Gear to run Worshipsong Band

We all love gear.  This page will help you decide what gear you may want to use with your Worshipsong Band setup.  The gear we recommend is battle-tested by our development team and users, and we specialize in finding the very best and most cost effective means for you to leverage Worshipsong Band and its content in your ministry.

Audio Interfaces

While tracks can be run through the headphone jack, a USB audio interface if going to offer better sound quality, even if you are only running 2 or 4 channels.  These interfaces offer great performance and bang for your buck.

Traktor

 

The Traktor Audio 2 DJ is a handheld USB interfaces that offers 4 channels for under $100.  It is intended for DJs and offers loud, clear sound on a budget.  Plug it in with a pair of stereo splitters and set up your WSB with 4 channels out.  It can be used at your sound desk or hooked to your mobile device. 

 

 

For more outputs, try the ESI GigaPort HD+Gigaport.  This interface offers 8 channels of output through stereo RCA (unbalanced) outputs.  It is well suited for use on the sound desk, where you can hook it up via USB to a PC or Mac running your main output.  Since Worshipsong Band offers full control of playback via its wireless network mode, there is no need to string a long snale and expensive direct-boxes to your stge just to have a computer running tracks there.  Price ranges from about $120 to $150, depending on where you find it.

 

Controlling Your Tracks

While you are playing guitar or keys and running tracks, MIDI controllers are a great way to keep the tracks doing what you want.  These MIDI interfaces are cost effective, convenient, and fully compatible with Worshipsing Band:

 

Midistomp

Like Worshipsong Band itself, the MidiStomp Six pedal is offered as a non-commercial product to provide a cost effective, 6 button MIDI stomp controller for your music.  It offers an expression pedal jack, 6 buttons sending MIDI Control Change messages, and a USB interface.  These can be assigned to any of the available actions in Worshipsong Band. Proce has ranged from $75 to $99, and cheaper if you want to build it yourself.

 

 

 

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The Airturn BT200-S series offers both a 4 and a 6 button MIDI controller that operate using Bluetooth over MIDI, combining wireless operation with rugged design and compatibility with both mobile and PC/Mac devices. Prices range from $110 to $130 for the 6 switch version.

 

Computers and Mobile Devices to Run Worshipsong Band

Worshipsong Band runs on the most platforms of any multitrack software.  Not all capabilities are available on all platforms.  This is a guide to what each platform’s capabilities are, to help you decide how to deploy Worshipsong Band to your church and team.

Windows PC/Mac

  • Platform notes
    • Windows 7 up to Windows 10
    • MacOS 10.5 or later
    • Turn off surround sound if using headphone jack
    • Enable extended desktop mode to use lyric display
  • Audio playback
    • Multichannel output
    • Headphone output
    • Synced metronome/tracks
  • Control
    • MIDI Input
    • MIDI output
    • Keyboard input
    • Network master
    • Network Client
  • Lyrics/Video
    • Lyric display
    • Live video backgrounds
  • Song editing
    • Audio conversion
    • Offline transpose
    • Built-in text editor

IPad

  • Platform notes
    • IOS 8 or later
  • Audio playback
    • Headphone output
    • Audio interface output – 2 channel only
    • Synced metronome/tracks
  • Control
    • MIDI Input
    • MIDI output
    • Network master
    • Network client

Android

  • Platform notes
    • Android 5 or later
    • 2GB memory or better
    • Interface is sized for tablets, not smaller phones
  • Audio playback
    • Headphone output
    • Synced metronome/tracks
  • Control
    • MIDI Input
    • Network master
    • Network client

Chromebook

  • Platform notes
    • Install through Google Play Store
    • Need ChromeOS v 69 or later to access Android file system (enable ‘view all files’)
    • Must used ‘Fixed IP’ mode to use as network client
  • Audio playback
    • Headphone output
    • Synced metronome/tracks
  • Control
    • Network client