United at Hillsong Conference 2010

Hillsong Conference opened on the 5th of July and I had the pleasure of mixing United on the opening night. This years event was in the Acer Arena as usual but configured ‘in the round’. Jands provided all things sound, lighting was provided by Chameleon and video by Big Picture. The PA was the L-Acoustics K1 and consoles were the Yamaha PM1D and 5D for monitors and the D-Show Profile and 5D at FOH (house band and guests).

Here are a few pictures from the event!

Carlos Arellano - July 15, 2010 - 1:03 am

K1 is brutal!!

Kyle McMahon - July 14, 2010 - 9:53 pm

Very cool… How did you like the K1? See you in less than 10 days.

United May/June 2010 in Europe

An eventful 3 weeks in Europe and the UK have been and gone with great events ranging from a 900 cap. room in Paris, France to a 30 000 cap. sports arena in Arnhem, The Netherlands.. Our complete itinerary was:

Belfast, Ireland

Stanford Hall, UK

Wiston House, UK

Paris, France

Zurich, Switzerland

Dusseldorf, Germany

Arnhem, The Netherlands

Vejle, Denmark

Oslo, Norway

Stockholm, Sweden

Edinburgh, Scotland

London, UK

Consoles at FOH ranged from the Yamaha PM5D, PM1D and the D-show Venue which as you can see by one of the photos above had a ‘Windows is shutting down’ moment. As is usual, the console continued to pass audio and fader control remained, all other control was disabled.. Fun times mid show!!

United Monitors 2010

Brad Law from Cuepoint Productions in Sydney, Australia heads up monitors for United. Heres a brief run down of how we are operating this year.

JimmyRudder - June 10, 2010 - 9:45 am

We use wireless Sennheiser e500’s with 935 capsules.

Greg - June 7, 2010 - 3:03 pm

I’m really pumped on the setup. It looks great. I love the crowd noise application. In ears tend to disconnect, and that’s a great way to combat that issue.
What kind of vocal microphones do you run?
Wireless sens?
Wireless shures?
Please advise.

Carlos Arellano - June 6, 2010 - 1:23 pm

Good stuff!!thanks!!

United Lighting 2010

Ian Hendrick designs and runs lighting for United. View below for a quick run down of the gear that makes up the events..

JimmyRudder - July 14, 2012 - 12:12 am

Hey Matthew,
Direct from our light director Ian Hendrick to you:

“Depending on the event, I’ll normally run DMX data in one of two ways…

Option A (for smaller events) is a dedicated DMX multicore, incorporating however many DMX streams I’ll need on proper DMX cable, backup DMX lines, a power circuit or two, and possibly a comms cable.

Option B (for larger events), involves converting the DMX to a protocol that can be carried over an Ethernet network – typically MA-Net, Artnet, or Pathport, depending on what equipment the production company has in inventory. This is run down a single (+ a spare) Cat5 (or Cat6) cable to a central DMX conversion and distribution point at dimmers. Occasionally, for an install, I’ll distribute the Ethernet network all the way to individual rigging points, and step down to DMX at individual nodes throughout the rig.

If you absolutely need to continue running data down the audio loom, I’d suggest putting a terminated DMX Splitter (Opto Isolator) directly off the back (stage end) of the XLR run to hopefully give you as clean a signal as possible before it hits your fixtures. Make sure you install a DMX terminator at the end of any DMX runs if you’re still having problems.

For some more information on Ethernet standards for DMX distribution, have a chat with the people at http://www.pathwayconnect.com

Matthew Burrows - June 30, 2012 - 5:52 am

Hey, just wondering how you guys send your DMX line from FOH to stage? Been having loads of problems with our church set up because they sent the signal through the multicore which is obviously XLR and has a higher impedance than DMX! Thanks

Sarah Davis - June 2, 2011 - 3:14 pm

Do you happen to know what the large lights, that look similar to beam searches are that they used in the beautiful exchange album? They are amazing and add such a unique effect!

JimmyRudder - May 20, 2011 - 4:32 pm

As per Ian Hendrick, our lighting designer: “Each one was 3x Barco ‘MiStrip’ bolted together, driven from a Coolux ‘Pandora’s Box’ media server.”
Hope that helps!

Mitch Beauman - May 20, 2011 - 8:33 am

Can you tell me what fixtures Hillsong used on stage during the aftermath tour? They were free standing vertical light bars. Very cool effect! Thanks