This manual is meant to assist you in the

This manual is meant to assist you in the

Version 2.4

Welcome!

This manual is meant to assist you in the operation of:

1. a wireless microphone

2. recording and playing a CD

3. recording and playing a cassette tape

4. playing a DVD or VHS

5. PowerPoint on the eMac

6. lighting

Any application that is more complex than these (ie: musical performance) requires a pre-qualified, pre-approved sound technician to operate the system. If you are interested in becoming qualified in the area of sound, lighting, or video, please contact David Goo (x425) at the church office. We welcome all inquiries.

You can also email us at [email protected]

Simple Rules:

1. No guessing. Do not make blind decisions when not knowing what to do. Think through any adjustment before carrying it out.

2. Log in. This is how we become aware of any problems that may go wrong with the equipment.

3. Use the equipment as if it is your own. Using the equipment properly will ensure that it continues to work for a long time.

4. Leave the room in better condition than when you arrived. We expect you to be professional when using the equipment. Other people use the room as well, and they will see the condition of the room that you leave it in.

5.

Begin and end your session by flipping on or off the “All System Power” switch.

This saves energy!

If you have looked through this manual and still have questions, please call the

Technical Ministries Department at (714) 257-4377 or dial extension 425 from a church landline.

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General overview of how to get sound:

[fig. 1]

[fig. 2]

1. Lower the channel fader that corresponds with the sound source all the way down.

2. Confirm that the power for the sound source is on.

3. Turn on the channel by depressing t he red “Ch On” button.

Also, confirm that the grey

“Stereo” button is depressed. [fig. 1]

4. Raise the orange master faders to

“0”. Make sure the red “Stereo On” button above the master faders is engaged. [fig. 2]

5. Either play the material or speak into the microphone you plan to use.

As this is being done, slowly bring up the channel’s volume fader to a desired sound level. [fig. 3]

[fig. 3]

To get sound through the “Main Cluster” speakers facing the auditorium seats, press the red “MTRX 1 ON” button in the section above the master faders [fig.

4&5].

Engage the “MTRX 2 ON” button to project through the speakers facing the opposite direction [fig. 5&6].

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[fig. 4] [fig. 5] [fig. 6]

Using a Wired Microphone:

Note: There are two input boxes on the stage available for you to plug into.

Depending on which one is closest and/or most convenient for you to plug into will determine which channel you will be using. The silver box that is down on the carpet in the middle of the stage corresponds with channels 1-8 on the sound console [fig. 1]. The other box is black and is located on the first step by the center aisle. Its inputs coincide with channels 9-14 on the sound board [fig. 2].

1. Lower the channel fader that

[fig. 1]

[fig. 3]

[fig. 2]

[fig. 4] corresponds with the mic input you are going to use all the way down

(see note).

2. Using a three-prong mic cable, plug the mic cable into the mic input.

[fig. 1&2]

3. Make sure the cable is plugged in to the microphone [fig. 3]. Place the mic on a mic stand.

4. Turn on the channel by depressing the red “Ch On” button.

Also, confirm that the grey

“Stereo” button is depressed. [fig. 4]

[fig. 5] [fig. 6]

5. Raise the orange master faders to

“0”. Make sure the red “Stereo On” button above the master faders is engaged. [fig. 5&6]

6. Speak into the microphone. As this is being done, have a friend you trust bring up the mic’s volume fader to a desired sound level. [fig. 7]

[fig. 7]

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Using a Wireless Hand-Held Microphone:

1. Lower the channel fader that

[fig. 1] corresponds with the hand-held you are going to use all the way down.

2. Make sure the wireless receiver sitting above the wireless rack is on.

[fig. 1]

3. On the bottom end of the hand-

[fig. 2] [fig. 3] held, twist the protective cap so that the “On/Off” button becomes available. [fig. 2]

4. Press the

“On/Off” button to turn the transmitter on. The red LED light will turn on.

5. Turn on the channel by depressing the red “Ch On” button.

Also, confirm that the grey

“Stereo” button is depressed. [fig. 3]

6. Raise the orange master faders to

“0”. Make sure the red “Stereo On”

[fig. 4] [fig. 5]

[fig. 6] button above the master faders is engaged. [fig. 4&5]

7. Speak into the hand-held microphone. As this is being done, slowly bring up the handheld’s volume fader to a desired sound level. [fig. 6]

8. To turn the transmitter off, press and hold the “On/Off” button until

“Off” appears on the LED display.

The red LED light will go off.

Note: You can mute the microphone by rotating the protective cap, so the mute switch is available. Signal is muted when the switch is toward the white circle. [fig. 7]

[fig. 7]

Batteries:

If the wireless transmitter’s red LED light is blinking, the battery needs to be replaced: Unscrew and extend the bottom display section to reveal the battery compartment. Please observe correct polarity when changing the battery.

Your group is responsible for supplying its own batteries.

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Using a Wireless Lavaliere Microphone:

[fig. 1]

[fig. 3]

[fig. 2]

1. Lower the

“Wireless Lav” channel all the way down.

2. Slide open the clear cover plate on the side of the transmitter body pack. [fig. 1]

3. Press the red

“On/Off” button to power on the transmitter.

4. Turn on the channel by depressing the red “Ch On” button.

Also, confirm that the grey “Stereo” button is depressed. [fig. 2]

5. Raise the orange master faders to

“0”. Make sure the red “Stereo On” button above the master faders is engaged. [fig. 3]

6. Clip the miniature microphone mid-chest level and speak. As this is being done, slowly bring up the

“Wireless Lav” volume fader to a desired sound level. [fig. 4&5]

7. To turn the transmitter off, press and hold the “On/Off” button until

“Off” appears on the LED display.

The red LED light will go off.

[fig. 4] [fig. 5]

Batteries:

If the wireless transmitter’s red LED light is blinking, the battery needs to be replaced. Slide the cover of the battery compartment in the direction of the embossed arrow until it clicks audibly. Please observe correct polarity when changing the battery. Your group is responsible for supplying its own batteries.

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Playing a CD:

[fig. 2]

[fig. 1]

[fig. 3]

[fig. 4] [fig. 5]

[fig. 6]

[fig. 8]

[fig. 7]

1. Lower the CD player’s channel faders all the way down.

2. Confirm that the power for the CD player is on.

3. Turn on the channel by depressing the red “Ch On” button.

Also, confirm that the grey

“Stereo” button is depressed. [fig. 1]

4. Raise the orange master faders to

“0”. Make sure the red “Stereo On” button above the master faders is engaged. [fig. 2&3]

5. Eject a Disc tray by pressing the button to the right of the Disc tray.

[fig. 4]

6. Insert a CD into the Disc tray, and press the eject button again to close the tray.

7. Located in the upper right hand corner of the deck, press the button that corresponds to the Disc tray you placed the CD into. [fig. 5]

8. Press the “Play” button for the CD player. [fig. 6]

9. Slowly bring up the

“CD” channel volume faders to a desired sound level. [fig. 7]

10. If you want to skip to a specific track, use the skip buttons, located directly beneath the Disc trays, to navigate to the track number. [fig. 8]

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Recording onto a CD-R:

[fig. 1]

[fig. 5]

[fig. 2]

[fig. 3] [fig. 4]

[fig. 6]

1. Place a blank CD-R in tray, pressing the “Open/Close button again to close the tray. [fig. 1]

2. Press the record button. [fig. 2]

3.

Turn up “Input” knob to get proper signal, peaking around -6 (Just so long as it doesn’t go “in the red”).

[fig. 3]

4. When ready to record, press play to begin recording. [fig. 4]

5. When done, press stop button to stop recording.

6. Press the “Finalize” button, located under CD tray. [fig. 5]

7. Push the

“Multi Dial” knob to begin finalizing process. [fig. 6]

(Note: You must finalize CD to be able to listen to it!)

8. When done finalizing, take out CD and label it.

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Playing a Cassette:

[fig. 2]

[fig. 1]

[fig. 4]

[fig. 3]

[fig. 5] [fig. 6]

1. Lower the cassette player’s channel faders all the way down.

2. Confirm that the power for the cassette player is on.

3. Turn on the channel by dep ressing the red “Ch On” button.

Also, confirm that the grey

“Stereo” button is depressed. [fig. 1]

4. Raise the orange master faders to

“0”. Make sure the red “Stereo On” button above the master faders is engaged. [fig. 2&3]

5. Eject the cassette tray by pressing the “Eject” button below the cassette tray. [fig. 4]

6. Insert a cassette then close the tray.

7. Press the cassette’s “Play” button.

[fig. 5]

8. Slowly bring up the “Cassette” channel volume faders to a desired sound level. [fig. 6]

9. If you want to fast-forward or rewind the tape, use the fast-forward and rewind buttons, located to the right of the cassette tray, to navigate to a specific point on the tape. [fig. 7]

[fig. 7]

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Recording onto a Cassette:

[fig. 1]

[fig. 2]

[fig. 3]

1. Confirm that the power for the cassette deck is on.

2. Eject the cassette tray by pressing the “Eject” button below the cassette tray. [fig. 1]

3. Insert a blank cassette then close the tray.

4. Press the “Record” button. [fig. 2]

5.

Adjust the “Input” knob to get a signal that occasionally peaks around zero. [fig. 3]

6. When ready to record, press

“Play”. [fig. 4]

7. When finished recording, press

“Stop”, and rewind the tape.

8. Eject and label cassette.

[fig. 4]

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Playing a DVD:

[fig. 1]

[fig. 4]

[fig. 2]

[fig. 3]

[fig. 5]

[fig. 6] [fig. 7]

1. Confirm that the power for the

DVD/VHS player is on.

2. Lower the projection screen and power on the Video Projector. [fig.

1&2]

3.

Lower the “Video” channel faders all the way down.

4. Turn on the channel by depressing the red “Ch On” button.

Also, confirm that the grey

“Stereo” button is depressed. [fig. 3]

5. Raise the orange master faders to

“0”. Make sure the red “Stereo On” button above the master faders is engaged. [fig. 4&5]

6. Insert a DVD into the Disc tray, pressing the eject button again to close the tray. [fig. 6]

7

. Confirm that “Sony DVD” is selected on the Video Switcher. [fig.

7]

8. Press the play button. You can also use the grey Sony Video DVD

Combo remote to navigate throughout the DVD. [fig. 8]

9. Slowly bring up the

“Video” channel volume faders to a desired sound level. [fig. 9]

[fig. 8] [fig. 9]

Note: Projector lamps cost a lot of money. Turn the projector off when your group is done using it. Raise the projection screen as well.

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Playing a VHS:

[fig. 1] [fig. 2]

[fig. 4]

[fig. 6]

[fig. 3]

[fig. 5]

[fig. 7]

1. Confirm that the power for the

DVD/VHS player is on.

2. Lower the projection screen and power on the Video Projector. [fig.

1&2]

4.

Lower the “Video” channel faders all the way down.

5. Turn on the channel by depressing the red “Ch On” button.

Also, confirm that the grey “Stereo” button is depressed. [fig. 3]

6. Raise the orange master faders to

“0”. Make sure the red “Stereo On” button above the master faders is engaged. [fig. 4&5]

7. Insert a VHS tape into the VHS slot.

8

. Confirm that “Sony VHS” is selected on the Video Switcher. [fig.

6]

9. Press the play button. You can also use the grey Sony Video DVD

Combo remote to navigate throughout the VHS. [fig. 7&8]

10. Slowly bring up the

“Video” channel volume faders to a desired sound level. [fig. 9]

[fig. 8] [fig. 9]

Note: Projector lamps cost a lot of money. Turn the projector off when your group is done using it. Raise the projection screen as well.

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Basic instructions to get Sound for Video:

[fig. 1]

[fig. 4]

[fig. 2]

[fig. 3]

[fig. 5]

1. Confirm that the power for the video source is on.

2. Lower the projection screen and power on the Video Projector. [fig.

1&2]

3. Lower the “Video” channel faders all the way down.

4. Turn on the channels by depressing the red “Ch On” button.

Also, confirm that the grey “Stereo” button is depressed. [fig. 3]

5. Raise the orange master faders to

“0”. Make sure the red “Stereo On” button above the master faders is engaged. [fig. 4&5]

6. Confirm the video source is selected on the Video Switcher. [fig.

6]

7. Play the video signal.

8

. Slowly bring up the “Video” channel volume faders to a desired sound level. [fig. 7]

[fig. 6]

[fig. 7]

Note: Projector lamps cost a lot of money. Turn the projector off when your group is done using it. Raise the projection screen as well.

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Video Switcher:

This device allows you to choose what source you would like to send to the projector. Simply press the button labeled with the source that you want to choose, and it will appear on the screen.

1.

The “Sony VHS” button will select the VHS deck on the Sony DVD/VHS player.

2.

The “Sony DVD” button will select the DVD deck on the Sony

DVD/VHS player.

3.

The “iMac” button will select the computer’s video output.

Note: To play audio from a video source, the source must be selected on the video switcher for the audio to show up on the soundboard’s “Video” channels.

Projector:

There are two projectors. One is in the forward position, and the other is in the rear position.

1. Lower the projection screen by flipping down the “Screen” switch on

[fig. 1] [fig. 2] the wall. Please raise the screen back up when you are done. [fig. 1 or

2]

2. Locate the silver remote labeled,

“Projector”. [fig. 3 or 4]

3. To turn on the projector, press the yellow “Power” Button.

4. To turn the projector off, press the

“Power” button. A grey box will appear with the words, “Power Off?”

Press the “Power” button again, and the projector will power down.

[fig. 3] [fig. 4]

Note: Projector lamps cost a lot of money. Turn the projector off when your group is done using it. Raise the projection screen as well.

TVs: The TVs are currently not hooked up for use.

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General use of the iMac:

[fig. 1]

[fig. 2]

[fig. 3]

1. Log in as “Guest/Volunteer”, using

“grace” as the password. If you need to turn the computer on, the power button is located on the backside of the monitor in the lower left-hand corner. [fig. 1]

2. To eject the CD tray, press the eject button above the “delete” key.

[fig. 2]

3. Insert your USB thumb drive in the

USB port on the backside of the monitor in the lower right-hand corner. [fig. 3]

4. To show the video output of the computer, press the “iMac” button on the Video Switcher. [fig. 4]

5. Audio off the computer will show up on the “Video” channels on the soundboard when “iMac” is selected on the Video Switcher. [fig. 5]

[fig. 4]

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[fig. 5]

Lighting Switches on Wall:

Cut Out: Leave this on

Screen: Raises and lowers the projection screen

Ramp: Controls lights located at the bottom of both ramps

Master: Controls the lights in the main room

Floor Incan: Controls the incandescent lights located in the ceiling above the main floor

Step Incan: Controls the incandescent lights located in the ceiling above the amphitheater steps/seats

Fluorescent:

Floor Switches: Controls the fluorescent lights located in the ceiling above the main floor

Step Switch: Controls the fluorescent lights located in the ceiling above the amphitheater steps/seats

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Lighting Board:

[fig. 1]

[fig. 2]

[fig. 3]

[fig. 4] [fig. 5]

1. The power switch is located just over the lip of the board above the sticker l abeled, “↑Power↑”. [fig. 1]

2. The “B/O” button stands for Black

Out. When engaged, this turns all the lights controlled by the lighting board off. Make sure the red light is not lit if you plan to use the lights controlled by the lighting board. [fig.

2]

3.

Lower the two “Cross Fade” faders all the way down, and raise the “Grand Master” fader all the way up. [fig. 3]

4. Using the lower set of faders, raise the channel fader representing the specific light you want to use to a desired level. The labels below the faders clarify which one is which.

The top row of letters signify where the light is pointing to (U=Up,

D=Down, L=Left, C=Center,

R=Right); the lower row of arrows mark the angle in which the light is pointing from. [fig. 4&5]

5. When finished, please lower the

“Grand Master” fader to zero, turn the power off, and place the leather cover back over the board.

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Technical info

Gain:

Gain is used to amplify a signal as it enters the sound board.

1. A typical microphone used for Speech: speech applications needs a little bit of gain to operate. A good place to start is around 11:00. [fig. 1]

2. Signal coming from the computer,

DVD player, VHS player, CD player, and Cassette player are already loud enough that additional gain is not needed. For these sources, keep the

“Gain” knob all the way down [fig. 2].

All you have to do is push up the fader.

[fig. 1]

Video, CD player, etc:

[fig. 2]

What are those other buttons?

When the “PAD 20dB” button is engaged, the signal will be approximately ¼ as loud. Typically, keep this function disengaged (up).

The green “80” button cuts the low end out of a signal. For speech applications, it is a good idea to engage (press down) this feature.

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Equalization (EQ):

EQ is used to change to tone or timbre of a signal.

There are four frequency ranges you have control over:

High (very high-pitched whistle, ring from a TV or computer monitor)

High-Mid

(flute, the vocal “S” sound, “telephone” sound)

Low-Mid (middle C on a piano,

“chest” voice)

Low (low notes on a piano & organ, fog horn, rumble from a large truck)

The boost/cut knobs determine how much you boost/cut.

The frequency (Freq) knobs determine where you boost/cut (for high-mids and low-mids only).

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Understanding how to properly use a MICROPHONE

A microphone is a tool, and like any other tool it must be used correctly so that it gives its optimal performance.

A microphone takes sound and translates it into an electrical signal. Loud sounds generate a large signal and soft sounds create a small signal. The more signal you have, the easier it is to amplify the original sound. A thin, soft, wispy voice is still a thin, soft, wispy voice when picked up by the microphone and processed through the sound system. Despite popular belief, a microphone cannot be used to overcome poor speaking/singing ability or technique. If someone is mumbling, for example, it will just make the mumbling voice louder but won’t help the voice to be more comprehensible.

Hold the microphone about two inches from your mouth so that the microphone is pointing directly at your mouth. Also, speak slightly louder than when you normally speak, and ensure that you enunciate your words clearly. This will guarantee that your voice will be heard.

Every microphone has a “pick-up pattern.” This is the area around the microphone in which sound will be heard by the microphone. By placing the microphone so that a person’s voice is in the “pick-up pattern,” you will achieve the microphone’s optimal performance. Figure 1 shows the pick-up pattern in which typical microphones

“hear.”

[fig. 1]

Furthermore, a mic picks up all sounds equally; that is, it doesn’t capture your voice better than the person or instrument placed next to you simply because you are holding the mic. Thus, your voice must be loud enough to stand out over the other sounds in the mic’s vicinity. This means that in a live-performance situation with floor monitors and loud instruments on stage, you must be very close to the mic and project your voice loud enough to ensure your voice is louder than the intense sounds coming from the monitor(s) and the rest of the stage.

In a nutshell:

1. Hold the microphone close to your mouth as you speak.

2. Speak slightly louder than you normally speak.

3. Enunciate your words clearly.

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