Being a contemporary church, the expectations for sound were rather high. The speaker system we specified was the A10 line of speakers from L-Acoustic. Two main hangs of four cabinets provided an excellent sound field in the Worship Center. 12" side fills were used to cover the extreme sides of the room while four 21" subs easily handled the low-end. The speakers were driven by 12 channels of amps.
Allen & Heath audio consoles were installed, with the Avantis at FOH driving the live sound and an SQ-5 in the Control Room driving the sound for the online audience. Both consoles communicate and share all inputs over the data network. Twelve Shure QLXD wireless mic systems are fed into the Console(s) via Dante for a completely digital signal path all the way to the amps. 3 floor boxes and five wall plates provided ample connectivity from the stage to the audio system.
A wireless in-ear system from Allen & Heath provided vocalists and musicians with 64 channels of independent mix. All external audio sources were converted to Dante and brought into the audio consoles. A Biamp DSP provided routing and control of the sound as well as auto-mixing of audio sources.
The lighting system had two main goals. The first was to provide a creative and contemporary environment for the live audience. The second goal was to provide cameras with precise lighting levels and color temperatures that make the cameras look amazing.
12" Box trusses were flown to provide the lighting positions required for the system. A 50' truss was flown above the audience, while a 20' truss was flown downstage, and two 10' trusses were flown upstage. Twenty ellipsoidal fixtures provide a consistent wash across the entire stage, while 8 moving head fixtures provide aerials and effects. Six battens along the side walls provide environmental lighting.
CONTROL & ELECTRICAL
This system included a custom control system that controls almost all devices and electrical panels. Using 10" color touch screens at the FOH Booth and Control Room, operators can power up all systems by simply selecting a preset config button. Controlled systems include Lighting, Audio, and Video. This level of automation also made it possible to provide one-button selection to launch all systems into various preset modes for unattended events like business meetings and studies. Being able to utilize the space without technical staff is a massive benefit to the church.
Electrically, Ridge AV designed and specified the electrical systems, down to outlets and electrical panels. Of course, we aren't licensed electricians, so the actual work was confirmed and installed by an electrical contractor. Finally, to protect this large investment, Ridge AV specified and had installed, robust electrical surge protection for all circuits that AVL hardware was connected to.