San Diego-Based Maranatha Chapel Installs TC Electronic EQ Stations

May 25, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors

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As soon as the first TC Electronic EQ Stations arrived in the U.S., Dave Shadoan’s production company Sound Image took delivery of two units for Maranatha Chapel in Rancho Bernardo, CA, located near San Diego. Sound Image configured the two 8-channel EQ Stations to handle both the front-of-house and monitor EQ for the sanctuary.

According to Scott Fannon, senior sound engineer at Marantha Chapel, TC-quality processing was the major factor in the decision to go with EQ Station. “After turning them on it was as if we had installed a new sound system in the sanctuary. The dynamics were better and the overall fidelity was much more open sounding,” said Fannon. “I heard things in the system I wasn’t able to hear before, from the chest pounding punch of the bottom end to the sizzle of the cymbal along with the cymbals bell sound.

“The first Sunday the EQ Stations were operational I had people coming to the sound booth wondering what I had done to make the system sound so good,” he enthused. Another important feature Fannon was looking for in a live EQ was the ease of use. “I think I had the sanctuary, front of house and monitors dialed in within the first 30 minutes,” commented Fannon.

For more than eight years Sound Image has been involved with the design, development and continual upgrade of the A/V and control system at Maranatha Chapel. As the facility has grown, so the system has become more elaborate. In 2002, the sanctuary’s monitor system was completely upgraded, along with the installation of some custom rear projection screens.

EQ Station is a professional digital EQ system designed for use in demanding live sound and fixed installation applications. Available now from dealers across the US in 2-, 4- and 8-channel configurations, the two-rackspace unit features TC-quality A/D and D/A conversion, digital signal processing and full color display. Each channel simultaneously provides 6-band parametric EQ, 29-band graphic EQ, 3-band dynamic EQ, brickwall limiter and delay. The optional lightweight 4U MotoFader-64 remote has 29 high-quality motorized faders that can be used to directly control up to 64 channels of graphic EQ in real time.

For more information, go to the TC Electronic Website at www.tcelectronic.com.






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