For Sound Systems, Don’t Design Solely On Popular Trends

Doing the math, though, does not guarantee that the system will be great. The models and math are only as good as the information provided.

For Sound Systems, Don’t Design Solely On Popular Trends
This may sound simple, but an engineer needs to look at the system with some common sense. For instance, you would not place a line array system in a board room, just as you wouldn't use ceiling speakers for a full band application. This is obviously a crazy scenario, but in most situations, it is not so clear cut.
For Sound Systems, Don’t Design Solely On Popular Trends
This may sound simple, but an engineer needs to look at the system with some common sense. For instance, you would not place a line array system in a board room, just as you wouldn't use ceiling speakers for a full band application. This is obviously a crazy scenario, but in most situations, it is not so clear cut.

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For Sound Systems, Don’t Design Solely On Popular Trends

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When it is all said and done, you cannot take a system and carbon copy it from one venue to another.  Each system requires the engineer to take time to think about the system and apply some logic and industry knowledge to it.  It takes time to do the hard scratch work in the design. 

Getting out the piece of paper and pencil can add to the time of the project, but it will typically help the design of the overall system.  Then finally, take the time and detail out the system.  Give as much detail as you can muster and be intentional with details to the point that someone could walk in and figure out the system from your drawings.




More About Tom Noble
Tom Noble received his Bachelor of Science in Acoustics from Columbia College in Chicago. During college, he served as a researcher for the Army Corps of Engineers with a specific focus on Low-Frequency Propagation. After college, he owned his own company working with churches and other AV clients. One of his favorite jobs during that time was being able to design and build a recording studio in downtown Nashville. Shortly after, he worked for an integrator, doing work all over the country, specializing in DSP programming and tuning of rooms for many churches and large corporate clients. He is now the head AV design engineer for Lifeway Christian Resources in Nashville. He is married to his beautiful wife with an amazing son and beautiful little daughter.
Get in Touch: tom.noble@lifeway.com    More by Tom Noble

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Worship Facilities Magazine, November-December 2017
The November-December 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a review of the 49 New Product Award entries this year, as well as those entries up for Solomon Awards in 2017.


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