Fort Myers, FL (September 2, 2014)—After years of using various facilities, Next Level Church in Fort Myers, Florida has grown to a point where it has not one but two permanent locations—both of which use Aviom’s A360 Personal Mixers for each of the seven services they offer weekly to a total of 3,400 people.
When designing the audio system for the church’s second facility, the Gateway Campus, the church staff worked with Harmon’s Audio Visual, its systems integrator, to design an upgraded system that was similar to the one that they had at its first permanent location, Plantation Campus. Jim Harmon, owner of Harmon’s Audio Visual, explains, “They wanted a state-of-the-art system that was similar to their existing system so that volunteers who contribute to weekly services didn’t have to learn an entirely new system.”
Both Next Level Church campuses have Yamaha M7-CL consoles with an Aviom16/o-Y1 A-Net Card installed. At the Gateway Campus, the Y1 card is connected to two D800 A-Net Distributors that feed 10 A360 Personal Mixers. Gabe Bedenbaugh, the church’s production pastor, said, “The A360s really changed the game. The stereo mixing features on the A360 allow the musicians to play more skillfully and to engage more in the worship experience. With the ambience feature, they are now able to get a better sense of how the room is responding during worship.” The church also utilizes the reverb feature on the click track to soften it and make it feel less like it’s pounding in performers’ ears.
After the musicians had used the A360s at the Gateway Campus, the church quickly realized the need to upgrade the personal mixing system and some of its other systems at the Plantation Campus. It then installed a D800 A-Net Distributor at this location that is used with the existing A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor and another 10 A360 Personal Mixers.
Next Level Church