As part of a major AV refurbishment, Bethany Salatiga Church has become one of the first Indonesian houses of worship to install Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system, along with a ME personal monitoring system.
Located in the city of Salatiga in Semarang, Indonesia, the large capacity Church needed a system to manage FOH and monitors in the main sanctuary, which hosts several different traditional, modern and youth services each day, as well as broadcast feeds for its radio station.
“The church had the opportunity to update its AV equipment, and after much research, dLive came out on top,” explains member of Bethany’s technical staff, Samuel Aderiel Susanto. “Our church has been using a GL3300 every day for the past 13 years without any problems, so we know A&H is reliable. With the demands of a growing church community, dLive’s digital features ensure we are able to manage all of the audio challenges, such as live recording.”
The system comprises the flagship S7000 Control Surface and DM64 MixRack, along with a ME-U and several ME-1 personal monitor mixers, provided by PT ProMedia Innovative Solution and supported by distributor, Kairos Multi Jaya.
“dLive really makes my job easier. It’s state of the art, very easy to use and intuitive. Apart from having all the features you’d expect on a digital console, it also has many practical assets, such as a port for the musicians’ ME personal monitoring system. As a bonus, the console also looks beautiful – you can tell that every knob and fader was chosen with great consideration,” adds sound engineer, Wegig Satrija Puruhita.
“This console is very user friendly, especially for a sound engineer that is new to digital mixing. The church hosts many different types of service and the engineer needs to consider the requirements of every musician and worshipper, which changes from one service to the next. With dLive’s recall options, the hard work is done, and audio can be consistent each time.”