New Hope’s New Sanctuary Gets New Audio - ProSoundNetwork.com
Solution needed to accommodate both traditional and contemporary music services.

Fort Meyers, FL (January 22, 2018)—New Hope Presbyterian Church recently completed a new 80x80-foot sanctuary with a peaked ceiling that can seat up to 250 people. To ensure all worshipers can hear every note of both its traditional and contemporary music services, the facility was outfitted with an audio system designed and installed by Creative Sound and Lighting Solutions (Cape Coral, FL).

Rob Robinson of the company’s sales and installation activities, noted that the company opted to install two PreSonus WorxAudio X3 line arrays, suspended by a single 1.5-inch pipe directly over the front edge of the stage, with the left and right arrays positioned 30 feet apart. Robinson said, “The enclosures are painted white, so they blend in with the room’s aesthetics really well. With the X3’s broad, 160-degree horizontal dispersion pattern, coverage is clear and consistent throughout all areas of the room.”

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The FOH position is located at the back of the room in an open sound booth, based around a 32-channel PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI digital mixing console. “The console’s scene recall capability is already assuming an important role while mixing the services,” said Robinson. “As the staff gets more comfortable with the technology, they will have a wealth of features to avail themselves of—particularly since video assumes an equally important role in their services. The church has a full-time livestream person in the projection booth who can place any camera shot up on the screens, so this combination of sound and imagery is really quite impressive, and the new mixer will certainly add to their overall capabilities.”

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With the successful opening of services at New Hope Presbyterian Church’s new sanctuary, Robinson repoted, “Our client has been very complimentary. We’ve been told by numerous people how easy it is to understand every spoken word no matter where one happens to be seated—and the music sounds big and full through the system. This has been another very successful project.”

Creative Sound and Lighting Solutions • www.creativesoundsolution.com

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