Our accompaniments are available on CD or as MP3 computer files. CDs are best if you don't have access to a computer or iPod/tablet/smartphone. However they can be fiddly to use in a service, switching CDs and finding the right tracks. The huge advantage of using the MP3s is that once they are loaded onto your device and the device is connected to a sound system, you can find any track simply by searching for the hymn or tune name (or A&M number for the Ultimate Set). Best of all, you can put all the tracks for a service into a playlist, which means you see just the tracks you need for that service. To hear how the MP3s sound, you can download some free complete MP3s (256 Kbps) to try on your sound system by clicking here
If you decide to go with MP3s you can either download tracks from iTunes or Amazon - individual tracks can be accessed from our library page
or tracks/full albums from each of the album pages
- or buy sets
from us. We provide these on memory sticks or preloaded on iPods/iPads. With a memory stick, you will simply need to copy the files from the memory stick onto your computer. If you wish to use an iPod/tablet/smartphone in the church, you can then transfer the tracks from the computer using its music software (iTunes or the Windows or Android equivalents). Pre-loaded iPods and iPads are ideal if you don't have access to a computer and just want to play the music straight away (you will need a sound system to plug the iPod into). However, if you already have a computer and a tablet or smartphone, you can use that instead with no extra hardware cost.
Our MP3s come as standard at 256 Kbps, the usual bit rate for MP3s. The Master Set at 256 kbps takes up around 14 Gb.
If you still aren't certain which format to use, please do drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- we are happy to give advice.