Own the Mix
Since I was sharing about a resource to train your tech team in an earlier blog post today, I wanted to share some other resources that you might find helpful. The first is Own the Mix, an online training resource for your audio team. Here is how they describe the service
OwnTheMix.com is a comprehensive audio training solution for the modern church. Created by Buckhead Church’s Audio Director, Dustin Whitt, and Music Director, Chris Green, you will learn secrets to creating irresistible worship environments. Whether novice or professional, there is plenty for everyone inside. Subscribers have an all-access pass to every video, and are connected to all of OwnTheMix.com’s users through a state-of-the-art social network.
Check out the video below for a sample of the teaching that you’ll find
The second service I want to highlight is Transposr. It allows you to transpose chord charts and mp3 files into different keys. This is a great way to make practice tracks in different keys. It will change the key of a mp3 file without changing the tempo. I have created accompaniment tracks in new keys several times in the past, but it required a confusing mix of plugins and audio programs to accomplish. This is a free service provided by Planning Center Online and it works great. You will need to know the original key of the song to make it work. We are using and implementing Planning Center to schedule our worship teams and to layout the flow of our services each week.
I have looked at both of these services in the past, but I want to thank Church Media Design for reminding me about them in their latest podcast. Check out the CMD.tv podcast for great technology and computer tutorials.