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 […]
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, […]
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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Grace Church (Eden Prairie, MN)
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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