Lakewood Church’s new media center, equipped with AudioTile
AudioTile acoustical treatment, designed by Russ Berger for Auralex Acoustics, was recently installed in Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church new media center in Houston. The patent-pending AudioTile is one of the first offerings in the new pArtScience product line from Auralex.
AudioTile ShockWave was selected for the primary recording studio in the new 10,000 square-foot facility. “The treatment was laid out with heavier coverage near the floor, gradually tapering off to very little coverage closer to the ceiling,” says Brian Wheat, product marketing manager for Auralex Acoustics. “By doing this, we accomplished several major goals: providing the room with good low frequency control with thicker treatments near the floor/wall corners, creating a very tight sound in areas where drums or amplifiers might be placed, and simultaneously offering a nice reverberant sound in upper areas where overhead and/or ambient room microphones would be placed.”
“We pre-built the pattern laying it out on the floor, which made it simple to transfer it directly up on to the wall,” says Berger, president of Russ Berger Design Group (RBDG). “That’s the cool thing about the AudioTile – you’ve got all this design flexibility, but it’s easy to install and it’s easy to make it look great.”
Lakewood’s media center, designed by RBDG, is located on the fifth floor of a newly constructed building adjacent to the church’s 16,000-seat sanctuary. The facility includes three audio suites, eight edit suites, a graphic suite and production control rooms for broadcast video and audio. The audio suites are used during post-production and recording of choirs, rhythm tracks and soloists.
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