The course consists of four sessions in one day. After every session, “homework” directs the student on how to use newfound knowledge and skills at their home church. Students also receive an on-site session at their church for system mapping, trouble shooting, and other personalized instruction.
School of Sound Instructor David Carver has extensive experience with pro audio and sound in the church environment. Having worked in the church side of sound through most of his career, he understands the frustration pastors and worship leaders have when it comes to sound. David felt God’s calling to “Make Disciples,” but in the technical world nobody seemed to be doing that.
David has toured with many top Christian recording artists and his career gives a unique and qualified perspective to church sound. More recently, he worked as the Chief Audio Engineer at New Hope Community Church in Portland, OR. Drawing on his life experience David, along with Portland’s top Audio Engineers, put together a curriculum that is not only educational, but spiritually inspiring.
David has worked in the industry since 1977. He understands the needs of the church as well as the steep learning curve that most volunteer audio technicians encounter.
Instructor - David Carver
We consolidated our Certified Sound Technician course into a single day. This jam-packed program designed to deliver all four of our 100-series classes. Beginning at 9:00 AM and finishing at 7:00 PM, both lunch and dinner are included, and participants can retake the course as many times as they would like at no additional charge.
Students graduate as a Ceritified Sound Tech with solid basic skils, able to :
Solo as a Sound Tech
Set up (or direct set up) of mics, cables, patches, monitors, etc.
Troubleshoot basical signal path problems
Conduct an organized sound check with musicians
Set gain structure, equalization, subgroups, monitor mixes, and initial levels
Actively participate in the performance with continued analysis and refinement of settings
Ron Davis has been involved in all aspects of the music industry professionally for well over 30 years. His main attention has been as a recording engineer/producer and has hundreds of recording projects to his name. He has engineered multi Grammy winning projects, and as Senior Engineer with Integrity Music has recorded such projects as Hillsong Australia’s ‘Shout To the Lord’, a Gold Record status project. He is also the archival Producer/Engineer for the Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest running jazz festival in history with live recordings included in the Stanford University Library and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.
Over the years Ron has held the positions of both Technical Director and Worship Director in a local church, and continues to serve in leadership capacities for several churches. One of his greatest passions is working with churches to help unify worship and tech teams with a teaching style that is fun, energetic, and very practical. The ultimate goal is to bring a focus on worshiping God together and not a focus on the distractions (feedback, poor sound) that take away from it. ‘Bring excellence, not perfection’ to each opportunity we have to serve.
He is also the author of the award winning ‘Live Audio Basics’, a 3-disk DVD/CDR tutorial created to empower the volunteer ‘weekend warrior’ sound person.