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.

Calvin Roy shares six things you need to keep in mind when it’s time to upgrade your sound system:

If you’re a house technician, chances are you’ve been in a position to re-evaluate your sound system or a piece within it. Whether you’re looking at a complete overhaul or simply updating some components, I’ve found that these 6 things help to guide my customers to getting the equipment they NEED.

Molly Broomer lists some tips for doing worship on a small budget:

I have yet to serve in a church where the money flows freely into my hands to use at my discretion. I can fall slave to the idea that money would make my ministry better/easier/more efficient – probably because there’s truth in that idea. I don’t believe in touting a spiritual mantra without acknowledging reality. So let’s just get honest – it can be downright difficult to run a worship ministry without funds, and a little money can go a long way. Serving a budget can feel like a chore and threatens to steal my focus. Here are a few thoughts & lessons I’ve learned over the years on how to stay focused in spite of your financial statements.

Jedidiah Smith on the pros and cons of digital modeling for electric guitars:

It’s easy to see why digital modeling devices such as the Line 6 Pods, Boss GT-100, and the Fractal Audio Axe Effects are such appealing ideas to electric guitarists.

Through these devices you have digital versions of some of the most sought-after amps and access to every kind of effect you can imagine. Every piece of gear you could want in digital format right at the tip of your shoes. What’s not to like?

However, things are not always as they seem…

And for those guitarists brave enough for a self-evaluation, here are ten signs that you’re a gear snob (warning – some “not safe for church” language):

You shun all modern guitars
Like some leather-clad Nostradamus, you’re obsessed with dates, insisting that guitar production went behind a black cloud after 1959, citing the 1965 Fender/CBS takeover as the “blackest day in human history”, and muttering “they don’t make ’em like they used to” so often that everyone longs to carve it into your forehead with a soldering iron.

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