Children's Church Accompaniment Tracks & Split Tracks
Using Christian Accompaniment Tracks
and Split Tracks for Children's Church:
Christian backing tracks work great for Children's Church, Youth services and special programs for kids. Once you discover the Christian or Gospel split tracks, you will discover their high quality solution for many special situations. Christian Accompaniment Tracks in the split track format work well for children's ministry, Youth Ministry, Children's Church and youth pastors also.
Both the standard Christian accompaniment tracks and split tracks have their applications. Split tracks work very well in the worship service during congregational singing. Especially in a children's church situation and children's ministry.
Christian and Gospel split tracks are a special studio remix of a popular song where the instruments are completely moved to one speaker while the vocal singing is moved to the opposite speaker. The split track can then be listened to in a conventional way or for accompaniment singing.
Having the instruments play on one speaker while the singing vocals are heard on the other speaker allows the same track to be used for pure accompaniment, listening and make a rehearsal go easily.
Split track CDs will also generally have complete albums by popular artists or multiple song collections on a single CD disc. Split tracks provide a lot of music for the money.
The left and right speakers' volume can be raised or lowered easily to allow the pre-recorded vocal singing to enhance the live congregational singing. With kids, this can be very helpful indeed. When singing as a group it is common for people to follow the pitch of the group as a whole. Also, it enhances memory of the lyrics.
For a standard stereo, find the balance control which is normally set in the center so the left and right speakers play the audio output equally. Upon playing a split track from a CD player you will notice one speaker has all the musical instruments while the other speaker has all the singing vocals. Move the balance control knob either left or right and the result will be a custom mix where either the instruments or the vocals can be made louder or softer in reference to each other.
In a church rehearsal situation, the balance control can remain in the center or moved toward the vocal side so that learning the song will become much easier. For the performance the balance control can be turned toward the instruments side to eliminate the recorded vocals altogether.
For a children's church situation, a small amount of the original recorded vocals can be allowed which will enhance the children's live performance. The children's music director can slowly diminish the amount of prerecorded vocal as the kids learned the song. This works well for adults also.
The speaker with the vocals only can also be positioned toward the singing children while the speaker with the instruments can be positioned toward the audience or congregation. This creates a vocal monitor for the live singers to reference. This technique works extremely well for children's programs.
Christian split tracks for kids work very well in these situations. These gospel backing tracks known as Christian split tracks make learning new songs and enhancing a successful children's church ministry much easier to handle. And it's more fun for the kids.
The other use of Christian accompaniment split tracks is if your children's church sound system uses a mixing board. A mixing board, or audio console has individual channels to connect microphones and Instruments. Each channel can be individually raised and lowered to properly mix the sound. Then these individual channels are controlled by a master left and right to volume.
Insert a CD player's left and right output into individual mixer board channels. For simplicity, let's say channel 1 is left while channel to is for the right. On each mixer channel you should find a knob that is labeled "pan". This pan control is usually set in the center and moves left to right. Take the pan control for channel 1 and rotated completely to the left. Take the pan control for channel 2 and move it completely to the right. Set both Channel one and Channel 2 slider volume controls (known as the "faders") to equal levels. You will now hear a standard playback.
In order to have the music instruments play equally on the left and right speakers move that channel's than control back to the center. Move the pre-recorded vocal player (the slider volume control) down to zero. You now have only the instruments playing back through both speakers of your church sound system.
If your mixing board at church has a vocal monitor connected to the sound system you can send some of the prerecorded vocal into the monitor speakers for the singers to use as a reference.
Christian accompaniment split tracks offer many advantages for your children's church and youth ministry. Christian tracks in the split track format can be of great assistance in a church worship service. For the children's church, children's ministry and a children's music program they will enhance the worship and fun for all.
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