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.

Rachel Anderson shares some free worship media goodies for the month of September:

Are you ready for sweatpants, camping, tree color changes and pumpkin spice everything? I know it’s still over 90 degrees in much of United States, but the season does technically change to autumn this month! In honor of fall and September are these seven new free media resources! September’s freebies include a mini pack by Playback Media, a kids song collection, a mini movie that will encourage you to create, another kids song track, a song chart by Derek Johnson, a stock video clip, and a mini movie based on 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. As you eat your pumpkin products, be sure to download these new free resources for your ministry and share them with your media-loving acquaintances and friends!

Kade Young explains the ins and outs of EQing, with a focus on cutting instead of boosting:

The first mistake people make is to boost the frequency they think is missing. For example, if the vocal doesn’t sound full enough, they start by boosting the lows. Instead, it is better focus on cutting frequencies. So, if a vocal sounds thin, there is probably too much going on in the mid-high frequency range. Start by cutting mid-high frequencies and then you can then turn up the overall volume. What this does is brings up the lower frequencies while keeping the mid-high frequencies where they were.

There are times when boosting frequencies is the right plan of action, but think of it as the last resort instead of the first. Now that you understand this important concept, let’s dive in to making the most of your mixer’s EQ.

Mike Sessler explains why ministry leaders – techs included! – need to be in community with each other:

The other day I was having lunch with a good friend of mine. We got to talking about the TD at a church we both know, and some struggles this guy was having with his facility. My friend asked this TD if he knew that the church that literally shared the parking lot with his had a lift, and would probably let him use it. The TD’s response was—to me anyway—shocking. He said he didn’t know anyone over there, and didn’t know if they had a lift or not.

Keep in mind, these churches are right next door. And they don’t even know each other.

My brothers, this should not be!

Dango Cellan teaches you how to tune an acoustic drum kit for worship:

One of the things I am frequently asked about when I’m playing a show, doing a clinic, or just filling in at someone’s church is, “How should we tune our drums?” The more churches and drummers that I’m around, the more I realize that very few people feel confident in tuning drums.

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