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100 Things #58: Getting the Most From Your SoundCheck Graphs

Zooming, point selection, plot movement, autoscaling, showing / hiding legends, changing graph colors… There are endless options hidden between the right click function on a SoundCheck graph. Check out this short video for a quick demonstration!

Getting the Most from your SoundCheck Graphs

Learn more about SoundCheck Graph Controls

Check out the SoundCheck Manual – the section on common graph controls (section 20.15 in the SoundCheck 21 manual).


Video Script: Getting the Most from your SoundCheck Graphs

Did you know that SoundCheck offers a lot of cool ways to look at data in XY graphs? There are endless possibilities for viewing graph data hidden behind a simple right click.

You can zoom into a particular area, select a point, move the plot freely, and zoom the X, Y axes separately or together. You can also auto-scale a graph.

Using the ‘Drop cursor’ feature you can drop up to two cursors at user-defined points, or automatically at the maxima or minima of the plot. When two cursors are dropped, the lower part of the graph window automatically shows the delta between the two points making it easier to calculate the relative differences in X and Y values.

There are many other options such as view or hide legend on graphs, save the displayed graph to an image file, open or print reports, and randomize and reset plot colors.

This one’s one of my favorites. If you need to copy the image from a graph onto a Google docs sheet or Slack to share with your team, you can do this very quickly with the ‘Copy image’ option, without saving it to an image file first.

You can also use the right click menu to access overall graph preferences so that you can change X and Y attributes, line styles, colors etc.

What’s your favorite graph trick? Let us know in the comments! For more information on all things SoundCheck, head to Listen Inc . Com.




100 Things #54: TEDS Microphone Support for Fast Calibration

TEDS microphone support (with appropriate hardware) in SoundCheck makes your audio measurement system setup and calibration fast and simple. Listen’s portable and budget-friendly AudioConnect 2  audio test interface, and the AmpConnect 621 multi-channel, high resolution test interface both support TEDS.

SoundCheck Supports TEDS Microphones for Fast Calibration

Learn more about Listen’s hardware with TEDS Microphone Support

Check out the new features video for Listen’s AudioConnect 2 and AmpConnect 621, which both support TEDS microphones.


Video Script: TEDS Microphones Support in SoundCheck for Fast Calibration

A TEDS, or Transducer Electronic Data Sheet, compatible microphone, is a measurement microphone with a programmed data chip. The data chip stores a wide variety of calibration data including the microphone’s serial number, sensitivity, and date calibrated information. This makes setup and calibration with a TEDS microphone fast and easy, particularly in a multichannel system.

Did you know that SoundCheck includes direct support for TEDs microphones with supported hardware? This capability is available in SoundCheck 18 and later. When this is combined with Listen’s AmpConnect 621 multi-channel, high resolution test interface, setup and calibration could not be easier. Let’s take a look.

Here’s my SoundCheck Calibration Window with 6 separate measurement microphones with 6 signal paths and calibration files. This 6 mic array might be used for in-vehicle audio testing, for example. When a TEDS compatible test interface like Listen’s AmpConnect 621 is detected, the “Read TEDS” button in the Calibration window is available. When depressed, SoundCheck can retrieve the microphone’s serial number, mic sensitivity and calibration date directly from a TEDS mic. The process can be repeated for each connected TEDS mic. Setup could not be easier.

Now we want to hear from you. Do you use TEDS microphones for audio measurements? Let us know in the comments.  For more information, visit ListenInc.com.