Nashville (November 23, 2004)–Denver and the Mile High Orchestra (DMHO), a 13-piece contemporary Christian big band based in Nashville, plays more than 100 gigs a year at some of the nation’s largest Christian music festivals, churches and conferences. Keeping all those players on the same page is a trick, however, so the band has recently turned to using Aviom monitoring systems.
Originally, DMHO utilized wedges for stage monitoring, but with so many players on stage, they also led to longer sound checks and undesirable sound levels. During Summer NAMM 2003 in Nashville however, Jared Ribble, drummer for DMHO, approached Aviom and discovered the Personal Monitor Mixing System. A few members began using the systems on the group’s annual Christmas concert tour, and within a few months, the entire band had switched to the Aviom gear.
“After we started using the Aviom gear we noticed a big change in our playing,” said Ribble. “Our stage level dropped at least 10dB because we could hear ourselves-our sound tightened up and we became better players. We are able to hear our mistakes and can fix them. The Aviom gear has also given us a level of consistency when we play in different venues. Those were the big challenges in our monitoring world that this product has really helped.”