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Guide to Sound Systems for Worship [Paperback]

By Jon F. Eiche (Editor)
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The Yamaha Guide to Sound Systems for Worship is written to assist in the design, purchase and operation of a sound system. It provides the basic information on sound systems that is most needed by ministers, members of boards of trustees and worship and music committees, interested members of congregations, and even employees of musical instrument dealers that sell sound systems. To be of greatest value to all, it is written to be both nondenominational and "non-brand-name."

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Studio: Yamaha
Pages   194
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 11"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 1990
Publisher   Yamaha
ISBN  079350029X  
ISBN13  9780793500291  
UPC  073999902433  

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More About Jon F. Eiche

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Eiche has served as an editor and writer for Hal Leonard Corporation since 1980. He has worked on owner's manuals. A keyboardist, songwriter, and Chapman Stick player, he frequently applies his knowledge of musical technology in performances at church with his wife, a singer.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Guide to Sound Systems for Worship?

Very good content  Mar 28, 2008
Doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a famous sound enginner.
This book is a kind of a bible.
Very good content, large knowledge.
After the YAMAHA's Sound Reiforcement Handbook by: Gary Davis & Ralph Jones, This is for me de second most important audio enginner book
Good reading....
Carlos Guinle - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.
Great Product  Dec 8, 2007
It's a great product and the service was fast. I really think this book is for people just starting out, but I learned from it too and I'm not starting out. It's written well and in the correct order to help.
Still the best book available on church sound so far...  Jul 29, 2007
I am an acoustical and systems design consultant who specializes in the design and functional rehabilitation of worship facilities. I recently re-read this book as part of a survey of available literature to recommend to the church staff members and volunteers I routinely train in technical operations.

Simply put, virtually all of the information in this well-written book by knowledgeable authors is of a fundamental nature. The misconceptions many people have about these basic technical principles, along with various types of moral failures, are the cause of most of the bad sound we encounter in our daily lives. In my view, the absence of present-day fad products only helps to maintain focus of the book on serving the needs of the novice church sound operator. One exception is probably to be found in the area of stage monitoring, where the explosion in the availability of in-ear monitoring and personal mixing systems has revolutionized the quality of sound that can be attained by amateur musicians. A few other developments, such as high-quality sub-miniature microphones for speech and close instrument pickup, and the superior tools now available to the audio system designer for measurement and prediction, would also be worthwhile to mention in an updated edition. It is probably best not to spend too much time on such things as loudspeakers, DSP, and room acoustical devices, even though their development continues at a brisk pace, since the selection of these technologies is a design-level task. To that end, one of the ways in which this book is smarter than most on church audio is that it helps the novice to gain a sense of what is and *is not* a user-level decision or adjustment, and what tasks should be performed by audio professionals at either the technician/installer, or designer, levels. These are some of the most important concepts for any audio practitioner, facility manager, organizational leader, or performing artist to be aware of.

Apart from ephemeral changes in recording media, about the only truly out-of-date information in this book is the suggestion that monophonic, central-cluster loudspeaker systems are appropriate for music-intensive churches. For the most authoritative summary of this topic, see Jim Brown's AES preprint #5666.

Finally, this book contains a useful bibliography, although its list of manufacturers should perhaps be replaced with a list of journals and magazines, training organizations, and web resources. As it is, it is the best available starting point for the church sound operator, and should be combined with Curt Taipale's "The Heart of Technical Excellence" in order to gain the best insight available from a book on the role and needs of church technical staff and volunteers. Happy reading!
New to Sound Systems in Church.  Nov 14, 2006
This book was excellent in covering sound systems for church and other applications. It discussed all aspects of audio operations both basic and advanced. While not a substitute for a lot of OJT and real involement, it helped me to understand how things worked and why you do things the way you do.
Review on "Sound Systems for Worship."  Sep 10, 2006
I scanned this book after buying it. I definetely plan on reading this. It is a very useful book. True, it has a lot of information that goes over my head because I've never had classes in communications electronics, for one thing. But it looks very useful for my music career in the near future.

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