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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.

Although this isn’t about a worship service, the lessons apply. Joe Bennett explains how one little sonic detail can derail the whole show:

There was no opportunity to experience the lovingly crafted lyric metaphors, exquisite keyboard melodies, subtle drum grooves and carefully programmed laptop soundscapes that the bands had worked so hard on in their writing and rehearsal sessions. Because a Fender guitar amp was one metre out of place.

Greg Baker reminds us that even though church tech is important, the message will go out with or without the fancy equipment:

Let’s go way back. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus spoke to thousands. He once also fed and spoke to 5,000 men. Add in women and children to get an even larger number. Either way, he spoke to thousands regularly. Funny thing about that, every time you hear a sermon about Him feeding that many people, it’s always about how He multiplied food, which was the point of the story after all. But, think about it from a tech perspective: how did He speak to that many people, or more importantly, how did 5,000 or more people hear Him?

Christian Copyright Solutions lists five copyright guidelines to check your church against:

It’s a tough question to ask, and church leaders often find it difficult to get a clear answer. Let’s start by looking at five important basic guidelines that will help you answer the question.

Jared Taylor on the best friend and worst enemy of the acoustic guitar:

It’s easy to forget there’s a chemical cell wedged into the guitar body somewhere, harnessing ion migrations for current, becoming weaker by the minute. Acoustic guitar batteries and their bass guitar counterparts tend to last a really long time! Long battery life may sound like a good thing, but in practice it makes them very easy to neglect until it’s too late.

Musicademy shares a video lesson on church sound checks:

This is a lesson taken from Musicademy and SFL Group’s Sound Tech and PA Training for Churches Course. The course is perfect for training newcomers to sound engineering and also for old hands who want to make the most of their acoustic space and PA equipment. It forms a comprehensive guide to live audio: micing, mixing, systems set up and acoustics.

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