Sunrise Church Adds Allen & Heath

Allen & Heath dLive S7000 in Sunrise Church’s Mix Booth with (L-R) Caleb Shiba, Michael Brainard, Craig King, and Richard Johnson
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Rialto, CA (July 29, 2016)—Sunrise Church in Rialto, CA has an active worship arts ministry with video production, and a praise band and choir, managing 40 plus microphones and other audio sources for some events. To mix these events and worship services, Sunrise recently chose an Allen & Heath dLive and has two S7000s and an S3000 control surface, with a DM64 and two DM32 MixRack plus two DX32 expander racks.

The DM64 and two DX32 racks plus one of the S7000 surfaces are utilized for Front of House, with the second S7000 and the DM32 installed at stage right for Monitors, whilst an additional S3000 and DM32 is located in an isolated booth to mix live internet broadcasts.

Craig King, tech director at Sunrise, says the Rialto church previously had a large analog mixer for both FOH and broadcast, with two engineers at the mix position for some events. The church also had a rack of separate compressors and effects processors adding to operational complexity for its mostly volunteer operators. After discussing their needs with Kent Flemming, Account Executive at Pacific Coast Entertainment, and considering several digital mixers, Sunrise Church selected the dLive to replace its FOH analog mixer.

“We wanted a volunteer-friendly mixer that was easy to understand,” King said. “The dLive’s bubble menu help screens are awesome. And, the built-in compression and effects eliminated our outboard processing.”

Flemming said, “The dLive was a perfect fit for Sunrise. The usability is incredible and the church has Allen & Heath GLD and Qu Series mixers in other locations so their volunteers were able to learn the dLive quickly. And a pastor told me that the sound quality in the church was 100% better!”

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