The Mosaiek Church, situated in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, recently made significant strides in achieving its ambition to raise its flagship venue, the Mosaiek Teatro, to world-class technical standards. Highly respected audio engineer and current head of technical at the church, Estian Els, spoke with ETECH about the Mosaiek’s commitment to employing the latest in digital technology at the venue.

One of the important goals that Els wanted to achieve with the upgraded sound system at the Mosaiek Teatro was a seamless migration from analogue to digital, which was also achieved by Stage Audio Works, using state-of-the-art technology by QSC.

The QSC Q-SYS is one of the world’s leading platforms for scalable audio, video and control as it leverages the power of Intel processing, the robustness and mission-critical reliability of a purpose-built Linux kernel, the interoperability of IEEE networking standards, and the limitless potential of the Q-SYS realtime operating system to deliver an open and IT-friendly eco-system. The capabilities of Q-SYS software-based processing and control transcends the limitations found in a single purpose, hardware-based products. 

“A large part of the upgrade was moving the entire rig onto a digital network, which has been achieved with the help of Stage Audio Works’ outstanding use of Q-Sys. Currently, there is no copper between front of house and the stage, as everything has been integrated on the network.”

Els adds that the level of service and expertise delivered by Stage Audio Works was exceptional. “Stage Audio Works offered outstanding customer support and the installation carried out was truly outstanding. All of the cabling and racking has been managed by Stage Audio Works, and their work really sets the standard. Nathan Ihlenfeldt and his team not only met but exceeded all of our expectations, and we are very proud of what we have to offer our worship community as well as private parties that hire our venue for their events,” he concludes.