New Braunfels, TX (January 7, 2014)—The Oakwood Baptist Church recently purchased a new audio system, based around an Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system.
From traditional services to concerts and community events, the multi-purpose worship venue needed a flexible system. Charged with delivering a solution was Doug Windell, design manager of Ace Audio in Hutto, Texas. “It was time for a new mixing console to replace the old analogue board, and I knew the Allen & Heath iLive-144 digital system was the right console for the job,” said Windell.
Accompanying an iLive-144 surface, Windell selected an iDR10 modular mix engine with 64 inputs and 24 outputs, 8 input and 4 output cards, plus a Dante card for recording and streaming requirements. An xDR-16 expander rack was also installed onstage to give extra inputs for multiple audio sources.
One challenge for the church’s Technical Director, Jeff Owen, and his team of audio artists is the overflow room adjacent to the main worship sanctuary. “We recently had the opportunity to mix our overflow room using a wireless access point connected to the iLive network. All we had to do was have one person in the room with an iPad mixing the audio signal with the Allen & Heath OneMix app,” Owen said.
The church also opened a new children’s space in a building nearby the main worship centre. An iLive-T80 Surface with iDR-48 fixed format MixRack was installed not only to run the A/V needs of the children’s activities but as a training console for the all-volunteer audio team.
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