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.
Understand the very basics in recording a sermon and producing it for viewer audiences.
So, you want to video record your service, but don’t know where to begin. Let’s get you started.
First things first: you will need a camera…
Judge not lest ye be ready to hear the result. Whether it’s microphone placement or mix choices, there’ve been times where I thought, “that guy doesn’t know what he’s doing.” But then I heard the result. The last newsletter covered low passing drums. There are a number of other non-traditional methods that get some good sounds.
Have you ever left a high-caliber concert completely amazed at how the drums sounded? I know I have. I could feel the kick drum, the snare was clear and punchy and the toms sounded like heavenly thunder. Then, I would go back to my church, try to achieve the same result and just end up frustrated.
But, I didn’t give up. Over the years I have learned tips and tricks to getting the drums sounding great and in this post I am going to share them with you. They may not sound as good as what you hear at concerts with million-dollar sound systems, but with the right technique and decent equipment, you can get awfully close.
Technical skills are important and hard to hone with the limited time a volunteer sound tech has available. Being a sound operator in church requires much more than technical acumen, it also requires an understanding of why we do what we do and for whom. Although there are dozens of things to practice, I’ve limited this article to the ones that follow.
Most pastors wear many hats. The variety of things we juggle from event cordinating, counseling, visual designing, general business organizing (such as insurance, finances, etc), sermon preparation, spiritual leadership, and much more, can be overwhelming.
I for one am glad we live in an age where we can utilize technology to give us a leg up on all of these things.
As someone who loves testing new applications and workflows to be more productive, I have tried MANY different applications. I hope that these can be of use to you. I’ve added links to the ones I’ve written in more depth on and I hope to write on all of these eventually so I’ll add links for those as I do.