imgFort Worth, TX (October 31, 2013)—In support of the Tabernacle of Praise’s youth programs ‘Kidz on Top’ and ‘Top Agents’, Harman’s dbx recently donated three 1066 Compressor/Limiter/Gates for use in the youth facility’s “The Bridge” audio system.

James Lacey III, a volunteer audio engineer for the Tabernacle of Praise, donates his time to spread his enthusiasm for live sound to younger generations in the church. “A big reason I got into audio is from being a performing artist and asking the front of house engineers about what they were doing at the console and how it affected the way things sounded,” he said. “With Kidz on Top and Top Agents, the ministries’ youth are now doing the same thing I did when I first became curious about live sound; they’re intrigued by a mixing console and all the lights flashing on the outboard gear rack! It’s a great feeling to know that positive impacts on the youth can happen even through the use of audio equipment.”

With the addition of the dbx 1066 to the ministry’s audio system, which already had a dbx 266XL Compressor/Gate in place, the youth groups will learn about the elements of dynamics processing and hear how they relate to worship sound. The 266XL and 1066 units are applied as inserts to eight vocal and instrument subgroups on the mixing console, and used for gating on vocals, drums and percussion. The 266XL is primarily used on the lead vocal channels, while the 1066s handle the other vocal and instrument subgroups.