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PreSonus Helps Expand the Idea of Worship at Harvest House Church

Facility to be used as a performing arts center in addition to worship services.

Boone, NC (March 7, 2019)—Parishioners at the non-denominational Harvest House Church in Boone, NC, experience God through the performing arts. Several years ago, church leaders transformed their facility into a performing arts venue that includes a recording studio, dance studio, art studio and auditorium.

To support the building’s conversion, church management recently upgraded the facility’s sound reinforcement capabilities, turning to Selah Media Productions, an AV design/build firm servicing house of worship and commercial markets, to design and deploy the new sound system. The install features a variety of products from PreSonus, including new CDL series loudspeakers and two StudioLive Series III mixers: a StudioLive 32 console and a StudioLive 32R rackmount digital mixer.

Buck Roberts, president of Selah Media Productions, explained, “This project was an extensive AV retrofit. We upgraded the space from older PreSonus equipment that included WorxAudio Wave series loudspeakers and a PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI mixing console. This upgrade represented a substantial improvement in sound and control capability since the space will now be used as a performing arts center in addition to its use for worship services. The upgraded SR system encompasses the new PreSonus CDL12 constant directivity loudspeakers, a StudioLive 32 40-input digital console, a StudioLive 32R rack mixer, an NSB 8.8 AVB-networked stagebox, and an SW5E 5-port AVB switch with PoE [Power over Ethernet].”

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The Harvest House Church auditorium measures 70 by 65 feet, with the stage facing into the length of the room. Selah Media Productions had previously installed acoustical treatment in the space during the initial installation several years back. The removable seating accommodates roughly 400 people.

The new loudspeaker setup includes six PreSonus CDL12 constant directivity loudspeakers, with three enclosures each, flown for the left and right sides of the stage area. These are accompanied by four PreSonus ULT18 Active Sound-Reinforcement Subwoofers, two per side, positioned on the floor. Six PreSonus EarMix 16M AVB-networked personal monitor mixers are deployed for stage monitoring, along with two PreSonus AIR10 active loudspeakers, used as required for floor monitors. An NSB 8.8 AVB-networked stagebox provides additional I/O as needed.

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At FOH, a PreSonus StudioLive 32 40-input digital console/recorder with motorized faders handles mixing responsibilities. This is augmented by a StudioLive 32R rackmount mixer configured for use in stagebox mode. A PreSonus SW5E AVB switch handles the system’s network configuration, thus interconnecting the StudioLive 32 digital mixer, the StudioLive 32R rackmount mixer (configured for stagebox use) and the EarMix 16M monitor mixers.

Roberts noted, “The CDL loudspeakers, StudioLive 32 console, StudioLive 32R rackmount mixer, the NSB 8.8 stagebox and EarMix 16M monitor mixers are all on a dedicated Wi-Fi router for remote system control utilizing various PreSonus apps, such as WorxControl for the CDLs. Because of this, we have the ability to configure the system for any type of event that may take place in the space. Equally noteworthy, the console is easy to use and configure—and it sounds great. With PreSonus’ AVB networking, it’s easy to patch channels and makes the system perfect for this venue.”

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With the new Harvest House Church sound system fully operational, Roberts reports that the system has been a success. “The feedback from the staff at Harvest House Church has been overwhelmingly positive,” he says.

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