Managing Sound

Using the Chapel requires a 2-hour training session with Regent IT. Email [email protected] to book a session. Using the Chapel without proper training is not allowed.

Turn on Sound

Turn on the monitor on the left computer on the sound desk

Launch Universal Control from the bottom taskbar

Settings -> Rescan Network

Click the bottom StudioLive 24R with the wifi symbol

Click Lecture on the bottom right and unmute the desired microphones (HH = handheld, LP = lapel). Unmute the Podium mic.

Wireless microphones in the AV room

Batteries for wireless microphones (around the corner)

Insert batteries (handheld)

Insert batteries (lapel)

  • Long-press the button to turn on the microphone (light turns green)
  • Single-press to mute (light turns red)
  • Long-press again to turn off (light turns off)

Running Sound

  1. Ask the lecturer to arrive at least 15 minutes before start
  2. Do a sound check. Ask them to read something for a few minutes. An appropriate volume is when the lecturer sounds like they are right in front of you. If the volume is too low you can turn it up slowly. If it is still too quiet, you can ask them to speak up, stand closer to the microphone, or you can reposition the lapel mic closer to their mouth, or you can give them a handheld mic. They must hold it directly in front of their mouths like an icecream cone.
  3. Q & A should use the handheld microphones. However it is difficult to hear questions from the front, so use a stage monitor with "LecturerMon". Click on "LecturerMon" on the right and verify the volume send for the two handheld microphones on the left. [See image below].
  4. Do not put any of the lecturer themselves into the monitor, as it will contribute to feedback.

Podium Microphone

  1. The podium microphone is the easiest way to lecture in the Chapel. Just unmute it and have the lecturer stay behind the podium.
  2. Do not position the podium microphone close to the mouth. It is designed to work best one or two feet away.
  3. The podium mic is very directional - the lecturer should stand directly in front of it, not to either side.
  4. If the podium mic is plugged in and unmuted but you can't hear anything, verify phantom power has been turned on.

Lapel Microphone

  1. Turn on the lapel mic, verify that it is working by unmuting the channel on the sound board. Check that it is working. Then press the mute button on the microphone itself (the light will be red). Leave the channel on the board unmuted.
  2. Give the lecturer the lapel mic and position the clip as close to their mouth as possible. If they are wearing anything that might touch the microphone (earings, etc) they should take them off, or use the handheld microphone.
  3. Show them how to unmute the microphone (single-press, light turns green).
  4. Ask them to please not wrap the lapel mic cord after they are done. Simply take it off and place it on the podium. Wrapping the cord will break the microphone.
  5. Ask them to lecture from the front and not to walk up the stairs. The lapel microphones are too sensitive to use anywhere but the front.
  6. During the lecture you should mute the lecturer from the sound board if they leave the room, or do not intend to be heard. Do not just turn down the volume.

Front-Fill Speakers

  1. Verify that the speakers and the power bar is turned on.
  2. Verify the FrontFill send is unmuted.
  3. During sound check verify that you have an appropriate sound level for the first three rows. Increase/decrease using the FrontFill (Aux 3) send.

Side-Fill Speakers

  1. The side-fill speakers should be on at all times.
  2. Verify the SideLeft (Aux 5) and SideRight (Aux 6) send is unmuted.
  3. During sound check verify sound level for the sides. Increase/decrease via the SideFill send.

Troubleshooting Sound

If aren't getting any sound verify:

    1. Microphone is on and unmuted (green light)
    2. Channel is unmuted and mains are unmuted (farthest right "mute" button)
    3. Channel volume and mains are up (farthest right volume)
    4. Channel is part of the main group [See image below]
  • If the sound board stops showing audio as vertical green bars in the channels you should close all Universal Control windows, relaunch, rescan network, and connect. You can do this in the middle of a lecture without affecting sound.
  • If the sound board stops working (muting/unmuting channels does nothing) restart it following the steps from #1 above.
  • If you get feedback mute the channel immediately. Turn it way down and unmute. If it is a continued problem switch the lecturer to a handheld microphone.
  • If the sound board can't be connected after rescanning network you will need to reboot the mixer in the front AV room.

Playing Sound and Video

  1. Audio and video (on YouTube/Vimeo) is easily played with the Chapel iPad using AirPlay.
  2. Audio and high-definition video not available on YouTube/Vimeo can be played using a laptop and the podium HDMI or the Laptop HDMI cable on the sound desk
  3. Audio and high-definition video can also be played from the video computer on the right. (See Managing Video)
  4. Audio can be played from the audio computer by unmuting the Digital Return channel and verifying that the computer audio is set to StudioLive 24R and is not muted [See image below]

Recording Sound

  1. Before launching verify that the computer is not playing anything (example YouTube). It will feed back on the recording.
  2. Launch "Capture" software. It is the grey icon on the taskbar next to the Universal Control blue icon.
  3. Click "Start a Session"
  4. Enter a name for the session
  5. Remove all channels with the topmost red button on the left
  6. Add the first five channels by clicking their red buttons
  7. You can now resume playing audio on the computer if needed
  8. Start the recording
  9. To end, click the unlock button, then stop.
  10. Recordings are available upon request from [email protected]

Tear Down

  1. Wrap audio cables and put them back where you found them
  2. Remove batteries from microphones, put microphones back, put batteries in the charger. Do not wrap lapel microphone cables.
  3. Put iPad back on its box and plug in charger if less than 70% battery left
  4. Put clicker back on its box
  5. Turn off the projector
  6. Do not leave anything on the sound desk
  7. Close all programs on audio computer and turn off the monitor
  8. Close all programs on streaming computer and turn off the monitor
  9. Turn off lights
  10. Make sure AV room is locked