Grace Church in Longwood, FL recently updated the sound system in its sanctuary with a new Allen & Heath iLive T-112 digital mixing system installed at the house mix position, outfitted with an Audinate Dante card, MixPad app and iDR-48 stage box. (Allen & Heath is distributed in the U.S. by American Music & Sound.)
The new system was implemented by Atlantic Pro Audio (APA) of Altamonte Springs, FL, which worked closely with church personnel in developing a tailored solution.
“We did everything step-by-step, starting with the acoustic panels,” explains Abigail (Abby) Dolbear, worship pastor at Grace Church. “We have our service and then we have the youth service, also in here [in the sanctuary]. The youth like to have a different sound and, with the new board, we have the ability to save scenes. It’s really nice to have that flexibility.”
The Dante card has also proven popular by facilitating the ability to do multi-track recording of services, rather than just stereo.
In addition, the MixPad app has been a very useful addition to the package. “Not only do we now have the freedom to move around the room with just our iPads, but it’s now possible for our sound engineers to adjust the monitor mix from the performer’s perspective on stage,” says Dolbear.
Grace Church head pastor Clark Witten is also pleased with the results of the new system project. “We really felt like APA was working in our best interest,” he states. “We are extremely happy with the Allen & Heath iLive system, the process and the results.”
“It was everything that we wanted in the end; it was perfect,” Dolbear concludes.
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