Worship Tech Roundup

As usual, this week I’ve come across a ton of great posts about the technical aspects of worship ministry. I didn’t have time to put each one into its own post, but I wanted to share them with you.

So here’s a collection of tech-related worship posts. Remember, these are just excerpts, but I strongly encourage you to click through and read each post in its entirety.

Adam Dolhanyk has some advice on when to use compression pedals in worship music:

When I first set up my electric guitar rig, a friend of mine who does sound professionally told me to get a compressor pedal. If I’m honest, I didn’t really understand what he was saying when he told me why I needed it, but he seemed to think it was important and I trusted him, so I researched and found a good lower priced compession pedal, and I bought the MXR SuperComp. I’m glad I did, because compression has become a huge part of my sound, and my tone. But, if you’re like I was, and you don’t get what a compression pedal is or why you’d want one, then hopefully this blog will help you out.

Brian Gowing explains that sometimes, we just need to turn it down (especially when the pastor says so):

A true mark of a professional sound engineer is being able to accommodate the varying styles and preferences of the client willingly and without fuss. So to put this in the perspective of the church, the senior pastor is where the buck stops. It doesn’t matter if the worship leader doesn’t agree with his decision. It’s his decision. You can either deal with it or leave. Sorry to be so blunt but I’ve seen churches where there is such a large disconnect between the senior pastor’s wishes and the attitude of the worship or tech teams that it’s impossible not to feel the tension between them. DO NOT make life difficult for whoever is in-charge. You won’t win any friends.

Chris Huff on the transition from analog mixing to digital mixing:

You hear talk of people transitioning into the wonderful world of digital mixing but you never hear of what happens after they make the transition. Old habits must be broken, a new way of thinking about workflow has to occur, and digital mixing doesn’t mean you can finally perfect a vocalist’s mix…at least not for two weekends in a row.

Kendall Conner has five things that ProPresenter user should know:

There’s nothing that catches my eye more when I’m scrolling through my RSS feed or BuzzFeed than a fresh list of “life hacks.” What could be better than simple tweaks and adjustments that make life easier? Here are a few tips and tricks for ProPresenter that are really easy to do and work wonders for your media setup.

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