JOHNS CREEK, GEORGIA, MARCH 22, 2011—When you're as busy as the tech department at Perimeter Church, managing nine auditoriums, an average of six weekend services, and more than 2,300 events each year, certain logistics need to be as reliable and as streamlined as possible—especially audio. To help dramatically reduce stage noise and adapt to the different needs of this 95-acre campus, Perimeter Church continues to select Aviom Pro16® Personal Mixers to grow alongside the Church.
“We have more than 50 Aviom A-16II Personal Mixers on the campus,” says Steve Simmons, director of Technical Ministries, Perimeter Church. “We just added 16 Aviom A16IIs and an A-16CS Control Surface to our new Cecil B. Day Chapel and are also adding even more over the next month to our children's theater.”
While Aviom was initially selected by Perimeter Church to help reduce stage noise and improve sound quality in the front of house, the residual benefits have greatly helped the staff of primarily volunteers—from mix engineers to the musicians and vocalists.
“We eliminated the need for a monitor engineer and simplified the role of our front of house mix engineer,” says Simmons. “As for the members of the bands, who use click tracks, they love having the ability to store and recall up to 16 mixes for the different service elements. Aviom personal mixers allow us to almost immediately begin rehearsal thanks to the fact that we do not need monitor wedge mixes.”
At Perimeter Church, most rooms feature different bands each week—all of which utilize radically different instrumentation. On its growing campus, Aviom helps to eliminate potential stage clutter typically caused by bulky monitor wedges, while also being versatile when it comes to integrating with other equipment throughout the campus.
“Two of our venues use Innovason sound consoles with a DioAV A-Net® Card while the other rooms have the Aviom systems interfaced with either Allen & Heath or APB-DynaSonics consoles,” says Simmons.
The children's theater, which holds two KidsQuest worship services each week for children in grades one through five, will be adding new Aviom equipment as part of an overall theater renovation. According to Simmons, to help further this interactive children's worship filled with music, sketches, puppet presentations, and video, the new additions will include an Aviom A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor, an AN-16/i Input Module, and six A-16II Personal Mixers.
“We selected Aviom thanks to its ease-of-use, sound quality and strong reliability. In one case, however, teaming up with Aviom even allowed us to repurpose an $80,000 sound board by shutting down the monitor position,” says Simmons.
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