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Lighting Impression at Alpha & Omega Youth Facility

alpha-omega-church_4Alpha & Omega Church found a dynamic lighting solution for their newly remodeled youth ministry auditorium in a mix of LED lights and Platinum Series moving heads.

Alpha & Omega Church in Miami was looking for a dynamic lighting solution for their newly remodeled Next Level Youth ministry auditorium, something both welcoming and energetic, and found the flexibility they were looking for in an Elation Professional lighting package of LED lights and Platinum Series moving heads.

Total Audio & Visual Solutions (TAVS) of Miami installed the lighting system upgrade during a refurbishment of the space, one that allowed the South Florida production and rental company to start with a fresh canvas. “What I wanted to accomplish with the lighting design was to create an environment where it would leave a great impression on anyone who would be a part of the services,” commented Total Audio & Visual Solutions’ Chris Fernandez, lighting designer on the project. “This design was specifically for their youth building and we wanted to add a modern touch to their auditorium.”The lighting package in the youth auditorium, a large building that can seat up to 1,800 people, is used to light the auditorium stage and consists of 12 SixPar 100™ LED PAR lights, 6 Lumina Strip™ LED battens, 4 TVL 1000™ white light LED array panels, 4 Rayzor Q12 Zoom™ LED moving heads, and 6 Platinscreen-shot-2016-12-09-at-1-09-09-pmum Beam 5R Extreme beam lights. An Antari F-1 Fazer™ is used for atmospheric fog and haze effects.

Flexible Lighting & More“The new lighting system needed to be flexible as it’s used for special events and conferences, as well as youth services,” stated Kelvin Burgos, Director of Sales at Total Audio Visual Solutions. “Besides that, we were looking for fixtures that were well designed and of good craftsmanship, as well as a lighting system that was cost effective and easy to maintain.”Chris Fernandez adds,

“The moving light fixtures and LED fixtures create a fun and energetic environment and the blinders are used to create intimate worship moments or exciting fast chases for the youth. They enhance the environment and provide a place to welcome new people with a modern new fresh look.” Chris says that the well-proven Platinum Beam 5R beam lights set the tone for the entire rig and are primarily used for “awesome effects and eye candy.” He has them placed along the floor with some rigged above on truss. Compact Rayzor Q12 Zoom LED wash lights, also located on the ground and truss, “provide great back light and also eye candy effects.”

Broadcast Ability Because it’s important for the Next Level Youth ministry to reach people outside their four walls, an important aspect of the lighting system was its ability to function as effective broadcast lighting. “Since the clients do a lot of broadcast recording we included TVL 1000 fixtures to create a front TV wash with some SixPar 100 fixtures with barn doors to fill in any gaps,” Chris explains. Located above the audience, the TVL 1000s are white light LED array panels that blend warm white and cool white LEDs for a uniform projection of flat white light and also fulfill the high CRI requirement of broadcast lighting. The compact SixPar 100 PAR color changers with their 6-color LED multi-chips are located above the stage on trussing to provide backlighting on stage and a wide palette of dynamic color washes.Finally, grouped togalpha-omega-church_6ether with ground truss towers towards the back of the stage are Lumina Strips, LED-based batten lights with warm white LEDs that give an incandescent-type light. “These fixtures provide a great blinder effect, which can be used to create an intimate or exciting environment,” Chris says. The variety of lighting looks needed in the youth auditorium was programmed using Elation’s PC-based Compu Show lighting software program.TAVS worked with Miami-based rep firm and Elation partner Freed Sales on the installation, which was completed in March 2016. “Freed Sales helped with the facilitation of the gear and service,” Kelvin says of their role. “They always go above and beyond with their service and support.”

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3 Reasons why TAVS stands behind D.A.S Audio



I have always considered myself to be somewhat of a contrarian. Although a difficult character trait to have in this industry it has helped us identify our core market. It is no secret that audio professionals can be somewhat brand-bias and creatures of habit. You could say we rub some the wrong way but we refuse to be just another AV company. When TAVS came to be we tried it all but we where requiring three key non-negotiable elements in the audio manufacturer we where looking to partner with for sound reinforcement and install offerings to our clients. We found that in DAS and the value per db of first-class sound was unbeatable.

1. Quality

Without a doubt we have a zero tolerance for compromise in quality at TAVS. DAS boasts top of the line R & D facilities and personnel based out of Valencia, Spain. When you unpack even one of their affordable products it just feels intentionally put together for a purpose. This caught our attention instantly and led us to put the different products they offer through their paces TAVS style and our expectations where exceeded. From their components to the electronics in their products they collaborate with top names in the industry to solidify a product ready for the most rigorous use.

2. Growth potential

We needed a manufacturer that offered a complete product line to meet the various market demands of an audio production and integration house. Whether it be Artec, Action, Aero, Sound Force, or the other lines in-between they have a solution for most applications which was another plus for us. Needless to say as a blue-collar start up company we could not afford at the time some of the gear we own today but DAS saw beyond that with us. Not for one moment did we ever feel the first day we walked into their Miami office that because we where not investing 6 figures that we where not valued to them. This is something we went thru before with several manufacturers and their personnel. DAS saw our vision and guided use into a product line
that would work perfectly for our needs at the time and could be expanded upon without having to completely reinvest.-DAS DEMO 20

3. Practicality

You could have what is considered the best PA on the market but if the wrong guys flew the rig and ran the board it likely sounded the bullhorn mounted on the ice-cream truck. But jokes aside I think most pros would tell you that DAS plays ball with the best and even if it didn’t come in on that one particular rider it would be a counter offer seriously considered by any pro firm about offering their client quality sound. DAS makes products that are a production house’s best friend in regards to versatility and simplicity of deployment. DASnet combined with EaseFocus make predicting the alignment and fine-tuning of our PA easy as can be.

Working with DAS has given us the ability to grow tenfold every year. They support us in every project, sale, and event that comes along when needed. Their showroom is always open to our clients and if we need to bring the showroom to the client that can always be arranged provided the right circumstances. Not many would take a small family ran company like ours under their arm and empower us how they have. I guess you can say their vision is similar to ours. We strive to be ever evolving and despite the naysayers we stay vigilant to the market demands while always improving our service and product offerings.

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