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Allen & Heath Reaches Destination Church

Growing congregation gets new console.

Saraland, AL (May 10, 2019)—Faced with a congregation that keeps on growing, Destination Church in Saraland, AL recently updated its audio system—which it just updated previously in 2016—with a new Allen & Heath dLive S5000 mixing system to mix audio for the 1,250-seat sanctuary.

The dLive, spec’d by Michael Evans at Alpha Sound & Lighting in nearby Satsuma, AL, replaced an Allen & Heath GLD-80 console in order to provide expanded production capabilities for the praise band, led by worship pastor Kyle Wilson.

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Evans explained, “In addition to obtaining high quality, concert-level sound in the house, Kyle wanted to bring in a number of wireless in-ear monitors for his band. Plus, he wanted to be able to let them create their own personal monitor mixes. He had ambitious goals, and is tech-savvy, but was unsure of the next step. After I suggested using Allen & Heath’s dLive S5000 out front and ME Personal Mixing Systems and explained how they would work, I saw the light go on in his eyes. He knew he had found the way.”

Evans’ blueprint has the capacity to manage 56 lines from distributed floor pockets onstage. Allen & Heath’s dLive DM64 MixRack supplies 64 mic/line inputs and 32 line outputs, gathering a variety of microphone and instrument signals prior to traveling to the dLive S5000 Control Surface via a Cat 5 cable.

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“The musicians also love the ME system,” Evans relates. “Now, each can tailor their monitor mix to whatever works for them. As for the house, the sound couldn’t be sweeter. Everyone is happy, and at the end of the day that’s what counts most.”

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