20/6/2012 [Commercial Audio]
(from L to R) Life Church’s Daniel Cotton, Logan Stewart, Nick Perry and MusicWork’s Drew Mollison take delivery of 2 CL5 consoles and 3 Rio3224-D I/O racks.
Auckland’s Life Church has become the first customer in Australia and New Zealand to take delivery of Yamaha’s new CL5 mixing consoles. Paired with three Rio3224-D remote I/O racks, the new system will enable two consoles to gain-share 96 mic pres over a gigabit Ethernet network shared with standard TCP/IP traffic.
Hand- delivered to the church by MusicWork’s Drew Mollison and Yamaha Commercial Audio’s Jason Allen on Wednesday 13 June, the worship crew lost no time making the system live – its first active service was on Sunday 10. Risky with a new mixing system? Not according to Daniel Cotton, Life’s Head Of Audio, who says “If I was going to order any console without trying it, it would be a Yamaha, because I know it’s going to work when it comes out of the box”
Nick Perry, Head of Central Audio and New Developments for Life Church, concurs with Dan about the decision, adding that “The three key things are the value for money, Dante and the useability”
Life Church are already experienced users of Yamaha, with PM5D, M7CL and LS9 digital desks over three locations in Auckland. The Manukau Campus is the lucky recipient of the CL5s and Rios, where they will handle FOH and Monitors through a d&b audiotechnik PA.
The system is now settled in and working, with Nick running monitors. “The new desks sound great!”, he says, “and I was impressed with the overall speed for mixing monitors”.
We’ll be bringing you a full report from Life Church soon, as the team settle in with their new mixing system.