Once upon a time when I was a kid, my grandpa was the choir director and organist for his church, and he'd often recruit me as a stand-in if the choir was short a soprano, or if they needed a soloist at the last second. Since my voice was incredibly different in pitch and timbre (it was a whole lot higher than everyone else's), this got me thinking about HOW acoustics and mic setup from an early age.
As Dr. Fred Ampel writes in his latest blog post that the clarity of the spoken (or sung) word is the core goal of any good design for a house of worship — for a sermon, for a choir or for a squeaky eight-year-old soloist. All should ring clear and crisp through a proper AV configuration. Ampel notes that it's the job of the AV person to help HOW staff understand what they need, because often, they know what they want to achieve but don't know how to ask for it.
Also in this issue, Shure has relaunched its ceiling array microphone after ClearOne filed an injunction against Shure's previous model. Leyard and Planar announced the release of its VS Series of LEDs and Marshall Electronics has released two new IP cameras.
Enjoy your news and have a great weekend, #AVtweeps!