Church goes digital with iLive

AUTHOR: Inavate

Bethlehem Baptist Church in Tauranga, New Zealand, recently decided to upgrade its FOH console from analogue to digital, selecting Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system as the replacement.

The church, which has capacity for approximately 1800 worshipers, is undergoing expansion, including the installation of new mixers and a speaker array system as part of the audio upgrade.

An iLive system, comprising an iDR-48 MixRack and iLive-T112 Control Surface, was supplied by Jansen Professional Audio & Lighting.

“Our volunteers find iLive logical and simple to use, yet it allows more technical users to dig into advanced features when needed,” explains Bethlehem Baptist Church’s technical co-ordinator, Caleb Fryett. “We have been so pleased with this purchase that we have since purchased a second.”

The second smaller iLive system, comprising an iDR-16 MixRack and iLive-R72 Control Surface, has been installed to manage events in the adjacent Youth Hall.

The church also has set up a total of 5 PL-10 remote rotary fader panels, which run off a PL-9 hub, to manage foldback personal mixing in both venues.