Las Vegas, NV (July 5, 2018)—Calvary Chapel Las Vegas has been using two different Allen & Heath consoles at its sizable campus, with a dLive Digital Mixing System put to use in its main worship space and a GLD-80 Digital Mixer in a smaller chapel.
The church’s several buildings, including a K-12 school, are connected with a fiber network and its audio systems communicate via Dante so that the chapel can be used for overflow from the main worship space and services, or so that events in either space can be broadcast over a streaming service and recorded for the church’s website.
Technical director Michael Millington, noted, “I wanted the dLive because, at 96k, it was an amazing option and it met our budget. Second, it doesn’t scare volunteers away like some of the other digital mixers I’ve used. Also, we have a GLD-80 in our chapel and, if I train someone on the GLD, they have a good idea how to run the dLive.”
Purchased from Apex Audio of Huntington Beach, CA, Calvary Chapel’s dLive system includes an S7000 Surface and CDM64 MixRack, as well as a Waves card in the S7000 Surface. In the chapel, the GLD-80 includes an AR2412 AudioRack and an AR84 Expander.
Meanwhile, 10 Allen & Heath ME-1 Personal Monitor Mixers provide monitor services in the main worship space with six ME-1s in the chapel.
Christmas and Easter services may include a full string section, a choir and additional sources on tracks. Millington manages these using dLive layers and scenes. He has a Waves card in the S7000 Surface and says, “The Waves system sounds phenomenal. I’m running a plug-in chain on almost everything on stage. We absolutely love it.”
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