The New Testament Church of God (NTCG) has been established in Slough for more than 40 years and has occupied its current Herschel Street location since 1990.
Sound reinforcement for music and speech is of fundamental importance to a contemporary house of worship of this kind and having conducted a review of its provision, the church, led by Pastor Wayne Perkins, decided that the time had come to make improvements. Whilst the church was generally happy with its existing front of house speakers, issues surrounding onstage monitoring had reached a critical point and far greater flexibility was needed in terms of audio-mixing both onstage and for front of house.
Pastor Wayne reports, “Our programme of events across the year is varied and features everything from the spoken word to music soloists and full band ensembles. People of all ages and levels of experience take part in performances, so delivering clear sound on stage across every frequency is crucial to the communication that lies at the heart of our purpose. We had been suffering some intermittent faults with our existing analogue monitor system and given the fact that it was more than 20 years old, decided to replace it with something more up-to-date and reliable. A new mixing console was also essential to improving our all-round audio delivery, as was the need for good quality microphones.”
The church contacted Audiologic to seek guidance and advice on the best way forward and following a site visit, business development manager Paul Simpson recommended a QSC Audio system for stage monitoring, complemented by Sennheiser wireless microphones
Three QSC K8.2 2000W powered active 8” loudspeakers were installed across the stage as foldback monitor speakers.
To complement the introduction of its new stage monitoring system, the church took delivery of two Sennheiser ew135 G3-1G8 handheld wireless microphone systems and one Sennheiser ew152 G3 headset wireless system, as well as a further five Sennheiser E835 S Cardioid microphones for wired use.
Completing the picture was a QSC TouchMix 30 professional mixing console.
Paul Simpson of Audiologic suggests, “It’s fair to say that the quality of audio now enjoyed at the church easily surpasses anything that went before. The combination of products constitutes excellent value for money and the system can be easily expanded to suit any future requirements.”