Please browse our selection of training and new product webinars. Please note that they are classified into 3 sections:
- SoundCheck Training Webinars – here you will find detailed information on how to use the various features in SoundCheck
- Application Webinars – here you will find information about how to test various devices
- Product Information Webinars – information on new and recently launched products by Listen, Inc.
New Series: On-Demand Training Videos
Our series of basic SoundCheck training instructional videos concludes with 7 short videos highlighting the different display options ranging from simply x-y graphs and tables to polar plots, and display customization, and of course how to use all these options in a sequence.
Our series of instructional training videos continues with this series of 4 short videos explaining Statistics. These introduce the user to the statistics options in SoundCheck, and demonstrate how to use them in 4 different ways: in sequences, with results, Process Capability measurements, and offline statistics.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Past Webinar Recordings
SoundCheck Training Webinars
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 May 1st, and a 10% early booking discount will apply to all registrations received by April 17th.
Dates: May 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 18th
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 April 17th.
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 editor; stimulus; acquisition; basic analysis
Session 4: Sequence Writing Part 2 – Limits; Displays; Autosave; Recall; Printing
Session 5: Sequence Writing Part 3 – Messages & sequence logic; Post Processing; Statistics
Session 6: Sequence Writing Part 4 – Sequence Writing Examples
Group discounts are available for multiple attendees from the same company:
2-3 attendees: 10% discount
4 attendees: 15% discount
5+ attendees: 25% discount
Early bird discount: 10% until April 17th.
Note about late signups: As training starts imminently, we do not have time to ship demo keys. This means that in order to participate fully, you must have a relatively up-to-date (version 20 or 21) hardware key available to use. If you do not, you can still follow along with the training in demo mode, but you will be unable to complete some of the hands-on exercises.
Expand the capabilities of your test sequences by learning how to implement advanced functions such as conditional branching, looping, and sub-sequencing. Presented by Brian Fallon, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
Learn how to use the new post-processing modules introduced in SoundCheck 10 and SoundCheck 11 – waveform filter, Zwicker loudness and active speech. Presented by Steve Temme, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
This webinar explores the functions of post processing steps with practical examples of their implementation. Presented by Brian Fallon, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
In this webinar, we take an in-depth look at the limits editor’s settings and how to create limits for various types of data including curves and single values. Presented by Amandio Neves, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
Master the basics of developing sequences, including sequence editor usage, step layouts, and best practices. Presented by Brian Fallon, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
Learn how to use the Analysis options in SoundCheck! We examine the analysis algorithms and how to configure their steps to measure frequency response, distortion, impedance, and more. This webinar will also cover how to use the batch processing feature first introduced in SoundCheck 11. Presented by Steve Temme, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
An overview of how to use the various stimuli in SoundCheck including the stimulus types, parameter configuration, and implementation via acquisition steps. Presented by Brian Fallon, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
Learn how to setup and use the various real time instruments available in SoundCheck, including: Signal Generator, Multimeter, Spectrum Analyzer, Oscilloscope, Real Time Analyzer (RTA). Presented by Brian Fallon, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
In this webinar, we detail the process for calibrating each component of the test chain, including: reference microphones, mouth simulators, artificial ears, amplifiers, and more. It will cover the new expanded system-wide calibration setup first introduced in SoundCheck 11. Presented by Brian Fallon, SoundCheck Product Manager. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
A detailed overview of the settings in the SoundCheck hardware editor and how they relate to your specific devices, covering soundcard, digital I/O, RS-232, IEEE, and DC Connect device settings, as well as the system-wide hardware setup, newly introduced in SoundCheck11. Presented by Amandio Neves, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
This webinar is a comprehensive guide to the many options for configuring and customizing displays, as well as instruction on how to interact with data from the Memory List. This webinar will cover all the new functionality introduced in SoundCheck 10 and SoundCheck 11. Presented by Brian Fallon, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
This webinar discusses the setup and execution of the EN-50332 standard sequence package for SoundCheck. This standard outlines procedures for measuring the maximum output of headphones and portable music players. Presented by Brian Fallon, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
In this webinar we demonstrate how impedance can be measured using both highly accurate dual channel methods and simpler single channel methods. The presentation discusses the different test methods and show how each can be set up using SoundCheck. In addition, a novel, patent pending, method of single channel measurement that offers similar accuracy to conventional dual channel methods is presented. Presented by Steve Temme, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
This webinar offers an overview of the many options for measuring loudspeakers in SoundCheck. Applications include R&D versus production measurements, measuring distortion, and testing frequency response without an anechoic chamber. Presented by Amandio Neves, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
This webinar explains why and how to use advanced test signals such as speech and pulsed noises to measure frequency response and distortion in complex devices. It includes details about interfacing to analog, digital, cellular, and VoIP phones. SoundCheck sequences which test to TIA and IEEE standards are also discussed. John Bareham, Consultant in Electroacoustics. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
This recorded webinar is an excellent introduction to the measurements and system setups common to almost all telephone standards. This includes measurement of send, receive, sidetone, and echo, as well as loudness ratings. The techniques discussed in this webinar apply to handset, headset, and speakerphone functions of analog, digital, cellular and VoIP phones. John Bareham, Consultant in Electroacoustics. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
A demonstration of how wideband digital phones can be tested to TIA-920-A, a comprehensive US standard for measuring wideband digital phones. The webinar demonstrates the physical setup, and shows a complete test in SoundCheck, from calibration to final result. Presented by John Bareham, Consultant in Electroacoustics. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
This webinar covers the setup, calibration, and execution of the Hearing Aid Standards sequence package for SoundCheck. This package includes test sequences for measuring in accordance with the ANSI S3.22 and IEC 60118-7 standards. Presented by Brian Fallon, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
We discuss and show measurement configurations to address the challenges of PC and laptop audio testing. Topics include communicating with the device under test and working with the physical test setup. Presented by Steve Temme, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
This webinar outlines the basics of microphone testing in SoundCheck. It covers two main methods for measuring frequency response, discusses directional measurements, and reviews the SoundCheck sequence for measuring microphone self noise. Presented by Brian Fallon, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
This webinar explains how to test MP3 players and other portable audio devices using SoundCheck. Topics include measuring frequency response, distortion, cross talk, and jitter. Presented by Amandio Neves, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
A general guide to testing all acoustic parameters of a hearing aid. It covers the basic measurements as well as the SoundCheck hearing aid test suite, which covers IEC and ANSI standards. Presented by Brian Fallon, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
This webinar demonstrates how to set up your SoundCheck system properly to test Bluetooth devices such as headsets and headphones. It covers the unique challenges associated with testing these products and how to address them. Presented by Steve Temme, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
In this short 10 minute video, sales engineer Les Quindipan gives a brief overview and demonstration of the new features and functionality of SoundCheck 16.
In this short 10 minute video, sales engineer Les Quindipan gives a brief overview of the new features and functionality, and demonstrates them in the software.
In this short (10 minute) video, Brian Fallon introduces the new features in SoundCheck 14. These include an improved set-up wizard for easier transition from older versions, advanced Listen hardware integration, a redesigned hardware editor and a new autoranging feature.
A demonstration and discussion of the new features introduced in SoundCheck 13. These include the new sequence editor, new graphs, improved memory management, new global preferences and more. Presented by Brian Fallon, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
A demonstration and discussion of the new features introduced in SoundCheck 12. These include new tabs for display steps, single file sequences, relative file paths, a new offline setting, new features in the statistics step and more. Presented by Brian Fallon, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
An introduction to the new AmpConnect with integral soundcard, explaining its features and how it can simplify your audio test setup. Presented by Brian Fallon, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar
In this webinar we discuss the principles behind Listen’s latest Rub & Buzz measurement technique and demonstrates its results. Presented by Steve Temme, Listen, Inc. Status: Recorded. Watch Webinar