Please also visit:

Vue supports Church Sound University

Vue supports Church Sound University
Samantha Potter and Mike Sokol

Vue supports Church Sound University


Church Sound University is a touring educational programme delivered by worship audio technicians for fellow worship audio technicians, covering the basics of audio production. The curriculum spans the essentials for church tech teams, including microphones, loudspeakers and mixing consoles, as well as technologies such as RF wireless and networking and skills including skills and techniques for mixing, EQing, miking, recording, webcasting and electrical safety.

Vue Audiotechnik is among several manufacturers, including Allen & Heath, dBTechnologies, Meyer Sound and Rational Acoustics that supports the initiative. The first Church Sound University was held recently at the Taft Avenue Community Church in Orange, CA, with a Vue sound setup.

Taft Avenue Community Church
Taft Avenue Community Church

The mixing course was led by Samantha Potter and conducted in Taft’s main sanctuary. It featured al-4 acoustic linearity line arrays pole-mounted on each side with an hs-20 subwoofer on the floor for low-end reinforcement. Potter demonstrated mixing basics through the al-4 system, highlighting the audible effects of various EQ adjustments on a solo female vocal. She monitored her mixing instructions with foldback from a Vue hm-108a stage monitor.

In a different room equipped with a single pole-mounted hm-108a cabinet, James Stoffo talked attendees through wireless microphone technology. The hm-108a was used to demonstrate various wireless microphones, from handheld dynamic models to cardioid lavalieres. Stoffo discussed the tools available and offered tips to aid in wireless frequency management and optimising reception. He also covered microphone, transmitter and receiver placement.

Vue’s Brandon Rinas
Vue’s Brandon Rinas

Meanwhile, Mike Sokol covered the basics of microphones and loudspeakers in a larger room. He described the basics of point source loudspeakers and line arrays with help from Vue’s house of worship sales engineer, Brandon Rinas. Vue also provided internally illuminated cut-away al-4 and h-12 speakers to allow everyone to see inside the speaker enclosure. The systems featured cut-away internal drivers to provide an understanding of how each part of the loudspeaker works. Sokol addressed the crowd via a pair of h-8 compact high definition loudspeakers to demonstrate the polar pattern response of various microphones. Those in attendance could reportedly hear clearly when Sokol spoke into a microphone correctly and detect the most subtle loss in clarity when he demonstrated improper microphone use.

Rinas received numerous questions and demo requests as a result of the session. Meanwhile, Church Sound University is moving forward with five dates booked in the calendar.

You may also like:

Vue for One

08 Apr 2020

New Community Church revitalised

11 Nov 2019

Please also visit:

Information on cookies

Cookies are short reports that are sent and stored on the hard drive of the user's computer through your browser when it connects to a web. Cookies can be used to collect and store user data while connected to be able to provide you the requested services. Often cookies are getting deleted when the user leaves a site or logs out of it.

There are several types of cookies:

  • Technical cookies that facilitate user navigation and use of the various options or services offered by the web, such asas identifying a session, allowing access to certain areas, facilitating orders, purchases, filling out forms, registration, security, facilitating functionalities (videos, social networks, etc..).
  • Customization cookies that allow users to access services according to their preferences (language, browser, configuration, etc..).
  • Analytical cookies which allow anonymous analysis of the behavior of web users, measuring user activity and development of navigation profiles in order to improve websites and the experience of future visitors.

When you keep using our website, in compliance with Article 22 of Law 34/2002 of the Information Society Services, in the analytical cookies treatment, we have requested your consent to their use.
We use cookies to improve our services. For more details please refer to our Terms of Use and/or our Privacy Policy.

Please note that you can enable or disable and delete cookies in your web browser.