Los Angeles, CA (June 11, 2020)—Kevin Watkins, director of broadcast and technical operations at Real Life Church, has installed Ocean Way Audio Pro2A monitors in a new broadcast mix room at the church’s headquarters near Los Angeles.
“We do slamming music here at Real Life Church,” explains Watkins. “We are a church for the unchurched, so our worship music is not your typical church sound. It’s not choir, it’s not orchestra and it’s not four or five singers standing up there with music accompanying them. We have a real rockin’ band, with great singers and world-class musicians.”
Real Life Church Ministries, led by lead pastor Rusty George, has churches in LA’s nearby Canyon Country, Simi Valley and Valencia, with a large online community.
Just as the coronavirus was taking hold, Watkins was putting the final touches on the church’s new broadcast mix room. “That’s when we realized that for the time being, our presence was solely outside of our church buildings,” he says. “Basically, the heavy lifting will be our audio mix that goes out to our guests.
“During performances and services, we have an isolated feed into that mix room, with an engineer mixing for our online presence, for our broadcast presence and for what’s recorded for anything in the future. We were looking to be able to mix quality audio and gauge that mix on a great set of monitors, which took us down the path to the Ocean Way Audio Pro2As.”
Watkins says, “Our room itself is relatively small and we were looking for a set of monitors that weren’t 10 feet tall. We wanted monitors that could push a lot of air, that sounded good at the top, sounded good at the bottom, and everything in between. The Pro2As do that. Our mixes sound great in the room, and they do what they are supposed to do — translate well and sound great outside of that room.”
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