Learn how to create exciting, engaging, great sounding mixes… even if you're brand new to running sound!
It all started when I was 17. I was playing guitar at a local youth group when the pastor looked over at me and said these fateful four words: "Can you run sound?"
My response? "Of course I can!"
The truth? I didn't know the first thing about running sound. But I wasn't about to let that stop me, and over the next few years I spent every spare moment learning everything I could about what makes a great live mix in a church environment, and through the process I landed positions at some of the largest churches in the country and started working with major touring artists.
Have you ever heard a mix that truly moved your soul and spoke to you on a deep emotional level? Maybe it was at a concert, or a conference, or at a large church you were attending.
We all want our mixes to have that kind of sound, don't we? We want to help lead our congregations in meaningful and engaging worship... but all too often, the reality is that our Sunday morning mix is harsh, abrasive, unclear, and frankly, difficult to listen to.
I still remember one time a lady came up to the sound booth and told me that worship sounded so loud and harsh that she'd be leaving the church if it didn't get better.
I had been running sound as a volunteer for a couple years and I was absolutely crushed. Just a moment before she came up to me I was thinking that my mix was sounding pretty good... but after hearing what she said... I thought about quitting right there on the spot.
I bet you've gotten a complaint or two like that too, right?
I remember thinking "Maybe those amazing, beautiful mixes I want to create are reserved for the true "professionals", or for churches with seemingly unlimited gear budgets..."
A few months later, I got a part time job as a tech assistant at one of those big churches with a huge budget for all the latest greatest gear. But when I was finally allowed to step behind the console and have a shot mixing during a rehearsal... things didn't go as expected. Not... even... close.
After the band rehearsed the first two songs the senior tech director walked up and pulled me aside. He looked at me skeptically and said "Sorry man... I'm going to take over from here... you've still got a lot to learn."
In that moment...I realized the problem. It wasn't that I needed better gear, a better sounding room, or better musicians... the problem... was ME.
I knew I had to totally change the way I approached mixing. To change the way I thought about EQ, compression, effects, and balancing a mix. I knew it would be drastic... unexpected... maybe a little unorthodox.
It took me over a year to put it all together. But when I did... it all clicked. No feedback, no muddy or unclear mixes, no more complaints from the congregation. And it was all thanks to the little things I did each time I stepped behind the mixer.
Take a look at this email I got back in 2010 from the lead pastor at that church.
It was that experience made me realize something...
Not all church audio engineers get the opportunity to become the amazing sound guys/gals that they really can be. And that breaks my heart.
They deserve better, and the church deserves better.
So years later, after starting the Worship Sound Guy community with tens of thousands of followers across Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, made a promise to myself: that I would do whatever I could to help other church sound guys/gals become the best church audio engineers they can be.
So I started breaking down the "system" I used to become an in-demand sound guy for churches of all sizes, major touring artists and festivals.
And today, I'm excited to announce the system is ready for release.
Finally, I've put together a step-by-step method to help church audio engineers benefit from all the research I've done over the past 10 years.
I know that without the incredible leaders and mentors that I had by my side, I would never have made it to where I am now, so one of my goals since starting the Worship Sound Guy community was to find a way to give back to church audio techs around the world who are looking for that one thing that can take their mix from good to great, the one thing that can help them feel more confident and have more fun every time they step behind the sound board.
Mix Better This Sunday!
You're about to get 6+ hours of Video, PDF's, eBooks, Quizzes, Practice Tracks and more! Here's a quick look inside the course!
This isn't just a random collection of videos about live sound. This is a step-by-step method to mixing that we've developed over 30 years of combined live sound experience working with major touring artists and small churches alike. It's our mission to help every church have great sound and you're about to learn the key techniques we use every week to make it happen.
Unlike other courses, we don't focus on a particular brand or kind of mixer. We're here to show you the techniques that work in any mixing situation, regardless of what console you're using. During the course we actually demonstrate a lot of the techniques on an analog mixing console, just to prove that these techniques will work on any mixing board you've got!
When we started building this course, it was our mission to cover everything you'd need to get ahead in the world of church audio and to make your mix sound absolutely incredible. And that means... a ton of content. Our goal is for this course to prepare you for every church mixing situation you might run into, so that means we're not stopping until we teach you everything. We're showing you all the secrets we use when we mix every week. These are the techniques we've used mixing for all kinds of events, from huge festivals, major touring artists, and even the smallest backroad Baptist churches you can imagine. It'll all work in any and every situation, and we're showing it all to you!
Got a team of sound engineers at your church? We've got you covered! Our Team Course Package includes logins for 3 additional users so you can get your entire team in the course.
We've seen such amazing results from churches who go through the course as a team. Imagine the difference for your church when every service sounds great regardless of who's mixing and frustration between sound guys are completely eliminated when everyone on the team understands and follows a common goal and vision for your church's audio production.
Check out these testimonials from sound guys & gals like you who have gone through Sound Guy Essentials and had their mixes transformed! These are just a few of the amazing stories we've heard from over 2,000 students enrolled in the course!
This course makes it all SO simple. Johnny and Matt teach in a style that's easy to understand and fun to engage with. It's awesome how easy it makes it to train young team members. The course has also given me a back to basics ground roots experience even after 20 yrs in sound production in a worship environment. Have been able to take principles learnt in sessions and apply the straight away into the next weeks worship experience mix.
Greensville Church of God
Just get it!
This course is 1000% worth the money. Just get it! The content is on point and is great for new sound guys starting out or even more experienced sound guys too. I used this with some of my new sound guys on the team and it really helped bring them up to speed to start mixing at our church must faster than they ever could have without this course!
Freelance FoH Engineer
A huge difference in my skill!
After about 15 years of running sound, I ran across this course and was very intrigued. I have to admit that after going through all of the course material, it really has made a huge difference in not only my skill level but also in my basic understanding of mixing sound. It's amazing after years of sound experience, that simply reviewing and reapplying the basic principles can make such a difference. You guys bring a lot of clarity to things that are easily misunderstood. I highly recommend this program to anyone, from the newbie to the guy or gal who's been at if for years.
This course is a step-by-step journey from zero to hero behind the sound board!
The course is broken down into four sections, each containing a ton of videos and other content!
9 Videos, 4 PDF guides, 4 Interactive Quizzes
This sections covers microphones, cables, direct connections, system components, signal flow, and more! The videos in this section will help you understand the entire scope of your sound system, from stage inputs to the final acoustics of your auditorium. This is all the foundational knowledge you need to run your entire system efficiently and to its maximum potential!
4 Videos, 5 PDF Guides, 4 Interactive Quizzes
The four modules in this section cover Gain Structure, Equalization, Compression, and Using Effects. This section takes a deep dive into the the techniques and strategies you'll be using to make your mixes sound polished, clear, and professional.
We guarantee you'll come out of this section with a master level understanding of EQ, Compression, Effects, and how to dial in the exact tones you want in your mix!
18 Videos, 1 PDF Guide
In this massive section with 18 videos, we're walking through every single instrument in your mix step by step and showing you how we EQ, Compress, and utilize effects on each instrument in the mix. As we go through every instrument we take the time to listen to problematic frequency ranges, experiment with different mixing approaches, and solve common issues that will make your next mix easier than ever before!
5 Videos, 1 Interactive Quiz
In the final section of the course, we tackle all the components that come after the mixing console. We're talking system tuning and processing, speaker placement, speaker characteristics, line arrays, point source systems, how to run effective sound checks, and how you as an audio engineer serve as a leader to the band and how to use that role effectively for your church. This section is truly what will take you from good to great as an audio engineer!
There's even MORE content waiting for you in the member's area! When you enroll you'll get instant access to over $300 worth of bonuses!
We know that one of the MOST difficult aspects of learning to mix is simply finding a way to practice. Let’s face it…during service is NOT the best time to start experimenting with the EQ on your worship leader’s vocal. That’s why we’ve created a growing library of Practice Multitracks for you to download, experiment on, and practice with.
You get individual audio files for each microphone/input from your virtual band. From there, it’s as simple as plugging in a USB cord from your computer to your mixing board to play back the tracks on your board, through your PA system, in your room. It’s like having a live band to practice mixing with!
We're so passionate about equipping you with every tool you could possibly need, we even made bonus video modules for you including a module that shows you the secrets of creating a great in-ear mix on personal monitoring systems like the Behringer P16 system, Avioms, Presonus EarMix, and other similar systems.
Next, we made a special bonus video called "Building A Modern Worship Mix" that's a 26 minute fast track to highlight the most important aspects and techniques when it comes to mixing on a Sunday morning. It's fast, impactful, and absolutely filled with techniques you can implement in your very next mix!
With this course, you're getting access to our growing library of PDF and eBook downloads! We're always expanding our library, and you have access to amazing content right away including:
Let's get to know your teachers! Matt and Johnny have been mixing professionally in the church world for over 30 years and have become some of the most in-demand front of house and monitor engineers in the Atlanta area. They've mixed for artists like David Crowder, Leeland, Aaron Keyes, & Rend Collective, and for churches including Free Chapel, Northpoint Community Church, Victory World Church, and BigStuf Camps.
Matt and Johnny started Worship Sound Guy with one simple belief: "every church deserves great sound" and over the past 5 years they've helped over 2,000 churches around the world experience the amazing transformation that happens when sound guys and gals are equipped with the right tools and training to make great mixes.
Now it's your turn to experience that same transformation!
Here are just a few of the emails we've received about our student's experiences...
"I've got a degree in audio production but I feel like I've learned so much from the information you're putting out!"
"Get this course! Just do it. There's nothing else out there like it, and it's been the single best investment I've made as a sound guy."
"Everyone on the team went through the course and not only do our mixes sound 10000% better, they sound consistent!"
"...I've always thought our mixes were pretty good...but I feel like I finally understand how much more I can learn and how much better my mixes can get"
Before we created this course, I spent a lot of time looking for ways to get training in audio production for myself and for my team. I read through endless forums and Facebook Groups (they were mostly packed with bad information and pointless arguing), I watched hours of videos on YouTube (which were sometimes ok, but not nearly in-depth enough) and finally, after a lot of searching, I actually ended up spending 4 years and over $50,000 in Audio Engineering School because there just weren't any other options at the time. I learned a ton in college and I'm thankful for my time there, but let's face it... there has to be a better way than spending all that money for a bachelor's degree, right?
When I was first on staff as the tech director of a local church, I knew I needed to train my team and give them perspectives beyond just my own, so I contacted several experienced sound guys from churches around the area to see if they'd be willing to come in and do some training with my team. The cost? Between $500 and $2,000 for a single training session! Let's face it... that's just not in the budget for most churches.
Those experiences are what lead us to create this course.
You're getting hours and hours of pro level training...
and it's not $50,000... not $2,000... in fact, it's not even $500...
One account with access to all content!
FOUR accounts for your whole team!
If you're not happy, we're not happy! That's why we're backing this course with a 30-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you're not seeing dramatic improvements in your mixes within 30 days, just let us know and we'll refund every penny of your purchase!
We want to give you every opportunity to try out this course, implement all the techniques, and experience the complete transformation of this mixing system completely risk free! This is your opportunity to take the next big step in your mixing journey, and now, there's absolutely nothing to hold you back!
We've helped train over 1,100 church audio engineers in the past year and we're so excited for you to become a part of the Worship Sound Guy Family!
Right away! You'll receive an email as soon as you complete your purchase with instructions on how to log in and get started!
It's easy! If you're not completely satisfied within 30 days, just send us an email and we'll take care of everything for you. We know you'll love this course, and customer service is our #1 priority. If you're not happy, we're not happy!
Of course! Simply select the "split payment" option in the checkout section of the site (just above this FAQ section). The content you'll get is exactly the same and even if you choose to split the payment over 3 months, you'll get all the content immediately. We want to offer as many easy payment options as possible!
Do you have a team? ;) But seriously, team access is absolutely amazing for getting all of your sound guys and drummers on the same page regarding drum tones and techniques. We've seen absolutely amazing transformations take place when teams go through this course together!
Forever and ever and ever! Once you purchase, you'll never lose access for any reason.
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One account with access to all content!
FOUR accounts for your whole team!
We're incredibly excited about what we've created in this course, and we're SO excited that you're considering being a part of it! With this course, we wanted to create something that would change the lives of sound guys and gals all around the world. We want to give back to a community that's done so much for us over the years. Without the help of amazing mentors and teachers, we would never have been able to create a course like this, and now we want to pass along that same knowledge and experience to you! We're excited to join you in the journey!