Audio Technology

Different installations require different approaches. Like any creative process, we look at which tools are most suited to the job in hand, and can pick from a wide range of manufacturers such as Yamaha, Midas, Audio Technica, Soundcraft, D&B, Allen and Heath, AKG, BSS, Apple, Ohm, dbx, JBL, KV2 and Van Damme, amongst others.

We only specify professional equipment, believing that high-quality speaks for itself, both audibly and aesthetically. The benefits of using industry-standard equipment are reaped in its longevity and superior functionality, as well as its ability to blend in with its surroundings.

Whether digital or analogue, there are tools to build a perfect sound system to every specification.

For example…

In a large church a full band with electric instruments and drums regularly lead the worship. The main room, a converted warehouse, is long and thin. We install a line-array speaker system coupled with sub-woofers on the floor to give a full, musical sound with plenty of headroom to cope with a live band. At the control end there is a digital desk, operated by volunteer staff in the church, all of whom were given full training by Live Rooms. Monitor mixes are done by the band themselves on their iPhones and iPads via applications that link into the sound desk. To keep stage noise down the whole band are using in ear monitors, also provided by Live Rooms.

In the more traditional church building down the road, only speech reinforcement is required as the organ provides enough volume by itself, and is the only instrument used in the worship service.
As the church is made of stone and has a long reverberation time we opt for a distributed system of several aesthetically pleasing column speakers. Each speaker’s signal has a time delay on it so that the sound from every speaker arrives at the listener at the same time, making a pleasing, natural and highly intelligible overall sound.
As there are no volunteers to work the sound system, an intuitive touch screen is provided in the church that the vicar can use from the pulpit to adjust microphone volumes and play music. The system is set up within safe parameters so that the vicar does not need to worry about the finer details of operation.