Sanctuary sound system to be upgraded
The sanctuary is now more than 11 years old, and digital technology now supersedes much of the analog technology installed with the opening of the sanctuary. New digital controls will provide an improved and balanced sound for the Open Spirit ensemble. Better sound for the entire sanctuary will also be a benefit of the new system, given the number of dead spots in the space. New balanced speakers will enhance sound quality.
New audio equipment:
■ Vertically-aligned speakers, mounted along architectural lines for left and right sound coverage of the entire space. Included with them is a new sub-woofer.
■ Digital sound mixing board, to replace the old Allen & Heath analog board. This will allow for unlimited preset sound sets to be programmed and saved. Plus, it will allow for mixing of the space from mobile devices.
■ Sound system WiFi – this allows all sound mixing equipment to have its own WiFi.
■ Open Spirit in-ear-monitor (IEM) and stage stereo mixing system. Included are all stage boxes, wireless equipment, and four iPads.
■ Eight Sennheiser e945 professional supercardioid dynamic wired microphones.
■ Roland digital drum set with custom cable and connections.
■ Two Shure ULXD wireless bodypack transmitters and receivers for headsets.
■ Four 800 watt stage monitors.
All equipment will be installed and tested by Top Notch Productions, a professional stage and A/V production company. The owner measured the space and ran computer simulations for the equipment chosen. A number of meetings have taken place with the church staff who have close knowledge of, and interest in, sanctuary needs. The second phase of this work will focus on video upgrades in the sanctuary, including the large screen in the front.