Sound4Churches is enormously proud of our most local installation to date, which was a complete audio, video and streaming system fitted over three days. With new FBT loudspeakers in the main church and compact Martin Audio speakers in the church hall, speech and music can now be easily heard wherever you are in the building. A high-quality camera for broadcasting the service online can also be displayed on the display in the church hall, for when this is used as an overflow space.
St Giles' Church
St Giles was in desperate need of an upgraded system due to old microphones and badly positioned loudspeakers creating large dead spots in the seating areas. Sound4Churches decided that FBT compact Line array column loudspeakers provided the perfect solution, providing even coverage throughout the church for both speech and music without comprising aesthetics, while new microphones and a renewed hearing loop ensure that the service can now be heard by everyone who attends.
St Mary's Church
St Mary’s is a beautiful and historic church which presented many challenges when wanting to upgrade their sound system without disturbing the fabric or aesthetics of the building. Sound4Churches demonstrated an HK Elements line array system which blew the PPC away with the clarity it could provide and the ability for it to be hidden behind the delicate wooden screen. JTS wireless microphones were installed to give the church greater clarity during services, and two Martin Audio compact loudspeakers were fitted for the choir stalls and side chapel. Most importantly, the organist who has been struggling to hear what she is playing and the service itself for many years is now happy using a personal headphone system which is fed by a discrete microphone above the organ console.
St Andrew's Church
A large church in the heart of the Somerset countryside, this impressive space was missing high-quality microphones to allow the congregation to clearly hear the service. After relocating the equipment, Sound4Churches reassembled the upgraded system in a small cabinet to permit easy access to the new mixer and CD player. JTS microphones now provide incredible clarity through the existing loudspeakers and will give the church far greater flexibility to hold community events than previously, while the hearing loop was reconfigured to work properly for those who require it.
Llandudno Masonic Hall
This charming Masonic centre got in touch with Sound4Churches after struggling with the issue of members missing crucial parts of meetings due to the lack of amplification in the room. To ensure that everyone could be heard clearly, Sound4Churches installed a JTS quad wireless conference microphone system, which allowed one microphone to be placed on each side of the room in positions of key members. Four FBT Archon loudspeakers, a Denon mixer, a CD player and a new loop amp were all installed and housed in a custom wooden cabinet, to give the meeting room a simple but comprehensive audio setup.
Dorridge Methodist Church
Dorridge Methodist is a custom-built worship space, but sadly their sound system was not as fit for purpose. Sound4Churches were called in to quote for a new speaker system and completed the installation two weeks later. Now the church have a clear, broad sound to fill the worship space, both with speech and background music.
Caerphilly Baptist Church
This lovely Welsh chapel was in desperate need of an upgraded system to deliver the high-quality coverage that was required both downstairs and upstairs. We fitted a line array downstairs, with two small speakers to provide additional reinforcement to the upstairs seating, alongside new wireless microphones and even re-certified their hearing loop.
This church had a modern interior which had opened the space up for a more communal feel, but this provided challenges for the sound system which had been fitted a few years ago. Because of the regular use of live instruments during services, we opted for two line array speakers and a subwoofer at the front of the church to provide even coverage from front to back, providing exceptional clarity.
Coptic Orthodox Church
This has been an ongoing project since 2015, with Sound4Churches tasked with installing a sound and hearing loop system across the brand new church. We have installed a hearing loop underneath the floor and recently completed the installation of the entire audio system, with a total of twelve loudspeakers and seven microphones. We are now in discussions with the client to put together a plan to install their live streaming equipment.
St Mark’s and St Andrew’s
Two churches within five minutes of each other presented their distinct set of challenges. In both churches, we installed new Audio-technica and JTS wireless microphones to bring much-needed clarity to the services. Two HK Elements line array systems were installed into St Andrew’s to solve the issue of low sound levels at the back of the church and both spaces have digital mixing consoles to allow control from a mobile device.
Butt Lane Baptist
Our second visit to this welcoming place of worship was to completely update the sound system and add a high-quality streaming setup to allow a more professional broadcast out to the growing online community connecting to the church. After installing an almost-invisible hearing loop in October, Sound4Churches were invited back to fit further equipment in the form of a compact mixer, Apart amplifier, and JTS wireless microphones. A Blackmagic Atem Mini video switcher and Lumens Full HD camera positioned at the back of the church for the streaming setup. You can find the livestreamed services on the church’s Facebook page.
Our Lady and St Benedict’s
The system in the church had been in place for over thirty years, so it was time for an overhaul. We installed a completely new system of five loudspeakers mounted on the timber beams coming down from the ceiling to avoid the need for a faculty; two Audio-technica wireless microphones including a boundary microphone to capture up to four people stood at the altar; as well as a JTS lectern microphone for any readers.
St Mary’s Church
This lovely traditional church was in need of a new sound system which could handle both speech and music, which sounded very strained through the existing equipment. We opted to have six loudspeakers in the main body of the church so that sound was distributed evenly and also replaced the speakers in the choir area. Two Audio-technica wireless microphones provided coverage all over the church and a new lectern microphone fixed the issues the church had been experiencing with readers being very quiet.
St Margaret’s Church
The main challenge with St Margaret’s was the listed nature of the building, which meant fixing anything to the church was to be avoided wherever possible. Therefore, the only part of the system which was fixed to the wall was the mid-high unit of the HK Elements line array system. Two JTS wireless microphones and a CD/Media player assured a versatile system which could be heard anywhere in the small church. Overall, a very compact but high-performance solution.