Worship Tech Roundup

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.

Simon Campling says that not only are capos not for wimps, but some people even use two at a time:

For some the capo is seen as a crutch, but to the majority of guitarists it is an extremely helpful tool – whether it’s to play more comfortable chords in different keys or to create a sonic difference between multiple guitars, a good capo is a very handy thing to have around.

So what about using two capos…

Casey Glass digs into whether it’s better to rely on hardware or software for your synth sounds:

There is a never ending debate between those who prefer a hardware based keyboard setup where you can happily show up at a gig with your keyboard and little else, and those who don’t mind an extra 15 minutes with a bundle of USB cables for the benefit of that 100 GB piano sample. Why choose one over the other? Lets take a look at the pros and cons of each side – we’ll start with software first.

Dennis Choy busts three myths about church tech leaders:

Sometimes tech people get a bad rap. We are behind the scenes, stealth-like servants who really just want to do the best job we can with what has been given to us. But we are also usually introverted and don’t like conflict, so we avoid it until our backs are against the wall or incredibly stressed out. With that come a few stereotypes that I wanted to try and dispel.

Mike Sessler, channeling his inner Charles Dickens, explains how different kinds of in-ear monitors fit:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. As I write this, I realize I have an enviable job; evaluating high-end custom in-ear monitors. A while back, I told you about the new 3D scanning process that Ultimate Ears has developed for taking virtual impressions of our ears. Before that, I told you about the very cool new 3D printing process they have been using for a while to print the shells. And today, I sit at my dining room table with four pairs of IEMs, trying to figure out the differences between them.

And speaking of in-ear monitors, Chris Gill explains why they can’t (yet) completely replace floor wedges:

Over the past 10 years or so, I’ve noticed that churches moving to In Ear Monitors (IEMs) for worship are also removing all the floor wedges to cut out all the stage noise they can. This may seem like a really good idea, but it’s not. In an attempt to lower stage volume levels, they’re actually creating a whole new set of problems that come back to haunt them down the road.

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