Akron, OH (March 23, 2005)– A DiGiCo D1 Live mixing console will be taken to Africa by The Ernest Angley Minsitries, based at Grace Cathedral in Akron, OH. The organization will embark on a crusade to Africa in April and will bring along its own audio system, based around the console and a Meyer Milo system.
The crusade will travel to Namibia, southern Africa, and Lesotho, a small country within the borders of South Africa. The services will be held during the first three weeks of April, four to five nights a week. Most of the venues will be outdoor soccer fields to accommodate crowds from 30,000 to well over 200,000. There will be two stages at each location, with the ministry’s vocal trio performing to pre-recorded tracks on the main stage, and local choirs and bands performing on a second stage at the side of the main stage.
“We’re using the DiGiCo D1 exclusively,” said Bruce Ober, senior audio engineer with Ernest Angley. “The size to processing power ratio of the D1 gave DiGiCo’s console a significant advantage over all the other digital consoles I looked at. With almost limitless on-board features, combined with the versatility and customizing options available on the D1, all the control I need is right at my fingertips.”
Ernest Angley has also purchased a Meyer Sound Milo line array system specifically for the tour. The system includes four 700-HP subs as well as four UPA-1P and four UPJ-1P self-powered loudspeakers for side fill around the stages. A quartet of Meyer Sound MSL-4 cabinets will be used for delay towers. “The ability to carry a loudspeaker system capable of covering outdoor services this large in our own airplane made the combination of the DiGiCo D1 and the self-powered Meyer system the obvious choice,” said Ober.
All the ministry’s services are videotaped with its own four camera mobile production system and will be used for later broadcast around the world.