Audio Systems Group, Inc.
We provide complete audio, video, and acoustic design services for churches, synagogues, performance spaces, stadiums, arenas, studios, and business presentation facilities. Some of those services include:
Our Mission is to provide the best possible consulting to meet our client's needs, budget, and future growth.
Click here for more information on how we work.
Click below for a listing our our current and completed projects.
STADIUMS AND ARENAS
PERFORMING ARTS CENTERS
MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITS
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES
VIDEO PRESENTATION FACILITIES
STUDIO AND BROADCAST
Some restorations: Tivoli Theater - Chattanooga; Ohio Theater - Cleveland
An interesting renovation: Old Town School of Folk Music
A stadium renovation, with major neighborhood noise concerns. Northwestern University's Ryan Field
New buildings from the ground up: Central Michigan University Music Building; Saginaw Valley State University Performing Arts Building
A beautiful old church. St.. Mary's Church - Chicago, IL
Some beautiful new churches. St.. Mary Immaculate Church - Plainfield, IL and St.. Hugo of the Hills Church, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Getting to the heart of the problems in a lecture hall. Northwestern University Coon Forum
Modern audio/visual systems for Elgin Community College's new Business Conference Center.
A simple system for a not-so-simple multipurpose, partitioned high school auditorium. Plainfield High School
A small auditorium for Chicago's Harold Washington Library.
Not all of our projects are big and impressive. Here's an innovative, low-budget solution for a multipurpose gymnatorium at Chicago's Sacred Heart School.
Renovation of a 2,000 seat organ recital hall that doubles as the prinicpal assembly space for Seventh Day Adventist Walla Walla College.
Jim Brown - Principal Consultant, Audio and Video Systems
We've developed some Publications to try to help you understand sound systems and acoustics, and how they can work best for you. They're formatted so that you can easily print them out and pass them around for study.
Click here for a list of some of our favorite Chicago restaurants.
Click here for our "Interstate Highway Survival Guide," which lists some very nice restaurants and coffee shops in some places where you might not expect to find them.
Jim Brown's Jazz Page NEW! Jan 2012 Last fall I taught a short class on Listening to Jazz for Pleasure to members of our Life Long Learners chapter here in Santa Cruz. This is a collection of resources I prepared for those attending. It includes listiings of jazz on radio and on the internet, jazz on video, jazz on CD, and hints on how to listen to jazz for pleasure.
GETTING STARTED Although we work on an hourly basis, many of our projects are undertaken on the basis of a proposal for a given scope of services at a fixed fee. Establishing this fee often requires more knowledge of the project, the client, and the nature of the design effort than can be obtained at the proposal stage, or depends upon decisions made on the basis of our working interaction. For this reason, we prefer to propose most projects in two stages.
At the first stage, we work either on an hourly basis or for an interim fixed fee. We participate in meetings with the architect, the client, and other members of the design team, do preliminary programming, budgeting, and/or schematic work. Or, if we are "troubleshooting" an existing installation, we'll make our initial fact-finding visit and provide a report. During this period, all of us have the opportunity to "get to know each other" professionally, and determine the workability of our relationship. On the basis of that preliminary work, we then prepare a proposal which defines the scope and scale of the project, and establishes our fee.
CRISIS CONSULTING Not every project has to involve lots of our time. We're often able to make significant improvements to existing systems or proposals with only a limited consulting effort. We're happy to take a day or two to look at systems, blueprints, and contractor proposals. Often, the combination of us working with your local contractor can result in a much better system at an affordable cost. Feel free to talk to us before deciding that hiring a consultant is just too expensive. You'll still be paying our standard rate, but only as much of our time as you need to get the job done well.
To contact us:
4910 N Wolcott
Chicago, IL 60640