With over 100 combined years of audio measurement experience, our team has created a wealth of technical papers, sequences, articles and other useful information to assist you with your audio test needs. Please browse the collection below, or filter by type of resource.
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This sequence demonstrates how SoundCheck’s Windowing post-processing function is applied to waveforms to remove measurement artifacts that might otherwise create false auto delay values and subsequent analysis errors.
This sequence uses data from a customer who was measuring the directivity of a hearing aid-type device by mounting it on a rotating HATS and using a short duration log sweep. The DUT does not have a perfect seal in the HATS ear and the devices signal processing produces a latency of around 35ms. When viewing the Recorded Time waveforms, both the leakage signal and the amplified signal can be seen. As the DUT approaches 180° the magnitude of the leakage into the HATS ear exceeds that of the amplified signal, creating false Record Delay values and subsequent analysis errors. This sequence applies a window to the Recorded Time Waveform to remove the early-arrival leakage, and calculates the true Record Delay values of the amplified signal, obtaining consistent analysis results at all angles of rotation. This sequence can be adapted to your other requirements, for example, removing early arrival signals from a waveform or editing out excessive delay in a waveform.
What better way to perfect your data output options than when you have some uninterrupted SoundCheck time at home! SoundCheck saves data in many different user defined ways, and saving to Office apps such as Word and Excel is just one of them. Most people just use the default settings to create a quick visual output, but the key to making your data work for you is Custom Templates and Autosave Steps. Watch this short video to learn more.
While you are working from home, optimize your SoundCheck sequences by tweaking your limits for optimum quality and yield. Devin Vaillancourt explains the different types of limits available (absolute, floating, aligned, and more), and once you have explored the different types, you can test out different limit configurations using saved data from products that you have already measured.
Cam Ruffle-Deignan walks you through a demonstration of SoundMap, SoundCheck’s Time-Frequency analysis module, showing how Short Time Fourier Transform, CSD, Wigner Ville and Wavelet analyses can be used for detailed offline analysis of devices. Time-Frequency analysis methods are useful for impulse response analysis and detection of loose particles and Rub & Buzz in loudspeakers and identification of transient effects such as drop out in digital devices including VoIP and Bluetooth headsets.
Learn how to level-up your SoundCheck sequence using Custom Steps – LabVIEW VIs that can be used as steps in SoundCheck sequences to implement operations that cannot be done natively in SoundCheck. A selection of custom step templates built into SoundCheck accelerates the development of custom steps with examples that allow you to open and close virtual instruments, control turntables, read/write serial numbers and even open any .exe file such as a Python script. Devin Vaillancourt demonstrates how to use this powerful feature.
There are many times when it is desirable to display multiple data sets on one graph – for example, testing multichannel devices, comparing devices, comparing measurements to the fundamental, comparing EQ curves, etc. In this short video, Steve Tatarunis demonstrates how to display multiple curves on one graph, both by simply dragging and dropping and also automatically via a sequence.
In this short video, Cam Ruffle-Deignan walks you through how to predict listener preference based on the Harman Target Curve. This free sequence (which can be downloaded here) can recall previously saved data as well as capture new data, making this a great ‘work from home’ project if you have previously saved measurement data on your headphones.