Bokjeong-dong, South Korea (February 10, 2021)—Local house of worship Good Shepherd Church in Bokjeong-dong, South Korea, recently updated the audio system in its secondary chapel, Glory Hall, with the new addition of an Allen & Heath Avantis console, along with a set of ME-1 personal mixers for the praise team. Despite the pandemic, both chapels are still in active use, though services are being held with reduced capacity.
The previous digital console installed in the Glory Hall had begun to show its age and was struggling to accommodate growing channel counts. Working closely with Allen & Heath distributor, Sama Sound, Good Shepherd Church made the upgrade to a 64-channel, 42-buss Avantis mixer, expanded with the dPack processing upgrade and a GX4816 AudioRack for onstage I/O.
Concurrent to the arrival of the new console was the implementation of a compact, discreet ME personal mixing system, replacing the praise band’s wedge system. Connected to the Avantis via a ME-U hub, a half-dozen ME-1 units allow the musicians to create their own headphone mixes. “Thanks to the ME-1 personal mixers, the sound on stage is well managed, making mixing easier, and the performers are comfortable because the sound quality is very high and they are easy to operate,” explains Kim Hyun-seok, leader of Good Shepherd Church’s audio team.
They aren’t the church’s first A&H consoles, either, as SQ series mixers were already installed in two spaces, with an SQ-7 console in the 300-seat Vision Hall, a multi-purpose facility used for youth worship, and an SQ-6 mixer installed in the praise team’s rehearsal space in the Church’s basement.
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