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JdB Sound Acoustics is Moving

Posted by jdbsound on April 16, 2014

JdB Sound Acoustics is moving between May 1st to May 10th. Anyone needing help can call after May 10th for help.

In the new facility, a lab is being built for testing and designing tube radiators patterns to target specific frequency will go on line in July. The lab will allow us to create better passive equalization curves for better sound system performances.

For churches this mean if the room is really reflective at 500 hertz or 300 hertz, we can create a tube radiator pattern that can attenuate or absorb up to 60dB at those specific frequencies. Sort of creating a passive notch filter that is immune to humidity and temperature changes. No other acoustical system is able to give such control.

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Peace Mennonite and Gateway Community Church

Posted by jdbsound on February 24, 2014

Just completed inspecting two churches.  Peace Mennonite in Richmond BC and Gateway Community Church in Abbotsford BC.  The results are amazing.  While Gateway’s acoustics are not finished yet, what has been completed so far sounds great.  meanwhile, at Peace Mennonite the performance of the square room with corner stage turned out exactly as predicted.  Photos of these two churches have been posted here.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdbsound/collections/72157627021000982/

 

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Acoustics 102

Posted by jdbsound on February 10, 2014

Fixing the acoustics of a church requires a system. Evidence shows that single purpose acoustical fixes may solve the original problem but the fix can, and often creates 2 or 3 other problems. Since all churches with acoustical problems come in layers, you need a system to treat all the layers in one step. Since proper acoustical fixes are a system, you have to complete the system to realize the full benefit of the acoustical repair.

Acoustics 103

A church without acoustics is a church that has never been finished.  (This message will be repeated often.)

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Anyone interested in accessing a Free Recording Studio?

Posted by jdbsound on November 28, 2013

Light of Dae Studios
Free Recording Studio for Youth
and Church Youth Groups

It is really free but some conditions do apply
Call 1 (905) 839-9998 for details

Studio location is in Pickering, Ontario, Canada
over 8 million people and 1000 churches within 1 hr of the Studio

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Room Shape Facts

Posted by jdbsound on November 2, 2013

The rectangle room shape for a church is the best when it is in the right ratio. All other room shapes are rooms that people spend millions on with sound equipment and acoustical panels to make them sound like a rectangle room.

The truth is, the most you can do with other room shapes is make them as usable as possible. You can make any room perform almost as good as a rectangle but they will never “sound” like a rectangle. Every room will have its own unique sound.

A rectangle room use sideways will never sound as good as a room used lengthways.

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Estavan Church of God is Transformed

Posted by jdbsound on October 13, 2013

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Bogota Columbia Church gets great Acoustics

Posted by jdbsound on October 13, 2013

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Acoustical Facts

Posted by jdbsound on March 21, 2013

Did you know that if you use hard shell half round shapes in a sequential pattern, you will not need bass traps in the corners of your room!

It’s true.

Did you know this if you use hard shell half round shapes in a sequential pattern you can reduce excess bass in some frequencies over 40dB?

It’s True.

Did you know that in larger churches, the half round shapes can increase the bandwidth of a sound system, increase the gain before feedback and increase the bass output of sub woofer up to 6dB!

It’s True.

Did you know that if you use hard shell half round shapes in a sequential pattern around your whole worship space, you can double or triple the number of people singing during worship without having to tell them to participate more or to sing louder!

It’s True.

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Windermere United Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Posted by jdbsound on March 18, 2013

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Completed their Sound System and Acoustical upgrade in Summer of 2012.

In the last year, all of the complaint about sound have been exchange for a growing church.

Click on the photo to see the full size image.
To see other images of this church please use this link – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdbsound/sets/72157632984258138/

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Free Hearing Test with an Apple App

Posted by jdbsound on February 21, 2013

Get your hearing tested for free.  If you have an iPad, iPod or iPhone, you can test your hearing with a free App.  It is good enough to confirm whether if you have a hearing problem and whether you should be getting professional help.

The software is from Unitron and they make hearing aids. So while some people think that this is just a sales marketing tool, and it very well may be, but it matches a hearing test of mine done in a proper lab hours apart. That is good enough to decide who should be behind a mixer and making adjustments during worship.

What I have also done is use this test for people who persistently ask me to turn things up – even when they have sat in different places. When everything is working properly and I know the sound system is passing the STI speech intelligibility test, I will ask the person to take the test.  Be gentle and kind when asking people to take the test.  When people discover that they need help, setting them off in getting their hearing back often gives them back their life too.  The App is called “U-Hear”

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TV Show you need to watch

Posted by jdbsound on January 29, 2013

The Bible
A ten-hour epic movie of the Bible. This is a must see!
First world-wide broadcast in five episodes, 2 hours each begins on March 3rd, 2013.

http://www.bibleseries.tv/

Hope to see it on an Over the Air station really soon after the first broadcast.
Cable and satellite is too expensive.

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Quote of the Day

Posted by jdbsound on January 10, 2013

If experiencing poor sound in church could be measured as pain and people are not complaining about it, it could be because they don’t consider taking 10 extra strength pain killers per worship service as overdosing.

by Joseph De Buglio Jan 2013

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Pastor Guide To Acoustics

Posted by jdbsound on December 20, 2012

Here is an article I recommend reading.  It sings the same story share at this website.  Don’t know about the results but if it is similar, it would be amazing.

Pastor’s Guide to Acoustics
link: http://www.worshipfacilities.com/go.php/editorial/19635

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All Sound Systems are like magnifying glasses of the room acoustics

Posted by jdbsound on December 10, 2012

Is your sound system making the right impression?  Are the acoustics of your church allowing your sound system to make that great first, second and third impression at your church?

Once again the subject of getting more performance out of the next sound system upgrade keeps coming up. When a church is constantly seeking to get more performance out of a sound system at every upgrade and not be  enjoying the best sound possible then it’s time to fix the room instead of putting it off and investing into more equipment. This is the message your sound system is broadcasting.  Are you listening or are you waiting for the next technology breakthrough for that sliver of improvement?

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Recommended Acoustical Article to Read

Posted by jdbsound on November 30, 2012

This is a recommended Article from Worship Facilities Magazine.

The Early Bird Gets Good Sound
link: http://www.worshipfacilities.com/go.php/editorial/19588

Joseph De Buglio

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