Things to understand about Pro Sound and PA Sound Systems
Churches, although visually beautiful spaces designed for worship, have long been known for their reverberant acoustics. That’s why; many parishes make the important investment in their church sound system so that the sermon can be heard by everyone in the church clearly.
PA Sound Systems for Church
PA Sound Systems (public address systems) are used for amplifying sound. Generally speaking systems consist of a sound mixer, amplifier, speakers and microphones among other peripheral devices. The goal is to transmit sound for both the spoken word and the music evenly throughout a worship space. If one is looking for PA sound systems for church, there are some things to keep in mind.
While a good pro sound system design will often save ordinary AV equipment, yet the best equipment can not compensate for a poor design. Audio system design by a company that specializes in church audio is vital to ensure the best system for worship public address needs.
Need of a Pro Sound System for Worship
Churches can be among the most complex difficult surroundings to install properly a Pro Sound System. Pro sound systems come in many variations. In order to decide what you will need in a pro sound system, you have to identify how many people you need to address, the size and shape of the space and the uses of the system including speaking, singing and instrumentation. Custom audio system design also carefully addresses the placement of the speakers for acoustics as well as aesthetics in the worship space. A pro sound system may be designed to provide sound to churches with very large attendance or a smaller system to offer appropriate sound coverage for small worship spaces
Things to Consider for Audio System Renovations
The most effective and reliable designs: All church audio systems are integrated; the chapel, main church, hall and other spaces, the church audio systems can perform independently or synchronically as one. In larger worship spaces the church sound systems are controlled by the church sound engineer.
The engineer manages church sound settings for any scenario including broadcast into auxiliary spaces, the nursery, foyer, and chapel. In smaller spaces a digital sound selector can be programmed by the audio system specialist for one touch settings for all size services.
Most important, a careful analysis of the space and the needs of the church will help identify the best solutions and the PA sound system will be designed tailored to the unique scenario at each church.
The author is associated with Power Sound of New England, (PSNE) an audio visual design company serving all of New England including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. They have specialization in Pro Sound, PA Sound Systems, AV Installation and other Church Sound System Installation.