Since 1964, Grace Polaris Church in Columbus, Ohio has seen a rapid increase in their congregation from a group of 30 to now serving over 2,000 members As Grace Polaris’ congregation continued to grow, their need for a new worship center increased and in 2018 they started construction on a new space. They turned to InteRise of Nashville, TN for an extensive AVL and acoustic installation that would transform the space and engage their audience. The three-year renovation partnership provided upgrades that have been integral in a time where congregations are advised to stay home to promote social distancing and their services switch to live streams.
GRACE POLARIS CHURCH
The decision was made to install a NEXO STM speaker system, along with an Avid S6L-32D console allow the church to boost their live production. These additions met the needs of being able to record to ProTools and do virtual soundchecks which allows the volunteers to record all of the channels before a service and practice mixing, along with providing high channel count.
With the new Dante-enabled audio network from InteRise, Grace Polaris now has the flexibility to create a custom mix that’s catered for an at-home audience with a separate broadcast audio console, while still mixing in-house for the benefit of the worship team.
”InteRise worked closely with the architects, construction company and the electrical contractor to ensure infrastructure was in place for everything that was needed in their system design. Everyone at InteRise has been very knowledgeable and very professional. Working with them has been a pleasant experience, and they are always there to help us if we run into trouble. We can’t speak highly enough of the InteRise team.Brent DyeAudio Engineer at Grace Polaris