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.

Rich Birch lists five essential ingredients for a great pre-service video:

A programming trend we’re seeing is the use of a “pre-service” video played every Sunday, which is designed as an introduction to the church. Similar to the title sequence in a television show, this video provides an overview of what people can expect from the church. Increasingly, it seems as if the only people in the main auditorium before services at many churches are first-time guests. Unlike a “series bumper” that refers to a specific topic, these videos provide an overview of what the church is like. They are designed to prepare people emotionally for what they are about to experience. Here are the ingredients that make up a great pre-service video…

Chris Huff shares five steps to mixing a solo act:

With a one-person band, the mix approach is completely different than mixing a large band. With a big band, there is a lot of work to control the audio frequencies so each channel fits into a narrower space so when all of the instruments and vocals are layered together, each only “owns their frequency area.” Not that they are the only sound in the tight frequency range but they are the dominate sound in it.

Mixing small is about letting instruments and vocals have a wider range…

Mike O’Brien gives you some reasons to consider making a recording with your worship team:

With so much worship music being released every day, why does the world need another worship song recorded? For starters, as image bearers of God we are commanded to make new things. Psalm 40:3 exclaims “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.” Songs birthed and shared within your local context can be incredibly exciting. Some other practical uses for a recording…

If you want to find the perfect geeky gift for your church tech, check out this guide by Cathy Hutchison:

Let’s face it. Church technical professionals are notoriously difficult to find gifts for. When it comes to what they want for Christmas they can often start talking in a language we don’t understand and the price points on the technology can get astronomical pretty fast… So, to help your friends and family out, we’ve assembled this handy shopping guide with gifts by category to help make gift-buying a bit less stressful for them.

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