Musicademy worship training days: being a host church

By admin | March 2, 2016

Each year Musicademy runs a small number of worship training days in churches across England (we’d love to go further but travel time and costs make that quite tricky). Of course this can’t happen without a venue so we are very grateful for host churches willing to let us use their lovely buildings on a […]

[Article] Is it time to boycott the worship industry?

By admin | February 25, 2016

We found this article on the Patheos blog. It’s generated a huge number of comments on our Facebook page with very diverse opinions shared. What do you think? Note that this is a link to Facebook so can take a few moments to load. These articles critiquing contemporary worship seem to be emerging with increasing […]

[Article] Reflections on a worship concert

By admin | February 14, 2016

We come across this thought provoking article written by a South African blogger and really liked the way he was able to present a critique of a recent Passion conference without being overly critical. Have a read for yourself and see what you think. Note that this is a link to Facebook so can take […]

Are we missing the point about Christian worship music? Guest article from Dave Bilbrough

By Guest Blogger | February 10, 2016

It’s funny how we have a tendency to evaluate good and bad.  Recently I was reading an article on the current state of Christian music.  ‘Is it progressive or creative, or has it cocooned itself into a safe formula; i.e Coldplay beats Big Country’, the writer asked.  Whilst the arguments on both sides were convincing […]

Ask the Expert: Best recording mic (in a noisy room)

By admin | January 26, 2016

We had a slightly strange “Ask the Expert” email from Mike Barco which our friends at SFL Group have done their best to answer. “I’m trying to capture the best recording on a quite creaky floor noise coming through the wall… Which microphone is best for this?”   Now we’re not too sure if Mike is […]

Real world transitions between song sections and what happens with MultiTracks

By [email protected] | January 25, 2016

We get the odd email at (our sister company) Worship Backing Band asking us about the transitions between song sections when people are using the repeat, loop or jump functionality. They find that sometimes it can sound a little “ragged”. This isn’t actually an error in the software but what is realistically likely to happen from […]

Ask the Expert: Can we keep everyone happy by putting a contemporary keyboard in a wooden cabinet?

By [email protected] | January 22, 2016

We received a fascinating email from Liz from South Ruislip, UK who had been to one of our training days and had asked for advice on what keyboard to purchase for her church. We’d suggested the Roland RD800 which their Leadership Team agreed to. However, the proposed move to a more contemporary instrument has not pleased everyone. […]