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Phase Coherent Diffusion – Tube Radiators

Posted by jdbsound on November 9, 2014

Here is a You Tube Video by Acoustic Geometry that explain another aspect of our system of sound management in churches. John Calder is very good at explaining things in front of a camera.  Sure, what he explains is about studio and home theatre but the same benefits apply to churches in a big way. Acoustic Geometry has no association to JdB Sound Acoustics. Joseph De Buglio

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Tell Marketers latest scam looking for INF files

Posted by jdbsound on September 4, 2014

Just got a phone call for someone who said they represented Microsoft.  They said they were getting coded messages from my internet address saying that there was a problem with my computer.  They knew my name, my home address and the type of computer that I was using.  That is sort of creepy that they knew such details.

Anyway, I played along with them.  They asked me to search for INF files on my computer.  They said this was code for infections.  Well, fortunately I know enough about computer to know that INF files are text files that tells a windows program how to install new or updated software and drivers.  At that moment, there were trying to take over my computer.  So I turn off the internet to see what they would do next.  That is when they asked me to look for certain files and email the files to them.  When I told them my internet was down, they hung up on me.

* * WARNING * * If anyone calls on the phone and says they are from Microsoft or Windows, they are scammers.  They want your identity and banking information and destroy you life.

This is a cautionary warning for anyone getting calls from Tell Marketer’s. 

This kind of call has happened 4 time in the last 2 day and all of them spoke with an indian accents. 

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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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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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Question of the Day

Posted by jdbsound on October 7, 2012

How can anyone expect a church to grow if people can’t understand the message?  Did you know that the quality of sound or the rate of speech intelligibility is directly related to church’s attendance!  I have seen some churches grow up to 25% and some say it is up to 50% when they properly manage the performance of their acoustics and sound system.  What do you think and what can you do about it?

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St Margaret Mary Church Update

Posted by jdbsound on September 21, 2012

The first part of the acoustical change at St Margaret Mary’s Church is complete.  This is what they are saying about the project.

http://www.catholicfoundationcfl.org/Alive-in-Christ-helps-parish-make-a-joyful-noise-unto-the-Lord

Here is a PDF version with additional Photos

http://www.jdbsound.com/art/smmccfa.pdf

Thank you for visiting and reading.

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Acoustical Windows

Posted by jdbsound on May 25, 2012

Windows inside of a worship area can be an acoustical hazard.  Standing waves, echoes and bass problems are just a few of the ways large windows in a worship area create problems.  Turning plain ordinary expensive windows into high performance acoustical windows is brilliant and they cost less.  It does require more advance planning.

In this example the windows provide and added benefit.  Now there is fixed seating in the foyer – a minor detail many churches leave out – considering the amount of time some people like to fellowship in a church foyer.

Photo from Blake Engel (All Church Sound)

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Verse of the Day

Posted by jdbsound on May 25, 2012

Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
Proverbs 7:2

Hope to be able to do this often.

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