Baltimore, MD (August 27, 2012)—The Trinity Assembly of God, a 2,500-seat house of worship located north of Baltimore, recently upgraded its system with a DiGiCo SD10 and a pair of SD Racks
The upgrade was done because of limited inputs and failing electronics with the church’s former system, a TAC Scorpion II 40-channel analog console and Soundcraft 32 channel analog monitor.
The new SD10 at FOH is situated in the sound booth on the main floor of the church, along with one 40-input stage rack with inputs to accommodate wireless receivers (12 channels) and playback devices (6 channels). The SD10 outputs to QSC Powerlite amplifiers, which run four Community RS 880 speakers, two Community RS220 speakers and four Community VBS415 subs for the house sound, plus EV and Community monitor wedges for the choir.
The other 56-input rack is placed in an amplifier room just behind stage right and connects to their existing 32 stage inputs and to one breakout snake running to choir loft. The amplifier room stage rack also has an Aviom card installed, which interfaces with Aviom D-16Pro and A-16II mixers.
“The SD10 solved our mixing challenges by more than doubling our inputs and eliminating the worries that the equipment would fail,” offered technical director Mike Smith, on staff at Trinity over six years. “In addition to those resolutions, it also eliminated the need for a separate monitor input console for our Aviom system, allowing us to maximize our manpower.”
“This is our first experience using a DiGiCo,” adds Smith, “but when a recent production brought in their own gear to Trinity, the FOH engineer saw our console and turned to the Production Manager and said, ‘They have an SD10 and you want me to mix on what we brought?’ That was a nice thing to hear and gave us an additional confidence boost!”