It’s no secret that we are not fans of using karaoke style multi-tracks in worship. Partly because they are the opposite of discipleship, partly because they don’t help YOU get any better, and the rest are other reasons that I will not dive into here. However, there is a redeeming quality about them that has[…]
A 6 minute video that shows how each step in the process that sound takes from it’s beginnings to the listener is affected by all involved. That each contributes to the sonic footprint in such a way that really everyone is a sound person, not just the person behind the soundboard.
Almost everyone is interested in how to sound better. But what does that mean? Your idea of ‘better’ might be different than mine so before you spend too much money, work really hard, or take advise from anyone you need to know where you want to go. Join us as we talk about how to[…]
Real Love by Hillsong Young & Free has been enormously popular. It starts with a great song but a big part of what people love about it is the sound. But how do you get those sounds? Well, we are here to help. This is a free patch for an Apple program known as MainStage[…]
Too often our solutions for problems just put a BandAid over the real issue. Instead of truly fixing what is broken we try and cover it, filter it, and mask it. Join us for our first installation of a new series we call the TechCast as we dive into techniques and technology. […]
There are usually three kinds of people in the room for a co-write. The lyricist, a melody person, and the track person. Today we take a quick look at how having someone adding sounds to the sonic landscape can inspire a melody and direct lyrics in ways that might otherwise be impossible.
There are some simple but powerful differences in style and approach between traditional and contemporary services. Today we get down to the practical root differences when it comes to music & worship.
Playing music together is way different than playing by yourself. In order to get any group of people to sound good together you need to understand basic arrangement techniques, something we call orchestration. Check out our first instructional video for a lot of great tips and tricks.
This is a must listen for all pastors, worship leaders, and musicians of all kinds as we use the illustration of drums to discuss the real reason musicians do what they do, why they are the way they are. It’s some of the most important information I can tell you about working with musicians.
You do a sound check and can hear yourself just fine but then, like a mysterious cat burglar, it seems as if someone stole the sound from your instrument the moment everyone else starts playing. The music stops and much to your surprise, your equipment is still working – so you motion to get[…]