Camp Hill, PA (November 4, 2016)—Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill, PA recently updated the FOH desk in its 1800-seat auditorium when the console was fried by a lightning strike. In its place now resides a new Allen & Heath dLive S7000 surface with a DM64 MixRack and DX32 Expander, an IP8 Remote Controller and 16 ME-1 Personal Mixers.
Emmaus Media & Design of Harrisburg, PA replaced the eleven-year-old digital mixer and used the opportunity to find gear that would more closely match the church’s current needs, as worship services feature a praise band and, on occasion, a multi-voice choir. Also, holiday dramas may include a full orchestra.
The church is well-equipped for these programs and other special events with 48 fixed microphone inputs on the stage supplemented with a 100-foot analog snake and 20 wireless channels. All of these sources are routed through the DM64 and DX32 into the dLive S7000 whose drag-and-drop, touch-screen setup eliminates a traditional patch bay allowing highly flexible stage layouts to be created quickly.
Inputs are grouped in dLive layers allowing the operator to keep frequently accessed microphones and other sources within reach. During rehearsals, the church’s tech director sets up a dLive scene for each week’s worship services. Holiday dramas utilize multiple scenes cued by the program’s director via MIDI integration. The church recently upgraded its recording system which now receives its inputs directly from the dLive via Dante. Live broadcast is streamed from a dLive aux mix.
The church will use the IP8 Remote Controller to provide additional faders for its special programs. The IP8 connects into the church’s network via Ethernet allowing it to act as a basic remote mixer for simple services.
Christian Life uses in-ear monitors exclusively, so the dLive sends 40 channels to the musicians’ ME-1 Personal Mixers; vocalists’ wireless in-ear monitors are fed directly from dLive mix groups.
American Music & Sound (US distributor for Allen & Heath)