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.

Steven Reed has some valuable tips on understanding Main EQ:

Main EQ lives a troubled existence—most people know that it’s important but its ability to enhance or ruin sound is often shrouded by fear and misunderstanding. As a result most every church has one hidden away in a back room and no one is allowed touch it. While the main EQ is not something you want just anybody messing with on a regular basis, its function is really a lot simpler to understand and more commonly used in regular life than most realize. If you’ve ever messed with the Bass, Mid, or Treble settings on your car stereo or scrolled through the sound presets labeled Country, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Bass Boost or Acoustic on your iPod or MP3 player then you’ve adjusted a main EQ. Here are a few tips to help you understand what this piece of equipment does and how to get the most out of it.

Mike Sessler with some tips on setting input gain on your sound board:

Input Gain is the gain applied by the console to mic and line level inputs coming into the each channel. Most consoles have a gain knob at the top of the channel strip labeled “Gain,” “Input Level,” or sometimes confusingly, “Trim.” The knob controls how much gain is applied to the microphone preamp, which is necessary to bring the level up from the lower mic level to the working level inside the console. Things are a little different for line-level inputs, and for clarity’s sake, we’ll focus on mic inputs for now.

[Part 2 is here]

Glenn Packiam on technology, worship, and the image of God:

The narratives from Genesis 3-11 are a whirlwind tour of the fracturing effects of the fall. In Genesis 12, the Story slows down as God begins His plan to work His salvation into our world by calling Abraham. But right away, we see humans using their knowledge, instruments, and machines to hide their flaws, abuse others, and ascend to the heavens. How do we do the same thing with our knowledge, instruments, and machines?

Paul Alan Clifford with some pointers on live-tweeting a church service or event:

  • Try to fully engage in at least one service. If you don’t have multiple services, have a rotation of live-tweeters.
  • Use and official hashtag
  • Tag the preacher.

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      1. Paul Clifford (@PaulAlanClif)

        You have no idea how much your encouragement spurs me on. Thanks so much. I’m still in the “it’s so hard, maybe I should quit” phase, but when I get encouragement, I think “no, keep with it; God called you and He will bless it.”

        Paul

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