Showcase: Church

The PREMIOS REDENCIÓN AWARDS - New York NY USA

The Premios Redención Awards were held on Broadway at the Playstation Theatre. Forefront Principal Nick Burns was on hand mixing front of house for Israel Houghton & New Breed who headlined the evening.

Travelling with one of Forefront’s mobile Waves audio racks, complete with Waves Extreme server, DiGiGrid MGB, Smaart Live software & interface, setup of the supplied DiGiCo console and optimisation of the in-house speaker system was quick & easy.

Equipment Used

DiGiCo SD9
Waves Soundgrid Extreme Server
Digigrid MGB
Smaart Live
Smaart io


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1330 REASONS FOR DIGICO

Church@1330 in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, Australia is a vibrant, growing church with a multipurpose centre that is also utilised by the surrounding community for varied functions and events.

1330 Associate Pastor Trent Young approached Forefront for assistance in choosing an audio console upgrade solution that would suit their varied needs.

In the end a DiGiCo SD12 was selected and implemented with great results.

We started looking for a replacement to our ageing Yamaha M7 approx 12mths ago. We had a key number of must haves in our considerations.

Our 700 seat auditorium is used for both Sunday church services, as well as operating as part of our full time conference facility. We have lots of functions of vary types from school musicals to corporate presentations. We needed the flexibility for various types of events and varying levels of operators. We don’t have a staff tech personnel so Sundays need to be simple to reset.

We really wanted a stage soft patch solution to minimise set/reset times and to increase reliability.

We needed the system to flip between dual (FOH & Mon) and single operators depending on the situation.

We considered multiple consoles and after discussion of our scope with Forefront, felt that the Digico SD12 ticked all the boxes.

We have installed multiple DiGiCo Racks with most of our stage permanently patched for both inputs and outputs.

The dual solo busses on the SD12, coupled with an iPad Pro allow us to have a fully separate monitor operator but quickly flip back to a single operator from the SD12 surface, if required.

The extensive onboard routing & matrixing, has allowed us to do customised stage & tech comms and all the various building feeds required.

We are able to do all we need and more.

Being new to Digico, our team has picked it up really quickly and it sounds great!

Nick at Forefront was exceptional in supporting us through the sales process and then onsite with training for our team.

We are looking forward to having this incredible resource for our church and conference venue.
— Trent Young - Associate Pastor Church @ 1330

Equipment Used

1x  DiGiCo SD12
1x  DiGiCo D2 Rack
1x  DiGiCo D-Rack
1x  DiGiCo LBB


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Life Church Brisbane New Pixapanel LED Panels

In the words of Life Church Brisbane "We are loving them!".

Life Church Brisbane recently purchased Package B from our Pixapanel Plug + Play Packages. This gave them 4m x 2.5 of high quality LED panel to get creative with on stage as you can see from the images below.

To take a closer look at our Plug + Play packages CLICK HERE


EQUIPMENT USED

40x Pixapanel LED Video Panels


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Chapel Sessions - 2017

Forefront was delighted to once again present Chapel Sessions in September 2017 with BJ Putnam along with his wife Melody and band.

BJ is a highly talented worship leader, songwriter and producer. His songs can be found on many albums including Israel Houghton’s latest Grammy Award winning release ‘Alive in Asia’, Darlene Zschech’s ‘Revealing Jesus’ and other favourites like ‘More and More’.  BJ can be routinely found leading worship at churches such as  Lakewood Church with Joel Osteen.

BJ & wife Melody reside in Phoenix, Arizona attending their local church of more than 18 years, where they pastor the worship team under Senior Pastor Michael Maiden.

2017 saw Chapel Sessions take place in two locations - Newcastle and Melbourne. Newcastle attendees were lucky enough to also have local heroes VERSES as part of the Newcastle session. Masterclasses were held at the Melbourne sessions offering small focused groups led by BJ, his band members as well as Forefront's senior staff.

VIVE Church Conference

August saw VIVE Church hold their first ever conference where they gathered as one church right in the heart of the City of San Francisco to declare THERE IS A HOPE.

VIVE Conference was nothing short of powerful with guests such as Chris Durso, Benny Perez, and Mack Brock (Elevation Church) and Jack Diaz (C3 Los Angeles), hosted by lead pastors Adam & Keira Smallcombe.

Forefront was honoured to supply production on the event providing lighting, audio and video.

EQUIPMENT USED

AUDIO
DiGiCo SD9 Audio Console
DiGiCo S31 Audio Console
Sennheiser 2000 Series Wireless Microphones
Sennheiser EW300 Wireless IEM's
JBL Vertec Line Array System

LIGHTING
Elation Cuepix Blinders
GLP Impression X4
Clay Paky Mythos
Chauvet Maverick MK2 Spot
Chauvet Maverick MK2 Wash
GrandMA2 Lite Console

VIDEO
Christie Roadster HD14K
Stumpfl Projection Screen

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VIVE Church Palo Alto Nexo Install

Now with 4 campuses, Vive Church (formally C3 Church Silicon Valley) continues to grow in the heart of the USA's technology epicenter, the greater San Francisco Bay area.

Vive's largest and original campus is located in Palo Alto, and has grown to the point of needing a new main speaker system.

In fact, Vive is the first church in the USA to take delivery of the new Nexo GeoM10 line array speaker system.

Being a venue that they rent and setup each week, the system needed to be modular and easily handled to fit within the total setup time of 45 minutes.  

The new GeoM10 system was an obvious choice, providing exceptional coverage throughout the entire seated area, with a quality of sound that provides high intelligibility and sensational musicality.

 

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EQUIPMENT USED

6x Nexo GeoM1012

2x Nexo GeoM1025

2x Nexo RS18 Sub

2x Nexo PS15

1x Nexo NX4x4 Amplifier / Processor

1x Nexo NX4x1 Amplifier / Processor


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PIXAPANEL LED SONG LYRICS PANEL

LED Song Lyrics Words Panel

LIKE 'THE BELONGING Co' IN NASHVILLE & MANY OTHER CHURCHES

NOW YOU CAN FREE YOUR STAGE FROM full size projection screens for Songwords/lyrics with our Pixapanel Intelli6 LED SONG lyrics panel.

Run up to two hi-resolution lines of song words in any colour, with any background with our affordable LED lyrics panel.

 

Using your existing ProPresenter or EasyWorship software, you simply connect our LED Song Lyrics Panel as a normal video screen output and you are all set.  Sizes start at 2.9m x 0.6, which is usually perfect for churches up to 500 seats.

Get in touch today to see how we can make your song words highly visible, and allow your stage full creative freedom.

Plus, add more LED video panels later on to build towards a full size LED video wall – it’s easy!

Comes complete with video processor, cat5 sender, cabling & hanging bars.

 THE BELONGING CO, NASHVILLE PS HENRY & ALEX SEELEY

THE BELONGING CO, NASHVILLE
PS HENRY & ALEX SEELEY

 LIFE CHURCH, BRISBANE PS GEOFF & LEE BLIGHT

LIFE CHURCH, BRISBANE
PS GEOFF & LEE BLIGHT

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 SIMPLE PROPRESENTER CONTROL

SIMPLE PROPRESENTER CONTROL


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VIVE Church - Audio Consoles & Lighting Upgrade

Vive Church (formally C3 Church Silicon Valley) continues to grow in the heart of the USA's technology epicentre now with 4 campuses.
Forefront recently assisted Vive with further upgrades, including lighting and additional audio consoles.

Vive's largest and original campus is located in Palo Alto, CA - and is in a facility where they bump in and out every Sunday.  From there they routinely stream out to the other campuses and Facebook Live.

Being a rented facility, the lighting setup, in particular the main front wash lacked the focus and brightness required, so Forefront installed a dedicated front wash and back lighting setup with Arri fresnels that supply an even coverage that looks great for live and broadcast, and minimises the amount of light onto the cyclorama which Vive use to project video from floor to ceiling.

In addition, the latest Chauvet Maverick series MK2 Spot moving head and MK2 Wash LED moving head wash fixtures were added to enable great atmospheric looks.

On the audio side of things, Vive has had a Digico SD9 for a couple of years now at Palo Alto and keeping on the Digico platform which is user friendly and familiar to their volunteers, rolled out Digico S21's to their other campuses in San Jose & San Francisco with the newest Oakland campus to officially launch in August.

An additional Digico S21 was also added to the Palo Alto campuses to facilitate a dedicated audio mix for live streaming.  This takes a duplicate of all the inputs running to the Digico SD9 on FOH & monitors, and makes use of the gain tracking function to maintain independent gain structure, unaffected by any changes on the other console.

At VIVE Church we are so grateful for our relationship with ForeFront Productions. I say relationship because that’s exactly what FFP provides. More than a technical service, they are deeply invested in what will enhance our worship experience and grow the influence of our church. Nick Burns and the team are masters of atmosphere, detailed and do everything with excellence. FFP has provided a platform for our creatives to minister effectively beyond the limitations of a standard mobile church setup. I love having Forefront on OUR team.
— Adam Smallcombe - Pastor Vive Church

Equipment Used

6x  Chauvet Maverick MK2 Spot Moving Head
6x  ChauveT Maverick MK2 Wash Moving Head
10x Arri ST2 Studio Fresnel
1x   MDG Atmosphere Hazer
1x   Digico SD9 Digital Audio Mixer
2x  Digico S21 Digital Audio Mixer
2x  Digico Little Red Box
2x  Digico D-Rack


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BJ PUTNAM - LOVE LIKE FIRE

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Love Like Fire is the latest release by BJ Putnam.

Recorded live at BJ's home church in Phoenix, Church For The Nations, the live production elements of the project were production managed by Forefront Productions.

Forefront Principal Nick Burns, was on the ground production managing and also taking care of FOH mix duties for the project.

The entire band for the project was simply amazing, comprised of musical legends such as Chris Coleman on drums, Bryant Siono on bass (J-Lo's MD & bassist) & Israel Houghton who also co-produced.

On the technical end of the project, Forefront completed lighting design in conjunction with US based partner MattLights who then operated lighting for the project.  Recording duties were handled by the legendary Danny Duncan of Vangard, with redundant backups being tracked via Waves Soundgrid both at the FOH console and recording studio.

We asked BJ about a particular moment you will hear in the live recording of 'Love Like Fire' where the crowd almost took over:

I’ll never forget that moment or the night we recorded this. The sound of worship was so incredible. You could literally feel faith rising in the room. I think it’s the simplicity of the song yet the intensity in the message of Gods love that always resonates with people.
— BJ Putnam

Love Like Fire - BJ Putnam

Production Manager & Engineer - Nick Burns

IMAGES FROM THE LIVE RECORDING OF "LOVE LIKE FIRE"


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True North Church - Perth

Set in the outer suburbs of Perth Australia, True North Church Merriwa is a great example of modern church design & function. 

Using architects who have worked on spaces for Disneyland, the True North concept was to create a truly flexible facility which could be a centre for a range of community events, a corporate hub & a home for the church congregation. The sight also hosts a childcare centrer & a café facility. 

Forefront were engaged early in the design process to incorporate audio, lighting & video projection systems. We worked closely with church leadership, builders, architects & trades, providing detailed drawings & specifications for the installation, in order to achieve seamless & harmonious integration of all the technical requirements. Having Forefront involved throughout these processes allowed for clear & consistent communication between all the key building stakeholders whilst reducing the disruption to church staff. As with any building project, there were a few surprises that were easily dealt with during the installation phase. 

The audio system centres around a Nexo GeoM6 LCR array accompanied by a Digico S21 console at FOH. The GeoM6 configuration is perfect for the size of the space providing incredibly consistent coverage & intelligibility. Due to the multi function nature of the venue, a Xilica Neutrino system processor & remote touch panel were utilised, enabling simplified operation of the venue by non-skilled personnel. 

An extensive lighting infrastructure was installed with trussing & LSC Redback patch systems capable of an extensive array of fixtures. A comprehensive array of fixtures were chosen including Pixapanel Par Quad 18's, Chauvet Rogue RH1, Pixapanel 3610 wash & Chauvet Professional series Fresnels. All fixtures were LED, reducing both heat radiation & power consumption. 

Video reinforcement was achieved via 2 projection screens & Panasonic HD projectors in a conventional Left/right configuration. Important consideration was given to maximising the viewing angles from all venue seating positions.


EQUIPMENT USED

DiGiCo S21 Digital Audio Console
Nexo GeoM6 Line Array Speaker System
Nexo LS18 Sub Bass Speaker Elements
Nexo ID24 Speaker Elements
Nexo NXAMP4x1 Speaker Processors / Amplifiers
Xilica A1616 Speaker Processor
Quest QM350i Foldback/Monitor Wedges
Camco DPower2 Amplifiers
Sennheiser EW300-2 Wireless In-ear Monitor Systems
Sennheiser EW500 Series Wireless Microphones
DPA 4066 Headset Microphone
Radial DI Boxes
Forefront Custom Stage Patch System
Powerwise PD620 Power Distribution
LSC Clarity VX20 Lighting Controller
Chauvet F-165WW LED Fresnel
Chauvet Rogue RH1 Hybrid Moving Head
Pixapanel Moving Head Wash
Pixapanel Par Quad 18
Look Unique 2.1 Hazer
LSC Redback RBW12/C/A Power Distribution
LSC Redback Lighting Patch
LSC MDRJ DMX Distribution
EuroTruss
Nivtec Stage Risers
Panasonic PA622G Video Projectors
Comstar Wireless Talkback System
 


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