New York (November 8, 2006)–The recently constructed First Baptist Church in Eugene, OR has become the first house of worship in the world to adopt the new Dolby Lake Processor, integrating a pair of them into its audio system.
The two Dolby Lake Processors are being used to optimize and control a main speaker system comprising 18 L-Acoustics dV-Dosc boxes plus subs and front fills at the 1,400-seat church. “Everyone at the church is extremely happy, including the technology staff who are very pleased with the versatility of the Dolby Lake Processor and its sound quality,” said Kyle Anderson, CEO, Anderson Group International (AGI).
“We’re also using the Dolby Lake Processor to process a specially designed, four-zone stage fill system that is comprised of three L-Acoustics 115XT HiQ and two 112XT speakers,” Anderson added. “The church’s operators can walk around with the wireless tablet and make changes to optimize the stage space. They can move their side fills around then sculpt the sound, in real time, from any position.”
Steve Diamond, AGI senior staff member, designed the variable acoustics of the 2,500 square foot thrust stage to accommodate choir and band, large orchestra, or a contemporary worship team. Church sound staff may alter any parameter in the Dolby Lake Processor system from front of house or from anywhere in the sanctuary using a wireless tablet, and they may additionally program presets to optimize the speaker system for the wide range of services. For example, when the choir shell at the very rear of the stage is in use, one preset can apply front fill speaker delay compensation to eliminate the mismatching of acoustic wavefronts. Another preset can increase low-frequency information and drive the subwoofers harder during contemporary worship services.
Dolby Lake Processor