The certified experts at Sound Planning know that the decision to upgrade your existing sound system or AV system can be a daunting one– especially if, like so many of us, you spent the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent world-wide shut downs investing heavily in sound and AV systems that would help keep you connected to your staff, volunteers, and your customers or patrons. Further investments to upgrade, install, or completely fix the systems that you’ve been using for the past few years– or longer– might even seem excessive.
Is your church or house of worship thinking about upgrading a currently installed sound system? You’re certainly not alone! Consider your entire system when you think about upgrades, not just pieces of the system that might be causing issues for you. Remember that upgrading should put you in a growth mindset! Let’s get brainstorming!
What is ‘Acoustic Modeling’ and how does Sound Planning use this system to take your projects from “How?” to “Wow!”
Acoustic Modeling is one of the many premier tools that the expert integrators at Sound Planning use to help plan and build your custom audio-visual system. But what the heck is it? Simply put, Acoustic Modeling creates a computer model of all the annoying little things that you may have noticed yourself when you last stood in a room and had to listen to something. Places where the sound was bad or unclear; places where the audio speakers were too soft or, more likely, far too loud. Acoustic Modeling helps the Sound Planning integrators determine where and why all these annoyances happen by testing the real acoustics of whatever space you might be using. Now, put down that air-dry clay; these models are purely digital. But these 3D digital models represent the real spaces you work in every day and help the Sound Planning team design the best possible custom solutions.
Has your church or house of worship recently been hearing a lot of “I wish–!” statements? “I wish we could do this, but I don’t know how!” “We’ve been seeing a lot of new folks at our online services, I wish we could accommodate them better.” “I wish we had another microphone/camera here!” You’re not alone; many companies and organizations had to make quick decisions when the country went into lockdown about how much was enough as they struggled to stay connected to their patrons, parishioners, or other members of their house of worship. Those quick decisions were appropriate for the conditions that were just developing at the time, but for many organizations, it has been years since they first made the jump to a professional sound or audio-visual installation for their remote communication. Those “I wish” statements are probably starting to sound pretty repetitive!