Why the Hymnal Plus?
The Hymnal Plus is the ultimate music solution for any church that can’t find reliable musicians or that doesn’t want to invest in an expensive instrument. Church hymns play an important role in most churches, requiring musical accompaniment for songs that the congregation and/or choir sing from the hymnbooks. That’s one reason that this powerful music player is the best choice for so many different houses of worship. It has the capacity to play the church hymns that are in your hymnbooks, as well as choruses, praise music, wedding music and more. When you take the Hymnal Plus out of the box it is ready to perform thousands of the most popular traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs used in the US today. The Hymnal Plus HT-300 takes music accompaniment for worship to a whole new level. The standard tune list has been painstakingly compiled and recorded specifically for the United States, based on the hymn books most widely used in USA today.
Hymn Book Indexes Included with HT-300US:
- Baptist Hymnal
- Book of Worship for United States Forces
- Celebration Hymnal
- Christian Praise Hymnal
- Hymnal for Worship & Celebration
- Hymns for the Family of God
- Lutheran Book of Worship (green)
- The Hymnal 1982 (with service music)
- The Presbyterian Hymn
- The Worshipping Church
- United Methodist Hymnal
- Worship in Song
The HT-300 Hymnal Plus has thousands of tunes built-in, providing immediate access to a wealth of music. This repertoire comprises three main types of tunes: traditional hymns, modern worship music, and incidental music. A fourth category – psalms and canticles – is available if the Psalm Player option is installed. In all, the standard repertoire includes over 2880 recordings, linked to over 7300 hymn book entries. Additional tune repertoire is available to purchase right away, whether it be just one specific tune or the index to an entire additional hymn book. Even made to order, one-off recordings can be commissioned if required.
Additional Book Indexes for HT-300US
- All The Best Hymns
- Maranatha CCLI Top 25 Praise Songs
- CCLI USA Top 25 (current)
- Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
- Maranatha Praise Green Book, 4th Edition
- New National Baptist Hymnal, 21st Century Edition
- Seven-Day Adventist Collection #1
- Psalm Player w/The Parish Psalter & Trigger Switch
If you would like to suggest your church’s hymn book, please go to the following page:
Which Hymn Books Do You Use?
Click here to fill out the Hymn Book Use Form.
The digital hymn player can be upgraded at anytime: just choose from the ever-growing list of repertoire additions. Want something else? You can play any tune you like using the built-in MIDI and MP3 players.
So Easy to Use
All of the great features of the church music player would be worth nothing if it couldn’t be used by the average non-musical person. The backlit LCD touch screen guides the user through the simple process of selecting a tune and then playing it. Whether changing the speed (tempo) and number of versus, adding an introduction, altering the pitch (key) – it’s all laid out in the same clear, straightforward fashion.
Even selecting a musical style is child’s play. No techno gobbledygood or arcane numbers that you can’t remember; just 244 preset styles divided into three convenient scrolling lists – Organ, Orchestral and Combination (mixtures of sounds).
Hear the Difference
The Hymnal Plus utilizes a unique high quality sound-set, custom-voiced specifically for church use. Professional musicians have crafted the palette of over 200 sounds into 244 preset musical styles – pipe organ (both with and without pedals), gospel organs, piano, orchestra, brass and woodwind quartets, worship bands, etc. All you have to do is pick a tune and choose a preset style (although you can make up your own styles if you want to).
The system features an advanced, high quality sound generator, capable of reproducing up to 124 notes simultaneously. This processing power allows it to create pipe organ sounds the right way, by layering individual pipe stops together – just like an expensive electronic church organ does. The end result is far more authentic than the usual simplistic approach found in other hymn music players and ordinary midi file players. For the adventurous, there is even a “user” style section where you can create and save your own special orchestrations. Take a copy of a preset style, change it to suit and save it, giving it a memorable name. It’s that simple. Listen to sample music at Sample Music at “Music Sample HT300” – Click Here
Play List Operation
Although the digital hymn player is very easy to use, no one wants the pressure of finding and selecting tunes, one by one, during a service, in front of the whole congregation. The system’s Play List feature makes this quite unnecessary. You can select the tunes for a service at any time and same them as a Play List. You can store as many Play Lists as you like, and each Play List can include as many tunes as you want. Each step in a Play List can be one of the Hymnal Plus’ internal tunes, or one of your own mp3 or midi files – it can even be a text slide (maybe the announcement of a forthcoming event) if you have the display output option installed.
Entering the tunes into a Play List is as simple as selecting each tune you require. Once you’ve finished, give the Play List a name (for example the date of service), so that you can find it easily.
For added ease of use, the HT-300 has a powerful built-in search engine. Just press the Search button and enter any part of a first line, tune name or title (either on-screen or using the optional qwerty typing keyboard). The HT-300 will list all matching entries in it’s database within moments. You can search within any of the available book indexes, or search the entire database (the Master Index).
Video Display Output Option
The video display output option will display song lyrics, prayers, and church announcements via a video projector or TV monitor screen. Song lyrics auto advance as the HT300 plays the music. By using the plug-in optional keyboard text can be entered straight into the HT-300.
Remote Control Handset
A fully featured remote control infrared handset is supplied with the HT-300. This can be very handy, particularly when the worship leader is also the HT-300 operator. Each function is clearly labeled and, using the handset’s Orchestrator section, 24 musical styles can be selected at the touch of a button:
- 8 preset organ styles
- 8 preset orchestral and combination styles
- 8 of your own choice. Choose any 8 from the HT-300’s range of 244 preset styles, or any of your own personal styles.
Should you have any questions, please call anytime at 888-777-7056 or first go to our FAQ page.