KLANG Gets Into the Flow at Seven Rivers Church

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Founded in 1983, Seven Rivers Church, a large and growing congregation in Lecanto, Florida, has adopted a KLANG immersive in-ear mixing solution for all of its stage monitoring needs. Installed as part of a full sound system upgrade completed last August by Louisville, Colorado-based Summit Integrated Systems, the church’s new KLANG setup is comprised of a DiGiCo Orange Box equipped with a DMI-KLANG card, which is capable of processing up to 64 inputs for 16 immersive in-ear mixes. The recent system retrofit project also saw the church install a new L-Acoustics A15-based PA system in its 1,000-seat auditorium, built in 2003.

Seven Rivers Church had been using IEMs for monitoring for a number of years prior to the upgrade, using a system that Seven Rivers Church Director of Worship Adam Hill describes as “serviceable” but lacking in sonic quality and functionality. While attending an InfoComm Show in nearby Orlando nearly five years ago, he encountered what was then a new brand for in-ear monitoring solutions in the US.

Church Bingo Night Powered by Listen EVERYWHERE

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On October 10, 2020, dozens of cars pulled into the parking lot of the River Oaks 5th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Jordan, Utah. For months, the congregation had been meeting virtually because of COVID-19. That meant no in-person Sunday services, no weeknight gatherings for teenagers, and no socializing as a congregation. Finally, through technology, they were able to safely meet in person again.

“To facilitate the event, I used the Listen EVERYWHERE LW-100 server,” said Carl Brewer of the River Oaks 5th Ward. “The idea was to give the community a way to gather while remaining physically distanced for safety.”

The parking lot bingo event was an all-inclusive, drive-in gathering. Church members remained inside their vehicles while they played bingo for prizes. Around 80 people were able to enjoy a safe game night together once again.

Loudspeakers from DAS Audio Bring a New Level of Engagement to Cornerstone Church

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With its mission to nurture a diverse and welcoming community, Cornerstone Church is a non-denominational / Evangelical house of worship with a congregation that hails from every walk of life, every ethnicity, and every economic and educational background. To ensure that its message reaches the entire congregation no matter where one may be seated, the church recently upgraded its sound reinforcement system with loudspeakers drawn from the AERO, UX, and EVENT series catalogs of Valencia, Spain -based DAS Audio.

Jag Sound Productions LLC, a design / build Pro AV integration firm that, in addition to its installation business also operates a live sound services division, was contracted to handle the design and installation of the new sound system at Cornerstone Church. Company owner Juan Gonzalez, who oversees sales, system design, and system integration, ultimately selected DAS Audio AERO-20, UX-218A, and EVENT-26A loudspeakers for the project. He discussed the installation.

KLANG is Key to Gateway Church’s New Model for Satellite Campus Audio Design

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When Gateway Church, the largest congregation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and one of the largest churches in the entire country, opened its new satellite location in suburban Prosper, it chose the KLANG:fabrik Immersive IEM mixing system not only as its critical monitoring solution for the nearly one dozen musicians and vocalists on stage there but also as a keystone component of its audio-systems model for new satellite locations going forward.

Gateway Church Prosper, opened in the fall of 2020, utilizes four KLANG:fabrik immersive IEM mixing units, connected via MADI to a DiGiCo SD12 console used to mix front-of-house sound for the 1,000-seat auditorium. The KLANG and DiGiCo systems, along with a new Meyer Sound Labs Leopard PA system, were sold and integrated by Florida-based Pro Sound & Video as part of a complete renovation of the location’s audio infrastructure in preparation of it becoming the tenth regional location of the fast-growing church, which serves over 100,000 attendees each week.

L-Acoustics L-ISA Brings River Pointe Church Pastor and Congregation “Closer”

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River Pointe Church (RPC), a Houston-area worship community with three physical locations and a substantial online presence, was founded 25 years ago by Patrick and Lisa Kelley and four other families. Pastor Kelley continues to lead the church’s 8,000-plus members and is continually looking for ways to deepen and strengthen the church’s connection with those attending their services. RPC now has a new tool for that: L-Acoustics L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, installed last November by integrator LD Systems from a design and specification by consultant Idibri.

The way L-ISA found its way into the sanctuary at River Pointe’s flagship Richmond campus reflects how the system can create entirely new aural environments in larger houses of worship, where scale often works against intimacy between pastors and their congregations. Ryan Knox, Idibri’s Senior Consultant, recalls that the church wanted to experience a range of sound systems as it chose its next one, part of a complete refresh of the main auditorium’s AVL complement.

EAW® BRINGS PRISTINE AUDIO QUALITY TO SOUTHWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH’S NEW MUSIC INFUSED WORSHIP STYLE

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Commercial A/V integrator Verta Technologies was recently tasked with upgrading Southwood Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Alabama with a PA system for its sanctuary and live audio needs. Christian Tuttle, CTS, managing partner, Verta Technologies and his team turned to EAW to deliver immaculate audio to the sanctuary. The audio upgrade included four Anna™ 3-way full-range ADAPTive array modules, two MKD1064 2-way full range loudspeakers, two SB825 dual drive subwoofers and one UXA4410 Greybox-enabled amplifier.

Southwood Presbyterian Church’s sanctuary was originally designed for spoken word, a choir and a pipe organ with natural reverberation in mind. “The result was a beautiful 50-foot vaulted ceiling with an untreated tongue-and-groove wood finish,” says Tuttle. “Over the past 20 years, Southwood’s service has evolved to include a live band, and while the sanctuary was acoustically treated to reduce the natural reverberation, the live audio system was not updated to fit this new worship style.”

L-Acoustics Kiva II Shines at Westminster Christian School’s Lighthouse

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Westminster Christian School, a private preschool through high school campus in Miami’s Palmetto Bay suburb, recently installed an L-Acoustics Kiva II sound system in the Lighthouse, the school’s newly-constructed, 637-seat auditorium and worship center. The system was integrated by Jupiter, Florida-based Peerson Audio Incorporated, which L-Acoustics recently named a new Certified Provider for install (CPi).

The two-story, 30,780-square-foot Lighthouse—encompassing a full stage and orchestra pit, first- and second-floor lobbies, a choir room, classrooms, dressing rooms, an arts hub, a broadcast studio, and more—now provides a top-notch performance environment for Westminster Christian School’s highly-esteemed, award-winning Fine Arts programs. Students from grades 4 through 12 can participate in seven bands, six orchestras and an extensive choral program. WCS’s drama curriculum also prepares students for performance, set design and construction, sound and lighting, stage management, and film production. Westminster, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2021, has also earned the distinction of being named a Microsoft Showcase School for the fourth year in a row, underscoring its desire to achieve technical prowess on par with its education excellence.

Christmas Under The Stars is a Stellar Success with L-Acoustics

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Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV), a non-denominational Christian church located in and around Phoenix, likes to do things in a big way. Founded in 1982, CCV was able to raise over $1 million in a single day back in 1996 to purchase 50 acres in the northwest suburb of Peoria where it would build its main 3,000-seat campus, the first of what are now ten worship locations, and soon to be an even dozen in 2021.

When it came to its annual Christmastime event for 2020, the church wasn’t about to let COVID-19 permanently halt the production. Instead, it produced Christmas Under The Stars outdoors and safely spaced at all of its campuses over six nights during the holiday. Enjoyed by an estimated 50,000 people, each campus had fantastic sound thanks to the deployment of an astounding 210 L-Acoustics loudspeaker enclosures and components provided by the Phoenix office of Clearwing Productions.

Lakewood Baptist Church Advances Monitoring with KLANG:fabrik

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Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville, Georgia has purchased two KLANG:fabrik immersive IEM mixing systems for use in its main worship sanctuary. The units were acquired through Production/Co, the Chestnut Mountain, GA-based AV systems integrator, which also installed the system earlier this year, readying it for when the church resumed live capacity-limited and socially distanced services last June. Together, the KLANG:fabrik units provide a total of 32 inputs and 12 individual immersive IEM mixes for the church’s band members, connected through Lakewood’s existing DiGiCo SD9 FOH console.

“They had taken their existing in-ear monitoring solution as far as it could go—they needed a more flexible and sophisticated IEM solution, and the KLANG:fabrik was it,” says Cason Cleveland, owner of Production/Co. KLANG:fabrik is “flexible” thanks to its broad compatibility with widely used audio interfaces, including MADI and Dante, and the ability to use the KLANG:app on any device (iOS, Android, Windows or Mac), or control KLANG by using the DiGiCo integration into SD-Range and Quantum consoles. And “sophisticated” because of the immersive environment that up to 16 individual musicians can create for themselves on stage via each KLANG:fabrik’s high-performance processors, all without any noticeable latency.

EAW System Ensures the Message is Heard at Shades Mountain Baptist Church

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When the leaders at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama green lighted a full renovation of the mega church’s 2,700-seat main worship center, the job of designing and building a state of the art, upgraded audio system was awarded to Blackhawk Audio. In addition to world-class sound and coverage, Shades Mountain also wanted to ensure that the new system was discrete in that it was contained within a very compact grill cloth area. Blackhawk found the solution with EAW and its ADAPTive line, including its Anya™ and Anna™ Loudspeakers and Otto™ Subwoofers, as well as its VFR89i Stage Monitors.

“One of the biggest selling points of the EAW ADAPTive speaker system was that in addition to its audio quality and excellent coverage, it also was low profile and would not visually overwhelm the sanctuary,” says Blackhawk Audio President Rick Shimer. “The previous look of the sanctuary had a very large ‘speaker cluster’ with grill cloth. Ensuring that the PA system was less obtrusive while also offering pristine sound was a main factor for this project; they wanted a particular look and we are able to achieve this using EAW’s Anya, Anna and Otto.”