Lighting Consoles Guide: Shedding Light On Choices
Learn about a half-dozen options that are particularly scalable, beginning with personal computer operability, all the way up to multiuniverse, full-size lighting consoles.
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If your church is a fledgling organization that meets in a gym, school auditorium or other rented space, you might own a couple of LED fixtures or you might tie into the house lighting system. If your church is larger and there is a need to add buttons for added functionality, it makes operating a lighting system fantastically easier and will streamline your lighting processes.
With a dedicated lighting console, it combines software and hardware in the same box. This will include built-in console software and hardware, buttons, faders, outputs and maybe even desk lamps.
Read this 12-page PDF by Charlie Pike, stage and lighting director for Victory World Church in Atlanta, Georgia, pertaining to many of the lighting console capabilities available today, and a detailed look at six different console manufacturers and their current offerings. For the last four years, Pike has worked at Victory World Church improving their already immense production departments, as well as lending his services to other churches in need.
The focus of this lighting consoles guide, Pike notes, is not as a means to cover all of the lighting console choices on the market, but at the very least, to get the conversation started.
Latest ResourceWorship Facilities Magazine, September-October 2017
The September-October 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a glance at a Granger Community Church, and their recent install of a Lawo audio mixing console system.
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