Jason Houtsma serves as Worship Pastor for Mosaic Church in Bellingham, WA, Husband to Alli, Father to Bjorn and Asher, and guitar instructor for WorshipArtistry.com


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Having Fun Abundently

There is nothing like getting to practice and having all the little gremlins come out with the sound gear. Sometimes you can use up a third of your "practice time" chasing them down.

Most recently, our drummer put on his headphones and said, "I can't hear any one. I hear my self, but I can't hear any vocals or anything else." We use the Aviom system for every band and vocal member to keep stage volume down. No one else was having this problem, we could hear the drums and we could hear each other, "How can this be?"

Some one had been "messing" with the drum set and plugged his ear phones in to the master drum console PHONES output jack. So of course he could hear him self! Depending on your spirit, you can get a chuckle out of these times, or you can rant and rave, "Who's been messing with the drums!"
I thought it was funny... Guess you had to be there.

I love this post.

I find my most common mistake is that I haven't plugged in. "What's wrong with my sound? I've got nothing! Oh, my guitar cable is still on the ground..." It's like that show The IT Crowd where the tech guys just answer the phone with, "Did you turn it off and on again? You're welcome." You have to laugh at yourself.

The IT Crowd.

Man, I love the IT crowd.
But what you speak of is true, when no sound is a making, you should check your cabling.

Love it!

I love this one!