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.

Elation key light solution for Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis

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Traders Point Christian Church is an Indiana-based church with multiple locations around Indianapolis. In 2020, the church presented their local AVL integrator, Force Tech, with the need for a new key light solution for one of their new mobile campus locations. “We wanted a fixture that had an LED engine, a full framing system, variable white control and the ability to fully pan and tilt. The fixture also needed to be road-worthy because our campus had to load in and out on a weekly basis,” states Alex Holt, Creative Experience Director at Traders Point.

Nick Olson, Sales Engineer at Force Tech, worked closely with Traders Point on the upgrade and proposed Elation’s Fuze Profile CW ™, an LED framing moving head with White LED engine and gobo / color options that can be used anywhere a fully automated ellipsoidal fixture is required. The church acquired the luminaire and first had the opportunity to use the fixtures while building out the lighting package for one of their new mobile campus locations.

Almost 200 ADJ LED-Powered Fixtures Transform Historic Church For High-Energy Live Stream

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As with many events last year, the annual Nuland Verlicht community celebration in the Netherlands had to transition to a virtual format in 2020. However, instead of scaling back, rising star Lighting Designer Bart Stofmeel instead used this as an opportunity to create a truly awe-inspiring light show in the large and atmospheric church that hosted the recording. Using hundreds of fixtures, including ADJ 7P HEX IP and 32 HEX Panel IP washes and Vizi CMY300 moving heads, he created a stunning backdrop to the evening of performances that was enjoyed by thousands of people from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Nuland Verlicht (which translates to ‘Nuland Illuminated’) is an annual community event held around the village of Nuland in the Dutch province of North Brabant. Established by a group of local friends in 2016, it is designed to bring light to the darkness of winter, raise money for charity, and to give sick and disabled children (the event’s VIPs) an experience they will never forget. Nuland Verlicht usually consists of two parts: a parade of illuminated vehicles, each hosting a VIP guest, which travels through the streets of the community, and a party evening that brings together people of all ages.

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.”

New Sanctuary at Life Baptist Church in Las Vegas Opens With State-of-the-Art Elation Lighting System

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Founded in 2003, Life Baptist Church in Las Vegas is an active ministry that until recently was holding five services each weekend in order to accommodate its growing congregation. After seven years in a building that only held 250, the church opened a new 700-seat sanctuary in December that features a modern Elation lighting system designed by Las Vegas-based consulting and contracting firm Embassy Services (www.embassyhold.com).

Hired by project architect IZ Design, Embassy Services, which specializes in permanently installed production systems, served as consultant of record for the design of all the low-voltage systems in the new building – audio, video, lighting, control, and comms – as well as acoustics.

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.