The new Manna Methodist Church in Bundang New City, South Korea, has a seating capacity of 4,000, with around 10,000 worshippers attending each week. Services feature a live band, choir, organ and orchestra. As a result the audio system needed a high input channel count, as well as facilities to mix live audio for broadcast on its own Internet channel.
The church consulted DiGiCo’s South Korean distributor Soundus Corporation, who supplied and installed an SD7 console at Front of House, with four SD-Racks and an SD8-24 to take care of the live broadcast mix. In addition, Soundus supplied an SD9 for a mobile audio system and an SD11 for the church video editing suite.
“The decision to use DiGiCo consoles was based on the SD7’s ability to handle more than 200 input channels, the dual engine offering stability, reliable redundancy and excellent sound quality,” says Soundus sales manager Byung Chul Park. “The church also needed additional mixing consoles and it was an obvious decision to stay with the same manufacturer.”
Utilising an Optocore fibre optic network, this solution made for a seamless solution throughout the church.
“The system is very versatile and is easily expandable for any future requirements,” concludes Byung Chul. “The church is very happy with it.”