Keyboard Rig Rundown

You asked. Here's the answer.

One of the most common questions we get asked after a keybard lesson is what we use for a keyboard rig. Ryan, our lead keyboard instructor, gives us the skinny on his setup in the YouTube videos below, along with a few examples of the worship keyboard rig in action.

Hear This Keyboard Rig In Action

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

Once And For All

Artist: Lauren Daigle

We're give the band a break. This one is all piano.

We're give the band a break. This one is all piano.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: A

Touch The Sky

Artist: Hillsong United

Simple lead riffs and we added a tasteful acoustic part.

So much fun to play!!

Great groove with easy chords.

Easy chords with nicely layered synths and pads.

 
So much fun to play! Great groove with easy chords and nicely layered synths and pads.

 

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Fearless

Artist: Mia Fieldes

That riff on the bridge!!!

This song has some really tight grooves and is a ton of fun to play!!

Driving sixteenths!

You're going to love the arpeggiated synths on this tune.

 This song has some really tight grooves and is a ton of fun to play.  Driving sixteenths.  You're going to love the arpeggiated synths on this tune.  

 

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

Even So Come

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Simple acoustic and some basic lead.

Charge up your batteries because this tune in a quick one!!

A long tune with many moving parts but so fun!

Eighth notes and a pipe organ = Awesome!!!

 Charge up your batteries because this tune is a quick one! A long tune with many moving parts, but so fun.  Eighth notes and a pipe organ = awesome.

We've also included some more details on the tech side of our worship keyboard rig setup.  Watch the videos below for a rundown on Ryan's rig setup with laptop, peripherals, and controllers.

 

Conclusion

Keyboard rigs take time and money to build. Like most setups, you don't have to wait until you have every single piece to get going. Our lessons give detailed overviews of tones for each song, but we always try to mention simplified tones to make the songs accessible for everyone. Remember it's all a process and there are a million roads to getting a great sound. Check out our lessons and sign up for a free trial here

Ryan is currently the Worship Director at The Church at Wills Creek in North Alabama. He has been the keyboardist for many Christian artists and has served with several churches including Christ Fellowship and Church of the Highlands. Ryan is the keyboard instructor for WorshipArtistry.com and also works as a producer, music educator, and studio musician. Ryan has two children, Josiah and Vivy, and they love spending time on their 100 acre farm.

Keyboard Rig Rundown

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Audio Interface

Do you use an audio interface for live situations? if yes what do you use?

audio interface...

yes... and apollo twin duo! great interface! great sounding outputs and D/A conversion.

Audio Interface

Hi Ryan. I love your lessons. I'm just getting started building my rig. I need an audio interface. I can't afford the Apollo twin duo. It is on Amazon.ca for $1230 CDN. Can you recommend a reliable lower priced one for around $200. I was told the Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 is very good and sells for $189 CDN on Amazon.ca
Our church is about 200 people that I am playing in. I will be plugging the audio interface into a Radial JDI Stereo Passive DI Direct Box. Thank you in advance for your help. Brent Muxlow Vancouver British Columbia.

Focusrite Scarlet...

The Focusrite Scarlet series is a great beginning interface. It has decent AD/DA conversion and sounds really good. If I needed something in that ballpark, I'd go for it.

iPads

What are the requirements/specs for the iPads you use?