RIVAGE PM10 Brings Luxury Sounds To The Good Shepherd
The Good Shepherd Church in Seongnam, has recently invested in a Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 digital mixing system to further enhance the experience of its thousands of worshippers. At the heart of the church building is a 2500-seat worship hall, with a further 15 meeting rooms located around the building. These additional rooms are all equipped with audio and video feeds from the main hall so they can be used for individual activities. Sound for the services is lead by a dedicated team of audio engineers supported by a number of volunteers. “For the past 15 years, we’ve been using an older analogue console to perform mixing duties but, in recent years, we’ve been struggling to keep it maintained and delivering the kind of performances that we and the musicians have experienced on more modern systems.” “We researched and trialed systems by all the main manufacturers and chose Yamaha,” says engineer Cho Chi-hyuong. “Eventually we settled on an 80 input by 30 output RIVAGE PM10 system, which was installed by Seoulbased Sound Korea ENG. The analogue console had a sound that we liked but, at the end of the day, it was just one sound. The possibilities with RIVAGE PM10 are endless”. “We think it is very important to understand the possibilities of the combination of the preamps, the Rupert Neve Designs SILK settings and plug-ins so it is a big focus for us at the moment,” adds Kim. “We are also currently training our volunteers to use the system. A very useful feature of the control surface is being able to split the fader banks into two, which allows one of our in-house engineers to operate front of house on one fader bank, while we babysit one of the volunteers who mixes monitors on the other. And that brings me to looks – it’s a great looking desk to stand behind during a service!” “Now that we have the luxury of a RIVAGE PM10 system in our church, it has also meant that the quality of our sound recordings and broadcasts is Pastor Yoo Ki-sung that every single service is broadcast live on the internet and simultaneously recorded. We record from the Dante network straight into Nuendo or ProTools for the larger worship band recordings. For the simpler voice recordings of the sermons we go via AES/EBU into Adobe Audition”.