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All I Want For Christmas

by Holland Davis

What do you get the worship leader that has everything?  Or at least has an iPad and needs some help knowing what to do with it?  Here are a few inexpensive suggestions…

Line 6 Mobile KeysLine 6 Mobile Keys 25 Premium Keyboard Controller – $99.95
Line 6 continues to create products that are made for musicians.  Their line of Mobile Keys is ideal for working with GarageBand and CoreMIDI multi-track studios, virtual instruments and drum machines.  Compatible with iOS, Mac and PC’s this is a must have for worship leaders that use their iPads for composition.

 

PageFlip Cicada Bluetooth Page Turner PedalPageFlip Cicada Bluetooth Page Turner Pedal – $89.95
If you use a planning software like Planning Center Online or OnSong, you will need a way to turn pages while you’re playing.  You can also use it to turn pages in PDF’s and iBooks.  Not really helpful while leading worship, but a great way to look like you’re staring at the music while reading your favorite digital magazine like Technologies For Worship.

 

IK Multimedia iKlip 2 iPad Music Stand Adaptor – $39.99 I loved this so much I got two! This is a must have to mount your iPad on a mic stand for easy reading of lyrics. Also available as the iKlip MINI for iPhones.

 

Keyser K-Lever CapoKyser K-Lever Capo – DADGAD – $34.99
Want to get the sound of DADGAD alternative guitar tuning without having to return your guitar?  This quick release capo is perfect for acoustic or electric guitar.

 

Blue Mikey Digital iOS Recording Interface – $99.99
The Mikey from Blue Microphones is the perfect mobile recording mic.  Features two custom-tuned Blue capsules for stereo recording, a line input, USB pass through and a stylish 230 degree rotating design.  Plus it looks cool.

 

Line 6 Sonic PortLine 6 Sonic Port – $99.95
Believe it or not, you can now have the incredible Line 6 amp and effect models on your iPhone or iPad with pro-quality audio.  The Sonic Port delivers 100dB of dynamic range on the guitar input to capture your full range of expression.  It also works with GarageBand, the free Mobile POD app (and yes it sounds as cool as a full blown POD).  You can even play bass or guitar live.  It has an 1/8” headphone output and an 1/8” stereo line input.  It also comes with a ¼” inputs for guitar and a ¼” line level output.

 

Let It Rise:  A Manual for Worship (Kindle edition) – $9.99
A comprehensive resource for worship leaders and worshippers alike, this collection features theological and practical insights gathered over 30 years of worship ministry.  Written with a mix of common sense, humor and sensibility, ‘Let It Rise’ is an invaluable resource for worship leaders everywhere.

 

Other great (FREE) Gift Ideas:

 

Worshipsong Band App
Awarded the Editor’s Pick from Worship Leader Magazine, this FREE app is no lightweight.  Not only can you purchase pre-produced tracks of popular worship songs from worshipsong.com, you can also use your original multi-track compositions. It’s the only app that allows independent writers to use their own songs.  Best use of a multi-track app is to act as a performance track for vocalists, a fill in track for bands or as an accompaniment for solo artists or worship teams.  Available on iTunes or at worshipsong.com.

 

Logic Remote
Logic Remote is a FREE iPad companion app for Logic Pro X and GarageBand.  It’s designed to take full advantage of Multi-Touch on iPad and offers new ways to record, mix and even perform instruments live from any place in the room. Logic Remote turns your iPad into a keyboard, drum pad, guitar fretboard, mixing board or transport control.  Only downfall is it needs iOS 6.0 or later.

 

Technologies for Worship Magazine Subscription
Technologies for Worship Magazine is the leading educational technology resource for houses of worship.  Practical solutions for lighting, audio, video, mic’ing and social media.  You can subscribe to the print or digital edition for FREE at TFWM.com/tfwmsubscribe.

 

 
Holland Davis is a veteran worship leader and the Senior Pastor of Worship Life Calvary Chapel in San Clemente. Email him at Holland@hollanddavis.com or follow him on twitter @hollanddavis

 

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