Your Church PA (Pt1)

In ‘Your Church PA’ we get a peek into some of the audio/production setups at local churches in South Africa. We get to ogle over some photos of gear, share ideas, and learn from the wisdom and experience of those techs who keep the systems running week-to-week! For more detail look here.

This week – Alan from The Church of the Good Shepard (C.O.G.S) in the Durban North Area shares their setup with us.

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“Ours is a 10-year-old setup – It has nevertheless served us well.”
Mixing Console: Allen & Heath 24-4-2 analogue desk (GL2200)
Processing: Lexicon digital reverb, Sabine graphic equaliser.
Amplification: 2 Crown analogue power amps (one bridged to power the subwoofers) and DBX analogue crossover.
Speakers: Turbosound – flighted main speakers (centre-cluster) with subs on the floor.
Monitors: Old-school floor monitors (4 mixes)
Advantages: Moderate skill level required to operate and all settings are immediately visible. Natural ambient sound.
Disadvantages: Ageing desk developed an intermittent fault (turned our to be aged solder joints)
Biggest challenge: Stage is an acoustic amplifier (was good in the 70’s!) so stage sound has to be kept quite low
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