Melborne, FL (December 13, 2018)—Florida’s Church at Viera has two different venues and recently outfitted them with a number of Allen & Heath desks, used for a variety of applications—FOH, streaming and monitoring.
Church at Viera’s dLive includes an S7000 Surface and DM64 MixRack, both located at FOH. Two DX168 Expanders accept sources on stage. Wireless mic receivers, audio from video and Ableton Live tracks connect to the DM64 at FOH. An SQ-6 Digital Mixer serves the church’s youth center, supplemented by an AR2412 AudioRack. A GLD-112 Digital Mixer mixes streaming broadcast for the church’s website. Dante cards in each mixer implement audio networking throughout the church’s systems.
Production sirector Eli Higginbotham, alongside technical director Brock West, leads Church at Viera’s production team, and West trains the team’s volunteers. “We want them to be engaged with the band and be in tune with what’s happening on stage,” he said. Each FOH volunteer starts from a personal dLive scene and uses layers to manage as many as 60 sources, adding dLive internal compressors, EQ and effects where needed.
A dozen ME-1 Personal Mixers with a ME-U Hub are used for the monitoring system. Six ME-1s, located backstage, feed wireless IEMs for vocalists who can adjust their mix during rehearsals. The other six serve static locations like the drum enclosure and keyboard rig. Eli commented, “When we installed the dLive, the congregation erupted with positive comments about the sonic quality and I kept hearing this for months. The dLive is warm and musical and I love it. Even if I had $100,000 to buy another mixer, I don’t think I would do it.”
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