KLANG hits right note for Winter Garden church
Tuesday, 24 November 2020
klang-mosaicMosaic’s worship team often features 12 performers onstage
USA - Like many churches adapting to conditions around COVID-19, Winter Garden, Florida’s Mosaic Church has had to limit the number of, and attendance at, its Sunday gatherings. However, the pandemic has not muted the church’s sizable and enthusiastic music complement for those services. Twice each Sunday, as many as 12 musicians and vocalists assemble on stage for an authentic worship experience before those seated, socially distanced, in the 1,500-seat auditorium.
In December 2017, following the renovation of a 78,000sq.ft former big-box store into its new main sanctuary, Mosaic Church acquired its first KLANG:fabrik immersive in-ear mixing solution, installed by Altamonte Springs-based integrator AVnew.
Much more recently, Mosaic Church has now added a second KLANG:fabrik unit, further expanding what those performers on stage can accomplish and substantially lightening the load on the sound system’s front-of-house engineer, who previously ran some of the monitor mixes from the house console.
“We had been running two dozen channels and eight wireless mixes off of the first KLANG:fabrik unit, with another four musicians on stage hard-wired off an aux buss on the console,” says Jeff Amato, manager of the church’s production & technology team. “We only do Sunday gatherings and don’t do rehearsals during the week - just on Sunday mornings - so we wanted to expand the number of user-controlled mixes onstage and give everyone the ability to quickly and reliably fine-tune their own mixes.
“The KLANG:fabrik has been amazing for that, and now, with two units cascaded, we’re up to twenty-nine channels with EQ filtering across twelve mixes, with each KLANG unit driving six of those mixes.”
Gil Parente, CEO of AVnew, says the KLANG:fabrik is a good fit for churches like Mosaic, which has a high-energy worship-music style. “They wanted a better stage experience for their musicians, giving them the ability to create even more customized monitoring environments for each of them and doing so with a very user-friendly interface,” he says. “Those two things, combined with the quality of the immersive sound the KLANG:fabrik provides, made it the perfect choice.”
The KLANG:fabriks are connected to the church’s existing SSL L200 front-of-house console via Dante, which is native to the KLANG units. “That kind of digital integration with the console is also great from both an installation and operational point of view,” adds Parente, who says he has also integrated the same device into other area churches, including Orlando’s Whole Life Church.

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