by Ron Simonson, P.E.
President & CEO
Our second Church Sound Training Seminar was held at Champions Centre, Bellevue, Washington. Again, over 50 church sound techs came for a great day of classes, demos and personal interaction. The two Harman Pro 50′ tractor-trailer rigs were tightly packed into the parking lot at Champions Centre, Bellevue and there was lots of sunshine, so church sound techs were out in force for the free demos.
We were warmly greeted by Mike Patterson, Champions Centre technical director for both the Tacoma and Bellevue campuses. Mike graciously allowed us to provide facility tours of their new church home in Bellevue. CCI Solutions systems consultant Greg Hearns hosted tours of the technical facilities and worship center at Champions Centre. Greg was CCI Solutions’ lead consultant for the sound and lighting systems and was busy throughout the day giving tours to some very interested church sound techs!
I had another great time teaching contemporary worship acoustics in my class. Tom Der, Soundcraft National Sales Manager, taught on digital audio consoles, Joe Wagner from AKG taught on wireless microphones, Loren Robinson from Crown on networked digital audio and Jim Mathews from Plus Four Marketing taught church sound techs how to setup and run their systems based upon his 25 years of live sound mixing experience, including being the sound tech for Tower of Power!
Another great day of teaching and learning! Now, it’s on to Portland, Oregon and New Hope Community Church for our final seminar day on Saturday!