Boy covering his ears.

A common response to the annoying high-pitch frequencies commonly know as Feedback.

Sounds like a wacky Awana game, doesn’t it? Anyway, I’m talking about microphone feedback. I think all sound technicians deal with feedback at some point whether they work at a theater, a church, or a DJ at a club.

As the quiet and shy person that I am, the last thing I want to do when running the audio mixer is to have that terrible screeching sound come over the speakers. As the piercing sound penetrates everyone’s ears, all eyes turn to the sound booth. What is he doing up there? Make it stop!! Owww!

Well, don’t let that painful and embarrassing moment happen again. Here are some tips to keep feedback from happening. You’re welcome.