We chose to use PreSonus StudioLive 328AI for mains, StudioLive 18SAI for subs, RM32AI for the mixer with the CS18AI as a FOH controller. We also installed the Dante option cards into all compatible components. They are also using Studio One 3 for recording and virtual sound checks.
We went with all PreSonus gear for a number of reasons. The first being that the church has four campuses and all of them use PreSonus gear on one level or another. Having all their volunteers trained on similar gear throughout multiple campuses is a huge benefit to them. The gear is also easy to use making it easy to train people and also cost effective. Victory Church opened (or moved) 3 of its 4 campuses in less than 2 years so sticking to a tight budget was important. Lastly having the ability to mix and multitrack is a huge win by helping them with training volunteers through virtual soundchecks. The Dante integration provides that and is also expandable for future needs.
We find the PreSonus gear to be an excellent value. When we explain to a client what they can accomplish and what the price is people are generally floored. The ability to have an “all in one” mixer and multitrack recorder is huge in the church world. Aside from the mixer the AI line of speakers are absolutely incredible sounding. In my mind they compete with a much higher class of speaker than where they are priced. If anyone is on the market for a powered speaker these boxes should not be overlooked!
The Victory staff also have sung our praises:
“Using the PreSonus equipment has been a pleasure. It has made what we do on Sunday mornings much easier for our volunteers while increasing capabilities. Not to mention the system sounds fantastic! We are very pleased with the results.”
Here are some photos from the install:
Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing Adam and Dan!
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