Located in the heart of Seoul, South Korea’s iconic Dongshin Presbyterian Church recently installed Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system as part of the Church’s developing digital based A/V system.
Dongshin Church celebrated its 60th anniversary this year, and the building was named as a ‘Seoul Legacy for the Future’ by the city in 2014.
Comprising a S5000 Control Surface and a DM48 MixRack, the new system replaces the incumbent GL3800 analogue mixer.
"The relationship between A&H and Dongshin Church started with the GL3800, and we also installed a Qu-32 in the Education Centre last year. Migrating from analogue to digital is a big step but we knew we could trust A&H products,” said Seongyeon Won, who is in charge of A/V system at the church. “We did evaluate other brands for the main FOH console but dLive won hands down on product specifications, such as the dual 12" touch screen, easy navigation and expandability options."
The dLive surface and Mixrack are installed in the A/V control room, with a DX32 I/O expansion rack installed at the front corner of the chapel.
"Previously, it was too complex and intrusive to change an I/O patch on the analogue system but with dLive we can do it simply with less cables. Also, we now save space in our control room with the small footprint of the dLive surface compared to the analogue mixer," said Mr. Won. "The mixer is the first upgrade to our AV system but it has made a striking difference to the Church’s sound quality – which is now very sharp and clean. In video terms, it’s like a sudden change from SD to HD resolution."
In addition, the church records live worship services to multitrack via dLive’s Dante connection, and thanks to the individual scene list created by Mr. Won, volunteers can manage basic controls without having a dedicated engineer present.
"It has been two months since we installed dLive and I am very satisfied with it. I can strongly recommend dLive to anyone who is considering to invest their money in a new digital console," concluded Mr. Won.