Pro16 Personal Mixing System Helps Eliminate Stage Volume in Houses of Worship
TUCKER, GA, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
personal mixers have become the solution of choice for DW Services Group for helping to reduce stage volume and to ensure spoken messaging is clearly heard during church services and events across the country.
“When working with churches, our primary concern is about the message and the word,” says Fred Jacobson, co-owner/operator and VP of sales and marketing, DW Services Group. “Without that being heard or if it’s cluttered by stage volume from the band, those who have come to listen to the pastor or the minister won’t get the full message. Aviom gives us the ability to have the message come across and not be overshadowed by the band, so we like to place
A-16II Personal Mixers
in every venue that we can because they truly eliminate stage volume.”
A full-service audio, video, lighting and recording company, DW Services Group provides site consultations, gear rentals, equipment maintenance and repair, complete system design and installations both large and small for churches in the U.S. Having worked with such churches as Mountaintop Faith Ministries, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Light of the World and Changing a Generation in Atlanta, Jacobson understands the importance of balancing stage volume for a congregation and utilizes personal mixers from Aviom to help manage individual monitor levels for the musicians.
In a typical worship setup, signals from the instruments and mics in the pulpit are fed into the front-of-house console, such as the Yamaha M7CL digital live-sound console or PM5D digital mixing console. The Aviom AN-16/i Input Module then takes the signals from the console and outputs a digital audio stream. The digital signal is then sent via Cat-5 to an A-16D Pro A-Net® Distributor near the stage, which sends monitor stems via Cat-5 to the personal mixers, which are used with in-ear monitors or powered wedges.
“The Aviom A-16D Pro fits nicely in my equipment racks and once I set it up, it’s done,” says Jacobson. In addition to being simple for the audio mixer, Jacobson notes the system’s ease of use for the musicians. “What makes Aviom a good fit for our musicians compared to other options is the feel of the knob. So, for example, a musician may not watch the dial to see if it’s on seven or eight, so with the Aviom personal mixers, the click tells them exactly where they are. With the 16-channel mixer, they can simply click eight times, whereas other systems require a sweeping turn.”
Other features Jacobson appreciates are the option to group the mixers and the lack of learning curve that comes along with the system. “Aviom gives me a card that I laminate and put on top of the mixers. The musicians study it and it takes them five minutes and they get it. Between the recall and grouping, I can get somebody doing 50-100 songs and recall them without a problem,” he says.
“In all, Aviom is a great investment and very reliable. I haven’t had a mixer or a Cat-5 breakdown,” says Jacobson. “It’s not overpriced and it’s certainly something that every church needs.”
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