BUENA PARK, Calif. ─ When the time came to retire an increasingly unreliable analog console at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Altamonte Springs, Florida, the introduction of the Yamaha LS9 digital audio console was perfectly timed to be a serious alternative. With five diverse choirs and no full time sound engineers on staff, the different needs of the traditional and contemporary choirs and the ever-increasing expectation of great audio spurred the decision makers to carefully consider just how much the Yamaha LS9 would be suited to the role of primary mixer at the church.
“The fully-featured channels with excellent EQ and dynamics were a big factor,” states Craig Beyrooti, Atlantic Professional Audio, Inc. who installed the system. Extensive use of compressors and gates are used to help the volunteer operators keep things under control. The recently remodeled church has very lively acoustics and also some restrictions on where to place speakers. “The all-in-one control that the Yamaha LS9 offers with delay and EQ on the outputs is hugely beneficial in this regard,” adds Beyrooti. “Another key feature is that one can recall a scene and get out of any trouble that may arise from service to service and operator to operator.”
Atlantic Professional Audio also installed three Raxxess ERT-WT - Walnut Elite Roll Top Racks, two Furman PL PLUS II - Enhanced Power/Light Modules, a Tascam CD-A700 – CD/Cassette Player, Custom Link 8 channel XLR cables and Link mic cables.