Chroma-Q Space Force is in Tune with Lighting Needs of American TV Shows

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Cinematographer, Donald A. Morgan utilised Chroma-Q® Space Force™ LED fixtures to provide tunable soft lighting for filming the latest seasons of Netflix television show, The Ranch – for which he won a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy for ‘Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series’ – and ABC series, The Conners.

Clair Brothers Makes Arena-Sized Sound at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas

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Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship (OCBF) was founded in 1976 by renowned pastor and author Dr. Tony Evans. Since those early days, the upward trajectory of the church in Dallas has blossomed it into a mission-driven mega-church with nearly 10,000 congregants. The venue seats around 3,280 people, shaped in a semi-circle, with large balconies and unobstructed sight lines. But as time passes, so too does the efficiency of audio components while the need for increased acoustical quality grows. The bottom line: the old equipment was outdated and no longer up to par. Along with upgrades to its lighting and video systems, installed by master AVL integration firm Clair Solutions, the church determined its best path forward to meet current and future needs was to install the best, most state-of-the-art, sound reinforcement system on the market. That’s where Clair Brothers comes in.
“The existing system was installed in 1995, and many of its parts were failing. Even when it worked properly, it wasn’t meeting the needs of OCBF’s more contemporary services,” explains Mike Mason, regional vice president for Clair Solutions’ Dallas office. “When it originally went in, the major requirement was speech reinforcement – most of the music was delivered via organ and choir. What they needed was a brand-new system that would take them to the technological cutting-edge, so they made the decision to gut everything and essentially start over.”

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Chooses Dependable Microphone Solutions for Frenzied Changeover Schedule

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As the Sound Department Manager for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), Joshua Horvath is part of the team responsible for producing up to 11 different shows in three theatres daily from February through October. To ensure uncompromising sound quality, Horvath chooses high-quality, durable microphones that he knows can handle the hectic pace and frenzied changeover schedule. The solution: a collection of DPA Microphones.
The OSF produces Shakespeare, classics, musicals, plays with live music and new works in its three spaces, the Angus Bowmer Theatre, a six hundred seat wide proscenium theatre, the Thomas Theatre, a 300-seat multi-configuration theatre and the flagship Allen Elizabethan Theatre, a 1,200-seat outdoor-proscenium theatre. During the season, Horvath utilizes 20-30 DPA 4061 lavaliers, ten 4066 headsets and eight 4099 Instrument Mics.

GLP X4 Bar 20s Provide Leading Edge For AJ Tracey At Ally Pally

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Lighting designer James Scott (of Suluko) specified 96 impression X4 Bar 20 battens from GLP when London-based rapper / producer AJ Tracey played two shows at Alexandra Palace recently.
The gigs were the culmination of a long year in which Scott had been an essential part of the artist’s creative team, headed by Tawbox, as he toured first the UK academy circuit followed by the festival season, with a simple floor package.

Eiki Projection Technology Delivers Vivid Imagery to Crosstowne Church Services

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As a group of people on a faith journey, aligning themselves with Christ and His Word to make a difference for God’s glory, Crosstowne Church enables people to become learners, lovers, and leaders in their relationship with Jesus Christ and in the world around them. The nondenominational church recently upgraded its projection setup. This resulted in the deployment of EK-815U WUXGA (1920×1200) laser projectors, which were drawn from the catalog of Eiki International, Inc. of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
Southern Media Systems, Inc. of Charleston, an AV design / build firm and equipment dealer servicing the worship, government, and commercial markets, was contracted to handle the facility upgrade. David Major, the company’s owner, oversees Southern Media Systems’ sales, marketing, and installation operations. After consulting with church management to learn their goals and expectations, he penned a design that called for three EK-815U projectors outfitted with AH-A21010 lenses. He discussed the project and his reasons for selecting Eiki projection technology.

First Baptist Church Covington Completes New Worship Center

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First Baptist Church Covington, in Covington, LA, has been an important part of Covington’s spiritual community since 1904, and over the last several decades, their growth in membership has necessitated several facility expansions. Their most recent iteration of growth brought with it a renewed focus on reaching future generations with the message of the Gospel. Working with HH Architects and Idibri AVL consultants, new educational space, community space, and a new auditorium were constructed. When it came to selecting equipment for the auditorium, Chroma-Q and A.C. Lighting Inc. received the privilege of playing a role in lighting this all-important communication space.
“We make significant use of volunteers in supporting our services and events,” says Barry Carpenter, the church’s technical director. “Therefore, volunteer-friendly control systems are critical for us. Vista by Chroma-Q®, our lighting control system, is advanced and powerful enough to pull off complex shows for the experienced user, yet simple enough for the untrained volunteer to operate.”

Lake Hills Church Stays Flexible with Allen & Heath

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Lake Hills Church is an active congregation in Austin, Texas that hosts three worship services on Sunday, several services during the week and multiple special events each year using an Allen & Heath dLive C3500 Surface with CDM64 MixRack to mix FOH, streaming broadcast and recording as well as six ME-1 Personal Mixers for monitors. An IP8 Remote Controller adds capabilities for special events and an SQ-7 Digital Mixer travels with the church’s mobile worship team. Lake Hills acquired its Allen & Heath products through Diamond Entertainment and The Music People.

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.”