Allen & Heath Upgrade for Seoul’s Kangnam Joonbang Baptist Church

An important venue in Korean worship, Kangnam Joongang Baptist Church in Seoul recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and marked the occasion with an upgrade to its mixing system, selecting Allen & Heath’s dLive and ME digital systems to manage FOH and monitors.

The church’s dLive system comprises a S5000 Surface at FOH with a DM48 MixRack installed on stage. “The S5000’s user interface is superb – I can reach every function in just one or two touches, and I can reach a function several different ways. I think it is so nice for an engineer to be able to adjust everything to his own taste. For me, the dual touch screen is essential, and dLive has a super-fast response, and natural touch like a smart phone. The 26 user-defined soft keys are amazing, plus the 4 custom rotaries, so there are loads of options. All of these features give the opportunity to experience an entirely new way of live mixing,” comments Sanghun Kim, media manager at Kangnam Joongang Baptist Church.

The church also purchased a ME personal mixing system, comprising one ME-U hub and five ME-1 mini mixers, to manage monitors.

Kangnam’s worship band bass player, Daehee Kim, who is also an experienced jazz musician, added: “I have tried other personal mixers but ME is on another level. The sound quality is as if it came from a recording studio, the stereo image and density of the sound are really good. Also, ME has a built-in microphone and you can plug in your 3.5mm jack. These are small details but the small things can affect the way you play during a performance. A&H really knows what musicians care about.”