This was done as a 2-phase project due to some construction work at the church for a new Fellowship
Hall / conferencing space, which spread the project out over a year. We upgraded the church sanctuary
sound system first, adding multiple wireless microphones for clergy and cantors. Everything is on the
QSys system with touch panels in the balcony and sacristy. The choir is mostly in the balcony, so that
has its own rack with 12 mic jacks / 4 line outs for all the microphones and monitors. There are also
multiple inputs at the altar and side areas for when musicians are on the main floor.
The main speakers are large Tannoy column speakers, one on either side of the sanctuary. These speakers are steerable, so while it looks like they are just aimed straight back, they are internally ‘aimed’ to cover just the seating areas for best coverage without interference from the walls and ceiling. The balcony is covered by a separate set of 3 speakers.
There is a camera on the balcony that feeds into the fellowship hall system and onto the church’s network. They can record the services and / or stream them online. This was especially helpful during Covid when they could not have the church fully open for services.
The fellowship hall can operate independently with its own inputs, wireless microphones and video system that displays on 2 x 80” monitors. Or it can take a feed from the sanctuary sound system and camera to act as an overflow area. Everything for the audio and video system is controlled via a QSys touch panel.
We have since done small adjustments to the systems and added a few more microphones including dedicated piano mics for both the upright and grand pianos in the sanctuary.
Audio and video technology is certainly a complicated endeavor. As a church trying to get the message out there to our congregation, it is truly important and essential to have effective and properly working equipment. Audio Architects truly is a partner in the field and has been able to answer and respond to all questions that we had through our ongoing tech needs. As a non-profit organization, they were able to work with us to find a mutually agreeable plan of action and budget in order to work through each phase of our process. Audio Architects is a great business to work with and we highly recommend them for any of your audio and video needs!
St. Anne Parish
We needed a new audio system in our church. We received a donation to purchase and install it. The project for our main church, as well as the social hall was completed by Audio Architects. It included many aspects of audio, as well as video. We had complaints for many years on our old system. The technology used to design our current system has had only compliments. It is also very easy to use. The great part is the training given to our staff, as well as prompt follow up to any questions or problems that might arise.
Immaculate Conception Church
New Richmond, WI
Audio Architects did a great job on our PTZ camera and streaming setup! I appreciate their professionalism and adaptability, and their willingness to help us through an internet provider change. They helped to make sure all the new equipment worked well together. In terms of equipment, they offered a great solution for us, one that was user-friendly and stable, as well as professional in quality. They know churches, our needs and timelines. Thanks so much, especially Nick and Mike, for the positive experience we look forward to doing further business with you in the future.
United Methodist Church
New Richmond, WI