Let's Change Everything!
Many churches get to a point when growth, new goals, new building, or just equipment age forces them to think about upgrading. Everything might still be working reasonably well, but it’s harder to accommodate new asks or larger worship teams. Or perhaps the equipment is just old enough that parts are no longer available and your confidence in it lasting through a weekend just isn’t there anymore. If this is the case, where do you even start to make a plan? This is really where Lambda comes in. Rocky Mountain Calvary in Colorado Springs hit a point where their equipment was old, goals were changing, and budget was available to make some changes, so they reached out to us looking for an idea of what steps to take next.
When we met up with the RMC tech team, they expressed first of all wanting to upgrade the audio system. The tech team very much wanted a new soundboard and waves audio plugins. When we saw their building though, we noticed speaker system was more than 10 years old and had lost much of the fidelity from when they were installed. They also just didn’t fit the space as well as new technology could. So, we suggested upgrading the speakers first and then replacing the soundboard, integrating waves audio effects, and maybe even some new mics. This would ensure they would have good audio from the absolute start to the end. We met up with the team from RMC several times to build request lists, talk about dreams and goals, and even moving through older equipment talking about what new equipment is capable of. In the end, they decided on upgrading four major areas: Camera lenses and a video switcher, speakers, soundboard, and house lighting. We also discussed future steps such as led walls and staging pieces to add dynamic.
In upgrading its always a good idea to make changes that not only help technically but also change things visually. In a giving-based environment it’s harder for many to give to things they can’t see and experience, so we always look to a balance of both. Changes are also best done big! Incremental changes that cost a lot are much harder to justify than one big change that costs a lot. Over the next few weeks, we will take you through each of the major components and designs through to the end product. Along the way we trained RMC’s teams, demo’d product to build confidence, and even managed to stay flexible with chip shortage-based issues in the supply chain.
By reaching out to Lambda for information, RMC was able to understand which additions would be best for their team. It would have been easy for them to simply purchase a new sound board and then take care of the other problems later, but with Lambda giving them the honest information they needed about their system, they were able to see and create defined goals for their space and a vision for the future. This is what we do at Lambda; we put you first because your success is our success!
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