Posted in news on June 7, 2016 1:55 pm EDT

Kenyan Church Switches to Digital

An Allen & Heath Qu-32 compact digital mixer has been installed in the Karura Community Chapel in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa.

Installed by local Sound Creations, the Qu-32 was reportedly selected for its sound quality, good FX engine, ability to have 32 channels on a single layer, simplicity, cost effectiveness, and a bounty of mixing and output options.


 

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By Church Designer Staff

Sound Creations Ltd., the Paxt Ltd. distributor in Kenya, installed an Allen & Heath mixer earlier this year at non-denominational Karura Community Chapel. The chapel is located in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. Established in 1996, the chapel has grown to an average audience size of approximately 1,600 over its 20-year history, and needed to upgrade from an existing analog mixer to digital.

"The system sounds great. Most of my installations begin with a Qu mixer. I recommend it to any Church that enjoys good sound on a great board."

—Mike Rutherford, Project Manager, Sound Creations Ltd., Nairobi, Kenya, Africa

The Sound Creations' installed Qu-32 was selected for its sound quality, good FX engine, ability to have 32 channels on a single layer, simplicity, cost effectiveness, and plenty of mixing and output options. Sound Creations also installed dB Technologies T4s alongside the mixer.

Established in 1996, the chapel has grown to an average audience size of approximately 1,600 over its 20-year history. Staff wished to upgrade from an existing analog mixer to digital.

Mr.Kaka, Karura’s sound technician, reports satisfaction with the mixer: "I think the new sound system has awakened Karura Community Chapel. People who used to come late to worship now run so that they don't miss it.”

Background & choices

The church has been using dB Technologies Arena series speakers with an Allen & Heath GL2400 analog mixer. As a result of rapid growth of the congregants and worship team, the church desired to upgrade from analog to digital to attain quality audio output and, hence, the purchase of the Allen & Heath Qu32 mixer. The choice for the mixer was also influenced by its good effect engine, ability to operate 32 mono inputs on one layer, and simplicity and cost effectiveness because they could still use their analog snake with it. In addition, the mixer presented the church's team with enough mixing and output options. Sound Creations Ltd. also installed dB Technologies T4s alongside the mixer.

Sound Creations deployed three staff to install and train the Karura Chapel's media team. The company reports that the project was a great success because the church's media team was very supportive and keen to learn.

End result

Mr.Kaka, the church's sound technician expressed great satisfaction with the mixer, "I think the new sound system has awakened Karura Community Chapel. People who used to come after worship now run so that they don't miss it."

Mike Rutherford, the project's manager, adds, "The system sounds great.... I recommend the [Qu] mixer to any church that enjoys good mixes on a great mixer."

 

 

 

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