The Prime App from LoopCommunity.com
Finding the right tools for WORSHIP with limited MUSICIAN resources
Churches with limited musician resources seem to be occurring in epidemic proportions. Also, many churches want to be able to utilize modern worship songs in their times of worship, but find it difficult to do so without proper instrumentation. Today, we have technologies available that provide great solutions for churches that need help. In this series of posts, I will be talking about many great solutions for churches of all worship styles–whether you need just a pianist or an entire band to assist in your times of corporate worship. This post introduces an free multitrack player from track supplier, LoopCommunity.com, that will play your audio multitracks that you purchase from them AND from any other source.
LoopCommunity.com is one of the largest suppliers of
- Import your own audio from any source
- Change the key
- Change the tempo
- Customize song arrangements
- Jump to and loop sections of the song
- Multi-out capabilities with the Track Rig to provide 8 outputs
- Crossfade, overlap
- Auto-advance, start, end, fade times
- MIDI controller integration
- Create and save setlists
- Dynamic click tracks and cue voices
- Full Looptimus integration for pedal control
Prime Intro and Tips
Leading Worship with Prime
I have featured a number of multitrack players in the last weeks. WorshipSong Band and this app, the Prime App, are the two free player applications and both very powerful. WorshipSong Band has many more capabilities, but the Prime App is desirable in many situations for its sleek interface and ease of use. I suggest you check both out if you are looking for a free player that accepts
As a long time user of Fly Worship, I was hesitant to switch. There are some great situations where Fly excels and Prime can’t compete (ie if you’re short on equipment and staff and need lyrics projected with your tracks); and there are situations where Prime is a much better choice (musicians predominantly use iOS, click track is desirable).
We’ve been using Prime since 2016 in our church plant and it’s great when you don’t have enough musicians. If you have a sound person and enough input channels, I recommend using a multi-out config (I’ve used both Behringer and gigaport). I also use this config to train new sound techs (to simulate the band). If you have to use the 2 channel config (one channel is band/instruments, other channel is click/cue), we’ve found that we need to spend some time working on the mix and levels … sometimes different tracks can be hotter or softer.