Worship Space Acoustics

The term "Good Acoustics" has different meanings to different people. What good acoustics means for the choir or the band will be very different than what good acoustics means for the Minister, Priest or Rabbi. 

If the acoustics are poor in the choir, or on the stage, it is difficult for the singers to adequately blend their voices.

For the speaker, poor acoustics can make it difficult for them to concentrate on their message because their voice may be bouncing back to them while they are speaking.

Acoustics is also responsible for how well the congregation is able to understand the words that are being spoken.

Acoustics for Churches, Temples, Synagogues and other types of worship spaces, have multiple requirements from an acoustics point of view. Some worship spaces are for quiet reflection and introspection. Other worship spaces are for lively celebration.

Stated simply, if the worship space is for quiet, reflective time, with traditional music being played, then the acoustics need to be designed for that purpose. If the worship space is for quiet reflective time and later more lively types of music being played, then that requires a different acoustical design. Then there are the worship spaces that want a high energy feel. This could require another type of acoustical design.

There are many things to consider when doing the acoustical design of a space. These considerations can make the difference between whether people like being in the space or not.

The field of acoustics is part science and part art, and many consider it to be the art portion of the science that helps develop a good acoustic' "feel" in a space. 

AcoustiControl works closely with the design team to ensure that the space sounds as good as it looks.

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