Traditional Set-up

 7/2/2019 update

A/V Operators

The Traditional service is usually less elaborate than the Contemporary service. The typical set-up is:


  1. Piano on "Low Stick"

  2. SM57 mic on the piano

  3. Make sure that there is no monitor plugged into the CHOIR jack behind the rail, stage right. If it is plugged in, the CHOIR monitors will not work:

  4. One music stand center stage back for the music director to direct the choir

  5. One music stand center stage front in line with the center mic (boom)

  6. One boom stand with monitor center-stage

    1. Monitor plugged in

    2. Red mic on the boom, plugged into channel 4

  7. One straight stand stage left, mid-back

    1. For the choir director during invitation

    2. Yellow mic, plugged into channel 5

  8. One Line 6 wireless body pack with a headset microphone

    1. Check the battery level >= 5 hours

    2. Verify that it is set for wireless Channel 3

    3. Place on the center front pew

  9. The two choir mics stay in place, but need to be tested to make sure they work (see below)

  10. Open the Sound Console Cabinet

    1. Raise the recording computer monitor and power up.

    2. Start the recording computer

    3. Log-on

    4. Start Audacity

    5. Start the Sound Console using the Rack Main power switch. This starts the mixer and the three Line 6 wireless receivers.

    6. Start the Sound System Control tablet

      1. Hold in the power switch on the upper right of the tablet for ~ 5 seconds

      2. Swipe the screen to enter the password (press SHIFT twice to get a SHIFT LOCK). Enter the password.

      3. Verify that the WiFi is connected correctly (Mackie DL32S, no Internet connection; will have an exclamation point on the WiFi icon)

    7. Select the MASTER FADER app from the home screen. This is used to control the mixer wirelessly.

      1. Select the mixer icon

      2. Select the DL32S for connection.

      3. Sync the tablet and the mixer (either choose to sync to the tablet, or to sync with the mixer)

    8. Select the appropriate SHOW and SNAPSHOT

      1. Usually this will be Traditional and Post-fader + No Phantom 5. Using the pre-fader or post-fader snapshot will set up more quickly than scrolling through the AUX OUT pages and setting pre/post fader settings.

    9. Un-Mute and raise the MAIN fader to "U"

    10. Un-Mute and raise all the in-use monitors masters to the normal position “U”

    11. Check that all mics in use are working:

      1. Normal MIC and MAIN setting is at "U" (unity gain). With the MAIN set at "U", turn on the mics, and set them for "U." There should be no feedback.

      2. Turn down all the in-use mics, then set the MAIN fader to maximum (+10 dB).

      3. For each mic in use, raise the level towards max. At max, you should begin to hear some feedback. That mic is working.

      4. Repeat for each mic. If feedback happens too early when raising the volume, the GAIN control for that channel may need to be lowered on the GAIN page.

      5. If a phantom-powered direct box is in use and does not work, check the Gain page to see if phantom power is enabled for that channel. if not, mute the channel (to avoid an audible pop) and turn on the phantom power.

    12. If you have channels set with some fader level and/or off mute, you can select the AUTO view option, which will show only the channels you are using on the display.

    13. SHUT-DOWN: The Mackie DL32S will re-start in the same condition it was running in when it shut down. To avoid loud pops from the sound system, or possibly loud feedback or unexpected music when the system is next started, before shutting down, please mute all outputs (MAIN and AUXs). This can be done easily by loading the MUTE ALL show, and the MUTE OUTPUTS snapshot before shutting down.


  1. Open the Video control cabinet

    1. Deploy the A/V computer shelf

    2. Connect the VGA cable to the laptop

    3. Start the laptop and Log-on

    4. Wait for the laptop to boot up and sync with the cloud (Dropbox, Spotify)

      1. Close the Spotify app.

      2. Open the Proclaim app.

      3. Open the Proclaim file for the 8:30 service for today’s date. It will take some time to sync.

    5. Start the Confidence Monitor projector

    6. Start the two main PANASONIC projectors (use the remote, left power button to turn on).

    7. Start the presentation (F5 or click on “On Air”).

    8. Select the correct video channel for display (usually channel 6).