Corona, CA (January 21, 2014)—The Crossroads Church in Corona, CA recently updated its sound reinforcement system with 24 QSC Powerlight 3 Series PL380 amplifiers and two Q-Sys I/O Frames—all controlled by a Q-Sys Core 500i Integrated Core.
“Our contemporary services are always passionate and loud; we have rock bands, four or five singers, lots of keyboards, drums and electric guitars. We have musical productions, complete with aerial acts and acrobats; we like to get creative, because we believe that church should be fun,” said Joe Sidoti, technical director at Crossroads Church. “We needed to have a system with more power and headroom, and I was looking for a processor that was powerful enough to meet those needs and fit within our budget. The Q-Sys Core 500i quickly became the only choice because of its power and its ability to grow with us. We added 24 PL380 amplifiers, and now I can go DataPort right to every amp.”
“I designed the entire system on my laptop using Q-Sys Designer before I even had the gear. When we received the QSC amps, I was up and running in a matter of minutes and was able to start tuning the system,” Sidoti continued.
According to Sidoti, he went live with the new system just before Thanksgiving, on November 17, and was fully up and running on November 20, just in time for Crossroads to begin rehearsals on the 25th of November for its Christmas show.
“One thing that is priceless is that I was able to program UCIs (User-Controlled Interfaces) right on my iPad—I was able to design meters and mute buttons and anything you can think of right on my device. Now I can open up the Q-Sys app on my iPad and control the whole system right from there,” said Sidoti.