JC Productions installs PreSonus console into Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
WORLD: JC Productions recently installed a PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 digital console at the front-of-house mix position at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Nevada. The church's congregation has grown steadily over the years, and last year plans were drawn for a new 500-seat worship centre to be constructed adjacent to the original sanctuary.
‘They offer a traditional Lutheran service early in the morning, followed by a more contemporary service with full band, and then one more traditional service,’ said Scott Schmidt, JC Productions. The system in question had to be able to handle everything from a straightforward organ and choir to a rock band.
With that in mind, Mr Schmidt opted to install the StudioLive 24.4.2 digital console at the FOH mix position, where it is used to mix the sound in the sanctuary, send multiple monitor mixes to musicians and make live recordings.
‘The StudioLive is a great console for them,’ explained Mr Schmidt. ‘It gives them all the power and features of an expensive digital console and it fits their budget. We didn't have to purchase any outboard effects, which saves them money and space; they're just using the processing that's built into the console.’
Discussing the church's audio crew, Mr Schmidt continued: ‘They recently hired a part-time technical director, and he is a young guy who is very technically savvy. Of course he took to the StudioLive quickly, but even for an old analogue guy like me, the console was easy to figure out.’
The StudioLive's remote-mixing capability was one of the first priorities, followed closely by live recording. ‘We ordered them an iPad and a couple of Mac Minis,’ he continued. ‘They've set it up to record directly into Capture, and of course, the iPad allows the technical director to walk around the room and make adjustments and to walk up to the stage if need be.’
Mr Schmidt also included some video, with a Christie digital projector feeding a DayLight 16:9 video screen behind the band. For the musicians, the back wall is equipped with four 55-inch Nec flat-panel displays, combining to create a single video wall.
‘The system has performed flawlessly for them,’ said Mr Schmidt. ‘Everyone's been very pleased with the results.’