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If at all possible get professional help. Randomly adding drapes and perforated boards may actually make the sound experience worse. A common mistake is to forget to dampen low frequencies as it often is much easier to dampen highs. The result can be that speak gets less intelligable.


An alternative approach would be to use line array speakers, which allow you to aim the sound at the congregation instead of at the walls. We always used to have reverb problems in our church, leading to lousy intelligibility. Then we swapped our old system (with speakers distributed through the room to get enough coverage) for a line array, and the ...


If the only problem is running out of channels on the snake, I'd add another snake rather than have a second mixer on stage where I'd have to run back and forth to get it all set up.

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