media system consulting, engineering
for churches and Christian
Our consulting team provides
detailed media system evaluations, engineering and design services. Whether it
is a small chapel, sanctuary, or large multipurpose
room, we can prepare designs you can trust to meet you needs and maintain your
To Whom It May
An open letter to prospective clients
Reports from some completed
needs to be ...Intelligible.
The Music needs
to be ...Emotional.
The Drama needs
to be ...Intimate.
OUR CONSULTING SERVICES
Audio and Video System
This system evaluation service
includes an on-site visit
with an interview, an inspection and a report.
is with the most appropriate people: system operators, the music director,
minister, building committee, etc. The purpose being, to gather information
about your programs, personality, and the worship styles of your congregation.
covers all parts of the existing audio system (if there is one) and the room
itself. Knowing your current state of affairs, is necessary before proceeding
will address ideas for improvements in areas where a
need has been identified. The goal is to allow you to see your choices for
minimizing negative aspects and maximizing the positive. It also addresses the
scope of work, budget concerns and cost for engineering and design work.
visits can also address acoustics, theatrical lighting, and staging.
Whether an audio system is
being used for the first time, or has been in service for a number of years, it
needs to be properly calibrated or it cannot perform to its fullest potential.
Calibration is more
than simply adjusting the equalizer. It is correctly balancing each component's
output to the next component's input. If impedances, voltage or grounding is out
of balance, the results will greatly hinder an otherwise acceptable system. You
might think of it as a "tune up" for your system.
Many a brave soul
has been overwhelmed by the switches, knobs, and meters of the average sound
system. There is no need to fear, help is on its way. Jordan Audio Consultants
offers training classes for your volunteer system operators.
The Basic Operators
Training Class is designed to introduce beginners and refresh experienced
technicians on how to perform all the basic functions of your audio system. This
includes microphones, monitors, mixing,
cables, recording, reverb, etc... This class usually lasts about 3 hours.
All training is held
in your facility with your equipment for the immediate application
of what is learned. Each student receives a copy of the session text for future
This training can be
expanded to include a "hands on" addition to increase the learning potential of the basic class. Contact
us for more information.
Classes can also
be coordinated for instruction on video production and theatrical
lighting. These classes are also specialized for your facility.
Engineering and Design
- Audio and Video
A complete media
system project will include:
...a complete facility study that follows the rules of electronics and physics,
and address the needs of aesthetics and budgets.
...computer modeling of the room and the speaker system for added confidence.
...thorough system documentation that includes:
+ the system goals
+ a project overview
+ the equipment standards
+ the installation standards
+ notes for the electricians
+ a detailed systems descriptions
+ accurate aiming data for speakers and projectors
+ signal flow charts: audio and video
+ system interconnection details
+ rack assignment drawings
+ notes on the installation
+ the equipment lists: audio and video
...a complete plan for assembling and building a media system with an
outside contractor or built with your volunteers led by our professionals.
The wives tales
about acoustics are as numerous as the the fish in the seas. It is difficult to
make sense out of all the misinformation. Our goal is help simplify the task for
architects and congregations.
Our approach to
acoustics is to enhance congregational singing, maintain a high level of speech
intelligibility, minimize detrimental echoes, while maintaining budgets and aesthetics.
These issues can be
addressed during the design phase of a new construction, but can also be
applied to an existing facility.
are changing their musical style in existing facilities. This often
requires modifying the acoustical character of the space to support the type of
congregations are best served by involving a Technical Systems
Professional to assist in explaining and building a TEAM concept for their volunteer operators, providing a blueprint that casts a
solid vision of what is possible with the available resources, as well as
long range goals for the future.