One of the biggest hurdles for a church tech is how to set up a microphone for a pastor. I know many seasoned audio engineers who work in full-time ministry that still have this as an Achilles heel. There is a fine balance that you need to achieve between making the pastor sound natural while also maximizing gain before feedback. Here are some tips and tricks I use every Sunday to make my pastors sound great. Continue reading “How to Properly EQ Your Pastors Mic” »
There will be many times when you don’t lead worship with a larger team. Leading solo at a Bible study, youth event, or camp may require just a guitar and some percussion. But sometimes a mic, some portable speakers, and these three little tools could make you sound great while keeping a professional feel during your acoustic worship approach. These may not be brand new, but we’ve heard so many good things about them that we now think they should be in the arsenal of every worship leader: Continue reading “Three Fantastic Pieces of Gear For Solo Worship Leading ” »
Drums are the heartbeat to a song and a crucial element to the worship experience. Unfortunately drums can have a tendency to be the most difficult instrument to work with in a church sanctuary. The reality is, drums that are being amplified through speakers sound way better than the acoustic sound drums make from stage. Part of this is due to the amount of indirect sound that goes everywhere every time a cymbal, snare, or tom is hit. So I’ve put together this top ten list to help churches get off that pacemaker and get their heartbeat strong again. Continue reading “How to Mic a Drum – 10 Tips to Mic’ing Your Drums for the Ultimate Sound!” »
Sound and acoustics go together like peanut butter and jelly. Unfortunately there are more people out there who know how to amplify sound than there are people who know what happens to that sound in a confined space. Here are ten things to consider when dealing with acoustics:
We all want to get better, right? We’re looking to improve our craft, expand our influence, and make the biggest difference in our lives. Nobody wakes up and thinks, “How can I blend in, waste my time, and spend my life on meaningless things?” Especially as worship leaders, we’re looking to improve our craft. We read books, attend conferences, and practice our instrument. But what if I told you that what you were doing wasn’t enough? That there were some things you should practice that you may have never thought of?
That’s what I want to share with you here – some highly targeted, focused action steps that will make you a better worship leader.
Are you ready? Here we go…
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If you are a worship director, choir director, worship leader or music pastor at your church, then you need to get your hands on the new Voxos Choir library from Cinesamples. With this advanced sampling technology, you immediately have a full-fledged choir consisting of sopranos, altos, tenors, basses and even a boys choir at the tip of your fingers. It is not synthesized; it is not looped; it consists of actual recordings of a real choir, sampled, digitized and mapped to a virtual library that you can access using a keyboard and a computer. Confused? Let me explain a little how the technology works.
In the worship team of the modern day church, it is more likely to find a musician using a laptop and controller rather than dragging around an 80-pound keyboard. Thanks to the innovation of sampling technology, worship teams around the world are employing vast instrument libraries to enhance their worship service. Gone are the days of cheap sounding synthesized strings. Now, worship leaders can unleash the realism of a full-scale orchestral string section in the worship service.