Christ the Rock Community Church’s (Appleton, Wisc.) recently upgraded its sound system to include the use of Aviom’s Pro16 Monitor Mixing System. Scott Tomashek, technical services director, says, “The musicians were spending valuable rehearsal time on long sound checks, yet were not happy with the results. We first considered upgrading just the monitor console, which would provide more individual mixes, but realized the cost was much more than expected. By going with the Aviom system, we were able to save a good amount of money.”
Christ the Rock Community also upgraded its audio snake and in-ear monitors. In addition, 54 channels of Whirlwind three-way split were installed. The first isolated output feeds the recording board while the second isolated output goes into a patchbay designed for the Aviom system. The 16-channel AN-16/iM microphone preamp module accepts a direct feed from any stage input. With a second patchbay in place at the stage rack, Tomashek can feed audio from the Aviom Personal Mixers either into the IEMs or direct them into amplifiers and wedges.
Tomashek can also mix 16 different inputs in true stereo and recall his saved mixes and easy installation using a single Cat-5 cable.
“The worship teams and guest performers really love the ability to save their mixes,” says Tomashek. “The musicians are able to easily control it. There was a team that was here two weekends in a row, did all their settings in one weekend and saved it all on the Aviom system. They came back for a rehearsal on a Thursday night, we plugged it in and they were ready to go. They just hit Recall and the soundcheck was completed in four minutes.”
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