James S. Brawley & Associates, Inc.

Design Consultants for Sound, A/V, and Acoustics

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James S. Brawley & Associates, Inc. work on a wide variety of facilities including:

Worship Spaces, Athletic Venues, Theaters and Performing Arts Auditoria, Council and Judicial Rooms, and Concert Touring Systems

Our work is divided into three areas:

· Conventional consulting work for A&E clients and facility owners such as: programming, system design, construction documents, and proof of performance.
· Work for systems contractors including technical training, system design and system commissioning.
· Contract work for Pro-Audio manufacturers, marketing, sales and engineering departments for demo systems design, and commissioning of special projects.

Typical Worship Space projects have included:

· The National Church of God, Fort Washington, Maryland (4000 seats)
· Sooyoungro Presbyterian Church – Pusan, South Korea (5000 seats)
· Savannah Christian Church – Savannah, GA (1600 seats + 4 other venues)
· The Central Church of God, Charlotte, NC (1600 seats)
· The Roswell United Methodist Church, Roswell, GA (2300 seats)
· The Taylors First Baptist Church, Taylors, SC (2000 seats)
· The Brushy Creek Baptist Church, Taylors, SC
· The Southside Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC
· First Baptist Church, Oak Ridge, TN
· First Baptist Church, Charleston, SC
· First Baptist Church, Greenville, SC
· Christian Faith Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC
· The Cathedral of Saint John The Baptist, Charleston, SC
· St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Raleigh, NC
· St. Mark Catholic Church, Wilmington, NC
· First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC
· First Presbyterian Church, Myrtle Beach, SC
· St. Andrews Catholic Church, Myrtle Beach, SC
· St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Typical A&E Institutional and Performing Arts Projects By JSB&A, Inc.

· Alabama Theater, Myrtle Beach, SC –2000 seats
· Grand Palace, Branson, MO, 4000 seats
· Clemson University – Lecture Halls.
· North Carolina State University – Lecture Halls, McKimmon Conference Center.
· South Carolina State University- Music Department Rehearsal Halls, Recital Hall
· Brunswick Community College Auditorium, Brunswick County, NC, 1200 Seats
· Spartanburg County School Districts 1,5 & 6. -Auditoriums, cafetoriums, theaters.
· Dorman High School, Spartanburg, SC 4000 seat gym, 1500 seat cafetorium, multipurpose lecture hall.
· Gaffney, SC - New high school auditorium. 1200 seats
· Lexington, SC schools – Various school auditoriums, gyms, cafetoriums
· SCAD Trustees Theater – Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, 900 seat historical renovation
· Lucas Theater – Savannah, GA, 1400 seat historical renovation
· Terrace Theater at The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 500 seat Jazz and choral performance theater
· Auditorium: Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, DC, 800 seat auditorium.
· The Carter Presidential Center, Atlanta, GA, 1000 seat multipurpose performing arts and conference auditorium.
· North Greenville College – Auditorium (1500 seats) and Recital Hall (400 seats)
· The House of Blues, Hollywood, CA, 1100 seat concert venue
· Garinger High School, Charlotte, NC, 600-seat auditorium

Product development consulting:

For Showco (Dallas Texas), Jim Brawley was the loudspeaker design consultant for all Showco loudspeaker products from 1983 to 2000. Products include:

· Prism Loudspeaker System introduce 1986
· SRM floor monitor introduced 1993
· L3 system introduced 1998

For JBL, Jim Brawley became a retained consultant to JBL professional from 1996 until 2002. Product development projects include:

· AS3218, VS3218, VS3215
· Voicings for Sound Power and Venue Series
· Team member EVO system.

Previous consulting on JBL Pro sound system projects include:

· The Grand Palace, Branson MO
· The Carter Presidential Center Auditorium, Atlanta, GA
· Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Washington, DC
· Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, DC
· Virginia Theater of the Arts, Richmond, VA
· House of Blues, Hollywood, CA
· Great Hall of the People, Beijing, PRC
· Sooyoungro Presbyterian Church – Pusan, South Korea
· Venue Series product line
· Various Product presentation tours including Sound Power, Venue & EVO
· Special event presentations on Audio technology at JBL sales meeting events
· Technical support for trade shows events in the USA and Asia.


Jim Brawley passes out Clemson Tiger hats to the staff of the Sovico Corporation of Seoul, Korea. Jim was invited to Korea to provide training on room acoustic design to audio system contractors and consultants that are customers of Sovico. Sovico are distributors of Harman International Products in South Korea. They offer equipment and design services.


Jim Brawley poses with the technical staff of the First Baptist Church (Greenville, SC) and their new Soundcraft MH4 mixing console.


In 1983 Jim Brawley was invited by Showco, Inc. of Dallas, TX to become a member of their product development team. Jim, along with Clay Powers, Richard Bratcher, Lester Burton and Lee Hardesty of the Showco staff, began the development of a new generation of Concert Production Loudspeakers. The Showco Prism system was debuted in 1986 on tours by Genesis, Peter Gabriel, and Phil Collins. A total of 13 Prism systems were built and have been in constant use since. The Prism has been used for the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels and Voodoo Lounge tours, Paul McCartney, Janet Jackson, Korn and a lengthy roster of pop and rock music artists and festivals. Clair Brothers Audio purchased Showco in 2001 and the Prism system is still in demand today nearly 20 Years after its development. (Prism System in use). The Prism incorporated technology that took many years to be adopted into the mainstream of Concert Loudspeaker products including:

- Low Frequency beam control
- FIR flat phase crossovers using DSP platforms
- Level tapering by proportional energy geometry
- Integrated rigging systems within the enclosure
- Subbass spatial integration with pre-emphasis comb filters



In 1981 Jim Brawley developed a transportable loudspeaker system for SE Systems (now in Greensboro, NC). This system consisted of two complementary enclosures: a dual JBL 15" horn loaded woofer system, and a JBL 12" two-way horn loaded mid-high section.
After many years of portable sound use Cliff Miller, owner of SE Systems, converted the rig for use as the house PA loudspeakers in the Greensboro Coliseum. The system saw its first use for the opening season of the Carolina Hurricanes NHL Team while waiting for their Raleigh, NC facility to be built. SE Systems now offers JBL Vertec Systems for its clients events.

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