Campbellsport, WI (April 17, 2008)– Brian Christ, general manager of Sonic Art, LLC in Oshkosh, WI, recently designed a new professional audio system for the historic St. Matthew Church in Campbellsport, WI, that uses Aviom’s audio transport protocol, A-Net.
Aviom’s technology allowed Christ to run all audio feeds throughout the church on a Cat-5e cable, eschewing a multi-pin analog snake while pulling together all the audio components of the system. The main mixing unit is housed in a portable equipment rack behind the altar that can be relocated to the balcony for special services and also to the center of the building for church productions such as Christmas shows.
The rack-mounted A-16R stereo mixer with its A-16CS Control Surface remote control unit is at the heart of the system and works in tandem with an compact analog console for EQ, gain and audio effects. An AN-16/i Input Module, which converts 16 balanced line-level channels into 24-bit digital audio, serves as the head-end for the system. An AV-M8 Input Module connected to an AN-16/o Output Module creates a return signal from the balcony or center of the church to the front of house when the system is configured for special events.
“We’ve had nothing but positive feedback since we’ve installed the system,” says Christ. “It is a little different than traditional sound consoles, so there was a small learning curve. Now, with everyone acclimated, everything is running smoothly.”