Limits Tutorial

This series of 3 short videos explains how to set up limits in SoundCheck from basic fixed and floating limits to advanced limits that use recalled curves and values from the memory list.

Limits 1: The Basics
Limits 2: Data
Limits 3: Advanced

Recall Tutorial

A new series of 3 short videos guides the user through SoundCheck’s various recall capabilities. SoundCheck’s ‘recall’ functionality allows previously saved data to be brought back into SoundCheck where it may be used in test sequences, for example data from a golden unit, weighting/correction curves or limit curves.
The first video covers the basics, and the other two focus on recalling text files and wave files respectively.

Recall 1: The Basics
Recall 2: Recalling Text Files
Recall 3: Recalling Wave Files

Autosave Tutorial

This series of 6 training videos explains how to autosave data from SoundCheck in a variety of formats. The first video covers the basics, and the subsequent ones discuss the various autosave formats in more details.

Autosave 1: The Basics
Autosave 2: Autosave to Database
Autosave 3: Autosave to Excel
Autosave 4: Autosave to Matlab
Autosave 5: Autosave to Text
Autosave 6: Autosave to Wave

Creating and Using Custom VIs Tutorial

This training video provides an overview of how to create and use custom VIs. Custom VIs enable you to extend the capability of your SoundCheck system by

  • Programming your own highly customized tests which run within Soundcheck,
    which is useful if your device requires additional specific tests that fall
    outside of the SoundCheck test suite
  • Enabling SoundCheck to control other hardware devices and use them in test
    sequences, for example additional application-specific interfaces.

Note that the method is slightly different in SoundCheck version 16 and later versus version 15, so please view the video that corresponds to your SoundCheck installation.

Creating and using Custom VIs (V 16+)
Creating and using Custom VIs (V 15)

Sequence Loops and Logic Tutorial

This series of 5 training videos explains how to use sequence loops and logic. Sequence loops and logic are extremely powerful features that can significantly reduce the time taken both to program and run tests. The first video walks you through the basics, then the following videos focus on 4 examples: Loop Stimulus Level, Polar Plot Measurements, Jump To Sections and Digital I/O.

Sequence Loops and Logic 1: The Basics
Sequence Loops and Logic 2: Loop Stimulus Level
Sequence Loops and Logic 3: Polar Plot Measurements
Sequence Loops and Logic 4: Jump To Sections
Sequence Loops and Logic 5: Digital I/O

Message Steps Tutorial

These 3 training videos provides guidance on how to use message steps in sequences. Message steps enable dialog between the sequence and either the operator or external devices. These fall into 3 categories, each with a short instructional video.

Part 1 – Operator Message steps
– messages between the sequence and operator, for example to advise the operator to do something, or to request the operator input a value or yes/no input.

Part 2 – External control messages
– messages that enable communication with external hardware such as DIOs and RS232 devices.

Part 3 – Listen Hardware Control messages
– messages that enable control over Listen and Portland Tool & Die hardware.

Analysis Editor Tutorials

These 5 short tutorials guide the user through the various tabs in the SoundCheck analysis editor. Note: The next tutorial will cover the remaining tabs and the available analysis algorithms.

Part 1 – Analysis Basics

Part 2 – Waveform Analyses

Part 3 – Curves

Part 4 – Time and Delay Analyses

Part 5 – Loose Particle Analysis

Stimulus Tutorials

This series of 9 short tutorials explains the various stimuli available in SoundCheck, discussing when you might use them and how to configure them in SoundCheck.

Part 1 – SoundCheck Stimulus Basics
Part 2 – Advanced functions of the Stimulus Editor
Part 3 – Frequency Stepped Sweep (Stweep)
Part 4 – Frequency Log Sweep Stimulus
Part 5 – Amplitude Log Sweep Stimulus
Part 6 – Wav file Stimulus
Part 7 – Two-tone Stimulus
Part 8 – Noise Stimulus
Part 9 – Multitone Stimulus

New Calibration Tutorials

This series of 7 short tutorials guides the new user through the steps needed to calibrate SoundCheck and Listen hardware.

Part 1 – SoundCheck Calibration Basics
Part 2 – Advanced System Calibration
Part 3 – Saved Calibration Data
Part 4 – Reference Microphone Calibration
Part 5 – Amplifier Calibration
Part 6 – Speaker Equalization
Part 7 – Calibrated Device Parameters