Willingen, Germany (May 23, 2014)—For this year’s German Spring Harvest Festival, a six-day event that draws together more than 3,000 evangelical Christians, and over 300 artists, speakers and volunteers, an Aviom personal mixing system was used to help with the band performances.
Gaetan Roy, the director of the Worship Academy in Altensteig, Germany, has served as Director of Arts for Spring since 2004, and uses Aviom’s A360 Personal Mixers to help lead the worship services. As an official sponsor, Aviom provided 12 A360 Personal Mixers in the largest hall, along with two AN-16/i-M Mic Input Modules, one AN-16/i v.2 Input Module, one AN-16/o v.4 Output Module, one D800 A-Net Distributor, and one A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor. The combination of the D800 and the AN-16/o v.4 allowed for eight musicians to use Network Mix Back, which sent the stereo mix output of each A360 connected to the D800 to wireless in-ear monitor transmitters.
Roy credits the Aviom system with having “improved our musical experience as performers” and said the system “helps us play tighter as we hear ourselves at a level not possible with traditional monitoring where signals compete with each other in a single mono signal source.”
With the upgrade to the A360 Personal Mixers, the Spring Festival decided to forgo using a monitor mixing console and a monitor engineer, resulting in some cost savings for the event.