MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TIPS
Here are some recommended products listed with their basic functions to help guide you in selecting the right instrument
Number of Keys?
(Graded Hammer Standard)
(Graded Hammer Standard)
(Balanced Hammer Effect Keyboard)
Computer Integration MIDI and Audio?
|MIDI & Audio
|MIDI Only||MIDI only||MIDI only||MIDI & Audio
|MIDI & Audio
Real Grand Piano Action?
|Not Needed||Not Needed||Needed||Needed|
Connects Directly to Sound System?
Here are some great tips from Yamaha for worship drummers!
Great tips from Yamaha for worship guitarists and bassists!
Is there an All-in-One Portable Keyboard solution with built-in backing tracks?
Yes, Yamaha’s Portable Keyboard PSR-S775/975 comes loaded with several backing tracks, and you can add many more at www.yamahamusicsoft.com. In addition, the keyboards come with powerful built-in speakers, and are equipped with a microphone input, so no external PA system is required to sing along. All you need is the keyboard and a microphone to perform.
With the PSR-S975, you can add sound effects to the microphone, such as reverb and compression.
The Vocal Harmonizer function allows you to perform with different styles of backing vocals, and with automatic accompaniment, you can sound like a full band through one instrument.
Can I use an external device plugged into my keyboard to playback audio tracks?
Yes, the auxiliary analog input on the keyboard lets you connect an external playback device with regular audio cables, so the audio from your external device comes out of the analog output from your keyboard, it turns your keyboard into a small mixer.
Can I use my computer to control my keyboard?
Yes, connecting the computer is as simple as plugging in a USB cable.
Yamaha keyboards all work with class compliant drivers in OSX, iOS and Windows.
Is there any place that I can get or share sounds for Yamaha Synthesizers?
Yes, you can discover, create and share sounds for Montage and reface series at Yamaha Soundmondo.
Any tips on Tempo, Dynamics and Musicality for Worship Drummers?
Take a look this article
Is there a simple and cost effect way to Mic an acoustic drum set?
Yes, the EAD10 acoustic electronic drum module instantly transforms your acoustic drum kit into a powerful, digital hybrid with sampled sounds and studio-quality digital effects.
One stereo mic attached to the kick drum is all that's needed to mic the entire drum set.
See how easy it is to add and control sounds and effects with the EAD10!
Refer to Solution Video
Should I use an amplifier or a direct box for my bass guitar?
In many churches now both small and large, bass guitars are going direct into the sound system and not using an amplifier. This allows the sound engineer to better control the volume and sound quality of the bass.
Refer to related FAQ
Is it possible to see the chords in songs that are stored on my iOS device?
Yes, Yamaha's Chord Tracker app analyzes the audio songs stored in your iOS device's music library and then displays the song chords on the screen, allowing you to play your favorite songs.
Refer to Feature Video
Is there any useful tool that I can use to keep my playlist during services?
Yes, Yamaha's free Metronome app for iOS devices.
With the "Edit Chain" option you can add songs to a set list.
Then, when you hit stop in your playlist the app will go to the next song automatically.
You can also save mixes with various subdivisions of beats heard or not heard, and you can lose the accent on down beats if desired.
Now, keeping a steady tempo through meter changes is easily done.
Can I record our worship services to my iPad?
Yes, you can use your iPad to record your worship services with Steinberg's UR22mkII Audio Interface.
It comes bundled with CUBASIS LE music production software designed for iOS devices.
There are also other features that make connectivity a breeze. Check out this video for the UR22mkII.