This year saw the second holding of the “Transforming a Generation” Conference in Exeter, Devon; A collaboration between TAG and South West Youth Ministries. With a focus on high quality communication and an aspiration for excellence in all they do, the team turned to Revolution Audio to provide both equipment and engineering to this dynamic and expanding event.
Held at Exeter’s “River Church”, we utilised the existing, installed PA System and X32 Digital Console, but substituted numerous elements from our own stock to improve both quality, coverage and flexibility. The specification from the organisers stated that one of the worship sets would be held “In The Round”, and so we immediately knew that additional speaker systems would be required.
Our ever-popular and versatile QSC K10s were once again specified, and for the more traditional, stage-led worship sets performed superbly on frontfill duty, with individual time alignment, as well as Parametric and Graphic EQs provided to smoothly integrate them with the house system. Indeed, members of the Church’s house Media Team commented immediately on the excellent consistency and overall quality of sound, even before the tuning of the system was complete!
Events held in the centre of a room always provide high levels of technical challenge, but at Revolution Audio, we strive in these situations. Indeed, we have in the past provided large-scale systems for events “In the round” in venues with capacities up to 1000. From a purely technical perspective, the optimum system is one with at least 8 main speakers to cover all sides, firing outwards from the centre. But with the small size of TAG’s venue, plus tight setup times and understandable budget constraints, we opted for a simpler system, moving the K10s to the rear of the room, and resetting our system settings to fire the sound in from all sides. While this created the risk of phase cancellation and “comb filtering”, skilful aiming of the system, along with acute attention to detail in the tuning led to an incredibly smooth and even sound in all parts of the listening area, while maintaining absolutely clear sightlines. Indeed, numerous members of the conference team commented on both the quality of the system, and how it still allowed the close, intimate nature of the session to be maintained.
During all the worship sets, the audience experience was further enhanced by our attention to keeping stage levels low. By deploying Behringer’s P16 Personal Monitor System, all musicians were able to mix their own In Ear levels, leaving Revolution Audio’s engineer Joel Nichols to fully focus on the sound for the attendees. On stage sources were captured by Revolution Audio’s ever-expanding stock of quality microphones, with top models from Audix, Shure and Sennheiser picking up a range.
Staff from both TAG and SWYM were highly complementary of both the quality of sound and our attitude throughout the two day conference. As true specialists in the Worship sector, we look forward to working with both teams on many more successful events in the future!
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