The DiGiCo SD7 console installed at Dallas’ First Baptist Church in April 2013 now has a counterpart in monitor world; a second SD7 recently went into its new 3,000-seat worship center giving the prominent Southern Baptist house of worship a consistent audio workflow across all of its live sound hubs. Both SD7 consoles were specified by Idibri, the Dallas-based AV design and consultancy for the church, with integration done through the Dallas office of Clair Solutions.
The two consoles are linked through no less than five DiGiCo SD-Racks—three placed just off stage in a remote location, one underneath the monitor console, and one down in the broadcast mixing studio near video control—as well as a 16-channel Nano-Rack located in the orchestra pit and used to provide extra inputs if needed.
First Baptist Church’s initial SD7 console went in as part of an extensive $130 million renovation of its main downtown location, which was completed two years ago. The church, established in 1868 and now led by Pastor Robert Jeffress, also owns and operates its First Baptist Academy and the KCBI radio station. Jeffress is broadcast on various radio stations across the country and televised worldwide through Pathway to Victory, the church’s broadcast ministry. The Sunday sermons are recorded for this purpose.