12 Days of Christmas: Day 8: Sound Techs
Submitted by Donna H., also the grand prize winner.
If I had the power to give anyone any Christmas gift, I would give all Southern Gospel groups a skillful sound technician to run the sound system from off of the stage. Not only is it distracting to see a group member making adjustments on the sound board during a song, but I believe the sound is much better when the sound tech can hear what the audience is hearing and can make adjustments as needed. And I would coach the sound technician to NEVER blast the audience with volume that is too loud. The technician should understand that a majority of the audience is probably older than 50, and many may wear hearing aids! (I have actually had an elderly gentleman at NQC ask me if he could borrow my earplugs when a group who is notoriously TOO loud was on main stage!) The tech would also be aware that the voices must not be overpowered by the accompaniment, no matter how fantastic the accompaniment may be!