Understanding Speaker Placement

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by Bryan Cole

Speaker placement has to some always been a black art – sound being a technology that you can’t physically “see” it’s not always a simple self-explanatory thing. If you are installing a new sound system in your facility, one of the biggest influences on sound quality that you can have is to have an industry professional “measure” the room response using proper test equipment. This will allow you to understand more about what sound does to the room – or maybe better put – what your room does to the sound. So much of the end sonic product of a room is the result the room’s shape and structure, not the choice of loudspeaker as many would think. Unfortunately, churches all too often reach for the “best sounding” (aka best marketed) loudspeaker, and the result is less than hoped. A less costly loudspeaker, properly placed in a well-treated room, will allow your loudspeaker to do what it does best – deliver sound to the listener – while having the room do less of what it is good at: adding many more “out of time” arrivals at the listener’s ear.

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Yamaha and Audinate Present Exclusive Free Webinar

In Audio, home_page, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

On Wednesday, May 23rd, Yamaha and Audinate are teaming up to present an exclusive joint, free webinar entitled Audio Networking For Houses Of Worship, Colleges and Universities, which will examine Dante-enabled solutions for system design, implementation and management for carrying large numbers of audio channels around an auditorium and for distributing audio throughout institutional campuses.

Hosted by the Yamaha Professional Audio U.S. site and ProSoundWeb, the webinar will feature Andy Cooper (Manager, Pro Audio Application Engineering, Yamaha R&D Centre London) and Karl Christmas (Technical Marketing Manager, Yamaha R&D Centre London), alongside Kieran Walsh (Audinate Director of Application Engineering, EMEA).

Specific topics will include: A brief history and overview of Dante networking; why Yamaha uses Dante, along with an introduction to its Dante-enabled products; what makes Dante suitable for house of worship, education, and campus applications; how Yamaha uses Dante in its systems; System examples, case studies and much more.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, where participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions. The webinar is timed to allow as many people in Europe and the US as possible to participate, taking place at 6pm European time, 5pm UK time, 12 noon US Eastern time and 9am US Pacific time.

Registration for the webinar is free. To register, visit http://9016creative.jalbum.net/Yamaha_Audinate-Webinar

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PreSonus® Audio Technology Brings Clarity of Message to Brooks United Methodist Church

In Audio, home_page, Install News, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

Seeking to equip, encourage, empower, and impact its congregation for a meaningful worship experience, Brooks United Methodist Church (UMC) offers a comprehensive range of ministries to better engage its congregation. Guided by the Rev. Jason L. Robinson, the church recently opened its brand-new worship center. To ensure the congregation could hear clearly and enjoy the music, a capable sound reinforcement system was deemed essential. Ultimately, church management selected mixer and loudspeaker technology drawn from the catalog of PreSonus Audio Electronics (www.presonus.com) of Baton Rouge, LA.

SSP Custom Sound LLC of York, PA, a design / build AV integration and live sound production firm, was contracted to design and deploy the church’s new sound reinforcement system. After consulting with church officials, the decision was made to install PreSonus StudioLive RM32AI and RM16AI 32- and 16-channel rack mount digital mixers with Active Integration, cascaded through an AVB Network along with a PreSonus CS18AI Ethernet/AVB control surface. For loudspeakers, the SSP Custom Sound team deployed two PreSonus WorxAudio X3 all-in-one compact line arrays augmented by two PreSonus WorxAudio X115S high SPL subwoofers. Steven Pappas, owner, system designer, and audio engineer for SSP Custom Sound LLC, discussed the project.

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TC Furlong, Inc. to Host First Showing of New Yamaha RIVAGE PM7

In Audio, home_page, Uncategorized by Chris Hardin

TC Furlong, Inc. will present the first public showing of the new Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 Digital Audio Console Series. Yamaha Systems Application Engineer, Kevin Kimmel, Regional District Manager, Mike Eiseman, and TC Furlong staff will be on-hand to demo the new PM7 console.

The first event will take place on Tuesday, April 24, between 5:00-7:00 pm for an after-hours event at TC Furlong HQ in Lake Forest, IL.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

The second event will take place on Wednesday, April 25, between 4:30-7:30 pm in a downtown Open House at the Goodman Theatre – Chicago, IL.

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Nerdy Church Talk Conference

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Nerdy Church Talk Conference is a full three-day Church AVL conference for both the beginner and advanced Church AVL Tech! Join with speakers from Elevation Church, Bethel Church, Lakewood Church, …

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AGI Installs NEXO and Yamaha for Lawton First Assembly

In Audio, home_page, Install News by Chris Hardin

Lawton First Assembly located in Lawton, Oklahoma has a 10-year history with AGI Professional of Eugene, Oregon. “We needed an AVL company that would understand what our needs were,” states Senior Pastor Don Barnes. “Our church was so outdated, we even had the original red carpet. We were in need of a facelift and without a large budget, AGI always looks ahead so we don’t spend money on products that would soon be obsolete. Greg Slape (AGI owner) knows the church as well as he knows the technology.” The company was again chosen to specify and install complete audio, video, and lighting systems first in the youth auditorium followed by the sanctuary.

The youth auditorium consists of stereo left/right NEXO GEO S1210 arrays, five per side, a NEXO GEO S1230 per side, four PS8 speakers for front fills, four PS10s used as monitor wedges, and two RS18 subwoofers. The center speech array consists of eight NEXO GEO S8s, a Yamaha M7CL-48 Digital Audio Console, and Panasonic video projection.

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Willow Creek Community Church Gets Massive Audio System Upgrade Including Focusrite RedNet Components

In Audio, home_page, Install News by Chris Hardin

Willow Creek Community Church is among the largest worship facilities in the U.S., serving a weekly congregation of 26,000 in the Chicagoland area. The church’s 800,000-square-foot main campus, located in South Barrington, Illinois, recently underwent a major upgrade to its AV systems, including Yamaha FOH, monitor and broadcast consoles, a robust Dante™ network infrastructure, Cisco network switches, Meyer Sound MILO and M2D systems and much more. Helping to distribute the audio between each location is a number of RedNet Dante-networked audio interfaces from Focusrite.

As with many modern churches, AV production takes a central role in worship, including video screens and closed-circuit feeds, broadcast and streaming, and more. Matt Wentz, who has been with the church for the past 11 years and for the past six the Audio Systems Engineer, notes, “Our whole production team is as many as 30 people total, and they’re broken up into three smaller crews. We updated our video systems last year, and it was important we upgrade the audio to keep up. Dante was clearly the right solution as far as networking such a big campus, and we were running into some conversion issues here and there. After doing extensive research, I acquired a RedNet 6 interface, and the rest sort of came together piece by piece.”

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