Updated: May 23, 2021
Let’s be honest - your worship team isn’t Maverick City, Elevation or Bethel. Not because you’re not good, but you’re simply - literally - not them.
You and your worship team might be as good as them, but you don’t have the same band or team. So why would you use the multitracks from their record recordings instead of making your own?
4 Benefits to Making Your Own Multitracks:
1. You Know Your Team
Your worship team has a unique sound and a unique voice, regardless of the talent and resources.
You know each team member's strengths and weaknesses and you know what songs work for your team and your church. Sometimes being tied to a certain style, arrangement, key, or tempo doesn’t work for your team.
Creating your own multitracks allows you to play to each team member's strength, and create sounds that help accent your team and help make a more complete sound that pre-made multitracks can’t accomplish. When you make your own tracks, you can play to your team’s strengths and truly elevate YOUR sound instead of reproducing someone else's sound.
2. Own Your Sound
Your team has a flavor and a sound that no one else can replicate. So why do we try to have our worship band’s sound replicate someone else’s sound?
By making your own multitracks, you can play to your preferences as a worship team. You might have some strong, powerhouse low altos that don’t do well with the high, shrill Elevation Worship sound, for example. Perhaps instead your vocalist has more of a soulful sound. In this case, instead of trying to force your vocalist to comply with a record recording version of the song; you can make your own multitrack that compliments your vocalist.
Maybe you try making a multitrack that feels more soulful with tambourines, organs, and some horns as opposed to the deep rich pads. When you make your own tracks, you get to own your sound.
3. Save Money
With multitracks - you and other worship leaders across the U.S. are feeding hundreds and thousands dollars a year to something that doesn’t capture your worship team’s sound. All a multitrack does is captur someone else’s sound - and then forces you to fit into it. Making your own multitracks gives you the opportunity to save your money to spend it on more important things to enhance your ministry - like gear, volunteer appreciation, and more gear!
For just the cost of a two-month membership of multitracks, you can take the Worship Multitracks Masterclass and learn how to make your own tracks for just $99 with the early bird pricing.
4. You’ll sound better. Period.
Here’s the thing - a producer’s mindset when making a song is how someone will experience it listening in a car, or with headphones on, or through someone’s laptop.
Not too often is a producer thinking about how your worship team will sound when playing along with their instrumentation of someone else’s song. In short, the studio does not equal the live venue of your church’s sanctuary. Creating your own multitracks will help your team sound better in the live venue because you’re arranging the tracks and your band for the intention of a worship atmosphere and experience over a passive listening experience.
Conclusion: Don’t Make your Worship Team Fit into Tracks. Make Tracks to Fit your Band.
Making your own multitracks doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, you can learn to make your own worship multitracks in 4 simple steps.
You don’t have to try and force your team to fit into pre-made multitracks anymore. Now, you can make multitracks to fit and empower your worship team to sound their best. Making your own tracks is all about embracing and amplifying your team’s unique giftings, sound and vibe.
The course, made by a South Florida Worship Leader who’s a Berklee Music Production grad, includes:
7+ hours of video course content
A course booklet
Downloadable templates for Pro Tools & Ableton
Tech Purchase Lists & Pricing Guides
3 Amazing Worship Drone Packs