Best Audio Interfaces for Running Multitracks with Your Worship Band
Audio Interfaces are great tools because they allow you to send multiple groupings of instruments to your mixer so you can mix your multitracks live as if they are part of the band when you play.
The key to using multitracks is that they aren't meant to be the master of your worship band - they're meant to be a part of the band. The best way to make sure this is the case, and that multitracks aren't overpowering your band, is to make your own multitracks. Learn how to make your own multitracks with the Custom Multitracks Masterclass. The course walks you through everything, A to Z, so you don't have to worry about being 'ready' to take the course. If you're a worship leader or band member and are interested in making your own multitracks - you're ready for the course. We teach you the rest.
Choosing the right audio interface to run your tracks through is really important. Before shopping for the right one, be sure to decide how many outputs or how many instruments you want to send through the interface. This will help you decide what you need in an interface. Below is our comprehensive list of interfaces you can use for your worship team’s multitracks and a few of the pros and cons of each.
1. Play Audio 12 - $600
Built in Redundancy so you can run two Ableton computers at once
It is small, durable and lightweight
It takes a decent amount of skill to set up
It's not incredibly easy to use, it requires extra attention to utilize all of it's powerful features
The customer support isn’t great, and there are only a few instructional Youtube videos on how to use it
2. Presonus Studio 1824c - $500
An audio interface that is rack-able
It processes very fast with USB C
It can also be used as an audio interface to make your own Custom Multitracks.
If you don't have it racked, then it can be big and clunky and create a messy stage
It's relatively expensive for the features it has
Not optimized for live settings, it's designed for more studio-style settings