Victory Church AV director Adam Geesaman recently implemented Waves eMotion LV1 live mixers and plugins for the organzation’s campuses in Lancaster and Ephrata, PA.
The church has six campus locations ranging in size from 100 to 800 people in weekend attendance, and sought to have the same user interface at all locations in order to make training volunteers easier in addition to the ability to still be scaled to the appropriate size for each individual location.
“Our basic package is an eMotion LV1 and a Waves SoundGrid Server One-C, with one or two touchscreens and one or two Icon Platform M controllers for eMotion LV1, depending on the preferences of the campus,” Geesaman explains. “We use the SoundStudio STG-2412 stage box and a DiGiGrid D at FOH. As the campus grows, we just add I/O as needed.
“The eMotion LV1’s scalability is key for us,” he continues. “It’s the exact same user interface and sound quality, whether you are mixing on the 16-channel version or the 64-channel version. That makes training our volunteer staff so much easier and keeps quality the same, no matter how large or small the system is. We use the same basic template for the sessions, and then each campus and even the operator can make their own custom layer to suit their individual workflow preferences. Also, because of the templates and the custom layers, setting up weekend services is really easy.”
He adds, “We also required something that we could manage remotely. The eMotion LV1 was the solution that addressed these needs. We are able to use TeamViewer to access the entire console for remote management. Huge win. It also makes troubleshooting remotely much easier to do. And, we love the fact that we can use high quality I/Os and superior processing and plugins for an affordable price. Our rooms have never sounded better.”
Waves plugins play a role in the workflow as well. “We mostly stick to the Waves eMo series of plugins but really enjoy the F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ. The F6 is just a great tool on everything, as it is super-versatile,” Geesaman concludes. “We run the Vitamin Sonic Enhancer on our playback tracks from Ableton to really help them pop. Another favorite is the IR-L Convolution Reverb, in that we can load our own IRs into it, which makes it really customizable and enables loads of options. The Waves CLA-2A compressor/limiter gets used on all our vocals.”