The services at Lighthouse Evangelism Woodlands in Singapore are being heard with new clarity with the addition of two Solid State Logic SSL Live L500 consoles, one for front of house and the other for monitors.
With Lighthouse Evangelism’s recording studio is home to a Duality SE, the choice of SSL for the sound system at the Woodlands venue was a natural progression. The two L500 consoles were delivered and installed by managing director Chan Kheng Wah and live marketing manager Dominic Koh, who also facilitated the sale and are coordinating local training and support.
The SSL consoles were chosen to replace the venue’s previous consoles and have delivered a significant sonic improvement. “The difference between the previous consoles and the SSL L500s is like night and day,” says Rhey Ruiz, head of sound for Lighthouse Evangelism. “The microphone preamplifiers are amazing. We can hear so much more of our instrumentation, which has really contributed to the enjoyment and fulfillment that the congregation experiences at each service.
“What’s more,” he continues, “we record all of our services to multi-track, and the integration of the recording capabilities has been perfect. We can record directly from the microphone to the recorder without any filtering, which is something we were not able to do in the past.”
Lighthouse Evangelism Woodlands hosts various worship services throughout the week, accommodating as many as 4,000 people with an average weekly attendance of 15,000 congregants. The new SSL Live consoles were installed in the Main Hall Sanctuary of the multi-level facility, which features a two-tier seating arrangement.
The two consoles share inputs from SSL stageboxes via SSL’s Blacklight II high-bandwidth, multiplexed MADI interface, which reduces the number of interconnecting cables between stage rack, front of house and monitor desks. The system additionally employs SSL’s arbitrated gain sharing.