At AES New York, Steve Temme will participate in presentations and discussions on ‘In-car audio measurement’ (with Jayant Datta) and ‘Moving beyond traditional measurements’ (with Jayant Datta and Jonathan Gerbet). Exact schedule and timings are yet to be announced.
Listen President, Steve Temme, will be presenting a paper entitled ‘Enhanced perceptual rub & buzz measurement for loudspeaker production test’. Due to Covid-19 regulations, this paper will be presented by video.
In this practical online seminar, Steve Temme will demonstrate in-car measurement of frequency response, Max SPL, and Buzz, Squeak and Rattle using a Bluetooth connection. He will discuss considerations such as physical setup, infotainment system controls and the measurement parameters. Steve and his colleagues will then discuss connectivity for automotive testing, explaining and demonstrating the various connectivity options including USB drive, Bluetooth and A2B bus. Finally, we’ll take a look at some of the other audio measurements that you can make using SoundCheck, for example active noise cancellation and voice assistance readiness.
在这个实用的网络研讨会中，Steve Temme 将演示如何使用蓝牙连接进行车内测量，以测量频率响应、最大 SPL 以及异常音。 他将讨论物理设置、信息娱乐系统控制和测量参数等考虑因素。 然后，Steve和他的同事将讨论汽车测试的连接性，解释和演示各种连接选项，包括 USB 驱动器、蓝牙和A2B 总线。 最后，我们将看看其他您可以透过SoundCheck进行的音频测量，例如主动降噪以及voice assistance readiness测量。
Come and see us at ALTI Expo 2022 in Las Vegas, June 5-6. We’ll be exhibiting SoundCheck 20, the latest release of our popular audio measurement software, as well as AmpConnect 621, our new multichannel hardware interface. Company founder and president, Steve Temme will present a paper on our new enhanced Perceptual Rub & Buzz algorithm, and Sales Manager Les Quindipan will introduce the new features of Soundcheck 20, as well as participate in the speaker builders workshop event.
We’ll be attending and exhibiting at the AES International Automotive Conference in Detroit, June 8-10. Stop by and visit our booth to learn more about the latest version of SoundCheck, including a host of new features designed for multichannel and communications testing, as well as the new enhanced perceptual Rub & Buzz algorithm. Listen founder and president, Steve Temme, will be presenting a paper on June 8th (paper session 1, 10.30 am) detailing this new algorithm, and will also participate in a panel discussion on Max SPL measurement in cars at 4.00pm on June 9th.
Weds May 25th, 8.30-12.30
Presenters: Steve Temme, Listen Inc.; Michael Trolle, VibrAkustik
Join us at SoundHub in Struer for a great day of presentations and discussion on the latest in audio measurement. The presentations will cover a variety of audio test topics including the end of line testing for improved efficiency and yield, measurement in real-world conditions, free-field measurements without a test chamber and more. There will also be consultation time when we are happy to answer your questions or discuss any aspect of audio test. This event is highly relevant for anyone needing to test audio products, both in R&D and production.
8.30-9.00: Check-in, coffee & Welcome by VibrAkustik & Sound Hub Denmark (Michael Trolle and Rie Kold Pripsø)
9.00-9.30: Perceptual distortion measurements
9.30-10.00: Accurate measurement of headphones and hearing assistance devices under real world conditions
10.00-10.30: Coffee and discussion time
10.30-11.00: New features in SoundCheck version 20
11.00-11.30: Free-field speaker measurements without an anechoic chamber
11.30-12.30: Consultation time: Bring us your audio devices and your measurement challenges and we’ll discuss your measurement options and demonstrate how your devices can be measured
Note: there will be live demonstrations on all topics, and a display of hardware for a complete measurement chain including fixtures, measurement microphones and sensors, audio interfaces and turntable.
Detailed Content Information
Perceptual Distortion Measurements: Perceptual distortion measurements enable production line yield to be increased by rejecting only devices with audible Rub & Buzz defects rather than any distortion defects, and Listen’s new enhanced Perceptual Rub & Buzz (ePRB) algorithm is the first to perform even better than the human ear! Through proprietary noise reduction technology and advanced perceptual algorithms, its performance in a noisy factory environment is comparable to the performance of a trained listener under normal listening conditions. Learn more about the science behind this algorithm, see the results, and learn how to implement it in your end-of-line tests.
Accurate Headphone Measurements in Real World Conditions: In this demo-focused session, we will demonstrate how to accurately measure Headphones and Hearing Assistance Devices under real world conditions with real world signals such as speech and music. For example, we will demonstrate, in real time, how to adjust the headphone fit for a proper seal on the head and torso simulator and measure headphone ANC with real background noise with our Multi Signal Real Time Analyzer
New Features in SoundCheck: The newly released SoundCheck 20 is at the forefront of audio measurement with new features for multichannel and communications, increasing its capabilities for audio measurement of smart speakers, infotainment systems, headphones and hearables, and other voice-activated and multichannel devices. In this 30 minute session, we will demonstrate the new features and explain how they are used for testing a variety of audio products and applications.
Free-field Speaker Measurements without an anechoic chamber: Can’t afford or get time in an anechoic chamber? That’s not a problem if you have SoundCheck! In this practical session, we will demonstrate a method first developed by Listen president Steve Temme back in 1993, known as the ‘splice’ technique. This measurement technique is easy to configure and enables you to make highly accurate free-field measurements in an ordinary room, avoiding the expense of an anechoic chamber and enabling measurements in your home or office.
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In this short seminar, Les Quindipan explores the use of SoundCheck for end-of-line production testing. He discusses typical test configurations and the type of measurements that can be made, how to set pass/fail limits and how to optimize tests for high throughput.
He will also explain how SoundCheck is easily scaled for high volume production testing, with such features as external control via another program and auto-saving data to databases, and how SoundCheck’s capabilities are easily expanded through the use of custom steps to control all types of devices and test fixtures.
This seminar will be of interest to anyone considering a production line implementation of SoundCheck, or curious as to how to transition R&D measurements to fast and effective end-of-line test.
There is no charge for this seminar, but registration is required.
在这个简短的研讨会中，Les Quindipan将 与我们探讨如何使用 SoundCheck 进行生产线末端测试。 他会讨论典型的测试配置和可以进行的测量类型、如何设置通过/失败限制以及如何优化测试以实现高吞吐量。
他还会探讨SoundCheck 如何轻松扩展以进行大批量生产测试，具有通过另一个程序进行外部控制和自动将数据保存到数据库等功能，以及如何通过使用自定义步骤轻松扩展 SoundCheck 的功能来控制所有类型的 设备和测试夹具。
任何考虑在生产线中使用 SoundCheck 的人士，或想知道如何将研发测量转换为快速有效的生产线末端测试的人士都会对此研讨会感兴趣。
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March 24, 2022. 10:00am China time
Listen continues to lead the way in perceptual distortion measurements with our new Enhanced Perceptual Rub & Buzz algorithm. This new product, based on years of original research, offers unrivaled repeatability, reliability and correlation to human hearing, making it an unbeatable solution for end-of-line perceptual audio test.
Our launch event will include live demonstrations, results, technical explanations and more. Be the first to know. Sign up below.
Listen 凭着新的增强型感知摩擦音算法(Enhanced Perceptual Rub & Buzz algorithm)继续引领著感知失真測量。這種基於多年原始研究的新產品提供了無與倫比的可重複性、可靠性和与人类听觉的相关性，使它成為生產線末端感知音頻測試的無與倫比的解決方案。
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April 12th, 2022. 9.00am and 2.00pm Eastern US time (6.00am and 11.00am West Coast time)
Virtual instruments, included in SoundCheck, are a cost-effective and portable software-based alternative to hardware instrumentation, ideal for making quick measurements or viewing device behavior in real time. In this educational seminar, Les Quindipan walks through a demonstration of the virtual instruments in SoundCheck, showing off some of their lesser-known capabilities. These include the signal generator, multimeter, oscilloscope/spectrum analyzer, real time analyzer, frequency counter and distortion analyzer. The strip chart recorder, which expands the capability of these instruments to record measurements over a period of time, will also be discussed.
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The course will again consist of 6 x 2-hour sessions over a 2 week time period, and will cover all the same content as our standard in-person basic training course. Each session is led by a live trainer and will include instruction, demos, quizzes, breakout sessions and discussion. Hands-on exercises will be provided to be completed between sessions and reviewed in subsequent classes
We are restricting attendance to 30 attendees to better facilitate breakout sessions, so sign up early to secure your spot. Registration closes on April 8th, and a 5% early booking discount will apply to all registrations received by March 18th.
Dates: April 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th 28th.
Time: 6 x 2hr sessions from 11.00am-1.00pm Eastern US Time (8.00am-10.00am Western US Time)
Attendees must attend all 6 sessions to complete the course.
Cost: $295 ($195 for support contract holders). Additional discounts for multiple people from the same company signing up together (2-3 people: 10%; 4 people: 15%; 5+ people: 25%). Additional 5% early bird discount when signing up prior to March 18th.
Instructors: Mark Latshaw and Pranav Swaroop
Session 1: Hardware & Calibration – configuring audio interfaces and external equipment; certified audio interfaces; Calibration of different DUT types (telephones, speakers, etc.)
Session 2: Memory list, Data management, Virtual Instruments (Spectrum Analyzer, RTA, Multi-meter, Signal Generator, Oscilloscope), Sequence Editor Basics
Session 3: Sequence Writing Part 1 – introduction to the sequence wizard; stimulus; acquisition; basic analysis; limits
Session 4: Sequence Writing Part 2 – Displays; Autosave; Recall; Printing
Session 5: Sequence Writing Part 3 – Messages & sequence logic; external control; sequence & step parameters
Session 6: Advanced Sequence Development – Post Processing; Statistics
Registration is now CLOSED as we are past the date by which we can send out necessary equipment for use during the training. Late sign-ups will only be accepted from users who have an up-to-date, reasonably fully-functioned SoundCheck system available to use for the training. Please contact your sales engineer for advice and to request a sign-up link.