Acoustics, Audio, Video and Lighting

Based in Oregon – Serving the US and the World

About

My Name is Steve Diamond. Nice to meet you!

Diamond Support Services LLC is a company dedicated to serving Churches, Schools and Universities, and other larger venues where sound/media is critical. Steve Diamond has been involved in the AAVL industry for over 40 years and has extensive real world experience. He was awarded a patent for an acoustic device in 2014 which has since been installed in a variety of facilities. Over the years, Steve has toured with bands, owned a recording studio, and is currently technical director at Life Bible Church in Harrisburg, Oregon. He has focused on design and integration since 1997. He has literally designed for hundreds of satisfied clients and partnered with them through installation and training of facility personnel.

Credentials


Graduated 1977 from The College for Recording Arts, SF, CA with Honors
Fields of study: Audio engineering and Acoustics

  • Trained in the use of EasRA – An advanced measuring system for gathering acoustic data in a facility and its analysis
  • Smaart Live 6 – Used for sound system analysis and tuning

A member in good standing with the following professional organizations:

  • AES (Audio Engineering Society)
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)
  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • Diamond Support Services is a member of InfoComm International. InfoComm International is the trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide. A couple of InfoComm’s critical functions are providing continuing education and certifications for industry professionals.

Focus


Although Steve has decades of experience and was a founder of a large company doing similar work, Steve left that behind and chose to start Diamond Support Services to provide small to mid-size churches with affordable expertise. It is the smaller church on a limited budget that consistently has a tough time finding a consultant that will take the time to understand their limitations, budget, vision, and the help needed to make wise stewardship decisions.

The business is set up as a sole proprietorship. What that means to you is that you always talk to the Principal, the owner. It also means far lower overhead which translates into much better pricing. Steve’s experience and leadership abilities will provide your team with the guidance necessary for a successful process and project. It is Steve’s mission to forge lasting relationships with his clients based on honesty and integrity.

Diamond Support Services will partner with you through the entire process from design, to implementation, to training. Steve will pay attention to your needs, provide you with timely service, stay within budget, and always give you better than internet pricing. There is no client too small or large, and whether small or large, the service is the same.

Skills

Acoustic Design

  • Working alongside project management and architect to create a room design that will maximize functionality for the client’s use and vision
  • Re-modeling existing facilities to enhance or correct room acoustics to fulfill functional desires and requirements
  • Minimizing sound transmission issues into other areas of the building

Audio System Design

  • Work with the client’s technical team to design a new system, including wiring pathways and electrical specifications, that meets the client’s need and requirements
  • Adding to or replacement of an existing system to improve the congregation/audience experience

Video System Design

  • Whether you require a basic system with a screen and projector, or an advanced system with cameras and production through to broadcast, Diamond Support Services can handle it
  • Multi-screen and rear projection screen design and integration

Lighting Design

  • We can design a low cost simple theatrical lighting system that provides a good platform/stage wash through advanced systems suitable for video production or just creating a very hip look
  • Sorry, we do not design or provide general room lighting design or implementation. But, we do work alongside your provider to integrate the room lighting with the theatrical lighting elements to create a seamless operation.

Audio Training

  • Over 30 years teaching experience including at the college level
  • Training users of audio systems in understandable terms that easily translate to better audio mixing for your congregation/audience
  • Well versed in most digital and analog consoles
  • Programs range from one evening single subject sessions to a complete 3-day (two evenings followed by a full day) intensive sound training accompanied by a proprietary 45-page manual

Video and Lighting Training

  • Over 15 years teaching experience including at the college level
  • Programs range from a one evening single subject format to a full day lighting and video seminar sure to improve user skills

References

Twin Rivers Baptist Church

"Our goal for the sound and acoustics at our church has always been to provide what we need to hear without the distractions.  Steve Diamond has been a crucial part of us reaching that goal for a long time. 

Diamond Support Service's recent tuning of our church worship center has it sounding better than ever.  Steve also taught us some important information about the acoustics of our room that no one else had been able to pinpoint.  The result has given us the ability to cut out virtually all the distractions we were dealing with.    

Feel free to use any, all or none of my attempt at a quote.  It is the truth---every bit of it!!"

Pastor Greg Felt
Twin Rivers Baptist Church
Springfield, OR

Corban University

"Steve was a pleasure to work with on our projects. He has been able to come up with excellent acoustical designs that have been very effective and within our budget.  It has been a very good experience!  I would highly recommend him, and plan to use his services again next time we have the opportunity."

Troy Croff - Project Manager

Corban University
Salem, OR

Ministerios Bethania

"We have had the pleasure of working with Steve for over 5 years now. He has always been of great help, extremely professional and receptive to our needs as well as mindful of our budget. We are grateful to have found him and look forward to our continued relationship."

Victor Higueros – Executive Pastor
Ministerios Bethania
Carrollton, TX

Chinook Alliance Church

"What a blessing! Steve did a great job getting our system set up, the equipment is tremendous.  As a result, we sound better than ever as we praise the Lord!  People who are hard of hearing say they can now hear me clearly as I preach."

Pastor Dennis Findorff
Chinook Alliance Church
Chinook, MT

River Valley Church

"Myself and all three of our church locations have been greatly blessed working with Steve Diamond as he’s spent tireless hours serving us and giving the tools we need to present spoken words and music with excellence week after week, year after year."

Michael Bahn – Executive Pastor of Creative Arts & Administration
River Valley Church
Grants Pass, OR

Bridgeway Christian Church

"Our church employed Steve Diamond to help us figure out how to move into a space that was about 4 times the size of our previous space. Steve’s knowledge and expertise put us on the path for success. Steve knows which products are good and which ones will last a long time. With our budget restraints, Steve made compromises where he could that worked for us. Now, several years later, the vast majority of the gear is still in service and we never had to experience the dreaded “re-engineer” that comes when installers cut corners for costs. Steve was able to work with us to cut costs without compromising the integrity of our install."

Brian Lisk – Audio Director
Bridgeway Christian Church
Roseville, CA

St. Helen Catholic Church

Steve is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He understands the challenges a small church can face and the importance of having the sound system support the parishioners' participation in the mass.

Donna Short – Music Minister
St. Helen Catholic Church
Sweet Home, OR

Hope Church

"Steve Diamond's technical knowledge, skill and experience has been invaluable to us over many years.  Steve's passion to help obtain the highest quality of sound possible will be a great help to any church. I highly recommend Diamond Support Services."

Steven Kaylor – Lead Pastor
Hope Church
Tokyo, Japan

Camp Creek Church

"It was a pleasure to work with Steve on the new audio/visual system for our church!  From the initial contact to the final install and training session, Steve was friendly, professional, and very knowledgeable.  He has a heart for the Lord and the church - even the country church like ours!   I would highly recommend that you consider contacting Steve at Diamond Support Services LLC for any audio/video project that your church may be considering."   

Pastor Craig W. Curtis
Camp Creek Church
Springfield, Oregon

Iglesias de Cristo Ven Señor Jesus

"As a Pastor of a small church in Illinois, it has been a wonderful experience to receive the assistance and advice that Steve Diamond has given us.  He has been a guest speaker at our sound seminars. Steve has helped us to make the best equipment purchases for our church size, advised us on what the best options are, and the best part is that his wise stewardship mentality has helped us to make smart choices throughout the years."

Pastor Juan Carlos Lima
Iglesias de Cristo Ven Señor Jesus
Grayslake, IL

New Hope Church

"Steve was an incredible resource for our church. He transformed the sound environment of our auditorium to support our weekend services!"

Scott Thompson – Technologies & Associate Worship Pastor

New Hope Church
Bend, OR

Northlake Church

(Letter from Northlake Church Dated 7-18-17 regarding console and sound system replacement)

I want to personally thank you and the entire team for your professionalism and ministry while installing our Phase 1 Gospel Presentation Project. You and your entire team were a blessing to NLC and we pray God’s favor and continued blessings be poured out on you in the future!

I have never regretted our first working together and fully believe this latest experience has proved not to disappoint us in any way! Thank you for allowing Jill and I to treat you to dinner and thank you for all the hard work you put into the weekend!! You are a huge blessing as Northlake moves into the future.

If you should ever need a reference or recommendation, consider it done! Truly A+ work!!

Pastor Brian and Northlake Church

Pastor Brian Grant – Senior Pastor
Northlake Church
Camas, WA

Peace Lutheran Church

"Peace Lutheran Church in Philomath worked with Steve on improving the acoustics in their fellowship hall. After completing installation of the acoustic treatments in the hall, there was nothing but praise and THANKS from the members. Steve was very professional and great to work with."

Oscar Gutbrod – Project Coordinator
Peace Lutheran Church
Philomath, OR

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