Curt Taipale enjoys over 35 years of experience in audio.

Curt Taipale enjoys over 35 years of experience in audio as a church tech team leader, recording and live sound engineer, consultant, AVL system designer, design/build contractor, educator, author, and professional musician. He is the founder of, author of “The Heart of Technical Excellence”, and a contributing author to Yamaha’s “Guide to Sound Systems for Worship”.

Curt has taught literally thousands of church sound team volunteers, technical staff, worship pastors and musicians. Having made his living as a professional musician for 12 years, earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Engineering from the University of Miami, serving 11 years full time on the production staff of three churches as Audio Director and Technical Director, plus several more years as a sought-after freelance sound engineer, and now focusing his career on designing state of the art sound, video and theatrical lighting systems for churches nationwide, Curt brings a unique perspective and depth of knowledge to every workshop he teaches.

Career Highlights

Founder of
Author of “The Heart of Technical Excellence”
Contributing author to Yamaha’s “Guide to Sound Systems for Worship”


Favorite DPA Microphones

4099 - Love these on pretty much anything you can attach them to. It's my go to for when i have strings with a rock band.

4080 - best sounding lav i have ever used.

DPA headsets - best sounding headsets i've ever used.

d:facto™ vocal - I have found this capsule to be a great mic for vocals that other capsules have a hard time with. Nice smooth top end that isn't too hyped.

Contact information

Curt Taipale
Taipale Media Systems, Inc.
Website for consulting is
Website for education website is
Website for announcing our seminars is
Allen, Texas, United States

Profile information

Segments: House of Worship

Speaks: English

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