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Indonesian Church Selects iLive for Cost-effective Recording

Sep 19, 2007 8:00 AM

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An iLive from Allen & Heath system has been installed in a new branch of the protestant church movement, GKPB, in Jakarta. The new church will bring together GKPB members who had been scattered around the capital at smaller churches before Pastor Lukito Budihardjo officially opened the doors to the 1,000-seat church.

Cahyo Budiono was recruited as design consultant, and PT Kairos Media Pemuja was appointed to design and install the audio systems. Having successfully installed the combination into other houses of worship, the Kairos team selected Allen & Heath's iDR10 DSP stage rack and iLive-112 control surface for its mixing needs, and an RCF line-array speaker system.

"There were four reasons behind choosing the iLive system. Not only is this a cost-effective solution, but the system provides recall of settings for the various users, complete flexibility and, with the addition of an EtherSound card, has the bonus of offering recording capabilities for the small recording studio above the main sanctuary," says Kairos' Pratama Budiman.

The church has a strong musical focus, and has a choir and an eight-piece house band, consisting of a brass section, acoustic and electric guitarists, two keyboard players, a drummer, and other percussionists.

The ability to quickly recall the mix parameters was a vital consideration, as the iLive Scene Manager allows the engineers to organize, store, and recall mixer settings, which can be labeled and edited using touchscreen menus. Using the analog-style onboard processing controls or the touchscreen, the operator can make adjustments during a live mix. There are scene-recall buttons on the fader bank, which bring up the present and next scenes on the touchscreen, whilst a scene safe feature is provided to isolate channels from automated control if things change during a show.

The iLive memory stores all of the setup information, including mix-bus assignment, surface-strip configuration, current settings, scenes, and parameter libraries as show files, which can be recalled for use in the future. In addition, the show manager utility allows the user to manage and move files to and from a USB key. GKPB has found that one of the key benefits of installing the iLive system is its EtherSound network, which enables the church to record up to 64 channels simultaneously via an additional Digigram EtherSound network soundcard fitted into a PC.

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