It was a top to bottom makeover for Temple Memorial Baptist Church of High-Point.
Twin Sanyo video projectors.
A Roland RSS V-Mix Digital System and an Electro-Voice EVA Line Array share the spotlight in the new sound system.
An Edirol V-4 four channel video mixer control Sony color PTZ remote cameras.
Tommy Martin and John Carey explain it all.
Cool energy efficient LED lighting light the stage.
At Calvary Christian Center a new Roland RSS V-Mix System replaced their aging A&H GL3 mixing desk along with their old wired analogue snake. The new system boasts:
- Dramatically improved sound
- Up to 48 channels of input control of up to 320 inputs
- 24 ch of compression
- 24 ch of gates
- 4 stereo effects engines
- 16 auxiliary mixes
- 12 1/3 octave 31 band graphic EQs or 12 8 band parametric EQs
- Remote digital snake system
- User memory setting of all parameters
- Greatly simplified control interface
CareySound’s V-Mix instructor John Carey trains Calvary’s soundmen.
Over at Providence Baptist A new Automix Matrix 780 system controller from Symetrix mounted in their equipment rack located in an office with an ARC-2 adaptive remote control mounted at the pulpit for complete system control with a menu-driven remote. System highlights include:
- Customizable programing
- 12 input channels and 8 outputs
- Matrix mixing
- Feedback elimination
- Equalization and filtering
- Easy control from a menu-driven remote located conveniently at the pulpit
- Great audio and control at a small price point
In the rack.
At the Pulpit control.
Old Inkel 12ch rack-mount mixer with outboard 1/3 EQ is replaced with a Symetrix Matrix 780 mixer with processing.
A New Era for Installed Sound
An EVA array hanging in CareySounds presentation room. Read More...
Established in Brown Summit, NC in 2006 and lead by Pastor Franklin Bowman, Reedy Fork Community Church offers many ministries for people in the of all ages and walks of life in the Reedy Fork Ranch area. They meet each Sunday in the gym of the Reedy Fork Elementary School at 4571 Reedy Fork Parkway in north east Greensboro.
CareySound is privileged to be included in their extended church family as system integrator and tech trainer. They just finished phase one of a system upgrade with the purchase of the new Tour X portable loudspeaker system by Electro-Voice, a new MIDAS Venice mixing console and a new Elation stage lighting system.
Tour X embodies
the same engineering excellence and aesthetic
design found in every world-class EV tour
system. Its form is seamlessly integrated into
practical, functional elements that make a bold
statement about the multi-application
purpose and breakthrough performance of
A host of innovative features and patent-pending designs make Tour X the most exciting loudspeaker series available today. Features include:
• Breakthrough SMX woofers achieve incredibly low levels of woofer distortion without sacrificing sensitivity.
• Aesthetically unique, patent-pending Backbone grille design for superior strength and damage resistance.
• Steep-slope analog crossovers with elliptical filters that provide up to 36 dB per octave slopes.
• All-new, proprietary, EV designed ergonomic handles and angled input panels.
• Floor monitors with patent-pending SST (Signal Synchronized Transducers) for perfect driver phase summation.
All set up and ready for Sunday’s service.
Modern keyboard synthesizers, electric guitars and large drum kits supplant traditional church organs as praise teams replace choirs. Tightly interwined in a new partnership with contemporary worship is the very latest in communication systems integration technology playing a pivotal role in this new multi-media experience. CareySound assisted Gate City Vineyard elders in transforming their new space at 204 South Westgate Drive, which is just a few blocks away from CareySound in the Pomona Business Park, into a worship space supplying the design and installation expertise necessary for the job..
The RSS V-System by Roland takes center stage in cutting edge audio system. Utilizing the Roland REAC digital network backbone running on inexpensive and flexible twisted-pair Cat 5e cabling, the V-Mix System takes a complete digital end-to-end system approach to audio distribution and control. It solves many of the problems that plague other digital audio solutions and analogue audio installations and allows for an easily expandable system. It’s not simply a digital replacement of a mixing console, but an entire digital audio system that only needs the addition of microphones and ‘front of house’ stacks & racks to complete the picture. It includes; 48 mix channels, 16 aux/monitor busses, 24 channels of insertable comps, 24 channels of insertable gates, four stereo digital effects processors, 12 system graphic eq’s, a digital two track recorder/player, stage drop boxes AND with the addition of a small laptop computer run wirelessly over Wi-Fi, a complete monitor mix system. Building the new audio system around the Roland RSS, systems integrator CareySound was able to contain costs and create an easy to use experience for the church that is high in features and low in maintenance.
Cutting edge technology is also integrated into the stage lighting system. High output color washes are provided by the new OPTI RGB lighting fixtures from Elation. Each fixtures is lamped with 24 high power 1 watt LEDS and feature full red-green-blue (RGB) color mixing with built in dimming, full remote control over 7 DMX channels, 25° beam angle and 50,000 hour lamp life. It provides exponentially more hours of lamp life than traditional incandescent bulbs which not only save money through electricity charges, elimination of expensive high current dimming circuits, elimination of color gel costs and bulb maintenance, but is also an environmentally "GREEN" product.
Two large projection screens with modern high lumen video projectors complete the multimedia installation.
Speaking of the Roland REAC network buss, the church also purchased the CakeWalk SONAR REAC software package that allows the simultaneous recording of all 40 individual audio tracks by simply connecting a PC running the SONAR software connected directly to the REAC bus via the computers built in Gigabit NIC network card.
The systems incredible ease of use enabled the tech team to get up and running with no training. Call CareySound today to deliver your new Roland System.
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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but...
Over the years a lot of people have worked for CareySound so it’s not unusual for one of them to use their time with us as a reference but this newest twist is just down right bizarre.
Twice in recent months, while closing on new installs, we have been surprised to find that we had been bidding against ourselves so to speak. Our competitors, two different local companies no less, were claiming in their bids that the audio had been designed by and was being supplied by CareySound. One can only assume that they thought by invoking our name they had a much better chance in securing the job. While we are flattered that they hold us in such regard we are more than a little alarmed that our name is being invoked by these inferior interlopers without our knowledge or consent. Not only have we never worked with these companies before, we have never even employed anyone working for them. So...
Please insist on the genuine article and look for the SoundMan™ on the label. If you have any doubts please call us at (336) 379-1943.
The RSS V-System by
Roland takes center stage in yet another new house
of worship in Wilson Mills, NC. Utilizing the
Roland REAC digital network backbone running on
inexpensive and flexible twisted-pair Cat 5e
cabling the Wilson Mills Baptist Church’s V-Mix
System takes a complete digital end-to-end system
approach to audio distribution and control. It
solves many of the problems that plague other
digital audio solutions and analogue audio
installations and allows for an easily expandable
International Restaurant and Lounge
Rumba D'Cache, one of
the largest live music nightclubs in NC, is now
open for business in Greensboro in the new
International Mall on West Market Street. Its first
big concert event will be on February 16 with
Colombian international recording artists Grupo
We were excited when owner Edwin Dubon took us on a tour of the facility. This is a very large room and it needed a top notch sound system that had to come in within a very tight budget for what had already become a multi million dollar project. It needed a system that could satisfy the needs of the many international groups that are booked for the venue and the gear had to have a reputation within the Latin community.
The timing could not have been more perfect. Our large inventory of Electro-Voice Manifold loudspeakers was being sold in preparation for our move to Pomona Drive and they made for a perfect fit at the new club. In addition to he Manifold system they also purchased a 40/ch DDA QII FOH console with a matching DDA QIIM monitor desk with Electro-Voice FS 12-2 concert monitor wedges and DeltaMax DM 1152 delay speakers for the back section of the main room and sound in the large pool table room. Additional Manifold boxes have been bought for a large outdoor stage in the front of the club for use this summer.
CareySound is proud to have played a role in this exciting new enterprise.
Springfield Baptist Church - High Point
This was a very reverberant sanctuary that had been having intelligibility problems for years. We we able to overcome those issues to their complete satisfaction without resorting to drastically more expensive acoustical treatment to the room utilizing a single source center point solution with high directivity.
Mt Zion Baptist Church - Greensboro
We just replaced their system that had never addressed some very serious problems in this room. This sanctuary is not only very wide but is was built completely backward to the way auditoriums are built with the tall part of the room in the front and the short part of the room in the rear end with a balcony. This arrangement effectively funneled all of the sound down into the back rows and presented many more reflective surfaces in the process. This in addition to a very loud HVAC system. We were able to solve this unique combination of issues with a precisely focusable speaker array.
Linda Sloan Theater - Greensboro, Day School - Greensboro
The system we just replaced was designed for general PA announcements and not for the ambitious live theater productions that the theater was intended to produce. For years the audience complained that they were unable to hear the performances particularly in the balcony and during their elaborate musicals with a live orchestra in the pit. The new sound system we designed addressed the only remaining issue standing in the way of this making it the finest performance theater in North Carolina.
Guilford Park Presbyterian Church - Greensboro
This long and thin sanctuary with a highly absorbent ceiling and seating area made it very difficult to hear in the back half of the room. It was either too loud in front or too soft in the rear. We solved this by designing a carefully timed, delayed, distributed sound system.
Aggie Stadium - NC A&T SU - Greensboro
The design criteria is this project was to get very high fidelity sound to the entire stadium that would be loud enough to be heard over a cheering crowd to enhance to very expensive high definition jumbo video system installed in their new scoreboard. It was solved with by working with the sign maker Barco to design a first of it's kind scoreboard that could handle the deployment of a full blown concert sound system.
Corbett Sports Center - NC A&T SU - Greensboro
Just having a PA system to make announcements for a basketball game is no longer acceptable at modern sporting events. A high output, high fidelity, easy to use & maintain and flexible use system was the design specifications for NCA&T's Corbett Sports System. We solved it using zoned high end concert loudspeaker components controlled and monitored with a sophisticated state-of-the-art control system.
We would love to take you on a tour of these facilities and discuss what we can do to provide you with you own solution.
In todays hyper technology driven environment, providing effective communication solutions is what we do every day. For three decades, attention to detail, dedication to customer satisfaction and constant retraining has been our focus. Every step of the way CareySound is there with you looking out for your best interest.
We are currently in
the install phase on the following projects:
Mt. Zion Baptist Church - Greensboro, NC
EV Xlc Line Array main sanctuary system upgrade
Evangel Christian Center - High Point, NC
AV systems featuring EV NetMax for training center
Providence Baptist Church - Greensboro, NC
AV systems for new family life center
Sloan Theater - Greensboro Day School - Greensboro, NC
Dynacord Cobra compact line-array system upgrade
Matthew's United Methodist Church - Matthew's, NC
Phase One - room combining upgrade in Gym and Fellowship Hall
All of the CareySound teem would like to thank you for this special recognition. We are honored that you placed your trust in us to be your A/V partner. CareySound has been partnering with churches and institutions for 29 years providing personalized solutions.
The Aggie athletes make it hunt and CareySound makes it growl.
Deep inside the beast, towering high over Aggie Stadium at North Carolina A&T State University, the CareySound crew was busy marking sure the dog would growl for the crowds attending last nights game. The secret to the beasts growl is in the EV X-Line Line Array System that CareySound installed two seasons ago inside the top of the scoreboard. ESPN was on hand to broadcast the game.
Electro-Voice EVI is the perfect choice
for Springfield Baptist
Without resorting to
very expensive acoustical solutions to control the
long reverberation times present in the design of
the sanctuary, the unique design of the EVI
loudspeaker proved to be the perfect solution.
While providing an even sound field to the seats
the system avoids adding excess energy to the
reverberant space by keeping the sound focused on
the congregation and off of the walls by means of
its patented EVI Vari Intense® horn.
The EVI system provides an economical solution for permanent installations that require coverage over a rectangular area. In a typical sanctuary, the distance from the loudspeaker to the last row is two or more times that to the front row, resulting in a substantial loss in level and intelligibility at the rear. The VI horn delivers 6 to 8 dB more SPL to the back of the room, overcoming the level loss without resorting to the expense and complexity of additional speaker systems or components.
Lead by Tommy Martin, the VP of sales at CareySound, our sales division was busy filling orders. The following are a few of the highlights not already mentioned in earlier posts.
It's a long way to the top if you want to mike the choir.
Following on the heals
of complete system replacement by us in March,
Guilford Park Presbyterian Church decided to add
microphones for the choir and their installation
provided this unique view of the sanctuary.
A new vision for Calvary Christian Center.
First it was a new drop
down rear projection screen and Sanyo video
projecter and then they added two Plasma monitors.
Once again high in the rafters, John Carey is seen here doing his high wire act for Dr. Chubbs.
CareySound has worked with Providence Baptist Church of Greensboro for years and Dr. Chubbs has once again blessed us with the A/V contract for their new expansion. We are still busy working on the project which is expected to be completed this fall that will provide a large multii-use room, more classrooms and new choir room.
The system installation trifecta we just commissioned at Greater Faith Missionary Baptist in Hickory of audio, video and lighting illustrates the blurring of once technical divides by the close integration of these technologies. And of course it wouldn't be a CareySound installation without an ample representation of the finest the audio industry has to offer in the BOSCH family of products. Electro-Voice speakers and microphones, Dynacord system processing and amplification, MIDAS mixing console, and University distribution.
Our uncompromising insistence on quality of product, workmanship, service and technical expertise ensures you the highest system performance with the lowest overall cost ownership.
Guilford Park Presbyterian Church is enjoying their new BOSCH sound system upgrade. KT equalizer - MIDAS console - EV EVID speakers - EV Polar Choice microphones - EV amplifiers all installed with BOSCH power
CareySound has been featured in an article in the latest edition of System Contractor News. SCN is a prestigious Audio Video Systems Integration trade publication.The article covers the three major installations at North Carolina A&T State University here in Greensboro, NC that we did last August. Aggie Stadium - Corbett Sports Center - Robeson Theater. You can go to the article by clicking here.
Greater Faith Deliverance Church of God in Winston-Salem, Pastor John C. McClurkin, is enjoying their new video system. The system features two 42" NEC Plasma Monitors and a three thousand lumen SANYO video projector . An Electro-Voice MA 1212 distribution amplifier and 6 EV 8" ceiling speakers provide the audio.
I'm not sure how these
press releases from Telex slipped by me since they
exclusively feature several installs we have done
our the past couple of years. The first one covers
the Cobra/MIDAS/Klark Teknik installation in Calvin
Gilmore's (of Carolina Opry fame) Tribute the
Concert theater in Myrtle Beach, SC. This system
still sets the benchmark for audio on the Carolina
The second article centers around Church audio and how we solved the new expectations of house of worship audio excellence with MIDAS consoles in a variety of local churches including Cathedral of his Glory and Westover Church in Greensboro. Churches present a unique audio challenge in that the message is paramount and any bad audio that stands in the way of this communication is unacceptable. MIDAS is at the leading edge of pristine audio mixing and they now have consoles that cover all price ranges. There just aren't any more excuses for bad audio, not even small budgets. But, don't just take my word on it. I dare you to call me now and make me prove it by setting up a demo in your venue.
Both of these articles (Carey_Tribute & Carey_Verona) can be found to the right in the Tech Download section.
Reverend Chubbs of Providence Baptist Church in Greensboro said, "Everything is Beautiful" since we performed our initial maintenance inspection, cleaning and tuning a couple of weeks ago. Call one of our account specialists now and make an appointment. Don't wait until it's broken.
The high-tech enclosure is lightweight and extremely durable. The enclosure has been engineered to provide maximum rigidity and acoustic performance. The port design overcomes the limitation of many small loudspeakers and enables exceptional low frequency response without vent noise. The ZX1’s long excursion, high output 8" woofer with a weatherized treated cone delivers smooth low frequency performance with exceptional reliability.
A sophisticated crossover network integrates it with the EV DH2005, a 1-inch exit true compression driver with extended frequency response and high output capability. Full-bandwidth overload protection is provided for reliable, long term operation without audible effect.
I double dare you to call us NOW to have us bring you a pair for evaluation and prove to you they are everything we say they are.
Not even a devastating wind storm, that brought construction to a stop at the end of last year in a pile of twisted framing, could deny Greater Faith Missionary Baptist their new church. "Of course the destruction from the storm was a terrible setback...but the new construction is coming along faster than expected," pastor Reverend Marcus Williams said. CareySound finished roughing in the wiring for the new sound and video system today and is looking forward to the completion of the new church along with Reverend Williams.
Over the years we have developed in–house programs to maintain our extensive equipment inventories in our rental and concert production departments. We are offering you this opportunity to benefit from our years of experience in electronic equipment maintenance. We have designed a maintenance program that throughly inspects your system and performs routine maintenance on a regular schedule.
The Center has received numerous awards during their 25 years of service providing speech therapy, community based rehabilitative services (C.B.R.S.) to a largely pediatric population and provide occupational therapy services. They are one of the largest private clinics in this area in their specalty. The new system allows the parents to discretely listen to the therapy sessions involving their children.
Nicole Ackley, an application specialist that has worked for CareySound for over three years worked with the Center to design the new system. The core of the systems, which include multiple rooms, consist of Electro-Voice 7100 amplifiers and Evid loudspeaker systems and are controlled with a Rane MLM 42 mixer. Special attention was placed on the choice and placement of microphones to accommodate both clear amplification and discreetness. A combination of Crown PCC barrier microphones and Sennheiser wireless lapel systems were chosen for the task.
For more information concerning this installation please call CareySound at (336) 379-1943,