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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Upon meeting with them and being introduced to their product line, Williams said, “We were impressed … how much they love their product – there’s really something to be said about that - and how it is so easy to use.”

Helping in the decision to go with the Arria.Live gear, Williams said, “Was them letting us demo it out, to see that it would serve our needs.” With the church’s many volunteers, the ability “to plug people in, and get them involved,” was a strong feature for the Arria.Live pieces, in the eyes of Williams. Since first starting with the system, he noted that “I expected the interface to be manageable and easy to understand. They have not added any visual flair … it’s not super pretty, but it’s very functional.”

One aspect of the interface that did require some additional communication, Williams explained, was pertaining to the reverb and delay within the system. “It was not real intuitive to get it working, but we were able to talk with them on that.”

Outside of that issue, Williams could only think of one other matter that was quickly solved with some quick thinking … the on/off switch. “We were getting low-level noise on one of the boxes, so we just turned it off and on, and that disappeared. I think it was a case of the mic’s gain being up too high, and that reset things.”

With the satisfaction thus far in using the Arria.Live equipment in the elementary and youth room, Williams noted that “we are also looking to add it to our auditorium.” That space, he said, is one that the church regularly looks to rent out. “You never know who will be using the room, so we don’t want a super-complicated system,” he said.

If the church opts to go in that direction, he said, it would be ideal for those looking to rent such a room, adding, “When you have the ability to hand them an iPad and say, ‘Here is your microphone.’ Then they don’t have to hire an engineer (to coordinate sound in the space). When we rent out the room for conventions and conferences, and they use that system, to not get calls (requesting help) on the weekends (is a bonus).”

In the weeks since the system has begun used at Resound, Williams thus far noted having heard little from the congregation or staff about the new gear, but took it as a positive, adding that when he directly asked one of the elementary teachers, she responded with a “It’s great,” in part because the Arria.Live equipment had quickly resolved some of the issues that existed with the church’s prior gear.




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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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