We’ve been totting up the totals on the MultiTracks you’ve purchased in the last year, so we thought we’d give you a peak at the 25 most popular. Perhaps unsurprisingly the list broadly mirrors last year’s CCLI top songs choices, so in other words the MultiTracks you’re buying roughly line up with the popularity of what the wider church is singing.
What’s interesting is that comparing a song’s CCLI position from previous years shows that a song can now become very popular with a worldwide recognition much more quickly than ever before. For instance, ‘What a Beautiful Name’ is number one both in our chart and CCLI and yet is a 2016 song. In years past it would take a song over 5 years to get to that number one slot. Conversely, songs that took 4-5 years to gain that kind of usage would often stay in the top five for a good 5-7 years, whereas now the speed at which churches are adding new songs their repertoire and discarding older ones is also much faster too.
With the advent of apps like Spotify and YouTube it is now much easier to access new songs outside of conferences and summer festivals, but equally I wonder what the impact is of introducing so many more new songs to your congregation?
This month’s free MultiTrack is Hillsong’s No Reason to Hide by Joel Houston and Matt Crocker. If you don’t know the song already, it’s a great upbeat anthem song for using in declarative worship. Perfect for both adult and kids church alike.
Our free MultiTrack for December is You (Bigger Than The Air I Breathe) by Tim Hughes and co-writers, Rob Hill and our very own Jon Mann Smith (Jon was one of Musicademy’s first guitar teachers). It’s a beautiful song that deserves to be better known.
It’s a very congregational, anthemic song and there’s also a Super Chord Chart to accompany the song. The chart follows our arrangement note-for-note.
Do remember to put the coupon in at the checkout as we can’t retrospectively credit your discount.
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We are delighted to announce that our long awaited MultiTrack iPad Player is now available. Keeping with our simple-to-use methodology, the iPad Player is a step up from our PC/Mac Player with some additional features such as ambient pads for song transitions, a global mix option, the ability to save and name playlists, easy iCloud storage and more.
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
The Player comes pre-installed with 3 MultiTracks plus you get 2 free CCLI top 50 tracks of your choice (worth $34!).
I need more information about the iPad player before I buy
We’ve created a series of how-to videos that explain every aspect of the Player.
I want to use the old PC/Mac Player as well as the iPad player. Will you be charging me twice?
You will need to buy the new iPad player (as well as the PC/Mac Player that you already have) but when you buy tracks you’ll get the PC/Mac/DAW MultiTracks as well as the iPad versions. You’ll get iPad versions for all your existing WBB MultiTracks free-of-charge.
Will the iPad tracks work in any other programs?
No. You will need the Worship Backing Band iPad Player to play the tracks. However, once you have purchased the tracks you will also get a standard uncompressed WAV file which you can use in any DAW such as Ableton as well as Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC MultiTrack Player.
What about technical support?
We’ve tried to make the iPad Player as intuitive and simple-to-use as possible but if you need some extra help we’ve an extensive FAQ section on our website as well as email technical support.
Our free MultiTrack for November is Giver of Life by Tim Hughes. Many of the Musicademy team have played with Tim over the years from when he was starting out at Soul Survivor through to his roles at Holy Trinity Brompton and Worship Central. He is now the Rev Hughes and leads Gas Street Church in Birmingham
This is a great worship song that deserves to be better known. There’s also a Super Chord Chart to accompany the song. The chart follows our arrangement note-for-note.
Remember that you will need the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player to play the track