Teacher – Jay Beech
The affordability and advanced feature set of today’s digital audio mixers has made
them increasingly popular for churches. However, the learning curve can be steep, and the capabilities a bit overwhelming.
Jay will demonstrate two specific current models: the Allen & Heath Qu series and the Behringer X-32. Topics covered will include basic termiology, routing, groups, setting up a matrix, storing & applying EQ curves and other setting, creating presets for “hands-off” use, (such as funerals). Church Audio Basics class recommended. Basic understanding of audio systems required.
Cost – $150
Fulfills certification elective requirement for Technology Training
Continuing education contact hours – 6
Jay Beech has been working with professional audio equipment since 1979. As an itinerant performer and church musician, he has worked with hundreds of church sound systems. Jay has designed and installed P.A. systems in churches, and has also designed, built, and operated five different recording studios.
Jay Beech has long been recognized for his creative blending of musical energy and theological substance, and his ability to lift up ancient traditions within a modern context. His published works include hymns, liturgies, camp songs, musicals, and anthems which are sung each week in congregations throughout the United States. Jay is also the owner of BaytoneMusic.com, an online company that provides downloadable music resources for worship. He served on the music staff at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN for sixteen years and is a graduate of St. Olaf College. He is the Director of The Center for Worship and Music Studies.