After seeing one of our completed projects at Parkway Baptist Church in Hodgenville, KY, Pastor Mike Walker at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, KY knew JCA would be the perfect fit for their project. Pastor Walker enlisted JCA Media to get their audio system up to today’s standards and help them begin the transition into a blended worship service.
The ultimate goal for Mt. Zion was to upgrade to a quality audio system with great intelligibility and give them the flexibility to grow as they begin to add more instrumentalists to their service. Most importantly, they had the desire to be “volunteer-friendly” as their system would be completely run by volunteer techs.
For the main PA, JCA installed the cost effective Martin Blackline X Series loudspeakers. Two white Blackline X10 mains fill the sanctuary beautifully without bleeding onto the walls or ceilings, and are powered by Crown XLS1502 amps. JCA also left room in the amp rack for future monitor amps and even a sub amp, as the Blackline X series offers a slim dual 10” and single 15” subwoofer, either of which would blend perfectly with the installed mains when the service calls for more low end.
For the new audio console, an Allen&Heath SQ-5 with an AR2412 stage rack was chosen to give plenty of room for growth as more inputs are needed. The SQ-5, while only having 16 faders, has 6 fader layers and is capable of 48 channels, so inputs will never be a problem! In addition to the channel count, the SQ-5 is a 96K console with 12 stereo auxiliary outputs, built in recording, wireless control, and the ability to have user permissions with access to only what is necessary.
In addition to the PA, JCA also installed a camera and streaming equipment so that Mt. Zion could start streaming to Facebook Live. For the camera, JCA opted for the new AJA Rovocam. The Rovocam has a 4K sensor, great low light quality, receives power and transmits data over one cable and can be controlled via PC, so no external controller is necessary -best of all, it fit in Mt. Zion’s budget. In order to give them streaming ability, a Blackmagic Web Presenter was installed, as well as a Blackmagic Hyperdeck Mini to archive the services.
Once the install was complete, JCA completely set up the audio console for Mt. Zion, including prepping all the mics used for services, setting up the auxiliary output for the streaming service, setting user permissions for each of the users, calibrating the camera and prepping the streaming equipment. Now, to get the system up and running for a Sunday service, it literally takes the turn of a key, and pushing “record”.