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.
While it’s not listed in the New Testament, assisting the worship leader or worship team by being the computer graphics or Power Point person is definitely a gift, if not a spiritual gift. Here are some things on choosing who serves in this area, or if you are that person, the qualities needed…
For the first time since 2007, the house of worship (HOW) market is starting to rise again thanks in part to AV technology, which allows church services to be live-streamed. A rising market comes with new trends that should be considered when thinking about buying a new piece of AV technology for your church. Below are five important trends you should know about when you’re ready to make your next church tech purchase…
As the worship leader at your church you should understand the basic principles of your sound board, which really is the grand vision for this post. Get to know your soundboard, learn how to turn the thing on and off, learn what effects the monitors (in ears or wedges) and know how to access EQ’s, Compressors and Gates even if you don’t know what those things are yet. In many cases you will be the only constant figurehead over the soundboard week in and out as other, possibly volunteer, sound guys pass through, so learn what you can. Many times even trained sound guys can’t know the ins and outs of every single board they come across.
It’s no secret I’m a big fan of using measurement software. It’s one of the many tools I love to employ for all things audio whether it’s optimizing PA’s or mixing. I even use it in the studio these days. I’ve just found it to be a great tool to confirm what I’m hearing when things are out of whack. But I’m still always ears first, eyes second. So today I want to address something I think folks who are newer to using measurements sometimes trip up on regardless of the measurement platform they use.
I have been in many church worship services where you can hardly hear the lead vocal. To tell you the truth, I have even led some of these services. There are many causes to this problem, so let’s go through the chain of events so you can get your lead vocal sounding amazing.