What People Say
"Mr Soo gave an excellent comparative account of the sound systems of classical and modern churches, citing examples both Singapore and abroad. It was obvious that Mr Soo is an authority on sound systems used in churches."
"Robert has been a huge blessing to our church in his very capable handling of our building project AVL system. His vast knowledge and varied experience in AVL allows him to give very balanced proposals which saved us lots of time, money and effort in making decisions. I would highly recommend engaging Robert as an AVL consultant for any future building projects."
"The speaker (Robert Soo) of my seminar delivered a superb talk on the science and art of sound mix in live sound engineering and he provided many examples which I felt made the seminar interesting."
"The acoustics of our cathedral style sanctuary have been a problem for years. Robert was able to offer us a solution in damping the reverberations without making it so acoustically dead that congregational singing cannot be heard. With the rare combination of expertise and vast experience as a sound engineer and an accomplished musician, he knows what church needs. He very skillfully guided us in selecting the acoustic insulation, choice of equipment, testing, commissioning of the system and the training of the sound crew. We are most happy to recommend him."
"I reached out to Robert for help through the Cogent website and it has been a pleasure working with him from the very first interaction. What I appreciated most was that Robert understood and respected the constraints we had and helped us find a tailored solution. We now have a system that enables us rather than constraints us. His patience and professionalism throughout the project has made the process a pleasure and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending his services to anyone in need of professional consulting services."
"Robert Soo’s level of services to us had gone beyond what we would have expected. We were able to complete the project within budget and it has brought a tremendous improvement to the acoustics of our hall. It now sounds much warmer, richer and allows us to have a more enjoyable mixing experience. This is in sharp contrast to previous times where we were fighting the sound rather than focusing on the sound mixing itself."
"Robert Soo was the consultant for the upgrading for our church AV system. He did a brilliant job guiding us in the entire process from design, selection of equipment and contractor, supervision of the installation, testing and commissioning of the system to finally training the crew. He provided a holistic solution that gave us the best system according to our needs and budget due to his depth of knowledge and vast experience as a sound engineer and a talented musician and singer. He understands what the customer really wants and delivers."
"Our Church AVL committee was making no headway in our bid to renew and replace our rapidly aging sound and light systems. That's where we were led, by a touch of a google button, to Cogent Acoustics and her boss, Mr Robert Soo. He was carefully sensitive to our Church worship culture, he was sensible in the portioning of our tight budget and finally, he gave good encouragement throughout the process. Churches looking for an upgrade, replacement or change-over of systems and worship culture should look no further than Cogent Acoustics and Robert Soo."
"One of the best decisions we made in building our church was to engage the consultancy services of Mr. Robert Soo. His evaluation of the venue and cost-effective suggestions of equipment helped us much. His detailed attention to the technicality of the process and personal presence in the construction process far exceeded our expectation of a consultant. Mr. Robert Soo's expertise saved us much money and stress of building new sanctuary for our church. Truly, his work is worth the dollar."
"A highly gifted man with 'golden ears' as well as the golden touch on musical instruments. It's an honor to have Robert working closely with us to help us in every detail. He has a high personal standard for sound and music appreciation. He could readily 'tweak' on many fine details from the musicians to the sound tech's point of view. It has been a joy having the training sessions with him. We look forward to more sessions where he can sharpen us even more. We see him as a valuable friend and support to our team."
"It has been an enriching experience to have Robert as our AVL consultant for our church redevelopment project. Throughout our engagement with Robert, he always sought to understand the church’s needs and work within our budget, as well as make value-added suggestions to design our AVL infrastructure that would cater for scalability in the future. We were also very blessed to receive extensive professional audio training from him which has led to better audio quality in our church services. I strongly recommend Cogent Acoustics' services."
"Having been involved in sound for almost 25 years, I still learn a lot from Robert Soo. With his vast experience, he is able to share from both the perspective of a sound engineer and a musician. He delivers his training in a very effective and practical manner that it could be understood by a novice and yet there's something new to learn for the experienced."
"As an audio consultant, I found his seminar both informative and practical. Robert Soo’s approach and techniques are easy to digest and apply. Robert also corrected and clarified audio related terms and debunked some of the myths. I believe the participants are happy with their “take-home” knowledge."
"We appreciate your professionalism throughout the project, most impressive was the fact that you did a beautiful job by helping us transform our AV system to top-notch standards."
"I was the coordinator for a 10-week sound course taught by Mr. Robert Soo. I found him a humble and humorous teacher, always willing to share his experience and knowledge in audio engineering. Not only can he teach, he is also a gifted musician and singer!"
"Thank you again for helping us at ROHEI. You have been a joy for all of us to work with. I am so glad that Joel recommended you to us."
"You have been a pleasure to work with and always attentive to our projects and needs."
"I appreciate even how you contextualized the learning to our requirements of needing to learn the best practices of how to mic up our choir, wind band, drama and Chinese orchestra. Overall. the experience was excellent, and my students were so focused, even on Zoom, and were able to ask good questions that you answered with ease."
"Many thanks for an amazing seminar. We received great feedback as well from the students during the session."
"Your years of experience and depth of understanding on loudspeaker systems have shown in your ability to present the subject in such an interesting way. It is one of the most memorable online training."
"Thank you for all the effort put into planning and teaching the sessions. We greatly appreciate it a lot and have learned much from you."
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