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Why Your Live Worship Doesn’t Sound Like Hillsong

There’s a big difference between the Record and the Room.


That final chorus-into-bridge is a real goosebump factory, ain’t it? But it absolutely will not sound that big with your one electric guitar player. Guitar overdubs are awesome, but they are not your friend when you’re doing these songs live. And throwing more players up there isn’t always the answer, either, unless you got a sound engineer who understands EQ and panning. If not, you just added two more layers of overdrive and that’s about it. Always remember that amplified sound and monitored sound are two different things. It may feel weak on the platform, but that doesn’t mean it’s not strong in the mains. Trust the PA.

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