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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To get the system ready for its first service, the extent of working with it was nothing unusual, he noted, adding, “Anytime you put a new system on a new board, the signal will vary device to device. The amps need to be adjusted, the line level signal that is coming out, and adjusting the volume you want in the room.” Once that was completed, he added, “It’s been great, and I like the sound that’s coming out of the system … a pretty decent quality system.”

As the Arria.Live system runs over Ethernet, Williams noted that the church purchased two PoE switches, at about $30 a piece. “They don’t need routing capability, but need power over Ethernet. You could plug those into your existing network, but we wanted it segregated from everything else, so we plugged it into a wireless router.”

In addition to the PoE switches, the church (which averages 300 to 500 on Sundays) also purchased a pair of microphones, “that are really each like a Shure SM58 inside of it, and you plug an Ethernet cable into the bottom of it, not an XLR.”

Aside from the two PoE switches, the Resound system includes five input boxes, able to connect anything with XLR or quarter-inch connections, with two outputs, one using XLR to connect to amplifiers or to speakers.

To get the whole system up and running, Williams noted, amounted to “plugging in to the end of the unit, and then right into the box … I have not noticed any latency,” he said. Among the things that simplify the system, explained Arrington, is that there is “no channel routing, no channel mapping.”

One of the other benefits for the Arria.Live system, is how much easier it is to transport, compared to what the church had used previously. “It can fit right in a Tupperware box, instead of a U-Haul.” In addition, there are time savings to be had, since the church previously “would get there to get set up in two hours, where with this, you can get set up with getting the lights going and speakers in place in about 20 minutes.”

Williams first began to learn about Arria.Live and their products, in part because the company moved their offices “across the street from us. I looked at their website, and they had some really good stuff, and we reached out to them.”


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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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