We love to work with our friends, especially when we know the project will bring about a long awaited transformation. For our friends at Lake Hills Church just outside of Austin, TX we were thrilled to bring a 7 year vision to reality. The project was a full AVL overhaul including a complete aesthetic change with few remnants of the building’s original interior left untouched.
Phase 1 would begin at Front Of House with the advent of the DigiCo SD8 Console with SD Rack using ST fiber connections. Lake Hills also opted to update their existing monitoring system with Pivitec’s Personal Monitoring System that integrates into the system using Pivitec MADI to AVB converter.
Phase 2 was centered around replacing their distributed mono loudspeaker system with an(22) L-Acoustics KARAi Line Array in Stereo with (8) Flown SB18i subs in cardioid behind each array powered by (9) LA4X amplifier controllers. Mike Woodard of Lake Hills elaborate’s on the impact of the new system saying, ““The line arrays are unbelievable. Perhaps I have a biased opinion on that, but it’s incredibly articulate and incredibly full sounding. Part of that may be a reference from where we came from with the previous PA install. It’s such a night-and-day difference.”
One of the biggest changes made was the addition of the 30 foot 3.91mm LED Wall from Aeson. Lake Hills expressed the desire to be able to change the aesthetics of their stage easily with mid-week programs running in the same room for youth and various message series throughout the course of the year. Mike Woodard, Design Consultant and long-time Lake Hills Church member adds, “One of the things that we love about the LED wall is that we can execute staging a lot quicker now.” To power the massive LED Wall and stage lighting along we implemented a Whirlwind Power Distro to cut down on electrical costs and adapt to future stage designs. In addition new lighting fixtures were also implemented as well as new trussing flown directly above stage which includes (14) Martin MAC Aura and (6) MAC Quantum Profile’s. This was an ambitious project that we were happy to take on and we’re always pleased to know that we’ve had an impact that creates lasting effects for the better.
“We love Skylark,” said Woodard. “We met them about seven years ago. Initially, we engaged a relationship with them for a project like this that got put on hold. But in between that, beginning seven years ago and now, they’ve done several other projects for us. We built a kids’ building with three different worship rooms, with Skylark doing all of the video and lighting. We had a downtown campus, and they did the PA, video and lighting. So, our relationship with Skylark has developed over the years, culminating into this project, and I’m sure that it will continue to evolve.