New York’s Redeemer Church Solves Problems with Martin Audio WPM

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Velocity Pro Systems recently installed and designed a new audio system with a Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Mini (WPM) array in Manhattan’s Upper West Side campus of the Redeemer Church.
Describing the installation, Velocity Pro Systems’ Scott Carman explains: “The project actually started back in 2016 because Redeemer is not just used as a church, but also as a seven day a week space for a lot of outside events such as concerts and meetings.

Danley Sound Labs’ Great Directivity Solves Feedback and Intelligibility Woes at Living Water Bible Fellowship

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Living Water Bible Fellowship in Alamosa, Colorado had a pair of related problems that frustrated the staff’s ability to deliver a transparent, distraction-free service. First, the pastor could not get his microphone nearly loud enough before feedback threatened to overtake his voice, with predictable wincing among the assembled congregants. Second, even when feedback wasn’t a problem, lack of intelligibility and impact made it difficult for congregants to fully lose themselves in the music or the moment. Local AV integration firm Lambda Audio Visual, of Monument, Colorado, designed and installed a new Danley Sound Labs sound reinforcement system that did away with both issues via incredible pattern control and phase-coherent, point-source fidelity.
“Living Water Bible Fellowship contacted us looking for some ideas to help improve the sound system in their main worship room,” explained Ryan Durbin, owner of Lambda Audio Video. “We visited to check out their system and immediately noticed the unique shape and orientation of the room. It’s a rectangle with a peaked ceiling, with the stage set up on a long wall. There are balconies on both sides that look down on the stage from above. The space fits about 150 people. The orientation and loudspeaker placement created a ‘boomy’ reverberant sound in the main worship area. They were having a lot of difficulties producing defined sounds. Moreover, the room shape and a soffit area above the stage left no obvious place to put a loudspeaker for general coverage.”

California Baptist University: Scaling with Dante to Meet a Huge Range of Audio Networking Needs

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Audinate, developer of the industry-leading Dante® media networking technology, is pleased to announce that California Baptist University has deployed a Dante audio network which runs through the entire campus to support the ever-increasing demands of several diverse departments. From high-end music productions and performances to academic lectures and sporting events, California Baptist University (CBU) relies on a Dante audio network, Dante Domain Manager, and Dante AVIO adaptors for deploying an efficient, cost-effective, reliable and secure, campus-wide, IP audio network.
California Baptist University is one of the top private Christian colleges and universities in Southern California, hosting nearly 11,000 students with a 160-acre main campus comprised of more than 30 buildings, including the 95,000-square-foot Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, the 270-seat Wallace Theater, and the JoAnn Hawkins Music building—one of the nation’s most advanced music production and recording facilities.

Danley Sound Labs Installs “Hi-Fi” System at First Baptist Church Smithville

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First Baptist Church of Smithville, Tennessee is the sort of small town Baptist church that has served as a community hub for decades. Its sanctuary is a very traditional rectangular Baptist-style building that seats around 400 people, with a small balcony, a high ceiling, pews, and carpet. Services continue to call on a talented choir, but these voices are mixed these days with an equally-talented band, making First Baptist Church solidly committed to a blended service. Design and integration firm Centerline Audio Visual recently installed an elegant Danley Sound Labs “hi-fi” system to make the emotional impact of the church’s services commensurate with the soul that is being poured into them from the musicians, pastor and guests.
“First Baptist Church of Smithville reached out to us based on a referral from another client who was very pleased with the Danley system we had installed for them,” explained Scott Oliver, president of Centerline Audio Visual. “The existing system at First Baptist was in terrible shape. A lot of the loudspeaker drivers were blown and the whole thing was really only marginally functional. I didn’t need to ask them what was wrong with their existing system, it was obvious. But I did go over all of their current and future needs so that we could deliver a system that would capably meet those needs without going overboard. I met with them, measured the acoustical properties of the room, and built out a model in EASE. From there, I found the ideal Danley loudspeaker configuration that would cover the congregation in glorious stereo without hitting the walls or ceiling.”

Clair Brothers C15 System Brings Power and Clarity to New Sanctuary in South Korea’s Yeon Moo Dae Church

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Yeon Moo Dae Church is a church housed within a Korean Army training center that draws from a unique mix of traditional and modern Christian influence. The construction of the church took ten years to complete as it relied upon singular donations from nearly 10,000 individuals, over 600 Christian community churches and just about 600 church-related organizations. Most recently, the church built a brand new sanctuary with a seating capacity that can welcome its 6,000-strong congregation. The room itself measures a generous 66-meters wide by 55-meters deep with a ceiling height of fifteen meters. The church committee knew well that such a big room required a big sound system, one that could cover the entire space with clarity and balance. After doing diligent research by visiting other large sanctuaries and listening to their sound systems, it was unanimously decided that Clair Brothers was the best brand for the job.

In the Fast Lane with Allen & Heath

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Performances by Marie Osmond and the Nashville Tribute Band were just some of the acts to cross the stage recently at the Ford Idaho Center Arena as part of Redeemer, An Interfaith Celebration. With audio for the charitable concert provided by Salt Lake City, Utah-based Poll Sound, monitoring onstage relied upon an Allen & Heath dLive S5000 Surface and DM64 MixRack.
“The challenge of this show was rooted in its fast pace,” explains monitor engineer Eric Kopp. “The nature of many of the performances demanded very active mixes.”
With seven members of the Nashville Tribute Band alone clamoring to keep tabs of their performances, not to mention the endless stream of guest artists, Kopp configured the dLive S5000 control surface so that everything he’d need from sound check to the final encore would be right at his fingertips. Building scenes beforehand for each artist, he moved his inputs and outputs into groups and then stacked them right next to his master for quick focus and easy accessibility.

Vectorworks, Inc. Wins the Construction Computing Awards’ Editor’s Choice Award

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The Construction Computing Awards results are in and global design and BIM software provider, Vectorworks, Inc. is the winner of the 2019 Editor’s Choice Award selected by Construction Computing Magazine Editor David Chadwick. Additionally, Vectorworks Architect 2020 was a runner-up in the Architectural Design Product of the Year category.

The fourteenth annual Construction Computing Awards, also known as “The Hammers,” took place on November 14 at The Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden. Over 220 guests gathered to see the outcome of the readers’ online voting and judging panel’s deliberations.

Case Study: Cedarview Community Church

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At Cedarview Community Church, we teach God’s word, prioritize worship, welcome God’s spirit, proclaim salvation, seek God’s face, serve God’s people and have a heart for missions.  As we strive to equip the local church body to grow and to be Christs’ extended hand to the community and world, we aim to do it with excellence and purpose by directing all attention to Jesus Christ. It’s important for the church to be focused on God’s word and to honor its authority over every aspect of our life and conduct.  With that comes a heart of worship, a sensitivity the Holy Spirit in line with New Testament Scriptures and desire to reach the lost. 

I have worked with Cedarview a few times. I actually attend the church and serve as their Technical Director, and over time – because of the age of the gear in the church – they needed to look at modernizing and replacements. In some cases, the church ran into emergency situations where gear needed to be replaced immediately.  As an integration contractor, we set up a stewardship approach which allows churches to plan for natural evolution for failure and obsolescence, identifying and planning for replacement equipment before it reaches a fail point.

Tremendous Fidelity and Great Pattern Control Make Danley Sound Labs the Right Choice for First Baptist Church of Cushing

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Although its original building was lovely to look at, First Baptist Church of Cushing in Cushing, Oklahoma was faced with the wonderful problem of having outgrown its sanctuary. The church raised money for a new building that would preserve the charms of its original building while improving on its function and expanding seating capacity to 750. They hired local integration firm Beasley Technology and its sister company, AVL specialists, Hart Designs, to handle everything from security to sound reinforcement. Although the original design involved a different loudspeaker manufacturer, the Beasley-Hart team experienced a revelatory Danley Sound Labs demo before anything was committed and immediately switched the project over to Danley, much to everyone’s delight.
“First Baptist Church of Cushing’s new sanctuary is approximately ninety feet by ninety feet with a thirty-two-foot peak,” explained Doug Hart, owner of Hart Designs. “Their service style is contemporary, with a full band, but they keep the volume under control, in part because the congregation is a mix from very young to old. They wanted a sound system with great intelligibility and impact. I had been hearing good things about Danley for a long time, but it wasn’t until I was on vacation with my family in Silver Dollar City and caught a show at the Opera House that I heard Danley boxes for myself. The show sounded fantastic! When I got back home, I arranged a Danley demo in a local theater that Geoff Beasley is restoring. Kim Comeaux of Anderson Sales and Marketing drove eight hours round trip for the demo and Geoff and I, along with all of our audiophile friends, were totally blown away. They were the best speakers we had ever heard!”

Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom Proves to be Reliable for Grace Church

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When Grace Church was looking to upgrade its coms, they found the ideal solution with Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom wireless intercom system. The Church, which regularly uses intercoms for weekend services, communion, prayer services and concerts, needed a reliable system that also had a small learning curve for volunteer staff. Its wireless system also needed to provide wireless coms throughout the main sanctuary. The church often has up to four users operating in one zone in their 3200-seat auditorium, and Pliant’s CrewCom provides seamless connection for multiple users.
“I’ve been band-aiding our aging 700MHz wireless coms system for several years now, and earlier this year we finally made the decision to invest in a new, modern system,” says Banks. “Our main contact at Pliant, Art Gonzales, just happened to be in Saint Louis for a live sound event and was able to set up a demo of CrewCom so we could put the system through its paces. The demo was an amazing opportunity to try CrewCom, and we quickly saw how we would benefit from making the purchase. We examined other options, but at the end of the day, Pliant’s system just worked better, was easy to set up, and simple to use.”