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Willow Creek Community Church Gets Massive Audio System Upgrade Including Focusrite RedNet Components

In Audio, home_page, Install News by Chris Hardin

Willow Creek Community Church is among the largest worship facilities in the U.S., serving a weekly congregation of 26,000 in the Chicagoland area. The church’s 800,000-square-foot main campus, located in South Barrington, Illinois, recently underwent a major upgrade to its AV systems, including Yamaha FOH, monitor and broadcast consoles, a robust Dante™ network infrastructure, Cisco network switches, Meyer Sound MILO and M2D systems and much more. Helping to distribute the audio between each location is a number of RedNet Dante-networked audio interfaces from Focusrite.

As with many modern churches, AV production takes a central role in worship, including video screens and closed-circuit feeds, broadcast and streaming, and more. Matt Wentz, who has been with the church for the past 11 years and for the past six the Audio Systems Engineer, notes, “Our whole production team is as many as 30 people total, and they’re broken up into three smaller crews. We updated our video systems last year, and it was important we upgrade the audio to keep up. Dante was clearly the right solution as far as networking such a big campus, and we were running into some conversion issues here and there. After doing extensive research, I acquired a RedNet 6 interface, and the rest sort of came together piece by piece.”

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Yamaha Professional Audio Continues to Expand Dedicated CIS Sales Team

In Audio, home_page, Industry News by Chris Hardin

Yamaha Corporation of America, Professional Audio division has announced the appointment of Dennis Dillinger to the position of district manager for the expanding Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) sales team. The dedicated team serves the sound reinforcement integrator, contractor, and CIS dealer base to provide effective systems for the commercial, retail, and corporate markets.

“Dennis Dillinger brings a wealth of audio-visual experience to the CIS sales force,” states Alan Macpherson, general manager, Yamaha Professional Audio division. “He is a tremendous asset to the team, and as we move forward, will help strengthen our share of the market.”

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Green Bay Cathedral Chooses Symetrix

In Audio, Install News by Darryl Kirkland

Football fans may consider Lambeau Field to be Green Bay’s sacred ground but members of the area’s Roman Catholic community will point you to the stunningly beautiful St. Francis Xavier …

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SystemMax AVL Upgrades Church of the Saviour UMC With Martin Audio

In Audio, home_page, Install News by Chris Hardin

SystemMax AVL was originally brought in to the Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church as consultants for a needs assessment and design working with local contractors, and they ended up doing an audio upgrade and theatrical lighting installation.

As SystemMax’s Darryl Johnson explains, “We ended up redesigning and installing the audio system for the worship space which is now doing split services with contemporary Christian worship and electric bands as well as traditional services with organ and choir.

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Holy Ghost Church Celebrates Mass with ICONYX Gen5

In Audio, home_page, Install News by Darryl Kirkland

Originally named Hickory Grove, Jerseyville earned its current name in 1834, when the town was surveyed and platted by two of the many residents who moved there from New Jersey. Jersey County was established in 1839, and two years later, the first Catholic Mass was celebrated in the new county. Holy Ghost Catholic Church, part of the Diocese at Springfield in Illinois, was established in 1883, although the current mid-century modern edifice is only about a half-century old.

Until this year, Holy Ghost Church’s sound system was of the same vintage, with two 1960s-style column speakers located at the extreme left and right sides, driven by an equally ancient four-channel powered mixer. In some ways the worst seat in the house was front and center. Today, the situation is entirely different thanks to a Renkus-Heinz ICONYX Gen5 sound system designed and installed by Output Unlimited of nearby Alton, Illinois.

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ALLEN & HEATH ADDS SE ELECTRONICS TO PROFACTORY MIC PRESETS

In Audio, home_page, Product News by tfwm

Allen & Heath is pleased to announce the availability of the latest ProFactory channel libraries for its Qu series digital mixers. Following successful collaborations with Shure, Sennheiser and Audio Technica, the new presets cover a range of popular sE Electronics microphones, including the V3, V7, VR, 4400a and RNR1.

ProFactory Mic Presets offer engineers of all abilities an ideal starting point to get the best possible sound quickly and easily. The team at Allen & Heath worked closely with sound engineer Frederik Brandt Jakobsen at sE Electronics who developed the optimal settings for each microphone and instrument combination.

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Analog Way Appoints Valérie Gérôme as Global Communications Manager

In Audio, home_page, Industry News by tfwm

Analog Way, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of innovative equipment dedicated to the professional AV industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Valérie Gérôme as Global Communications Manager.

In a continuously growing and changing pro-AV industry, Valérie will support Analog Way’s fast-paced growth and success by translating the new business strategy into global communications activities to raise awareness of the company as well as its cutting-edge products and services. She will drive the communications activities from the company’s headquarters near Paris, France, where she is based, along with the American and Asian-Pacific headquarters. Valérie will report to Philippe Vitali, Analog Way’s Marketing and Communications Director.

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