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INDIANA’S VALPARAISO NAZARENE CHURCH TURNS
TO GUITAR CENTER PROFESSIONAL FOR ITS NEW WORSHIP FACILITY A/V NEEDS
— GC Pro provides critical
help for the Valparaiso Nazarene Church in choosing technology products
for audio, lighting and musical instruments for the church’s new
worship facility —
VILLAGE, CA, April 29, 2010— When Indiana’s Valparaiso
Nazarene Church decided to invest in a brand new facility, it worked
with Guitar Center Professional
(GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on
the needs of professional users, as its partner to provide a wide range
of audio products, support and consultation. The new eight-million dollar
facility features a 1700-seat venue that is used weekly for worship
services and live concert events, plus it also has an audio/video production
studio used to produce the church’s various DVDs, CDs and Podcast
materials. To make certain the new facility’s audio/video and
lighting systems would be exactly what the church needed, GC Pro’s
account manager Dan Scalpone worked closely and collaborated with one
of the church’s Worship Leaders, Jake Randall, in choosing everything
to keep Valparaiso Nazarene at the cutting edge.
just randomly called Guitar Center, I got ahold of Dan at GC Pro, and
told him I’ve got this huge project,” stated Randall. “I
just have a bunch of questions and I need pricing,” and Dan said
he would love to help. It was just from that one phone call that the
relationship started between GC Pro and myself. To this day I call him
anytime I need anything for our audio and video systems.”
Dan Scalpone did, from that first phone call, was help Randall make
the church’s vision of a state-of-the-art venue and production
complex a reality. “He went above and beyond,” Randall commented,
“Dan and the GC Pro team drove out here, looked at the facility
and began advising me on what equipment would streamline what we had
envisioned. And the only reason we are up and running today as efficiently
as we are is because of Dan and GC Pro. They went through everything
with a fine-tooth comb and nailed everything down. Truly attention to
centerpiece of the audio system at Front-of-House position is a Digidesign
VENUE D-Show® System, which is based around the VENUE D-Show console
and employs a VENUE FOH Rack and Stage Rack processing and I/O system.
This configuration allows Randall the flexibility to handle any situation
or performance that might come into the venue. Other audio, video and
lighting equipment furnished by GC Pro includes several Apple computers;
Samsung LCD monitors; a Sony HVRV1U 1080P HDV Camcorder; AJA Ki-Pro
Portable Digital Disk Recorder; a large complement of both wired and
wireless microphones from AKG, Audio-Technica, Earthworks, Heil, Rode,
Shure, and Sennheiser; multiple Elation Professional Design Spot 575E
moving head spotlights; a complete Gretsch drum kit with Sabian and
Paiste cymbals; and much more.
continues, “It’s actually really funny, when we get artists
such as Contemporary Christian musician Jeremy Camp in to perform, they
don’t have to bring any gear with them because they don’t
need to. They use all of our lights and lighting console, all of our
rigging, our front-of-house VENUE board, our line array system, everything.
For most bands, they can walk into our sanctuary and have everything
they need. I owe that to getting the right advice and equipment from
church has come a long way from its original dwelling that began in
a tent in 1924. Today, Valparaiso Nazarene Church ministers to close
to fifteen hundred people every week, and Scalpone likes to think that
GC Pro is partly responsible for its members coming back year after
year. “They wanted to create a venue that really stood out from
a technological standpoint and utilize newer technologies to create
a unique worship environment and great live experience for the congregation,”
stated Scalpone. “Working closely with Jake, we were able to put
together a comprehensive package of equipment solutions that not only
did everything he needed, but was well within their budget. That is
a true partnership.”
more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.
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Photo Caption 1: The Front-of-House mixing area for Valparaiso, Indiana’s
Valparaiso Nazarene Church, which features a Digidesign VENUE D-Show®
System. This system and many other pieces of A/V and lighting equipment,
along with musical instruments, was sourced by Guitar Center Professional.
File 2: ValparaisoChurch_Photo2.JPG
Photo Caption 2: Valparaiso, Indiana’s Valparaiso Nazarene Church.
The church recently looked to Guitar Center Professional to source a
wide range of A/V, lighting and musical instruments, in addition to
support and consultation.
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