Baton Rouge, LA (May 18, 2012)—Voice of the Pentacost church recently upgraded its aging analog console, bringing in a PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 digital mixer.
"Our old console was very constrictive for the things we wanted to accomplish, particularly for the musicians," said media tech Glen Hallmark. “It also affected the sound in the sanctuary. "We were pumping so much volume into the monitors that we'd have to compensate by making the front-of-house mix louder. At a certain point, the service becomes less than enjoyable."
"We have anywhere from six to ten musicians up on stage at any given time. The band is on in-ears, and the singers are using wedges. With the old mixer, we were only able to provide them with four monitor mixes. Everyone's mix was a poor compromise, and no one really got what they wanted. All the singers got one monitor mix. Now we're able to create three separate mixes for the singers, so we can give the altos, sopranos and tenors individual mixes. It's been great for their performance."
Hallmark has also made copious use of StudioLive's remote-mixing feature. "I'm using the iPad to mix pretty much every service," Hallmark reports. "It enables me to sit with the congregation and hear what they're hearing and to be a part of the service, rather than being tied to the console. My wife is on the prayer and worship team, and we've got a young daughter, so the iPad remote also allows me to go out and sit with my family."
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