NORTHRIDGE CHURCH had been worshiping in a local community arts center for many years.  But in 2017 that all changed when construction of their new worship center was completed and opened to their congregation.  While the integration was performed by dB INTEGRATIONS--we provided the design of all AVL systems for their new facility including the A/V booth at FOH.  While some cuts had to be made to hit the original maximum budget, no corners were cut in the design or equipment quality.


As with any space, the acoustics of the room are the biggest challenge to the room itself regardless of loud speaker system. Modeling the acoustics in our advanced software we determined a total of (20) 4'x8'x2" and (28) 4'x4'x2" custom-built acoustical panels were installed to eliminate ambient reflections.  Using DANLEY SOUND LABS for the loudspeakers, we designed a solution that provided perfectly matched sound at all seated positions including the A/V booth.  A single SM100F in the center with a an SM100 on each side, plus a single TH118XL subwoofer (center flown) was all that was needed to provide a less than 1dB variance at 2kHz throughout the space. An additional pair of Community 2-way loudspeakers were flown for stage foldback.  For the audio console we chose the GLD-112 from ALLEN & HEATH with a 40x20 digital snake system that is fed via floor pockets on the stage to the equipment rack in the amp room.  The band can hear loud and clear with their ME-1 personal monitor control system on-stage.




- ACOUSTICS control for Sanctuary





- FOH A/V Booth design and layout

- Re-designing HOUSE LIGHTING (fixing the original

      design NOT by HOWAVL)

For video, (3) Panasonic 7k lumen projectors were installed, each projecting onto a DA-LITE 14'x 8' 16:9 aspect ratio screen, with a Blackmagic ATEM PRODUCTION STUDIO video switcher.  Graphics are driven by the industry-standard PRO PRESENTER from Renewed Vision.  The initial budget only allowed for a single camera, however our design provided for significant expansion as funds became available including the ability to connect multiple POV-style cameras on-stage, such as the popular CV502-MB from Marshall Electronics or even a GoPro series camera.


The original stage lighting design called for (20) 19-degree Chauvet Ovation EW-190ww spotlight fixtures for key lighting, but the budget dictated otherwise.  Because of the advanced design and rendering software we use it was determined that, although not optimal, a total of (14) EW-160ww 26-degree fixtures could be used to provide a consistent key wash for the main parts of the stage with the ability to add more lighting fixtures as the budget allows.  Initially only (10) Chauvet Slim Par Q12 RGBW color wash fixtures were installed at the back of the stage, again with the infrastructure allowing more to be added at a later date.  We re-integrated their existing Jands VISTA 2 software and M1 control surface with one of their iMacs, however we are designing some updates allowing them to upgrade to the VISTA 3 software (now by Chroma-Q) with (2) 24" touch-displays on a custom-built Windows PC computer.  NORTHRIDGE CHURCH has since added several additional moving-head lights and a custom pixel-wall on the back of the stage.


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