Elevate Your Music Ministries Sound: 3 Tips for Young Tech Enthusiasts

Are you a young person passionate about using music and technology to enhance worship? or If you’re involved in behind-the-scenes ministry work, like running sound for your church, this article is for you!

On the Adventist Waves podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing Ernie Hernandez, a seasoned sound engineer and music ministry leader. Ernie’s journey is inspiring, but even more valuable are the practical tips he shared to help you elevate your church’s sound.


1. Invest in Quality Cables and Audio Interface

Ernie emphasizes the importance of investing in quality cables and an audio interface. While budget-friendly options might seem appealing, they often lead to noise and other issues during mixing. Remember, a good interface can make even a cheaper microphone sound better. It’s the foundation for a clean and professional sound.

2. Use Headphones Designed for Audio Editing

Ditch the consumer headphones and opt for ones specifically designed for mixing and editing audio. Ernie reveals that this simple switch made a world of difference in his ministry. Headphones tailored for audio work provide a more accurate representation of the sound, allowing you to make precise adjustments.

3. Practice, Practice, Practice!

Ernie’s advice to aspiring sound engineers is simple: practice relentlessly. Take on projects, experiment, and learn from your mistakes. The more you do, the better you’ll become. Embrace every opportunity to hone your skills, and remember that your expertise is needed in the church.

Before you go…

I really encourage you to check out Ernie’s podcast. His journey, from a young guitar enthusiast to a sought-after sound engineer, is inspiring to say the least.

Join the Conversation

The world of audio is constantly evolving. Share your experiences, ask questions, and let us know what topics you’d like to see covered in future articles and podcasts. Reach out to me now, and let’s collaborate to help our youth create even more engaging and impactful worship experiences!


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Note: This article was created with the assistance of Gemini AI, which helped streamline the writing and editing process.

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