Tyler, TX (October 28, 2015)—Rose Heights Church in Tyler, TX recently upgraded its sound and lighting systems, adding audio components, video production capabilities, five cameras, video projection, environmental projection, new screens, upgraded lighting, LED components and a new lighting console. On the audio side, a key addition was a Roland M-5000 OHRCA live mixing console.
Shane Weber of Web Feat Productions, a media consulting firm that specializes in serving churches and not-for-profit organizations, was brought in to spec solutions for a new FOH console: “I needed a front-of-house console that would play well with these components and the existing infrastructure, and the M-5000 was a natural fit. I did the installation for all the video equipment and designed and installed the audio systems.”
The “existing infrastructure” involved several Roland M-48 live personal mixers, which the church’s membership already understood and was partial to, as well as Roland S-4000D splitter and power distributor units. Weber added several more M-48s, which are now used for personal mixes for the church’s individual musicians, as well as another S-4000D to route audio. “With their Roland units already in place, the M-5000 was a natural progression from what they had. And its open architecture is truly future-proof, working well with whatever they are bound to throw at it—Dante, the REAC protocol, and the list goes on.”
The church’s decision-makers did not require much convincing. Notes Weber, “Other options would have required more connections and conversions, which can easily become ‘points of failure’ on a hectic Sunday morning. Once I showed them how simple this solution was compared to other options, they were sold on the M-5000 right away. And they have a new part-time audio engineer, and he has learned the M-5000’s operation very quickly. He is happy, and so are the musicians, the church leadership and congregants. Everyone is pleased with this solution, and I’m proud to have been a part of it.”