In a recent interview Doug Hood, President of CSD Group, Inc., offered a behind the scenes glimpse into considerations that influenced the design of our Fellowship Missionary Church project. On first glance AVL System design appears to be about noise, imagery and how bright you can make the stage, but Doug gives great insight into the broader thinking that characterizes CSD’s commitment to realizing the customer’s full vision.
Interviewer Roger Maycock describes Fellowship Missionary Church as, “a multi-cultural, multi-generational, mission-minded church that is deeply involved in the community, [taking] a contemporary approach to its worship services in an effort to bring greater relevance to its congregation.” (Click here to read the full article by Roger Maycock)
Importance of Aesthetics
CSD had the privilege of partnering with Fellowship on the construction of a new chapel facility. The space seats about 500 and is designed as a multi-purpose venue for concerts, special events, guest speakers, classes, weddings and funerals. Doug describes the considerations that went into the AVL design for the project
“For this installation, we wanted the system to be as streamlined as possible. That meant going with a self-powered setup so as to minimize cabling while eliminating the need to find storage for a rack of unsightly power amplifiers. Given these criteria, the WorxAudio TrueLine X5i-P installation line array and TL218SS-P subwoofers fit the specifications of the job perfectly.”
“The equipment’s built-in power amplifiers simplified the signal chain and the X5i-P’s single cabinet, multiple line array form factor gave us a very clean install, which was important to the design team. We purchased the arrays unfinished and the client custom painted the enclosures to match the décor of the room.”
Build Toward Your Vision
Doug’s comments bring out the importance of more than technological performance in the design of your congregation’s AVL system. Aesthetics and the consideration of the broader vision for the space make some determinations for you. In church settings it is important to remember that worship, community, and spiritual growth are all functions of experience not events. Technology serves the experience and should, in most cases, be transparent.
When planning your next AVL project consider a consultant that integrates more than technology, but considers all facets of your larger vision. Technology should enhance your experience, not distract from it.
CSD is a Corporate Sponsor of NACDB. Contact Doug Hood today to discuss your vision.
Used with permission, Custom Sound Designs, Inc. Indianapolis, IN. 2013. To view the original post, click here.