Church Achieves ‘Beauty for Ashes’ With Transformative AVL Install

Six-month project at Washington church comprised of Hitachi projectors, Chroma-Q houselights, CHAUVET Professional production lighting, L-Acoustics speakers, and a High End Systems HedgeHog 4 lighting console.

Church Achieves ‘Beauty for Ashes’ With Transformative AVL Install
Members of the congregation at Our Savior Lutheran Church stand during a recent worship service, with the projection provided by four Hitachi CPX-9111 projectors, each 10,000 lumens offering XGA resolution, with the sound provided by a series of L-Acoustics speakers, including ARCS Wide and ARCS Focus speakers, and lighting created by Chroma-Q Inspire RGBW houselights.

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Church Achieves ‘Beauty for Ashes’ With Transformative AVL Install

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For the new lighting installed in the worship space, a combination of Chroma-Q Inspire RGBW houselights and an array of CHAUVET Professional production lighting are featured. Included among the CHAUVET Professional lights are six Rogue R1 Spot lights, with each consisting of a moving head white beam LED fixture, with a three-facet prism, two gobo wheels (one rotates), and an eight-position color wheel. In addition there were 18 COLORado 1 Solos; six Ovation E-910FC19 lights, each a 19-degree full-color ellipsoidal LED lighting fixture; and six Ovation F-95WW lights, warm white LED Fresnel compact lighting fixtures.

To operate the full series of Chroma-Q and CHAUVET Professional lights is a High End Systems HedgeHog 4 lighting console. It features an internal 12.1-inch multi-touch monitor, ten faders and four encoder wheels. The compact and lightweight HedgeHog 4 is ideal for new users and for smaller venues.

The audio system that was installed at Our Savior Lutheran includes a varied L-Acoustics setup. Featured are WiFo speaker arrays, using both ARCS Wide and ARCS Focus speakers, one per side, totaling two pairs. Both the Wide and Focus incorporate full-range performance, from 55Hz to 20 kHz and 137 dB of maximum sound pressure level for the ARCS Wide and 139 dB of SPL for the ARCS Focus. Each ARCS Wide and ARCS Focus cabinet is designed for up to 450 watts RMS. The configuration of each has a 12-inch low-frequency bass-reflex driver and a 3-inch high-frequency diaphragm compression driver.

In need of extended bandwith in the worship space, a pair of L-Acoustics SB18i subwoofers was also deployed. Each SB18i sub includes an 18-inch driver, with a 4-inch coil. The subs are also individually capable of handling 700 watts RMS, along with reaching down to 32 Hz (-10 dB).

“Quality was important to them, along with having a completely full sound that is not harsh,” said Gathany, regarding the selection of the L-Acoustics system. It was important that the system provides a full, rich sound. And that it doesn’t contribute to the comments that a service is ‘too loud.’”

Pertaining to churches contending with volume issues, he added, “My experience with the ‘volume wars’ is it’s not the volume. It’s the harshness,” to where he added that the L-Acoustics “are a present, a positive experience.”

Controlling the audio system is a pair of PreSonus RML32AI digital mixers, along with a PreSonus CS18AI control surface. The CS18AI offers complete hardware control, for up to 64 channels, along with handling all mixing needs.


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Andres Caamano is the site editor for Worship Tech Director, which aims to inform tech directors, audio, video or lighting directors, creative directors, music directors and worship leaders about the latest technology, while also bringing to the forefront some of the most notable examples of leadership and completed projects that can be of benefit to houses of worship of all sizes. Andres joined WTD in 2015, and is focused on taking an engaged approach to the market; one that is encouraging, creative and set toward ministry purpose.
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Worship Facilities Magazine, September-October 2017
The September-October 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Granger Community Church, and their recent install of a Lawo audio mixing console system.


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