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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 #8: Display Multiple Curves on One Graph

In SoundCheck, it’s easy to display multiple curves on one graph – simply drag and drop a set of measurement data, or even a group of data from multiple devices. This saves considerable amounts of time when comparing a batch of devices, or even testing multiple transducers within a device (e.g. microphone array). Watch this short video to see just how easy it is!

Display Multiple Curves on One Graph

Learn More About SoundCheck’s Customization Capabilities

Check out our SoundCheck tutorials on display (section 12)


Video Script: Display Multiple Curves on One Graph

Sometimes we take for granted how easy it is to perform certain tasks in SoundCheck until we see how difficult it is using other test systems.

Let’s say I wanted to measure a batch of devices and display the results on a single graph.  Other test systems might require you to go through a multi step process involving exporting, editing and re-importing data But in SoundCheck, all that’s required are a few mouse clicks. Let’s take a look, shall we?

I’m going to measure 5 speakers and show the results on the same graphs. My test sequence measures frequency response and distortion and writes them to SoundCheck’s memory list, and plots each response on their respective graphs. Here is my first measurement.  I have auto-protected the data so it remains in the memory list and doesn’t get over-written when I run the next test. Now let’s measure some more speakers.

As you can see, the data from each additional speaker is automatically added to the graphs so you have a convenient way of comparing devices.

Protected data remains in the Memory List until SoundCheck is closed. When the sequence is closed, the user then has the option to save or discard the protected data as they see fit.

And, like virtually all SoundCheck functionality, this can easily also be incorporated into test sequences for even greater automation.

This convenient functionality has always been available in SoundCheck, right back to the early days when it was just a 2-channel system. Of course with today’s multichannel, multi-transducer devices, it’s more important than ever.



18: Displaying multiple data sets on one graph (working from home with SoundCheck)

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.