Houses of Worship
Churches | Mosques | Temples
Allen & Heath mixers are well respected in houses of worship for having the advanced functionality to meet the ever growing needs for sophisticated AV systems whilst retaining the ease of operation that volunteer operators from technical and music ministries greatly appreciate. Combine this with touring grade reliability and renowned audio quality and it’s not hard to see why so many houses of worship trust Allen & Heath with their sound.
Norway’s renowned Nidaros Cathedral recently underwent a major upgrade to its audio system. The purpose of the installation was to provide the Cathedral with a single, remote-controllable system replacing the previous system, which consisted of many separate units including a matrix mixer with DSP processing, wireless control system, large analogue patchbay/splitter and extensive analogue cabling.
Harvest Baptist Church - USA
Based in Burlington, NC, the 500-seat Harvest Baptist Church offers a wide variety of worship services from traditional to contemporary, and live programs including gospel choirs, theatrical events, and broadcasts.
After trying several mixing systems and facing disappointment with all of them, Mount Hebron Church was looking for the ultimate system that would fulfil the church’s simple but crucial requirements. First, it needed to be a volunteer-friendly console but one that has all the tools of a professional level desk. Secondly, the mixing system needed to provide the ability to mix a broadcast feed using the same FOH system; and finally, the church was in need of a system that could be easily installed.
New Life Church - VS - USA
Just 25 minutes west of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach, VA, lies New Life Church. With multi-site campuses in the surrounding region, the church had reached a point in time when an upgrade of its audio console and PA was necessary. After making the decision to replace a 20 year old digital console, the production team requested a volunteer friendly console with Admin and User Profile capabilities, a system layout that is easy to add new features such as expandability and software upgrades, as well as personal monitor mixing for the artists on stage.
Right outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, in Champaign County, lies The Vineyard Church in Urbana, IL. This campus is just an olive branch among 1500 ministries worldwide and opened its doors in 1986. Spangler Media was brought on board to address the church’s needs for expandability and to identify the best solution for a volunteer driven environment, as well as to guide the production staff.
7 Hills Church is located in Florence, Kentucky, just south of the Ohio River. The church recently went through a new expansion to its campus, a brand new sanctuary that seats 2,000 people.
Southview Alliance Church - Canada
Southview Alliance Church, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, recently undertook a major audio refit. The church has a busy schedule, involving several services throughout the week, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, including band performances. A new, combined FOH and monitor system was required, which was designed, supplied and installed by Sapphire Sound
Eastgate Christian Centre in Auckland needed to upgrade its FOH and monitor audio system. The Centre required a greater auxiliary count and more flexible workflow than the existing FOH mixer could provide. Also, the monitor system was no longer reliable, so the church decided to replace both systems with a higher capacity system that can easily handle the most demanding services.
The newly constructed Long Toan Catholic church located in Ba Ria, Vung Tau province in southern Vietnam, required a mixing console to manage all of its audio requirements. The installation brief requested an audio system offering premium sound quality for speech intelligibility, as well as music and choral performances.
At the start of the year, Christian Life Assembly Church experienced a lightning strike that took out the previous console’s power supply. Emmaus Media in Harrisburg, PA upgraded to the Allen & Heath dLive when choosing a replacement for the damaged gear. With its scalable growth and the easy to use GUI, the dLive perfectly fulfilled the requirements of the volunteer-driven church.
The Holy Flames Methodist Church in Pangyocity, Korea, recently completed construction of its 1,850 capacity main chapel, requiring the installation of a new FOH mixer.
The church runs a diverse worship programme, which includes a musical Friday evening service and three services on Sundays ranging from the traditional, involving a 60-strong choir with piano and organ accompaniment, to a youth service with 12 singers and a band, comprising saxophone, guitar, bass, drums, and two keyboards.
The chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm in Sweden needed to upgrade its incumbent analogue mixer with a digital replacement. The old analogue mixer had few routing possibilities, and equipment had to be hired in for larger events. Renowned audio services company, Music Solutions Sweden AB, was appointed to manage the installation of a new digital system that could handle live sound reinforcement requiring high quality speech and musical intelligibility, as well as live broadcast feeds for TV and radio.
Leading professional AV provider in East Africa, Sound Creations, managed the installation, selecting an Allen & Heath Qu-32 digital mixer together with an AR2412 and AR84 remote IO racks. The Centre also invested in other gear to enhance audio quality, including Shure wireless mics and KRK monitor speakers.
Arise Conference, Wellington
dLive, GLD, iLive, ZED
ARISE Conference, one of New Zealand’s largest Christian gatherings, hosts in excess of 6,000 attendees from 300 churches across New Zealand over the three-day event.
The Conference simultaneously took place at two of Wellington's largest indoor venues - the TSB Bank Arena and the Michael Fowler Centre - together with another two venues for the accompanying Glow Kids' Conference.
Kangnam Joongang Baptist Church
An important venue in Korean worship, Kangnam Joongang Baptist Church in Seoul recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and marked the occasion with an upgrade to its audio mixing system.
First Baptist Church in Alabama, USA, is a 1300 seat sanctuary that was built in 1996. Alpha Sound and Lighting was initially hired as the integrator to install an Allen & Heath GL3000 at FOH with a patch bay. Now, after 20 years, it was time to renovate, and having had such a great experience with the GL3000 and the service that Alpha had provided back then, the First Baptist Church hired them again to make the move from analogue to digital.
The church was in need of a necessary update from analogue to digital. Services were running over channel count and a digital upgrade was the perfect solution. Running both Front of House and Broadcast from the same booth, was also a deciding factor.
With increasing technical demands, the Congregación Conquistando Fronteras Church in Mexico City was having to regularly hire in additional audio equipment from local rental companies to manage its larger events. It decided it needed to install a new audio system that could manage all of its technical requirements for FOH and monitors.
Dream City Church - Phoenix AZ
The church previously mixed on a large, analog setup that had 96 inputs with 24 returns and took up sixteen feet of mix booth space. However, even this high channel count was barely adequate for Dream City’s elaborate holiday pageants which may use 110 or more audio channels. The church’s previous analog mixer required several operators for these large productions.
St Mary’s Church in Hitchin, UK, dates back to the 14th and 15th century in its current form. But despite its long history, the building’s sound system is required to perform to modern standards, and a recent improvement program was devised to specify a new system in place of an outdated radio mic set-up.
The requirement was to provide a high quality but intuitive audio system which could be used by staff and pupils alike. The space was renowned for its acoustic qualities so there was particular effort to ensure equipment provided would be of a suitable standard.
The flagship digital system, dLive, was selected for its channel count, expandability and ‘future proof’ nature. Comprising an S7000 control surface and DM48 MixRack, the system is supplemented with eight ME-1 personal monitoring mixers and an ME-U hub.
The Church evaluated several brands and dLive won “hands down” on product specifications, such as the dual 12" touch screen, easy navigation and expandability options. An S5000 Control Surface and DM48 MixRack were installed in the A/V control room, with a DX32 I/O expansion rack installed at the front corner of the chapel.
Services feature a blend of traditional and modern worship music for all ages and cultures with several vocalists and a variety of instruments and percussion. The church’s special services may include a 12-voice mixed ensemble and an orchestra resulting in as many as 78 sources.
Qu, iLive, ZED
Crossroads Church is a new six room facility serving many different purposes. Allen & Heath mixers were selected throughout, ranging from the compact Qu range to the larger iLive digital systems.
Galilee Church - South Korea
A new audio system for an 800 capacity church in South Korea, including a separate monitor system for singers and band members, and the ability to record and broadcast.
dLive is our flagship digital mixing system, equipped to manage the most complex, immersive worship experiences.
GLD is easy to learn and use for inexperienced operators, thanks to an intuitive interface built around its large touchscreen and one-knob-per-function channel strip.
The compact Qu series is ideal for novices, with its full colour touchscreen, intuitive user interface and 1 fader / 1 mic input layout. Qu mixers have full I/O on the back, with an option to connect to remote AudioRacks over Cat5.
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