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Chicago SoundCheck Training – August 30-31, 2017

Training_2016_2We are holding a 2 day SoundCheck training class on Aug 30-31 near Chicago, IL.

This hands-on class covers all the major features of SoundCheck version 15, including writing sequences, test signals, analysis, distortion measurements and more. The class is a combination of presentations interspersed with hands-on exercises to ensure that you are comfortable with all the concepts and methods taught before you leave the classroom. Although no previous SoundCheck experience is assumed, the course still offers plenty to users familiar with writing basic sequences. Although the SoundCheck training is intended as a 2-day program, it is possible to attend just one day of the training.

SoundCheck Course Outline

Location / Dates / Time
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – Arlington Heights, 75 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005.
August 30-31, 2017. Course registration starts at 8:00 AM and the training course is 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day.

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California SoundCheck and Electroacoustics Training – April 24-26, 2017

We are holding a 3 day training event on April 24-26 in Santa Clara, CA. This event will feature a 1-day course on electroacoustics testing, presented by Chris Struck of CJS Labs, followed by a 2 day SoundCheck training class.

Electroacoustics
In the Electroacoustics class, you will learn about the theory behind your audio measurements. The content will cover sound level measurement, psychoacoustics, electroacoustics, soundfields in real rooms, frequency responses, test signals and more. It is ideal for those new to the industry or anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the measurement principles behind their acoustic tests.

Electroacoustics Course Outline

 

SoundCheck
This hands-on class covers all the major features of SoundCheck version 15, including writing sequences, test signals, analysis, distortion measurements and more. The class is a combination of presentations interspersed with hands-on exercises to ensure that you are comfortable with all the concepts and methods taught before you leave the classroom. Although no previous SoundCheck experience is assumed, the course still offers plenty to users familiar with writing basic sequences. Although the SoundCheck training is intended as a 2-day program, it is possible to attend just one day of the training.

SoundCheck Course Outline

 

Location / Dates / Time
The Embassy Suites, 2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054.
April 24-26, 2017. Course registration starts at 8:00 AM and the training course is 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day.

Registration form

 

Listen Releases SoundCheck Version 15

New multimeter

Listen, Inc., is excited to announce the release of SoundCheck Version 15. This release expands the testing capability of SoundCheck with additional external control, calibration, audio mixing and hardware integration, and introduces the first in our redesigned virtual instruments, the multimeter.

The redesigned multimeter now offers two views, a compact ‘meter’ view, or an expanded detailed ‘settings’ view. In ‘meter’ view, a clear, simple level meter is displayed, which changes color to warn of overload or near overload values. Averaging type, weighting type and bandwidth are also shown. In expanded view, 4 different tabs for measurement, averaging, filters and limit setting are visible, and options such as linear/log scale, filtering and weighting options, etc. can be selected. Enhancements to the multimeter’s capabilities include the ability to measure DC voltage in addition to AC voltage so that SoundCheck can be used with a DC coupled interface for making audio electronic measurements, high and low pass filters for removing electrical noise and low frequency background noise, and automatic scaling to adjusts the range of the display based on the signal.

New  TCP/IP control functionality makes external control of SoundCheck simpler, yet more powerful, a valuable feature for anyone who needs to control SoundCheck from an external program, for example as part of an overall test plan or factory automation. It allows communication with SoundCheck via any programming language, on any operating system, either locally or through a network, so that a single computer can control multiple SoundCheck systems. It also features a more powerful and expandable command format for interacting with SoundCheck.

Other enhancements include accelerometer calibration and force measurement to enable testing of linear motors such as those used in haptic devices, an improved plot legend with choice of placement, faster setup with a new ‘auto-mode’ in the hardware editor, better control of Bluetooth interfaces and an improved audio mixer.

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