We’ve found a great way to a get bigger, bulkier vocal sound and keep more of our current worship team members involved throughout the year. We call it the “Backstage Choir”. We stopped using a choir onstage several years ago for a variety of reasons (lighting, miking, stage space, etc.) but there were many weekends where we missed that massive sound.
We have forced ourselves to stop relying on Pro Tools tracks in the past year or so during services - there’s always that risk that if it doesn’t run right, your best laid plans go down the toilet. So, in an effort to do everything live all the time we’ve gotten creative with, among other things, our group vocal sound.
As you can see in the pictures below, it’s a pretty simple set up. The best part about it is that Andrew can really control their sound without any bleed from stage volume. Let me know if you have any questions about the gear you see in the pics.
By the way, our choir members LOVE this set up. It’s way more relaxed and it encourages those with shy personalities to get involved. And they can “come as they are” as you can see in the pictures...