Good Success on solid ground
AUSTRALIA: Good Success Church, once known as the Mighty Living Waters Life Fellowship, resided for many years in hired premises in Perth, before electing to build a permanent home in the city suburb of Jandakot. To ensure that all of the audio, visual and lighting elements were suitable for its new sanctuary, as well as its dynamic live services, the church committee contacted AVL consultant Rob Scott of Trans Media Alliance (TMA) to design a solution.
Mr Scott started out as a musician before going on to design sound, lighting and visual systems for churches, large auditoria and performing arts centres. A churchgoer himself and possessing a strong background in the AVL industry, he specified a system that would meet the church’s needs in terms of service style while also making sure that it would be suitable for broadcast applications and live media projection. The specification was issued to five integration companies, all of which were invited to tender for the project, with Kosmic Sound and Lighting ultimately being selected due to a combination of price, experience and professional approach.
Working with audio equipment supplier Group Technologies to design the tender-winning speaker system, Kosmic installed an RCF loudspeaker solution to provide coverage throughout the 30m wide x 20m long church. This comprises L-R hangs of four HDL 20a active line arrays flown below a sub from the manufacturer's LF range. Three HDL10a cabinets are flown as centre-fills. Processing is courtesy of a Xilica Uno DSP platform.
TMA worked with acoustic consultants and the building’s architects to match the RCF system up with the acoustics of the room. This led to a change in the height of the roof, as well as a custom design for the walls, ceiling panels and diffusers. ‘It makes such a difference to the outcome when I am consulted before the project is built,’ says Mr Scott.
On the lighting side, TMA opted to explore LED technology to present a modern feel on stage that looks good in person and on screen. The LED setup also saves on operation costs over tungsten solutions.
‘This is an exceptionally professional AVL integrated system installation, indeed a reference model for the new modern systems using line array and LED technology,’ declares Mr Scott. ‘Congratulations to Good Success Church for your foresight, and Kosmic for your professionalism.’
Good Success Church’s senior pastor, Pastor Rajan, commented on Kosmic’s professionalism and flexible approach. ‘Kosmic also provided training and after completion support for our transition to the new system,’ he states. ‘The result achieved with the acoustic treatments and audio system are ideal.’