Kirkland, WA (October 14, 2009)–City Church has implemented a live broadcast audio solution based around Allen & Heath iLive consoles for its six Seattle area locations.
Designer Justin Friesen created a networked audio solution based around iLive digital mixing consoles obtained through Lift AV in Renton, WA and GC Pro in Seattle. When completed, the main sanctuary along with four other meeting rooms will be connected to the broadcast master control room for audio and video uplink to the satellite. The five remote campuses will receive the live broadcasts in their own sanctuaries via satellite dish.
“It’s a pretty ambitious project,” affirms City Church audio engineer Billy Massey. “We just finished phase one, which was installing the digital infrastructure for both the live sound in the main sanctuary and a separate broadcast feed.” With the next phase aimed at providing similar output from the children’s, student and adult ministries at the Kirkland campus, the key to success was effortless signal flow.
“This project calls for a total of five consoles. Every room is different, and they all have to talk to the broadcast center,” notes Friesen. “The variety of different yet compatible models made Allen & Heath digital the perfect choice.”
The main house console at the Kirkland campus is an iLive-144 with iDR-10 MixRack, fully loaded with six input modules, two output modules and a two-slot Aviom digital output module, handling both house and monitors for the 2,300-seat sanctuary. The broadcast room houses a compact iLive-80 desk, which receives inputs split from the sanctuary via EtherSound on Cat5 cabling.
In the program’s next phase, City Church’s three youth and children programs will also originate their own broadcast programming. The Generation Church youth facility will be outfitted with an iLive-112, which will handle audio for the 500-capacity auditorium’s house and Aviom monitor systems. The smaller City Kids and G2 rooms will both use iLive-T Series consoles.
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