For Lawo, First Console Install in a Church a Rousing Success

Since Granger Community Church in Indiana installed two consoles prior to Christmas, a 'partnership' has blossomed.

Granger Production Director Tony Staires works on the Lawo mc²56 front of house console during a recent worship service at the church in Granger, Indiana. The console was installed at the church in December.

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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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The church’s verdict was to go with Lawo, as Granger purchased two consoles and associated infrastructure. Granger’s system now features a mc²56 console handling their front of house duties, with a 48-fader frame, and a mc²36 console for monitors, with a 40-fader frame. In addition, the church added one Nova37 router, two compact I/Os and a DALLIS frame that has 72 inputs and 48 outputs.

As noted by Staires, the compact I/Os are located on the church’s “stage and in our broadcast room. With the implementation of the Nova37, it allows us to interconnect all of our consoles, stage boxes and I/O in a cloud format, where you can easily access all of the inputs and outputs of the system. It also allows us to expand in the future.”

While Granger went with a mc²36 and mc²56 console, the mc²36 is fully capable of operating on its own. The mc²36, though, can also be networked with other mc²36, mc²56, or mc²66 consoles, making it to where it can be easily incorporated into any future expansion.

To Staires, he sees the new console system as one primed to grow for years without limits at their Granger location (the church has a second campus in Elkhart, Indiana) that averages more than 3,000 each Sunday.

“It can grow, to a full broadcast mix, or we can integrate it with our other location, or by utilizing other resources,” he elaborated. “We had a robust system in terms of channel counts, inputs and outputs. With this system, though, we can continue to grow; we are not limited at all. That’s what we love, that we can grow and expand. It’s seamless; we are not stuck.”

As part of its current configuration, Granger’s mc²36 console controls its monitors. It includes up to 192 DSP channels, and has an impressive linear frequency response of just 0.03dB, between 20 Hz and 20 kHz, and an impressively low THD rating of 0.0006 percent. The church’s FOH console, the mc²56, is even more impressive, capable of a maximum of 888 fully configured DSP channels. In addition, the mc²56 has 144 summing buses of signal processing, along with 8,192 x 8,192 mono-channel matrix capacity.

Both the mc²36 and mc²56 are designed with 21.5-inch full HD touchscreens.

What really stood out for Granger’s production director, though, was the extent to which Lawo went beyond permitting the church to demo one of their consoles.


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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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