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.

Tom D’Angelo ponders the downside of our tech being miniaturized and consolidated:

We’ve come a long way and most of us are pretty happy with the technological advancements and progress we’ve been able to see. But there is a dark side to the advances in A/V/L manufacturing, miniaturization and the commoditization of technology. Do you know what it is?

Let’s use the example of a video switcher…

Grant Norsworthy explains how to solve some of the issues with drum volume:

In today’s video — the first in a series of videos — Grant speaks with drummer/percussionist Jonathan Truman about some alternative approaches drummers and band leaders can take to solve the problem of drums that are too loud. We may not be able to instantly “gift” our volunteer Church drummer with the necessary skills and musicality to control their volume today. But there are highly effective, simple steps that can be taken to alleviate the volume problem.

James Wasem shares some great ways to get better at running sound:

I hate to break it to you like this, but if you want to get better at mixing sound then you’ll need to do more than just show up at mid-week worship rehearsal, shadow the lead mix engineer on Sunday, and “think about running sound.”

Fortunately, there are some great resources to help you get started (if you’re an audio rookie), and tools to help you continue your education (even if you’re a live sound veteran).

Calvin Roy reflects on the right attitude and motivations for church techs:

Nothing is quite as rewarding as putting in hours upon hours of volunteer time, getting the lighting cues programmed and then reprogrammed, dialing in the house mix, getting monitor mixes right, and then getting them right again all to have it noticed by sometimes no one, right? I joke but there’s an old saying that as a sound engineer (or any tech), you know you’ve done your job if no one complains. Now, while I understand where this is coming from, it seems a little demeaning to our craft doesn’t it? But it does beg us to ask the question, Why do we do what we do?

Chris Vacher is giving away an ebook about the best apps for worship leaders:

I’ve compiled my new Best Apps for Worship Leaders: 2016 Edition with updates, additions and some removals of apps that either aren’t available or have been surpassed by other, better apps.

Once again I’m making this available totally free a downloadable ebook. It’s available below through the signup box and will arrive right away in your inbox…

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