Production / Case Studies / Women of God Conference
Held in Yeovil, Somerset, the Women of God conference is a dynamic new venture bringing Christians from across the south west and beyond together for a day of worship, teaching and prayer. Launched in 2013, Revolution Audio have provided full production services for both events so far and our involvement for the 2015 event is confirmed and already in the planning stages. While both events so far have employed similar audio systems, this case study will focus on the 2014 conference.
Our experience and history in the church market gives us a unique understanding and attituide towards these conferences. We believe that being involved with the heart of the event is as important as the services we provide.
Held at The GateWay, we made use of the in-house audio system consisting of Nexo PS15s and LS1200 Subwoofers. EV SX300 outfills are flown in this venue, but an assessment of the seating layout concluded that these were not required, and their usage would lower intelligibility elsewhere due to the venue's acoustics. Instead, appropriate coverage and better control was achieved by deploying two RCF Art 310A cabinets on the front of the stage to fill in sound for the first few rows. Wireless Tablet control of the installed Behringer X32 console was used to time align and EQ these speakers to integrate them smoothly with the main Nexo system.
The usage of the X32 Digital Console also enabled deployment of the P16 personal monitor system for those members of the band using IEMs. This in turn lowered stage levels, and lessened the impact of the FOH Position being in a Control Room, far from the stage (Due to the layout of the venue, a dedicated monitor console was not feasible). Musicians who preferred wedges were ably served by our always-popular DB Technologies M10-2 Plus enclosures, with individual GEQ and PEQ available from the console on these bus sends.
The stage featured a substantial portion of our industry standard microphone inventory, with Sennheiser E945 and Shure Beta 58s deployed for lead and backing vocals. SM57s and BSS AR-133 DI Boxes captured instruments, while a full package of Audix microphones (specifically D6, i5, D2, D4 and ADX-51) were used on drums. Worship band Sound of Wales were highly complimentary of both the stage sound, as well as the attitude and professionalism of the Revolution Audio crew. Two Sennheiser Evolution Wireless systems were provided for teachings and ministry.
Revolution Audio is a far-reaching company that through partnerships, contacts and freelance crew can also co-ordinate video and lighting. For this event, we provided an additional member of crew to operate lighting and projection systems with the in-house system; this consisting of around 20 Par 64 and Fresnel lights, as well as EasyWorship presentation software running through a full-HD Christie LHD700 Projector.
Finally, we provided recording and mixdowns of the live worship for use by both Sound of Wales and the conference organisers. SOW leader Cath Woolridge said of the recordings "They are brilliant, you mixed these beautifully!"
"Thankyou once again for doing an absolutely fantastic job. We are so very thankful you you for everything you’ve done to help make this conference a success."
"You mixed beautifully!"