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By Nick Colleran The cancellation or reinforcement in various sound frequency ranges is a function of the distance from the sound source to the room walls. If sound hits a wall halfway through its cycle, the positive peak of the wave reflects back and combines with the negative “trough” of the wave and cancels to […]

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Upgrade!

Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, FL, recently expanded its sanctuary and updated its audio system. The church also expanded its stage lighting and added projection. 

(Photo courtesy of Custom Sound Designs)

How one church (successfully) updated its technology and improved the worship experience.

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Need an acoustical intervention?

Originally designed as acoustical wall panels for custom field painting, Tone Tiles™ are now 
available in larger sizes that mimic drywall but absorb sound rather than reflecting echoes back into a room. 

(Photo courtesy of 
Acoustics First 
Corporation)

By Nick Colleran and Jim DeGrandis The No. 1 cause of poor sound in a large space is inappropriate reverb time, or RT60 — the time it takes for sound to fully decay, 60 decibels down, from its initial impact. While a large, open hall might enhance a traditional choir and blend or average pitch, […]

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Case study: Ohio church upgrades its digital system

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By Lisa Young The main auditorium at Naz Church in Grove City, OH, seats about 2,800 and has a congregation of 3,000. The church recently installed two Yamaha CL Series Digital Audio Consoles — a CL5 at front of house and a CL1 at monitors — as well as eight Rio input/output boxes: two Rio3224-D, […]

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Is your space music-friendly — by design?

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Simple strategies to make it so

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Good Steward Awards 2013: Technology (Special Needs)

Grace Church (Eden Prairie, MN)

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Sanctuary Acoustics FAQs

Just about every worship space has “acoustical culprits” — under-the-radar elements which rob this critical venue of its sound clarity. We asked Nick Colleran, vice president of Acoustics First Corporation in Richmond, VA, to navigate some of them for us.

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Pastor mic selection 101

The best mic choice “speaks” to communication style, first.

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Worship acoustics

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How to ramp up sermon intelligibility and minimize background noise

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The method behind the magic

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Environmental projection (EP) is an breathtaking, exciting — and cost-effective way — to “paint a picture” this Christmas season.

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