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Podcast Interview - Using Backing Pads - Worship Leader Training Podcast

Podcast Interview - Using Backing Pads - Worship Leader Training Podcast

July 01, 2017

Mike Graff, our chief creative at Coresound Pads, did an interview with Alex Enfiedjian on the Worship Leader Training Podcast all about the "What", "Why", and "How" of using pads in your worship sets. There's lots of great tips & content to grab from this interview - you don't want to miss it!

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The Complete Guide To Using Worship Pads!

The Complete Guide To Using Worship Pads!

May 15, 2017

Using pads doesn't have to be complicated!  Here's how to fill out your worship team's live sound using only a smartphone. Our friend Tim Lucas at WorshipDeeper.com wrote a fabulous article explaining all the ins & outs of what pads are, why they matter, and how to use them.

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The Subconscious Distraction of

The Subconscious Distraction of "Dead Air"

April 17, 2017

We have been conditioned to respond negatively to silence. The presence of sound wouldn't be nearly as valuable to us if there was no absence of sound... but as the general public, things can get very uncomfortable very quickly in silence.  Research has shown is that a group of people in public can withstand silence for no more than a few seconds before it becomes distracting and uncomfortable.

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Five Familiar Worship Team Problems - Which Do You Want To Overcome?

Five Familiar Worship Team Problems - Which Do You Want To Overcome?

March 27, 2017

Every worship team is doing something well.  I promise you that.   But it's also a safe bet that every worship team has a few kinks in their system they'd like to get rid of. Here's a list of five familiar problems that show up in worship teams, and some thoughts on how to overcome them. Click to read more

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The Importance Of Keyboard Pads For Worship Music

The Importance Of Keyboard Pads For Worship Music

March 20, 2017

You've probably heard fellow worship leaders talk about using pads in their worship music.   While it may sound like a novel idea on the surface, you might still be asking yourself, "Are pads really that important?" The answer, I believe, is yes. And here's why.

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How To Use The OnSong App to Auto-Play (And Crossfade) Your Worship Pads

How To Use The OnSong App to Auto-Play (And Crossfade) Your Worship Pads

March 07, 2017

Do you like the idea of adding pads to your worship service but haven't figured out the right app or software to use them in?  Do you want to use an app that cross-fades from one pad to another? We filmed a tutorial to answer these questions and get you up & going with the OnSong app in less than 20 minutes.  By the end of this video, you'll be able to use your tablet for your chord charts, to automatically play the right pad, and to crossfade between pads when you go to your next chord chart.

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How To Quickly Create A Worship Pads Setlist on your iPhone or iPad

How To Quickly Create A Worship Pads Setlist on your iPhone or iPad

December 22, 2016

Have you thought that pads sound amazing, but you're confused as to how you actually add them to your worship service? We filmed a tutorial to answer that very question and get you up & going with Coresound Pads in less than 15 minutes using a simple, bare-bones music-app called WT Director (free in the App Store).

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Easy Ways To Get Started With Worship Pads For Your Worship Ministry

Easy Ways To Get Started With Worship Pads For Your Worship Ministry

December 07, 2016

Are you looking to get started using worship pads at your church but don't know where to begin? Then you're in the right place. Adding that ambient "special something" to your sound with pads is super easy, but it's good to have a rough idea of how to get using them. So without further ado, here's a couple practical and technical tips for you to get started using worship pads to transform your worship sound.

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Signs You Might Need Ambient Pads For Your Worship Ministry

Signs You Might Need Ambient Pads For Your Worship Ministry

November 29, 2016

You may be asking yourself, "OK, I'm hearing a lot of talk about 'ambient pads', 'worship pads', 'pad loops', 'pad mp3s', or whatever they're called.  But how can I tell if I actually need these for our worship ministry?"  (If you're unaware of what pads are, start on our FAQ page.) Here are some tell-tale signs that you need to start using ambient pads...

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Top Features To Look For When Choosing Worship Pads For Your Church

Top Features To Look For When Choosing Worship Pads For Your Church

November 22, 2016

If you're in the middle of choosing which worship pads to buy for your church from the different websites out there, they may all look the same to you.  "Play in any key, in any tempo, for any song."  "Use on your phone, tablet, laptop, etc."  These things are true, and are great reasons why using pads can easily transform your worship atmosphere in a jiffy!  But stating these facts as "features" is basically the same as a car salesman saying, "Well, this car has four tires.  You can drive it down any street you want.  Even at night.  It has a steering wheel, too!"  What features should you really be looking for in your worship pads?

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Are You Getting The Results You Want With Your Existing Ambient Pads At Church?

Are You Getting The Results You Want With Your Existing Ambient Pads At Church?

November 16, 2016

If you've found Coresound Pads' website, you are either one of two people.  You've either never used ambient worship pads before and are curious... Or you've previously used ambient pads from other sources and want to expand your collection.  To both groups of people... Welcome!   To those who haven't used pads before... we'll post more blog content aimed specifically at you.  (Take a look at what's already on our site as well - lots of good info to go around!)  But to those who've used pads from other sources... I want to ask you a question.  Are you getting the results you want with your existing pads at church?

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3 Ways To Create Amazing Transitions In Your Worship Service With Pads

3 Ways To Create Amazing Transitions In Your Worship Service With Pads

November 09, 2016

There's no question that worship pads do a great job of giving you an ambient, full sound during your worship songs.    But what about the moments in between your songs?  You have the opportunity to  use the space between one song and the next to its fullest.  You also have the opportunity to "poorly steward" that time and potentially disrupt the focus or flow of the worship service.

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