Highlands Church in Scottsdale, Arizona has upgraded its audio equipment with a Harman Soundcraft Vi3000 digital console.
In addition to the standard house of worship environment, the sanctuary also serves as a rental venue for some local non-profit groups. To allow better access for volunteers and guest engineers from the local community, technical director Luke Taylor chose the Vi3000 console for not only its high channel count, but also its low total cost of ownership and ease of use.
“After the capabilities of the Vi3000 were announced, I became very interested in the console for its value and accessibility of controls,” said Taylor. “We were able to cut out a lot of analog equipment and cables from our inventory, streamlining the whole operation. I especially like hooking up via Dante for multi-tracking, so that we can stream live events on our websites.”
Taylor added: “Since we have a lot of volunteer operators that rotate on a schedule, I really appreciate the fact that I don’t have to tweak settings that are five layers deep anymore like with some of the other boards that I’ve worked with.
“Features like FaderGlow are great shortcuts for newer users and definitely help me train them to become comfortable quickly while using the board. We wanted to see as many channels at one single time in a clear layout, and the Vistonics II touchscreen also delivered.”