Sound of Worship: A Handbook of Acoustics and Sound System Design for the Church

Sound of Worship: A Handbook of Acoustics and Sound System Design for the Church

By: Douglas Jones (author)Paperback

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Whether you are designing a new system or need to update and get the most out of the one in place Sound of Worship will offer essential information to guide and inform you choices. Written to give the context to help you focus your choices as well as the technical information to understand options, this essential guide will help you avoid costly mistakes when working with acoustics and the sound systems of the church. When planning a system this book has you covered! Considering everything from building design and understanding the purpose and use of the sound system to the technical aspects of the acoustic equipment and sound specification and types. The website has numerous audio examples to illustrate points made and tools used in the book. It demonstrate the terms used and what different choices will sound like, with before and after recordings of acoustic treatment and how it effects the overall sound of the church.

About Author

With other 30 years of experience Jones has worked and still consults worldwide on recording studio, small room and church acoustics. Now associate Professor of Acousitcs at Columbia College, Chicago, he is the founding chairman of the Department of Audio Arts and Acoustics, as well as organizing advanced TEF workshops and other in-service technical training. He was awarded the Heyser Award for his contribution to education and acoustical analysis.


Chapter 1 Sound of Worship Chapter 2 The Early Roots of the Church Chapter 3 The Formative Years of the Church Section 1: Celebratory Worship Chapter 4 The Celebratory Worship Style Chapter 5 The Catholic-Orthadox Split Chapter 6 Catholic Reform Chapter 7 The Acoustics of Celebratory Churches Section 2: Evangelical Worship Chapter 8 Evangelical Style of Worship Chapter 9 The Sixteenth Century Reformers Chapter 10 The Reformation in England Chapter 11 The Modern Evangelical Church Chapter 12 Acoustics of the Evangelical Style Church Section 3: Experiential Worship Chapter 13 The Experiential Style Chapter 14 The Pentecostals and the Charismatic Chapter 15 Acoustics of the Experiential Style Church Section 4: Community Worship Chapter 16 The Community Worship Style Chapter 17 The Anabaptists Chapter 18 The Acoustics of the Community Church Section 5: Resources Chapter 19 Introduction to Resources Chapter 20 Elements of Church Sound Systems Chapter 21 Reverberation and Time Response Chapter 22 Noise and Isolation Chapter 23 Intelligibility Glossary

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780240813394
  • Format: Paperback
  • ID: 9780240813394
  • weight: 662
  • ISBN10: 0240813391

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