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Ten Reasons Why Church Sound Systems Cost More

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In a day of mail order mania and cost consciousness, remind your church sound customers of some basic truths

by Pat Brown

A letter to a church sound committee might read:

Thank you again for the opportunity to provide you … Read more

Piezo Magic – Accurate Gain Structure Using a Common Device

By Pat Brown

Pat Brown will show you a way to set gain structure by using a piezo tweeter.

In order to set the gain structure of a signal processing chain properly, it is necessary to determine when each device … Read more

Meaningful Metering for an Audio Waveform

By Pat Brown

There are at least three significant parameters that can be monitored for audio waveform – Peak, RMS and average. Pat explains each of them.

It is beneficial for the sound system operator to have some visual feedback … Read more

Miking a Choir Without Feedback

Tools of the Trade – By Pat Brown

Pat Brown showed how he miked a choir to get a lot of acoustic gain and no feedback. MP3 included.

I recently helped provide sound reinforcement for a local benefit concert. “An … Read more

The Octagon-Shaped Room Pt 1 – Site Survey

A Case Study – By Pat Brown

This article by Pat Brown presents a case study of an audio installation of an octagon-shaped room, beginning with a site survey.

Introduction

In this multi-part article I will look at a complete … Read more

Anatomy of a Service Call

Pat Brown took an average and simple service call and documented his steps to finding the problem and his solution to the problem.

By Pat Brown

The sound system in the Chapel at a local nursing home had all of … Read more