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. My most recent posts have been reviewing virtual worship bands–applications that can fill in missing parts of your band and provide great flexibility in live worship. Today, we look at an app with great audio and tremendous flexibility. Stay tuned for additional options in weeks to come.
Worship Backing Band (WBB) is a virtual worship band that, like Worship Band in Hand previously reviewed, allows you to fill out your church’s band with any missing parts; but WBB goes far beyond the capabilities of Worship Band in Hand in the number of tracks and the flexibility of the player.
WBB has an industry-leading 14 stem tracks per song to give you great flexibility in the sound you craft for your church. All their audio files are highest quality WAV files. Their multitrack player works on PC or Mac platforms as well as iOS. Another plus is that all their songs are produced for congregations–in keys and arrangements that the average person can handle.
Worship Backing Band, in addition to the multitrack player solutions here also offers Split Track Backing Tracks and Split Track Compilation DVDs. I will be featuring their MultiTracks in a later post about multitrack sources.
WBB also offers a free multitrack each month
Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player for Mac/PC
- Easy-to-use MultiTrack player
- PC and MAC compatible
- High Def uncompressed WAV audio
- 14 instrument stems per song
- Lead and background vocals included
- Click tracks and spoken word vocal cues
- Mix, mute or solo any instrument stem
- Key change and tempo change
- Loop, repeat or jump to any song section
- Footswitch, hotkey and mouse control
- Import your own stems or songs from providers such as Loop Community and MultiTracks.com
- No additional hardware or software required
The player costs $50. Tracks are $17 each with quantity discounts to $10 each. Chord charts are available.
14 Tracks (Stems) for all WBB Multitrack products
- Two bar Intro Click
- Lead Vocals
- Background Vocals
- Acoustic Guitar
- Electric Guitar 1
- Electric Guitar 2
- Keyboards 1
- Keyboards 2
- Extras – auxiliary parts that don’t readily fit into the stems above
- Click – full length 8th note click
- Natural Click – shaker click for when users aren’t using the individual foldback and front of house mix functions
- Vocal Cue – spoken word vocal cue for upcoming sections and lyrics
Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player for iPad
- New iPad touchscreen interface design
- 14 instrument stems inc. vocals, clicks and cues
- Mix mute or solo any instrument stem
- Loop or jump to any song section
- Key change and tempo change
- MIDI footswitch compatible
- Ambient pads for seamless song transitions
- Save and name setlists/playlists
- Lossless audio compression for easy song import/iCloud storage
- Free access to uncompressed WAV song stems for PC/Mac/DAW
- Existing users get iPad versions of all previously purchased WBB MultiTracks
- New users get four free iPad MultiTracks
- Plus you get 2 free CCLI top 50 tracks of your choice (worth $34!)
$19.99 in the App Store. Tracks are $17 each with quantity discounts to $10 each. Chord charts are available.
Other Products From WBB
The folks at Worship Backing Band share my passion of leading the congregation in worship in keys and arrangements that really help a congregation voice their praise. Their WBB products provide amazing solutions for churches with few or no musicians. Their tracks are of highest quality and the customization to fit the needs of your church is seemingly endless. They have PC, Mac and iPad platforms for their multitrack options as well as the videos with split tracks avaialble as downloads or on DVD compilations.
These products would be perfect for many settings!