While the use of digital mixers has been a common solution for houses of worship and theaters, building a custom digital interface was only a dream until today. Now we can have a mixer that is built-to-order!
Church of the Holy Spirit - Lake Forest
Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest upgraded their system with a Q-SYS touchscreen control system. With the Q-SYS platform, Sound Planning created an interface with only the controls required.
Sound Planning has been installing and training churches on Yamaha, Soundcraft, Behringer and Allen&Heath digital mixing consoles for decades (yes, decades). We believe that some of the newest consoles like the Yamaha TF Series have the best in interface design and abilities. But even the best UI design in mixing consoles requires time to learn and understand. In a mainline church that does not require (or employ) a staff of dedicated AV and/or sound pros; how many cheat-sheets do you need to operate a sophisticated console?
With Q-SYS, Sound Planning will create a custom layout for the most common usage in a traditional worship space. Even the clergy can get it operational! But this doesn't mean that you cannot "get under the hood" if you know what you are doing. We create pages for preamp controls and other functions that trained staff can manage. It's really the best of both worlds. We provide many levels of simple interface and automatic mixing functions, while allowing flexibility of usage for special events.
St. Petronille - Glen Ellyn
St. Petronille Catholic Parish recently added steerable line-array loudspeakers and a Q-SYS touchscreen mixer to their church. It is a dramatic improvement for the parishioners and staff.