Beaumont, TX (October 27, 2014)—The Church on the Rock recently purchased a Harman Soundcraft Vi3000 console for its Golden Triangle location in Texas, where it will be used for broadcasts and for FOH mixing.
With seating for 1,000 people, the Church on the Rock consists of a shallow but wide room, which requires a system that accommodates the 180-degree seating arrangement.
“I’ve worked on the Vi Series consoles before, so I understand how intuitive the layout is on these boards,” said FOH Engineer Blake Sessions. “The Vi3000 is very flexible as it offers 96 input channels and 24 mono or stereo output busses depending on what we need. Also, being able to run 64 channels with Dante or MADI protocol is very important, because it allows us to link the feeds to our broadcast studio via Cat5 or optical cable.”
The Church hosts a total of four services between Sundays and Wednesdays, which are tracked and broadcasted from the website churchonline.tv. “We have several volunteer engineers, so it’s nice to have a console that has a familiar analog layout and feel,” said Sessions. “However, the ease of use does not take away from the performance: The console is a work horse with fantastic pre-amps and abundant capabilities.”