Hi guys. Nothing major, apart from the lack of equipment and budget, but it's a Church so that figures. Just a rant about the new sound system. Our old speakers mounted on the walls (removable but bloody awkward). 24 x multicore with 4 returns underground, 2 speaker cables and a VGA lead for the projector. Sounddesk has an amp in it which is either 100, 300 or 500W but the speakers are "200W Continuous 400W Program" so I put the amp to 300W. Couple of stage monitors which are 150W Continuous/300W Program and these are attached to a stage-side 100W amp. 3 returns are in use, one for a induction loop system (a separate, 5-year old 100W amp for this) and 2 for stage monitors going into the amp. Unfortunately there's a fair amount of buzzing somewhere in the mid-range as soon as any instrument has the gain put up much, and the projector has bars which seem to be coordinated with the sound interference. We use a radio mike for the Minister but everything else is wired. Buzzing happens anywhere, is there anything to do about this? Also, if anyone else mixes for a Church band, how do you compensate for the congregation drowning out the band? Drop the vocals, enhance the guitars etc? Which reminds me, the speakers are quite quiet. Should I put the FoH amp back up to 500W, or just increase the pre-gain (faders are set to 0-ish) because the stage monitors are too quiet now, although increasing gain increases this buzzing? Sorry for badly ordered post, but the system is badly assembled so it rubs on me seriously though, it's amateur. And what really bugs me is that I can't get the loop volume set right and all the people I ask about it, either have new hearing aids or forgot them!