Allen & Heath’s GLD digital mixing system, ME-1 personal monitor mixer and Qu-16 compact digital mixer were recently installed in a new building at Ulsan Galilee Church in South Korea.
Established for over 40 years, the new building comprises an 800-capacity main worship area, seminar rooms, library and café, for church members and the local community. Supplied by Allen & Heath’s South Korean distributor, Sama ProSound Co.,Ltd, and installed by Daiyoung Sound, the church requested a separate monitor system for singers and band members, so director Joon-ho Choi of Daiyoung Sound, selected GLD and ME systems.
Mr. Choi selected the system due to its capability and flexibility to manage small or a large event.
“The combined GLD and ME was the most attractive option. The GLD’s I/O remote audio racks mean the system is scalable to manage all requirements. The mixer also has great audio quality, an intuitive interface, and a wonderful custom layout design. ME-1 has the most monitor channels in the personal monitors market, and the group option, ambient mic, dedicated monitor output port, which means an option card is not needed, are the reasons why I chose the system for the church, whilst also saving budget!” comments Mr. Choi.
It took a year to complete the building project, 5 months of which were dedicated to installing the broadcasting, cabling and audio systems. At first, the church had doubts about installing a digital system since they had not used one before and do not have many experienced audio engineers on staff but GLD’s sound quality and additional features, such as the GLD Remote iPad app and GLD Editor control software, exceeded their expectations.
The system is set up to enable control at FOH position and in the control room at the same time. The GLD-80 mixer is installed at FOH with the AR audio racks at the side of the stage connected via single CAT5 cable, reducing the cable wiring budget.
“The musicians were very happy with the monitor system, especially the ME-1 personal mixers, which they say deliver excellent audibility and allow them to focus on their playing,” comments Mr. Choi.
A Qu-16 compact digital mixer is installed in the control room to manage all recording, playback and broadcasting. It was selected because of its motorised faders, scene recall, and it has the most I/O in its price range.
“Qu-16 has both a Touchscreen and motorised faders, which most other competitive mixers don’t have. It was the main reason that the church accepted it. Of course, USB recording functionality and high audio quality were very attractive points as well!” comments Mr. Choi.