Bloomfield, CT (April 26, 2007)–Seven years ago, the First Cathedral of Bloomfield constructed a worship center housing a 3,000-seat sanctuary; however, the sound reinforcement system left something to be desired. Last year, media director LeRoy Bailey III hired Omega Consultants (Olympia, WA), to provide the design and installation of a new audio system, which is now up and running.
The First Cathedral of Bloomfield is home to a new Soundcraft Vi6 digital console.The new system centers around AKG C 414 mics for the choir and C 3000s and D 880Ms for the band; BSS London (BLU-16 and BLU-32) and FDS-336T Minidrive processors; Crown I-Tech, Macro-Tech and CTs Series power amplifiers; JBL Precision Directivity, VerTec and Control Series loudspeakers, and a Soundcraft Vi6 digital live sound console at front-of-house, paired with an analog 48-channel Soundcraft MH3 running monitors.
A true test of the new consoles came in mid-December when First Cathedral presented its annual Christmas pageant and musical, which featured a drama team, full band, and solo and choir singers in addition to an intermission performance by gospel artist Erica McCullough recorded for CD and DVD. With the Saturday and Sunday evening performances separated by two church services on Sunday morning, First Cathedral FOH Engineer Ed ‘Stylz’ Blizniak was able to use the desk’s snapshot feature. “To be able to switch back and forth with the push of a button between service and pageant settings–both of which required extremely different Eqing–was phenomenal,” he said. “Gone, thankfully, are the old days where we had to make a page full of notes for our settings!”
First Cathedral of Bloomfield