Audio Technicians

Would You Like to Learn More?

Do you run audio in your Oregon Conference church or would you like to? Are you an experienced audio technician and would like to learn more?

Read Reviews of Audio Classes given at Beaverton Adventist Church and Holden Convention Center

The Oregon Conference is helping sponsor an incredible opportunity for you the church audio persons. A one-day training that consists of 4 two-hour training sessions. Every session includes a “lab” for students to practice newfound knowledge and skills on provided training equipment.

Charles, from the Beaverton Adventist Church, called me one day and said “Gary, I have to tell you about Guitarfish’s School of Sound. Rick and I just finished the 100 level class. We thought we would take the class to see if we could glean a bit from it. We have 20 to 25 years of doing church audio. So we didn’t think we would learn much. Boy were we wrong. Within a few weeks after taking the 100 level class people at church started commenting on how well the audio was sounding in church. Even the pastor. We were so excited we took the 200 level class as well. Then we got Guitarfish Worship School of Sound to come to the Beaverton Adventist Church one Sunday and David Carver did a training for 5 more of our audio team members.”

David has a passion for the audio ministry in churches. He says “if the audience does not know you are there then you are doing your job. You all know how distracting it is when there is audio issues. Especially if it happens regularly and throughout an event. We want God to be heard not the issues with the sound system”. David has vast experience and knowledge. He has been the Chief Sound Engineer at New Hope Community Church up off Sunnyside Road here in the Portland area. He has mixed several of the live performances that Adventist Health brings in for their Celebration of Thanksgiving and has toured and worked with many top Christian recoding artists. David does not just bring equipment for each student to do their own mixing, teach the technical jargon, and theory, but he also brings the spiritual aspect to light throughout the day. Why we do this ministry. “We are audio disciples. God has called us to use our talents”. David also gives advice on how to deal kindly with disgruntled listeners. Like that one person who comes up to you and says “the audio is to loud”. (Find out more about Guitarfish as a company - see the short video about Guitarfish School of Sound on their website: ) Also see their About page and School of Sound page.

Guitarfish has already done trainings in these regions around the conference:
     Beaverton, OR
     Gladstone, OR
     Vancouver, WA
     Medford, OR
     Eugene, OR

See what some of those attendies have to say.

This 4 session class will teach solid, audio engineering skills and the participant will be able to:
• Solo as a sound Technician.
• Set up microphones, cables, patches, monitors, etc.
• Troubleshoot basic signal path problems.
• Conduct an organised sound check with musicians.
• Set gain structure, equalization, subgroups, monitors mixes, and initial levels.
• Actively participate in the performance with continued analysis and adjustment of controls.

This training is intended for those serving in our Oregon Conference Adventist facilities.