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Discord: The Story of Noise

Rob Rogers - Wednesday, December 05, 2012

From machinery hums and traffic sounds to electronic devices and chatter, we are bombarded each day with noise. A great deal has been made of how this effects our lives. In his book, "Discord: The Story of Noise", author Mike Goldsmith takes a look at the science and history behind how people have dealt with noise. He discusses how our understanding of the scientific principles behind sound have evolved throughout history to our current awareness of the important role sound plays in our physical environments such as churches, auditoriums, schools and other public spaces. 

In our line of work, we get to see first hand the effects of sound on our environment. We study it, and we provide solutions to optimize how sound shapes the perception of the listeners. Through science and art, we can help a space become more than a just space. We help create an aural experience that is congruent with the intended use of each room. 

To find out more about how we can help you, give us a call at (800) 893-7555 or contact us online.      


Is it time to renovate your organization's audio system?

Rob Rogers - Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I recently read an article detailing an audio renovation for an auditorium that was home to worship services, concerts, weddings, and other special events. The article underscored the important point that over time sound systems may begin to deteriorate or show their age. Wear and tear from continuous use and/or abuse can take a toll, and certainly new technology has made it possible to construct better sound through more user-friendly interfaces.    

That said, it's a good idea to conduct a periodic sound audit for your facility. 

  • Does your current system meet your current needs? 
  • Are there components in your current system that are failing or not performing properly? 
  • Are you and your congregation, customers, patrons, etc. satisfied with the quality of sound in your space and your system's ease of use?
  • Are there things that you wish you could do that you cannot do with your current system?

If it's time for you take another look at your organization's sound needs, we'd love to help. Our experts can help you understand your options and tailor a solution that works best for your needs. Give us a call at 800-893-7555 or contact us online. We'd love to hear from you.