Acoustics

“The consultants at Creative Technologies Consulting take the time to determine the proper Acoustic signature for the room; we then work with the Architects and design team to develop a room design that meets the acoustic requirements.”

The Room
One of the most important factors determining the success of a performance or worship space is the natural acoustics signature of the room. For worship venues where the predominant sound is coming through the loudspeaker systems, the natural acoustics of the room is designed to complement, not conflict with the amplified sound field. For performance halls that rely more on natural acoustics, the room is properly sized, shaped and finished with appropriate materials. For rooms where both play important roles, appropriate adjustable acoustics (within the given budget) may be employed.

Where a congregation desires to hear themselves well – or the musicians on stage wish to hear the congregation/audience through means of natural acoustics, architectural surfaces are arranged to enhance these requirements.

Acoustic (Sound) Isolation
Noise critical spaces in a performance hall or worship facility typically include the audience/congregation seating area, the stage/platform, rehearsal rooms, green rooms, recording rooms, meeting rooms, fellowship rooms, counseling offices, library and lobby. Each of these spaces requires appropriate levels of isolation from one another as well as from environmental noise such as weather and/or traffic (street, air, train, etc.). Walls, ceilings, roofs, doors, windows and hatches are all considered in our detail recommendations as appropriate levels of acoustic isolation is provided for these spaces.

Noise and Vibration Control
Background noise can create a scrim or obstruction between the stage/platform and the audiencej/congregation. Where noise is allowed to persist, the quiet, contemplative and reflective moments are disturbed and the experience becomes less fulfilling. The background noise (or noise floor) in a performance hall or worship space can also severely inhibit the functionality of the sound system by reducing the dynamic range available in the room. Each of the noise-critical spaces is considered in our calculations and recommendations for the appropriate level of noise attenuation.