The client wanted a fully equipped broadcast level facility, but did not have the budget, so we provided a slow integration option structured in several phases to be implemented as funds allow, next phase being video systems
Like most new worship facilities, the general acoustics were given no consideration, and the facility was very reflective. However we did have considerable ceiling height so we were able to use a very controlled dispersion three zone system that had line array functionality. We also used a digital mixing console and worked with the volunteers to set up presets to recall for standard services. 4 channels of high quality wireless mics and a Roland Vdrum system was also provided. The Vdrums greatly reduced the ambient noise, and while skeptical at first, the drummer, musicians and congregation in general love it.
Because the room was so acoustically unfriendly we had to ‘point’ the speakers to a very high degree of accuracy. We used laser alignment tools for this, and the while it took a couple days of tweaking to get it just right, the result are impressive. Speech intelligibility is excellent, gain before feedback is outstanding, and general audio levels surpassed everyones expectations. Additionally as the speakers are in white and about 30’ in the air above the lighting grid, they are effectively invisible. The floor monitors were the new power EV cabinets that are also almost invisible. While at first seeming simple, having the Ipad control for mixer and separate DSP on each speaker allowed for exceptional functionality.
The client and the entire congregation was so happy with the improvements made they had a thanks giving service just for us. I think that says it all
How long did the installation take: 4 days
Audio only: Roland M200i mixer and digital snake,
Roland TD12 Vdrum system,
EV ZLX1A monitors,
JBL VRX932LAP line array cabinets,
Crown XTI2000 amps,
BSS AR133 direct boxes,
Audio Technica 3000 series wireless mics,
Furman ASD120 sequenced power management.
Project manager: Aaron R.