The 136th Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention was held in early August in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center. With over 2,200 Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops in attendance, the agenda included daily mass, business sessions, followed by state dinners, and an awards ceremony.
A Yamaha PM7, CL5, and CL1 Digital Audio Consoles were used by CMI AV of Rochester NY and sold to CMI by Applied Audio and Theatre Supply of Rochester. “We have had a long relationship with CMI supplying various Yamaha audio consoles and Rio boxes as their needs expand,” states Daniel V. Mckenzie, Vice President, Applied Audio and Theatre Supply.
PreSonus Loudspeakers and StudioLive Series III Ecosystem Bring Clarity of Message to Word of Life Christian Center
Located a short distance southeast of Baton Rouge, Word of Life Christian Center is dedicated to changing people's lives with the Word of God and equipping them to evangelize the word. Guided by Pastor Leroy Thompson, the church recently upgraded several of its facilities, including a new sound reinforcement system that included selected WorxAudio® and ULT series loudspeakers, a StudioLive® Series III digital console, EarMix® 16M AVB networked monitor mixers, a SW5E 5-port AVB switch and more—all drawn from the catalogs of PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc. (www.presonus.com) of Baton Rouge, LA.
Word of Life Christian Center’s new SR system was coordinated through Guitar Center Professional of Baton Rouge with I Am Music, LLC (also of Baton Rouge) handling the actual installation. Jason Lindgren, GC Pro’s Account Manager and Amos Singleton, President of the AV integration firm I Am Music, LLC, spent considerable time consulting with church management to ascertain their requirements for the new loudspeaker system. Ultimately, the decision was made to deploy a combination of PreSonus WorxAudio XL1i-P line arrays, V5 line arrays, X1M line arrays, and TL218SS sub bass enclosures. Completing the package, PreSonus ULT10 loudspeakers were also utilized. Both Lindgren and Singleton discussed the project.
Oslo, Norway-August 2018... Built in 1932 in the Romanesque Revival style that became popular in the mid-19th century, Ris Church seats 500 and features a high wooden ceiling, stone walls, and a rear balcony. Unlike most such churches, Ris Church is oriented north-south because of the shape of its plot. Services are traditional in this landmark historic building, featuring a large French Romantic-style organ and a choir that performs from the steps in front of the apse.
Recently, Ris Church added a new sound system featuring Renkus-Heinz ICONYX digitally steerable loudspeakers. Designed by Per Amundsen and installed by ABC Teknikk, the new system is primarily used for speech reinforcement. A BSS Soundweb London BLU-series signal processor manages the system.
Whitestown, IN – August 2018… With its mission of engaging people to live everyday life with Jesus, Eagle Church offers a wealth of opportunities to engage its congregation and make the worship experience more relevant. Among the most crucial aspects of making services meaningful is the ability to ensure the congregation can clearly understand what is being said and to reinforce the music in a capable manner. To ensure these concerns were suitably addressed, church leadership recently elected to deploy a new sound reinforcement setup using loudspeaker technology drawn from the WorxAudio catalog of PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. (www.presonus.com) of Baton Rouge, LA.
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.”
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.