ProPresenter 7.8 introduces an all-new integration with MultiTracks.com for directly importing automation-ready lyrics & chords for a song into your ProPresenter library. These customized ProPresenter imports include an all-new Stage Display layout with dynamic chords overlaid on the lyric slides.
HOW TO | Import Songs from MultiTracks.com
Here is the step-by-step process for integrating your MultiTracks.com account in ProPresenter to import Lyrics & Chords!
STEP 1: Required Subscriptions
The Chart Pro subscription is required to import lyrics from MultiTracks.com into ProPresenter. The ProPresenter Add-On is required to unlock the new Stage Display chord layout and automation-ready slide organization. Here's a detailed breakdown of each:
CHART PRO: The Chart Pro subscription is built to meet all of your worship team's lyric and slide needs for a single monthly/annual price. Access unlimited chart access in ChartBuilder, monthly PDF Chart downloads, and a seamless lyric import integration with ProPresenter.
ProPresenter Add-On: The Chart Pro ProPresenter Add-On unlocks an expansive set of features with your imported ProPresenter lyrics, including a powerful stage display experience with chords overlaying the lyrics and slide formatting readymade for MIDI automation from Playback.
CLOUD PRO PLUS (for Playback Slide Automation): The Plus tier of Cloud Pro unlocks the entire growing catalog of Production Cues, MIDI Cues custom-built for a growing number of songs in our catalog that perfectly match the slides imported into ProPresenter. Production Cues are available exclusively in Playback and can be loaded instantly with the song in a setlist and sent to control ProPresenter lyric imports.
NOTE: Playback is free to download and a paid Playback subscription in NOT required to use Production Cues. However a Playback Premium seat is included with Cloud Pro Plus so you can enjoy the full power of Playback features while automating ProPresenter slides!
Head to MultiTracks.com/Pricing, create a new organization (or log into your existing account), and purchase the Chart Pro tier that meets your team's needs.
STEP 2: Connect MultiTracks.com Account to ProPresenter
Once you have signed up for Chart Pro and the ProPresenter Add-On, open the Services tab in ProPresenter preferences (7.8 or later is required) and sign into your MultiTracks.com account. Select the organization subscribed to Chart Pro.
STEP 3: Import Songs from MultiTracks.com
To import songs, head to File -> Import -> MultiTracks.
Here you can search the entire MultiTracks.com catalog, see a lyric preview, and import the file.
Click Import, and choose from a variety of customizable settings for your lyric template.
NOTE: "Chords & Automation" must be enabled in order to experience the automation-ready slide layouts and chords in the Stage Display. This will also redeem the import with a ProPresenter Add-On credit.
STEP 4: Choose the "Master" slide arrangement.
Every imported ProPresenter template includes two slide arrangements:
The Full Song slide arrangement includes every repeated song section throughout the song. This is ideal when using lyrics templates manually: your lyrics operator simply needs to press spacebar and every slide will be in correct order.
The Master slide arrangement removes every repeated song section, leading to a much shorter total slide count and enabling Playback to jump from one section to another. The Master is the slide arrangement to enable when using Production Cues in Playback.
STEP 5: Customize Your Stage Display
Once imported, a song's Stage Display can be customized using the new MultiTracks Chords & Lyrics layout.
Dynamic key changes: If the band changes the key of a song, the Stage Display's key display can be changed on the fly using the Key button in ProPresenter.
Chord Display: In the Stage Editor (More -> Stage Editor -> Click on the Chords & Lyrics template), the chords displayed in the Stage Display can be changed between 4 formats: Numbers, Chords, Numerals, and Solfege.
STEP 6: Slide Automation with Production Cues
Song lyrics imported with the Chords & Automation enabled are pre-formatted to match Production Cues for slide automation in Playback, our iOS/Mac live performance tracks app.
How does slide automation work? When a song in Playback starts to play, MIDI messages are sent to ProPresenter in real-time, triggering the correct lyrics at the exact right time of the song. These cues are dynamic and will always be accurate, even if you re-arrange the song, change the tempo, or loop sections on the fly. Learn more about Playback.
What are Production Cues? The team at MultiTracks.com has built MIDI Cues for a growing number of songs in our catalog that perfectly match the slides imported into ProPresenter. These Production Cues are available exclusively in Playback and can be loaded instantly with the song in a setlist.
In order to unlock the Production Cues in Playback, a few things are required.
Sign up for Cloud Pro Plus. The Cloud Pro Plus subscription makes the entire growing catalog of lyric Production Cues available in Playback.
Use Playback during services. Playback is a powerful and free tracks app available on iOS and Mac. Watch this video to learn how to get started right away, and check out the User Guide to dive even deeper.
Here are the steps to load Production Cues in Playback:
1. Download the song into your setlist. MultiTracks, AppTracks, CustomMixes, Accompaniment Tracks, and Playback Rentals will work with the Production Cues and lyric templates.
2. Load the Production Cues. In Setlist Edit Mode, tap the three dots over the song tile to open the Edit Song Menu. Scroll down to the "lyrics bus" toggle, and select the correct lines-per-format cues for the song.
NOTE: If you choose to edit Production Cues in Playback, the edited cues will be saved to Cloud and overwrite any existing user cues in the lyric bus.
Your Production Cues are now loaded and ready to be sent to ProPresenter!
Learn how to enable Playback to send MIDI Cues to your lyrics computer here:
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need the ProPresenter Add-On to import songs into ProPresenter?
Chart Pro customers can import song lyrics into ProPresenter without the ProPresenter Add-On, in their most simplest form.
The ProPresenter Add-On unlocks powerful features for your imported songs:
The MultiTracks Chords & Lyrics Stage Display Layout -> Chord data is included in the stage display and overlaid on the lyrics.
Automation-ready slide formatting. Imported lyric slides are formatted to perfectly match pre-made MIDI Production Cues available in Playback.
Downloadable ProPresenter Templates. The Add-On provides 200 annual (or 16 monthly) ProPresenter Template unlocks. These can be used per song to import chords into ProPresenter, or unlock templates on MultiTracks.com for editing and exporting onto your computer.
Keep in mind that importing the Chords & Automation for a song into ProPresenter will charge your organization 1 ProPresenter Add-On credit. This unlocks the chords & automation-ready slides for use in ProPresenter.
MIDI Production Cues. Learn about the pre-made MIDI Cues that perfectly match ProPresenter Templates imported into ProPresenter and how to get them.