Village Baptist Church uses Sennheiser SKM 5200s with Neumann KK 105 capsules, HSP 2 headworn mics with SK 500 G2 and SK 5212 transmitters, and ew 300 IEM G2 personal monitoring systems.Destin, FL (November 29, 2007)–Everyone goes to church to get a message from above, but at Village Baptist Church in Destin, FL, sometimes that message came from airplanes talking to nearby Eglin Air Force Base, picked up by the church’s wireless systems. To fix it, Robert Curtis, media director for Village Baptist turned to a half-dozen wired Neumann KMS 105s and a handful of TLM 103s.
“We were very excited about the sonic qualities of those microphones,” recalled Curtis, “and when it became clear that we would be upgrading our wireless system, we knew we wanted to move in that direction.”
With an upcoming production on the horizon, Curtis contacted Bill Manning at All Pro Sound in Pensacola, FL to get a new system in place. Village Baptist received a host of new microphones to fit the various needs of their services and productions. A full 11 Sennheiser HSP 2 head-worn microphones combined with eight SK 500 G2 and three SK 5212 belt-worn transmitters take care of vocalists, while seven handheld SKM 5200 transmitters with Neumann KK 105 capsules handle other duties Sennheiser EM 3532 and EM 550 G2 receivers tie all 18 of the Sennheiser wireless channels down to the rest of Village Baptist’s existing sound system.
In addition to microphones, the church upgraded to twelve ew 300 IEM G2 wireless personal monitors capable of supplying four separate stereo mixes via a pair of SR 3256 transmitters. Aviom A-16 series rack-mounted monitor mixers and remote control units feed the systems.
To coordinate all of these wireless channels, along with ten hangers on from the old system, Sennheiser sent engineers to analyze Village Baptist’s local frequencies to minimize crosstalk and interference, leading to the purchase of a Sennheiser NET 1 system to integrate and organize all of their frequencies with a computer interface.