As soon as the first TC Electronic EQ Stations arrived in the U.S., Dave Shadoan’s production company, Sound Image, took delivery of two units for Maranatha Chapel in Rancho Bernardo, Calif. Sound Image configured the two 8-channel EQ Stations to handle both the front-of-house and monitor EQ for the sanctuary.
According to Scott Fannon, senior sound engineer at Maranatha Chapel (pictured), “After turning [the EQ Station] on, it was as if we had installed a new sound system in the sanctuary. The dynamics were better and the overall fidelity was much more open-sounding. I heard things in the system I wasn’t able to hear before: from the chest-pounding punch of the bottom end to the sizzle of the cymbal along with the cymbals bell sound. The first Sunday the EQ Stations were operational, I had people coming to the sound booth wondering what I had done to make the system sound so good.”
For more than eight years, Sound Image has been involved with the design, development and continual upgrade of the A/V and control system at the chapel. In 2002, the sanctuary’s monitor system was completely upgraded along with the installation of some custom rear projection screens.
Available now in 2, 4 and 8-channel configurations, the two-rackspace EQ Station features AD/DA conversion, digital signal processing and full color display. Each channel simultaneously provides 6-band parametric EQ, 29-band graphic EQ, 3-band dynamic EQ, brickwall limiter and delay. The optional lightweight 4U MotoFader-64 remote has 29 high-quality motorized faders that can be used to directly control up to 64 channels of graphic EQ in real time.