Improving Your Live Stream Audio

Now more than ever, churches are taking their services online to stay connected to their congregations and to reach more people from their community and around the world. But for many churches, the audio feed in the church’s live stream isn’t as good as it could be. Crafting audio for a live stream is very different from mixing live sound for an in-person congregation, and it brings its own set of challenges. In this session, we’ll discuss the most common live-stream audio problems and their solutions.

Speaker Bios

Jeff Barnett is the Director of Worship Sales at Sweetwater. He has 30 years’ experience in worship technology as a live sound and recording engineer, system designer, installer, educator, and musician. Jeff works with thousands of churches and worship artists from all over the world, including Jesus Culture, David Crowder, Shane & Shane, and many more. Jeff enjoys working in his home studio and singing with his a cappella group, Vox Deco. Jeff and his wife, Brit, are proud parents of six kids and are still trying to figure out where the youngest one's left shoe is. (If you see it, please let him know.)

Kent Morris is a veteran of the media technology arena, with over forty years of experience in overseeing hundreds of audio/video/lighting installations in some of the most well-known facilities in the country, from Mt. Paran Church of God in Atlanta to Dr. John Hagee's Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, legendary actor Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero clubs, or BB King’s club in Orlando and Tootsie’s in Nashville. Kent's career began with Promise Keepers and Maranatha Music, where he handled the technical aspects of hundreds of events. He later worked with Integrity Music and served as the FOH audio engineer for Paul Baloche, Israel Houghton, Tommy Walker, Kim Hill, Desperation Band, Harvest Crusade, and many other artists. He’s also served as a trusted advisor in product development to manufacturers like Audix, Crest, Electro-Voice, Yamaha, Peavey, and others. Currently, Kent serves as the FOH audio engineer at First Baptist Atlanta, having worked with Dr. Charles Stanley for decades until his recent passing. Kent is also the Live Sound Market Manager for Sweetwater, where he serves as an ambassador and advisor for the live event industry. Kent also teaches Production Technology at the University of Mobile.

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