Huntsville Church Relies on Muzeek World for Dual Yamaha CL5s
Yamaha CL5 digital audio console at front-of-house for First Seventh Day Adventist Church.
First Seventh Day Adventist Church in Huntsville, Alabama relied on supplier Muzeek World of San Juan Capistrano, California to provide dual Yamaha CL5 digital audio consoles for their new sanctuary. The new sanctuary seats approximately 1,300 and has a congregation of 1,500.
Two Yamaha CL5 digital audio console were installed along with two Rio3224-D input/output boxes. One Rio is located on the stage and the other is located at the front-of-house CL5 location. “The purchase of the dual CL consoles was based upon the fact that the church previously owned a Yamaha console in their former sanctuary and had a wonderful experience using it,” states Muzeek World’s John Sardari.
“There are several new features in the CL5 which helped us decide this was exactly what we needed for the new sanctuary,” states Julian Ray at First Seventh Day Adventist who designed and installed the audio system. “For starters, the expandability of the number of channels we can use. We enabled the board with 64 channels initially, and if necessary, we can expand in the future to its maximum. Second, the ability to have the sound engineer control the monitor mix on stage with the musicians, and while doing a sound check using an iPad, he/she can fine-tune and make changes on the monitors and have an accurate overview of the monitor mix. This eliminates the potential discrepancies between what the vocalists’ need and what they get in the monitors. We use floor monitors for the vocalists while the entire band is on in-ear system.”
Ray said the third reason for our selection of the CLs was based on the framework of their previous Yamaha console. “We used an M7CL for about six years and had the team already trained on the same software, so the learning curve moving to CL5 was a breeze. Other than the initial network programming and a few changes in the setup, we had the entire team up to date very quickly.”
The contemporary worship service at First Seventh Day uses on average five to nine musicians at any given time during sermons. There is also a seven-member praise team and several choirs ranging between 30 and 100 members. The church has two additional rooms where they have installed audio-visual equipment. While a CL5 front-of-house console is in the center of the sanctuary on the balcony level, a second CL5 is in a room used to mix sound for recordings and video streaming over the Internet, using the Yamaha CL Nuendo Live software to capture the multi-track recordings.
The second room housing the Yamaha CL5 is also hosting all video equipment where the live streams occur. The video equipment includes HD Sony VPLFH500L projectors, Panasonic AWRP50 cameras and controller, Panasonic AWHE120K – HD video cameras, a Teradek — video encoder, Fostex/Tascam/JVC used for recording and playback, and Blackmagic design for monitoring, recording, mixing, routing, fiber optics transmission, and converters.
First Seventh Day also installed Leviton lighting fixtures for the stage and house lights with Elation EPAR QW and Mega Lite NE Color FX LED fixtures throughout the sanctuary for stage light effects and on the surrounding sanctuary walls. Dimmers are from Lightronics, and the church uses LumiDesk live control software and ETC Source 4 JR lighting fixtures.