Lighting Consoles Guide: Shedding Light On Choices

Learn about a half-dozen options that are particularly scalable, beginning with personal computer operability, all the way up to multiuniverse, full-size lighting consoles.

Lighting Consoles Guide: Shedding Light On Choices
Understanding that scalability is a very important thing to consider for houses of worship, this guide takes a closer look at six different lighting console manufacturers that offer a significant amount of scalability that make any of them worthy of consideration for a church looking for such a console.
Lighting Consoles Guide: Shedding Light On Choices
Understanding that scalability is a very important thing to consider for houses of worship, this guide takes a closer look at six different lighting console manufacturers that offer a significant amount of scalability that make any of them worthy of consideration for a church looking for such a console.

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If your church is a fledgling organization that meets in a gym, school auditorium or other rented space, you might own a couple of LED fixtures or you might tie into the house lighting system. If your church is larger and there is a need to add buttons for added functionality, it makes operating a lighting system fantastically easier and will streamline your lighting processes.

With a dedicated lighting console, it combines software and hardware in the same box. This will include built-in console software and hardware, buttons, faders, outputs and maybe even desk lamps.

Pike
Pike

Read this 12-page PDF by Charlie Pike, stage and lighting director for Victory World Church in Atlanta, Georgia, pertaining to many of the lighting console capabilities available today, and a detailed look at six different console manufacturers and their current offerings. For the last four years, Pike has worked at Victory World Church improving their already immense production departments, as well as lending his services to other churches in need.

The focus of this lighting consoles guide, Pike notes, is not as a means to cover all of the lighting console choices on the market, but at the very least, to get the conversation started.




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Comments

By Andres Caamano on August 30, 2017

Ricklight:

Thank you for your comment. As the writer in this PDF noted:

“In no way do I claim that this guide serves as a complete comprehensive document to cover all of the lighting console choices on the market, but it will at the very least get the conversation started.”

While the six consoles that are the prime focus as noted here provide an opportunity to “get the conversation started,” it by no means represents that other capable consoles are not available in the market, such as ETC consoles that you noted.

By Ricklight on August 30, 2017

Not listing ETC consoles is a huge limitation to this booklet. ETC is one of the largest and most popular makers in the world and meets all the other requirements mentioned. There are even photos of ETC consoles in use.

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