As it approached its hundred-year anniversary as a congregation, Highland Park Baptist Church in Columbia, Tennessee sought to revamp its four hundred-seat sanctuary. It hired Church Interiors of High Point, North Carolina to help design and organize the work, which included structural and aesthetic improvements, as well as a new Sharp/Extron video system based around three huge LED screens and a cutting-edge sound reinforcement system. Now, Danley Sound Labs horn-loaded loudspeakers and subwoofers deliver musical and highly intelligible sound, with power and processing supplied by rock-solid Ashly Audio amplifiers and digital signal processors. The sound system is zero compromise, exceeding Highland Park’s hopes for fidelity and quality while still meeting their budgetary requirements.
Dodge City’s Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a stunning architectural achievement that embodies the classic disparity between traditional and contemporary worship. With its soaring ceilings and open, 270-degree seating, this 1400-seat sanctuary creates a wonderfully reverberant sense of musical majesty, but at the expense of the intelligibility needed to deliver the message.
To address these issues in the 12 year-old building, Amos Yost of Montezuma, KS-based Montezuma Sound was contracted to design and install a new sound system. His solution for creating clear intelligibility amid the room’s glorious reverb was centered on the IC Live digitally steerable array system by Renkus-Heinz.
As Yost explains, the room’s circular design and abundance of hard, reflective surfaces presented a number of challenges, and the existing distributed PA’s speakers were aimed almost straight down at the tile floor, creating uncontrolled reflections that exacerbated the room’s ringing 3.5-second reverberation time.
“The organ and choir music sounded pretty good, but voice intelligibility was sorely lacking,” notes Yost. It was clear that a steerable array system would directly address the room’s issues, but because the sanctuary is a circular space, effective deployment would be tricky.
Two of the most recognized Christian artists, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, performed “Christmas with Michael W. Smith & Amy Grant” at the Target Center in Minneapolis in early …
Excel AV Group Completes Design and Installation for 1,200-Capacity Church in North Dakota’s Largest City
Hope Lutheran Church began its ministry on the north side of Fargo, North Dakota’s largest city, back in 1958. Since then, the church has succeeded in carrying its message to a diverse set of people from all walks of life, and now hosts approximately 2,600 congregants per week. Recently, Minneapolis, MN—based Excel AV Group (www.excelavgroup.com) assisted the church in completing a multi-faceted A/V installation in the 1,200 capacity sanctuary of its South campus, featuring state of the art amplification from audio manufacturer Powersoft.
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Although First Missionary Church established in Niles, Michigan over fifty years ago, it has been only in recent years that its growth has begun to strain the resources of its small sanctuary. The church elected to move to a new location, where it could build a larger multipurpose room and, as time and funds permitted, additional infrastructure, such as a dedicated sanctuary. Because the new building is located on a hill amid the relatively flat topography of southern Michigan, the church also elected to change its name to Summit Church. However, the name was all that changed. The church did not change its contemporary approach to delivering engaging services, which includes a full band with vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums. To present those services with maximum impact and intelligibility, Minnesota-based Audio Video Electronics (AVE) designed and installed a sound reinforcement system centered on Danley Sound Labs SH-96 and SH-60 Synergy Horn loudspeakers.
Live Stream Allows Users around the World the Opportunity to Virtually Visit the QSC Booth at the Annual Trade Show
QSC (Booth 6752, Hall A) announced they will be streaming live coverage of their booth activities directly from the 2015 Winter NAMM show floor. Viewers will be able to see and hear live stage performances, product demonstrations, interviews with QSC musical guests and artists and other show floor activities from the convenience of their computer, smart phone or other online mobile device.
GTO C-12 line arrays deliver great sound to an unprecedented crowd of 600,000 worshippers
“The Experience”, an interdenominational gospel concert organized by The House on the Rock Church, went alive again on December 5th (2014) at Tafawa-Balewa Square in Lagos with the theme “One God, One Voice.”
Convened and hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin, the 2014 edition of the world’s largest Gospel concert brought together some of today’s best-known artists such as Donnie McClurkin, Don Moen, Israel Houghton, Chevelle Franklin, Micah Stampley, Midnight Crew, Freke Umoh, Frank Edwards, Sinach, Nathaniel Bassey, Angella Christie, Onos Ariyo and Chioma Jesus, among others.
For the second time, Nigeria-based Cytech World Communication was honoured to provide a complete audio solution by Italian manufacturer Outline for such a huge prestigious event.
Congregants praise new loudspeaker solution for its impact and intelligibility
In today’s high-technology climate, the challenge facing many dynamic Houses of Worship is to maintain congregation engagement. At Tucson’s Pantano Christian Church (PCC), half of weekend services feature modern Christian rock, yet worshipers were regularly voicing they couldn’t properly hear the music or the message.
Nearly two years ago, when a new pastoral team stepped into leadership at PCC, they declared an upgrade to the worship spaces’ audio, video and lighting systems a top priority, and HOW systems integrator CCI Solutions was called in to specify and install an L-Acoustics ARCS “WIFO” (WIDE/FOCUS) loudspeaker system.
Todd Gathany, CCI’s senior systems consultant on the Pantano project, faced a difficult obstacle: the worship space actually consists of three distinct spaces. The main sanctuary has adjoining gymnasiums with their own bleachers in the back on both sides – with floating air walls separating them from the big room. The walls are moved to the sides for major events, opening the facility to a capacity of 2,000. Gathany notes, “The new PA that we designed had to work for all three spaces individually, but then had to easily come together to cover the entire space as one in a very cohesive way so the experience would be similar regardless of what room you’re in.”
d&b audiotechnik, the world’s leading brand of professional loudspeaker systems, has strengthened its top management by bringing on board Sabina Berloffa as Director of Marketing. Since August 18, 2014, she …