Oregon Church Achieves Sound Improvement with Gear, App, Quick Setup

Arria.Live’s gear offers a solution for churches in need of an audio system that is comprised of 32 or fewer inputs as part of this scalable system, all while avoiding the need for things like digital snakes.

Oregon Church Achieves Sound Improvement with Gear, App, Quick Setup
A musician sings with a Arria.Live dynamic microphone, during a youth worship service at Resound Church earlier this month at the church in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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Oregon Church Achieves Sound Improvement with Gear, App, Quick Setup

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HILLSBORO, Ore. – All too often, for churches seeking significant change to their worship space’s audio capabilities, the work to achieve that goal can take weeks, and sometimes months. And that work many times involves having to tear down walls or other drastic measures.

“Anyone who knows how to use a mixer, would know how to use (the Arria.Live system).”

For Resound Church, located in the community of Hillsboro, about 16 miles west of Portland, the church found a much less radical solution.

Having recently purchased audio equipment from Arria.Live, the church first went live with their new gear in early September, and were able to get a good handle using it after just a couple of services.

The system purchased by Resound includes five “Direct In” input boxes, which accept either XLR or ¼-inch TRS connections, and were set up for the church’s elementary room for Sundays, a room that also serves as the church’s youth room for Tuesday night services.

In addition, the new system is comprised of a pair of dynamic microphones, six “Stereo In” units, two “Speaker Out” devices and five Personal Monitor units.

To get the new system set up, the church’s Production Director, Ryan Williams said, “It took them less than five minutes, the longest aspect was downloading the app.”

Less than five minutes.

The setup was incredibly easy, he noted. “My creative pastor, who is not super technical, and the worship pastor, set it up. They couldn’t do that with our main system (which features a Midas M-32 digital audio console).”

Arria.Live’s gear offers a solution for churches in need of an audio system that is comprised of 32 or fewer inputs as part of this scalable system, all while avoiding the need for things like digital snakes. Even with such a quick setup, Williams noted that Arria.Live representatives were on-site to help where they could. “They showed us how to use (the new gear) and how to download the app. They walked (members of the staff) through the interface, such as where the EQ is.”

Once they became familiar with the interface, he added, “Anyone who knows how to use a mixer, would know how to use (the Arria.Live system).”

For Ed Arrington, CEO and Founder of Arria Live Media, the genesis of the idea behind such a system grew out of being, “a sound guy, having done sound for years at small events, community events over weekends, from 100 to 10,000.” With the benefit of that perspective, he found a notable “difference from technology in the tech world, compared to the audio world.”


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Andres Caamano is the site editor for Worship Tech Director, which aims to inform tech directors, audio, video or lighting directors, creative directors, music directors and worship leaders about the latest technology, while also bringing to the forefront some of the most notable examples of leadership and completed projects that can be of benefit to houses of worship of all sizes. Andres joined WTD in 2015, and is focused on taking an engaged approach to the market; one that is encouraging, creative and set toward ministry purpose.
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Worship Facilities Magazine, September-October 2017
The September-October 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Granger Community Church, and their recent install of a Lawo audio mixing console system.


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