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Mt. Horeb UMC Goes Quantum with DiGiCo

Megachurch Mt. Horeb UMC upgraded its DiGiCo Quantum338 console, debuting it for services last month.

Megachurch Mt. Horeb UMC upgraded its DiGiCo Quantum338 console, debuting it for services last month.
Mt. Horeb UMC Production manager and lead audio engineer Seth Ely at the church’s new DiGiCo Quantum338 FOH mixing console.

Lexington, SC (June 7, 2020) — Mt. Horeb UMC in Lexington, SC moved into a custom-built $17 million auditorium in 2015, outfitting it with a pair of DiGiCo SD9 consoles as front-of-house mixers for the church’s east and west worship spaces. Now the larger of the two sanctuaries—the 1,900-seat auditorium used for contemporary worship—has received an audio update with a brand-new DiGiCo Quantum338 console.

The Quantum338 desk was installed and commissioned by Clark, an Atlanta-based design-build firm, which also integrated two DiGiCo SD-Racks with 32-bit “Ultimate Stadius” mic preamps and one SD-MiNi Rack in the church’s video production room. While taking pride of place at FOH, the displaced SD9 is now handling monitors in the room.

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“The challenge for this project was that the auditorium also hosts some very big touring concerts with some well-known Christian music performers, as well as the church’s Christmas and Easter shows,” said Clark’s Brian Morrison. “In addition, the worship leader was considering adding some additional musicians onstage for their Sunday services. The SD9 is a great console, but it was reaching its input and output limit, so the Quantum338 was the perfect solution for them at this time.”

The Quantum338 desk is on an Optocore fiber loop, which makes access to the FOH and monitor consoles and the auditorium’s d&b audiotechnik PA system simpler for visiting artists and engineers. “They can plug directly into the stage pockets and access the ‘Stadius’ 32-bit mic pre’s in the racks and the console on the network,” Morrison says. “Quantum gives the church the flexibility they need as they grow while also providing a workflow they were used to, and it hit a price point that they wanted to stay within. It was right on target in every way.”

As he spoke, Mt. Horeb UMC production manager and lead audio engineer Seth Ely was preparing for the Quantum338 desk’s debut performance in the church, on June 14th, noting, “This is the right console for us, and it came along at the perfect time.”

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