Any Questions?

This has been an interesting year with the last few months in particular keeping things interesting in a very good way. All the work and requisite cool-down periods have kept me away from writing as frequently as I try, and now I’m in that place where I try and process some of this to see if there’s anything worth talking about.

So, in the meantime, I would love to take the opportunity to answer questions. They don’t have to be deep or unique. If you’ve got a question you were always curious about or wondering what I’m doing about something these days, please throw it in the comments for this post and I’ll either answer it there or do a brief post on it.

David Stagl

13 Responses to “Any Questions?

  • I would love to hear your take on why or why not feed subs off an aux.
    It surprised me when I read on twitter awhile back that you would never go back to aux fed. Seems like your view is not the norm at the top end of production.

    We are planning a new PA in the next 12 months so I am starting to dig into design choices.

    Thanks!

    • David Stagl
      4 years ago

      Good question. I will do a post about this.

      • Excellent. Looking forward to it. Always appreciate your insight.

  • We are thinking of going to wireless IEM for the worship leader, out pastor is concerned that communication between them will be difficult – we’ve looked at packs with a built-in ambience mic which would work well, but was wondering what you do to enable quick communication between pastor and worship leader

    • David Stagl
      4 years ago

      What kind of communication do they need to do? Are they standing next to each other on stage? How do they communicate right now?

  • David,

    Can you recommend some good Venue pluggins for compressing you L/R output Bus and how much compression you typically add to your mains (also do you add any make up gain?

    Thanks!

    • David Stagl
      4 years ago

      Good question. I think I’ll do a post on this, too.

  • Pastor and worship leader often near to eachother on stage, pastor often wants to add a song our charge the order or sometimes worship leader wants to change
    ‘Direction’of worship and wants to check with pastor, so private communication, note often whispered

    • David Stagl
      4 years ago

      Well, I guess there are a couple things you could. You could set up a little “talkback” mic on stage that is always on in his ears. Or you could just start by having him pull an ear out–I see that happen a lot.

  • I know you guys do a wireless frontline, so you can clear for the message. How do you handle pedalboards on the front line?

    • David Stagl
      4 years ago

      We have sleds the pedal boards sit on that roll back and connect to our risers so that the whole thing can roll off.

  • Steve
    4 years ago

    What plugins do you run on your teach/announcement headset mics?

    • David Stagl
      4 years ago

      A De-esser and sometimes a Waves C4/C6. The majority of the work gets done with the channel EQ and sometimes a touch of compression. When we have a video message, I’ll sometimes add Waves Vocal Rider to the mix.

      I don’t like to use a lot compression here because I think it affects the people on stage since they hear themselves in the house. When there’s too much compression, I feel like it exhausts them because they might want to be dynamic, but no matter how loud they get it doesn’t change in the house.

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