As soon as the first TC Electronic EQ Stations arrived in the U.S.,Dave Shadoan’s production company Sound Image took delivery oftwo units for Maranatha Chapel in Rancho Bernardo, CA, located near SanDiego. Sound Image configured the two 8-channel EQ Stations to handleboth the front-of-house and monitor EQ for the sanctuary.
According to Scott Fannon, senior sound engineer at Marantha Chapel,TC-quality processing was the major factor in the decision to go withEQ Station. “After turning them on it was as if we had installeda new sound system in the sanctuary. The dynamics were better and theoverall fidelity was much more open sounding,” said Fannon.“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 thecymbal along with the cymbals bell sound.
“The first Sunday the EQ Stations were operational I hadpeople coming to the sound booth wondering what I had done to make thesystem sound so good,” he enthused. Another important featureFannon was looking for in a live EQ was the ease of use. “I thinkI had the sanctuary, front of house and monitors dialed in within thefirst 30 minutes,” commented Fannon.
For more than eight years Sound Image has been involved with thedesign, development and continual upgrade of the A/V and control systemat Maranatha Chapel. As the facility has grown, so the system hasbecome more elaborate. In 2002, the sanctuary’s monitor systemwas completely upgraded, along with the installation of some customrear projection screens.
EQ Station is a professional digital EQ system designed for use indemanding live sound and fixed installation applications. Available nowfrom dealers across the US in 2-, 4- and 8-channel configurations, thetwo-rackspace unit features TC-quality A/D and D/A conversion, digitalsignal processing and full color display. Each channel simultaneouslyprovides 6-band parametric EQ, 29-band graphic EQ, 3-band dynamic EQ,brickwall limiter and delay. The optional lightweight 4U MotoFader-64remote has 29 high-quality motorized faders that can be used todirectly control up to 64 channels of graphic EQ in real time.
For more information, go to the TC Electronic Website at www.tcelectronic.com.