Riedel’s Bolero and Artist Enable Seamless Communications for Sight & Sound Theatres Epic Biblical Productions

Sight & Sound Theatres, producer of a dazzling series of live, Bible-themed stage shows, has adopted Riedel Communications’ Bolero wireless intercom for its 2,000-seat auditorium in Branson, Missouri. Bolero leverages an existing Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system to deliver comprehensive, integrated, and crystal-clear communications for the entire production team. Billed as a place “where the Bible comes to life on stage,” the Sight & Sound Theatres auditorium in Branson features a million watts of lights, 60,000 watts of sound, and a massive 20,000-square-foot stage that surrounds the audience on three sides. Each elaborate show uses dramatic performances, four-story-tall set pieces, and live animals to tell popular Bible stories, including the currently running “Samson.” Read more.

Elation to hold Open House events in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Tri-State New York/New Jersey/Connecticut Area

Elation Professional invites lighting professionals to several upcoming Open House events featuring some of the company’s latest lighting, video and control technology. The come one, come all events will be held August 13th in Las Vegas, August 21st in New Orleans and September 25th in Connecticut. See below for details on each event. “Each day of lighting inspiration will not only give local lighting pros the chance to get hands on with some of our latest lighting gear, it provides them an ideal opportunity to discuss with Elation personnel how we might work together to support their lighting needs,” stated Elation Sales & Marketing Director Eric Loader.   Las Vegas Road Show When:  August 13th, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Where:  South Point Hotel and Casino, South Point Showroom, 9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183 RSVP to Western Regional Sales Manager Raul Fonseca at raulf@elationlightign.com   New Orleans Road Show When:  August 21st, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Where:  Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 RSVP to Central Regional Sales Manager Scott Kinnebrew at scott.kinnebrew@elationlighting.com   Tri-State Road Show (New York/New Jersey/Connecticut Area) When:  September 25th, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Where:  Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT 06382 RSVP to Eastern Regional Sales Manager Gary Fallon at gary.fallon@elationlighting.com Read more.

WorxAudio Loudspeakers from PreSonus® Create an Uplifting Worship Experience at Island Church

Guided by Pastors Grant and Jenni Brewster, Island Church aims to help people connect with God and with one another. Church leadership recently elected to upgrade the sanctuary’s sound reinforcement system and, to ensure even coverage, clear speech intelligibility, and robust music reproduction capability, they ultimately selected loudspeakers drawn from the WorxAudio catalog of PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. (www.presonus.com) of Baton Rouge, LA. Essential Audio Group, Inc., a full-service AV design / build and production services firm with offices in Nashville, TN and Seattle, WA, was contracted to design and deploy the new sound system at Island Church. After consulting with church leadership, the Essential Audio Group team ultimately installed a combination of PreSonus WorxAudio X-Series and Wave-Series loudspeakers. John Wilson, President and CEO of Essential Audio Group, who oversees day-to-day operations—including system design—discussed the project and his reasons for selecting the PreSonus WorxAudio products. Read more.

Clair Brothers Big, Little PA System Raises Spirits and Solves Under Balcony Sound Problems at Calvary Fellowship Church

The snow kept falling and falling. And falling. Reaching two feet, the weight of the snow was too much for the roof to bear at Calvary Fellowship. Ruptured pipes irreparably flooded the 1,100-seat sanctuary at a cost of over a million dollars in damage. “Luckily nobody was hurt,” says a thankful Lee Wiggins, head pastor at the church. The renovation was major, and it changed the physical design of the space. Improvements were made at all levels, which rendered the budget to complete important final details relatively low. “Money was an issue but we all felt we still needed to offer our congregation the best possible worship experience, especially the level of quality of the audio production that delivers our sermons,” points out Pastor Lee. So, who got the call? “Clair Brothers, of course,” he says with a smile. “And it was the right decision.” Read more.

Susan Morgan, Co-Owner of Morgan Sound, Passes Away

It is with deep regret that A/V integrator Morgan Sound, Inc. of Lynnwood, Washington, announces the passing of co-owner, Susan Morgan, on July 25, 2018. She fought a fierce battle with Ovarian Cancer for four years, constantly managing her treatment and pushing her doctors for options that would save her life. “It was a duty that she, my wife Jody Adams, and I never set aside,” states Charlie Morgan, President of Morgan Sound and business partner of Susan. “I take comfort in knowing that we cared for her and stayed in her presence to the very end.” In the early years of the company, Susan managed virtually all aspects of the day-to-day operations while her partner and then husband, Charlie Morgan, was touring with many national and international artists, and she continued to do so even after Charlie stopped touring, organizing and purchasing new inventory for both retail and live sound operations. Managing her own client list, of which there were many, her early adoption of the coming age of digital consoles positioned the company to post great gains when many of her church and sound clients began to switch over. Read more.

Danley Does It All (Again) at Fayetteville First Baptist Church

Fayetteville First Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia is aware of its strengths, even as it shifts to a more blended worship style. The goal is to engage the next generation so that they keep their roots firmly planted at FFBC without going so far as to make church an alien experience for the older generations who have been supporting the church their entire lives. Although it met the church's needs when it went in fifteen years ago, the sanctuary's sound reinforcement system was straining under the weight of the more contemporary demands placed upon it by the shift in service style. FFBC hired Gainesville, Georgia-based dB Integrations – the same company that had designed and installed the older system – to update its 500-seat sanctuary with a new Danley-based sound system that could simultaneously deliver excellent spoken-word intelligibility and exciting musicality. "We did Fayetteville First Baptist Church's previous sound reinforcement system when I first started at dB Integrations fifteen years ago," said Neil Philpott, sales consultant at dB Integrations. "We designed that system for a multi-purpose room because, like many churches, they hoped to build a dedicated sanctuary. But that never ended up happening and so the 'multi-purpose room' became the permanent worship space." Read more.