Reviews and comments
We are extremely pleased with Power Music and all the functions it offers, and believe that the combination of software with our publications make it an invaluable resource for church music groups. The Power Music technology has helped to diversify our products and reach an entirely new customer market. We can't recommend it highly enough.
Kevin Duncan, Managing Director,
Kevin Mayhew Publishers, www.kevinmayhew.com
Spring Harvest Digi-Songbook
Power Music Lite was the obvious choice for us at Spring Harvest as it brings innovation and simplicity in solving the complex issues of key transposition. In doing so it equips the church even more in their mission, which is a heartbeat we share.
Wendy Beech-Ward, director of Spring Harvest, www.springharvest.co.uk
Elevation chose Power Music lite because we love innovating, equipping and inspiring people in worship. Power Music Lite achieves all three. Elevation chose Power Music Lite as it’s ability to solve the issue of key transposing of worship songs in real time made us smile – and we knew the churches we resource would love it!
by Phil Loose, Director of Elevation Division, www.elevationmusic.com
... One of my favourite features is something that I personally requested. It's the ability to import songs from a PDF document that contains multiple songs. I've gone through and imported about 250 songs from the 800+ and I can now easily create play lists and search for songs - brilliant! ... read the whole review
by Phil Williams, founder of www.worshiptherock.com
I have been getting a lot of calls and emails asking what computer program I use on the stage in place of sheet music. The program is called Power Music. It is easy to use and it is a great way to help keep all of your team on the same page. Not to mention no more photocopying or 1,000 pound music books. It is very affordable! Check it out! ...Read more
by Dustin Smith, Dustin Smith Ministries
Every church should have Power-Music! I know of no other software that enables the worship band to have instant access to all sheet music, be able to transpose any song to any key, access full chord charts and lyrics and also be able to listen to audio files. At a press of a button the songs appear on flat screens in front of every band member. I believe this is the future for every worship band who wants to be at the cutting edge of technology.
Music Director BBC Radio 4 Religion and Ethics,
worship leader and composer.
Founder and Manager of Pop UK
I needed a foot pedal to turn pages of 'PowerPoint' when I was Group teaching and playing a musical instrument at the same time. On the internet I found the one supplied by Cambron Software and 'Power Music' was on offer with it, so I bought the pair.
I had no idea how useful 'Power Music' would be. I now use it every day and I currently have 2058 titles stored in it in 51 categories.
I use it to arrange songs which I play myself or use with my pupils. I copy and paste from 'Word' documents or straight from the Internet. It is so easy. I can then experiment with different chords and transpose into different keys at the touch of a button.
I feel 'Power Music' comes into its own when I project songs for up to 50 people to play. There is no need for music stands, there is not a huge amount of paper, I can guarantee everyone is looking at the same thing, it is not fixed so alterations can be made 'on the hoof'.
Audio files can be fixed to any song. I use this a reference for pupils or just to play along to. 50 ukuleles playing along with 'Pink Floyd' or 'Lady Gaga' is an experience not to be missed.
I have also found it easy to synchronise 'Power Music' between my desktop P.C. where I do most of my work and my Laptop which I use for teaching.
I have made several suggestions for the 'improvement' of 'Power Music' and some have been taken up. If I ever E-mail I invariably get a helpful reply by return.
I'm not sure how I would manage without 'Power Music' now, I am
completely reliant on it. If it did not exist I would have to invent it. Lucky it is
here and so reasonably priced; even musicians can afford it!
Neil Marriot, Music Teacher,
Founder/leader of: Nottingham Ukulele Club www.nottinghamukeclub.com
Power Music is a great program – it’s made things much more slick and efficient for me in both my songwriting and performing activities – so, thanks a million for coming up with it.
Mike O'Neill, West Midlands, UK
As a worship leader serving two churches I find Power Music is essential. Not only does it mean I can carry all the songs on my laptop but it also gives me total flexibility in adding songs to the service list on the fly, for those “Spirit-led” moments!
Transposing songs into different keys is a breeze, so I can use a themed service list on Sunday morning with the congregation and then take it straight into a home group setting, where different pitches are often needed.
The ability to link mp3 files into the songs is fantastic, I mainly use this function when I’m bringing a new song to my Worship teams, but I’ve also used it to help teach the congregation – running the laptop through the church sound system.
All in all, Power Music has been a fantastic investment for me and I’m looking forward to receiving the new “pre-formatted” songs with the Spring Harvest 2011 songbook.
Guitarist & Worship Leader, Guildford, UK
There are around five of us in our worship band, plus a couple of singers. We’ve been using Power Music for just under a year now and wouldn’t be without it!!
So much easier than the sheaves and files of papers, and so flexible we can shift the order of songs round or add others at the last minute, or on the fly. Brings “singing off the same hymn sheet” to reality!!
We’ve found it useful too for small home group situations where we hook up the laptop to a TV screen, so the people can read the words off the TV. No need to faff around remembering to bring song books back from the church. It also means people can choose songs they want – and they are instantly available, no leafing through books or papers.
We had a few problems with fuzzy images on the screens to start with – traced to a faulty splitter unit – but we found Cambron SO helpful in getting the problem solved, and we’ve had trouble free use ever since.
Church Leader, occasional worship leader, drummer, guitarist
Thrapston Baptist Church, Northants., UK
After using Power Music I could never go back to paper music. It is so easy to use and has transformed the way we play as a band. Having the foot pedal means I can control the page turns while I play guitar.
Andy Gardiner, East Kilbride, UK
The program has really helped me tremendously with leading worship in church and I'm enjoying it very much. Has made life just so much easier! I got an additional screen for my team and it's working superbly! By the way Version 2 is great!
I had piles of music in files (some from many years back that were starting to look really scruffy, some I could barely read anymore), I am slowly putting them into Power Music and it has really made my life a lot simpler and less stressful. Also purchased a second screen so the other musicians and vocalists can work directly off there, no more bits of paper lying around and much easier to control everything (that's apart from the simplicity of putting a line-up together and not having to scratch through files etc. looking for music each time). As I said, it's changed my life I tell you!
Daniel Pienaar, South Africa
Thank you all for a wonderful product. It's really nice not to carry wads of manuscripts round when performing. This will save a rain forest!
Les Barrett, Halifax, UK
From a 'techie' point of view Power Music was so easy to set up for our praise band. Using inexpensive VGA splitters we have four displays – for keyboard, bass, acoustic and electric guitar. Very stable software, has never crashed once.
Gordon Cameron - technical team leader, Westwoodhill church
Loving Power Music - a fantastic resource!
Yvonne Smith. Hamilton, UK
Absolutely brilliant! Being able to have 2 pages of chord sheets is a boon. Well done.
J Pratchett, Hampshire, UK