, relief, affirmation or encouragement, they are asked, more often than not, to fill the position EVERY. SINGLE. SUNDAY. Having a technical understanding simply isn’t enough. Their interaction with the body sets a tone for the worship team, pastors and other volunteers. This one position can become a cancer to the entire body, if negativity goes unchecked. Technical and musical knowledge MUST be paired with a Gospel mentality if anything is going to change. And it all starts in one place.
If I could tell you just one thing about sound, it would be that it’s all about GAIN structure. It's the foundation of every sound system and every mix. It's going to affect every frequency and determine how you handle most any situation that might arise. While we’re certainly not trying to over spiritualize this, there is a correlation in scripture that mirrors GAIN Structure with the condition of our own hearts. If our hearts are not fixed properly in the Gospel, then our lives become a big noisy mess. Where we set our hearts is just as important to running sound as how technically proficient we are. That’s why GAIN is so significant. It’s all about our heart, our foundation and where we put our trust.
excerpts from "Sound in the Gospel"
What people are saying about "Sound in the Gospel"
“I couldn’t recommend this book highly enough...Dave is a voice of reason, encouragement, and most of all, a voice of vision…”
From the forward by Matt Papa - Recording Artist, Author of Look & Live
"It's about time we start talking about this stuff! Dave has dug up some uncomfortable issues and ties in the refreshment of the truth of scripture. This book is a nice tool in navigating many landscapes of the production world through the lens of the bible."
Ryan Lampa - FOH for Toby Mac
"Sound In The Gospel is a much needed book in today's world of production engineering. The heart is addressed extremely well in this book. A fantastic outline of where we should strive to be spiritually and mentally as engineers. This is extremely close to my heart."
Tim Spidel - FOH for Plumb & Rush of Fools