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House of Worship Sound Moves Outside

When Orlando’s Experience Christian Center moved its Good Friday service outdoors to maintain social distancing, it called on local audio provider MTI Sound, Lighting and Staging.

When Orlando’s Experience Christian Center moved its Good Friday service outdoors to maintain social distancing, it called on local audio provider MTI Sound, Lighting and Staging.
When Orlando’s Experience Christian Center moved its Good Friday service outdoors to maintain social distancing, it called on local audio provider MTI Sound, Lighting and Staging. Roger Maycock

Orlando, FL (May 11, 2020)—Sheltering in place is a difficult predicament for everyone, and it’s particularly felt by those who are committed to the communities at their respective houses of worship. Aiming to nourish its own community while also keeping parishioners safe and socially distanced, Orlando’s Experience Christian Center held a Good Friday service outdoors in its parking lot, with the help of local audio provider MTI Sound, Lighting and Staging, which provided an audio system based around loudspeakers from DAS Audio’s Aero and Road Series.

Scott Shryock, MTI’s President and CEO, explained, “Guided by Pastor Derrick McRae, Experience Christian Center offers a contemporary worship experience that is both spiritually and musically uplifting. In order to ensure suitable coverage while providing both a high level of speech intelligibility and the music reproduction capability essential for their services, we elected to ground stack a healthy assortment of DAS Audio loudspeakers.”

D.A.S. Hits the Gym

The MTI team opted for a system based around eight DAS Aero-20A 2-way powered line array enclosures, four LX-218 subwoofers, six Road-12A 2-way powered stage monitors and two Road-15A 2-way powered stage monitors.

While it was outside, the service wasn’t a half-step version of Experience Christian Center’s masses, and featured the church’s praise vocal team and more. Shryock offered, “For both the left and right mains, we placed four Aero-20A enclosures atop two LX-218 subwoofers. Four Road-12A stage monitors provided the monitor setup for the pastor and the accompanying praise vocal team while the remaining two Road-12A enclosures and the two Road-15A monitors provided the praise band with their monitor setup.”

Though the circumstances made for an unusual service, all in attendance benefitted from the effort. “The service went very well, and everyone was appreciative of the sound quality” said Shryock. “With the necessity to maintain the required 6-feet of separation among everyone, the congregation was spread over a sizeable area. The DAS setup delivered exceptional sound quality—with every spoken word coming through crystal clear while the accompanying music was vibrant and uplifting. Presently, services are videotaped and provided online for the congregation, but Pastor McRae wanted to make their Good Friday service special—and without any doubt, it was.”

MTI Sound, Lighting, and Staging • www.mtisound.com

DAS Audio • www.dasaudio.com

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