Last week I posted about calling our missionaries in Guatemala during our worship services for 4/27. I've had some questions how we did this--so I'll try to oblige here with what I know in how it was accomplished.
1. We took a signal off of our Pastor's Wireless mic from the base of his wireless (an unbalanced out), ran that through a rather long Quarter cable to a direct box and then to the computer's MICROPHONE input. We're letting the pastor's mic be the PHONE RECEIVER end of our phone call.
2. Audio from the computer was routed to a single channel on the board
3. Output from the headphone jack was also routed to a single channel to let us chose which was the cleaner sound (either from sound card or from the headjack). I believe they thought the headphone jack gave the clearest signal back to the worship center.
4. Laptop was placed on the sound board so the sound operator could place the call and then signal the pastor when the call was connected.
This post is part of Water Cooler Wednesdays over on Randy Elrod's Blog-Ethos