Fargo, ND (July 27, 2005)–Sound system design and install company Tricorne Audio, Inc. of Fargo, ND has installed a 48-input, 23-buss Allen & Heath ML4000 mixing console at Covenant Evangelical Church in Alexandria, MN. The desk is the centerpiece of a complete sound system installation in a brand new sanctuary built to accommodate a growing congregation at the church, which is located midway between Fargo and Minneapolis.
According to Dallas Anderson of Allen & Heath dealer Tricorne Audio, the sound and the physical dimensions of the ML4000 made it the right choice for the new sanctuary, which accommodates over 600 people, more than three times the capacity of the previous building.
With the majority of the Allen & Heath console’s 12 auxiliary sends in use–eight for the contemporary worship band’s monitor system, two for digital reverbs, and one for a dedicated subwoofer feed–the console’s 11 x 4 matrix and eight audio subgroups are also heavily used. “They’re going to use the matrix for a lot of different things,” he commented, noting that Tricorne installed an XLR patchbay with the console. “They can take subgroup outputs or a matrix out and patch them to a small broadcast mixer, so they can differentiate between vocals and keyboards and instrumentation in the broadcast mix. So it’s more than just a PA mix to the broadcast, which never sounds right.”
He continued, “They’re also planning on putting in a computer-based recording system. They may also use the matrix for feeds to local camcorders. Currently, it’s going to a Hi-8 camera and a CD recorder, just for in-house use. It also feeds overflow areas. There’s a narthex, and they have a Family Life Center, which is like a gymnasium.” Other areas include a fireside room, a nursery, and an awana center, which is a youth area.
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