MultiTracks For Worship
'MultiTracks For Worship' are useful if a musician (or a number of musicians) are not available to play as you can add any missing individual parts. Even if you have a full team of musicians, MultiTracks will add some extra colours to your sound. Add a loop, some keyboard sounds or an additional electric guitar part to bring interest, variety and dynamics. Many larger churches are already using MultiTracks and with the launch of MultiTracks For Worship, churches of all sizes can now access this exciting technology.
To get the best out of MultiTracks For Worship, you need to run a laptop with some DAW software such as, Ableton Live, Apple GarageBand (free for MacOS users), Logic Pro, Cubase, Pro Tools etc. You can also run them on a tablet using a compatible Multitrack app player.
Splitting the outputs
If you don’t have access to an audio interface, you can still separate the musical parts from the click and guide tracks by panning them to different sides of the stereo output. You can then connect the split output from your laptop to your mixing desk and send any audio you need into your PA whilst sending the click and guide tracks to your musicians. Any member of your team wanting to hear the click and guide tracks will need in-ear monitoring so that the congregation only hears the music.
If you have an audio interface, you can send different elements of the music as well as the click and guide tracks to any output from your interface. This also has other advantages such as sending different mixes to individual musicians. For example, your singer(s) may want to hear a small amount of the lead vocal from the recorded tracks as a guide.
Extensive rehearsal time is always to be encouraged, especially when new technology is involved. Rehearsing outside of the service situation can make all the difference giving everyone in the team time to familiarise themselves with the technology. This is especially important if you are using Multitracks for the first time. For example, playing with a click track or hearing additional parts can take a bit of getting used to. However, once everyone is familiar with the way the resource works, it can open up many new creative and inspiring possibilities.
We recommend using the default keys from 'MultiTracks For Worship' as these have been designed for mixed congregations. However, nearly all DAW software is also capable of transposing the audio into different keys if required.