La Mesa brings Innovason to New Wine
INDONESIA: La Mesa provided an Innovason Eclipse digital console equipped with an integrated Mars 64-track digital recorder especially for the New Wine International church’s recent Easter celebration concert.
Unusually located on the third floor of a large shopping arcade, the New Wine church is nevertheless well equipped, and places a big emphasis on music. The HOW wished to record the celebration concert, prompting it to opt for the Innovason Eclipse digital console.
‘The church already has an analogue console,’ explained La Mesa’s Didi Kartanegara, ‘but they felt that they would achieve better results using an Eclipse as FOH console and recorder rather than bringing in an external recorder and having to patch it to their existing console. I have to say, I agreed with them!’
New Wine’s FOH engineer Kristian Primahadi had just a few hours training on the Eclipse immediately prior to the show, but nevertheless found that he was perfectly at ease with the console. ‘I found the Eclipse to be super flexible,’ he remarked. ‘With the guidance of a La Mesa engineer, I was able to create a console layout that suited me perfectly. Fourty-eight “real” faders on the control surface and a further 48 smart faders were more than enough for me to be able to mix 32 channel inputs from all the various microphones and line level instruments. I was delighted with the results.’
A 56-channel DioCore was located in the stage area and connected to the Eclipse via its 100m Ethernet cable. ‘We didn’t use any external effects at all – all the channels were mixed using the built-in EQ, compressors, gates and Just Verb plug-ins,’ noted Mr Kartanegera. ‘It was a truly memorable Easter concert, and I can safely say that the performance of the Eclipse shone every bit as much as the artists on stage!’