The First Baptist Church Woodstock replaced its aging Yamaha PM1D consoles with new RIVAGE PM10s.

Woodstock, GA (February 20, 2018)—The First Baptist Church Woodstock is not small in any sense of the word—its sanctuary can host a 60-piece orchestra and 150-voice choir while seating 7,200 people—and filling it with sound requires a sizable audio system. An early adopter of digital consoles, the church purchased a pair of Yamaha PM1Ds in 2003, and now recently replaced them with RIVAGE PM10 desks, purchased through Capitol Design Group, Jacksonville, FL.

“When you deal with volunteer operators, you want to have the ability to keep things familiar,” state Jamie Karnes, director of Audio, First Baptist Church of Woodstock. Karnes checked out the PM10 three times prior to purchasing the pair, and his team attended demos that the church hosted in the fall of 2016.

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“We are using Dante for a digital split off from the RPio I/O frames to our broadcast room and the HY144-D for Virtual Sound Check. All is working very well. Our Dante network is being transmitted over fiber lines we had pulled during our prep for the PM10 install. The infrastructure change-over was one of the most important pieces for the RIVAGE and Dante installation. We had it pulled, terminated, and certified by Hamilton Audio/Visual Services, which made it very turnkey for us. Everything worked well the first time we tried it.”

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The church also houses Yamaha DM2000 digital consoles in its broadcast suite that are being installed with MY16-Dante cards in order to receive the RPio digital split.

A Yamaha M7CL will be upgraded to Yamaha CL5 digital consoles for their 2,400-seat contemporary worship facility, where there are 6 to 10 musicians on stage each week.

First Baptist Church of Woodstock • www.fbcw.org

Capitol Design Group • www.capitoldesigngroup.com

Yamaha Corporation of America • www.yamahaca.com