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SoundCheck Online Basic Training, October 2022

Registration is now open for our Online SoundCheck Basic Training class from October 4th-13th.

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 September 26th, and a 10% early booking discount will apply to all registrations received by September 15th.

Dates: October 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th 13th.

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 September 15th.

Instructors: Mark Latshaw and Pranav Swaroop

 

Course Outline

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 wizard; stimulus; acquisition; basic analysis; limits

Session 4: Sequence Writing Part 2 – Displays; Autosave; Recall; Printing

Session 5: Sequence Writing Part 3 – Messages & sequence logic; external control; sequence & step parameters

Session 6: Advanced Sequence Development – Post Processing; Statistics

 

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 Sept 15.

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We are also running Advanced Training, November 15-17th. Learn more.

SoundCheck Online Advanced Training, November 2022

Registration is now open for our Online SoundCheck Advanced Training class from November 15th-17th. Advanced training is designed for users familiar with the content of the basic class who need to make more complex measurements and want to take their SoundCheck use to the next level.

The course consists of 3 x 2-hour sessions (one per day for 3 consecutive days), and will cover three separate advanced training topics. Each session is led by a live trainer and will include instruction, demos and discussion.

Sign up early to secure your spot!  Registration closes on November 7th, and a 5% early booking discount will apply to all registrations received by Sept 16th.

Dates: November 15th, 16th, 17th.

Time: 3 x 2hr sessions from 11.00am-1.00pm Eastern US Time (8.00am-10.00am Western US Time)

Cost: $175 ($115 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 March 18th.

Instructors: Steve Temme and Mark Latshaw

 

Course Outline

November 15th: Advanced Sequence Development
This session continues where basic sequence development left off, covering topics such as advanced stimulus and analysis options, conditional branching and looping, advanced post-processing algorithms and more.

November 16th: Advanced Measurement Techniques
This session will cover two popular and rapidly growing measurement techniques, open loop testing and simulated free field measurement. Open loop testing (including Bluetooth) will discuss in detail the considerations when making open loop measurements, and examine in detail the advanced triggering options available in SoundCheck. The Splice method of obtaining simulated free field measurements was developed by Steve Temme almost 20 years ago and is currently surging in popularity due to its ability to offer reliable measurements in an office or home environment.

November 17th: Advanced Distortion Measurements
Steve Temme takes a deeper dive into the mechanics of distortion and the various distortion measurement techniques available in SoundCheck. Part educational, part SoundCheck instruction, he covers causes and analysis of THD, higher order harmonic distortion, loose particle detection and perceptual distortion methods.

 

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: 5% until Sept 15.

 

Register Now

We are also running Basic Training Oct 4-13th. Learn more.

SoundCheck Online Basic Training, April 2022

Registration is now open for our Online SoundCheck Basic Training class from April 19th-28th.

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 April 8th, and a 5% early booking discount will apply to all registrations received by March 18th.

Dates: April 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th 28th.

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 March 18th.

Instructors: Mark Latshaw and Pranav Swaroop

 

Course Outline

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 wizard; stimulus; acquisition; basic analysis; limits

Session 4: Sequence Writing Part 2 – Displays; Autosave; Recall; Printing

Session 5: Sequence Writing Part 3 – Messages & sequence logic; external control; sequence & step parameters

Session 6: Advanced Sequence Development – Post Processing; Statistics

 

Registration is now CLOSED as we are past the date by which we can send out necessary equipment for use during the training. Late sign-ups will only be accepted from users who have an up-to-date, reasonably fully-functioned SoundCheck system available to use for the training. Please contact your sales engineer for advice and to request a sign-up link.

 

 

Basic Soundcheck Training Online – Oct/Nov 2021

SoundCheck Basic Training is in an all-new online format for 2021. We have taken the material from our popular 2-day Basic SoundCheck training course and re-formatted it into 6 x 2 hr online sessions. Each session, led by a live trainer, 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.

Dates: Oct 25th, 26th, 27th and Nov 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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%).

Instructors: Mark Latshaw and Cam Ruffle-Deignan

 

Course Outline

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 wizard; stimulus; acquisition; basic analysis; limits

Session 4: Sequence Writing Part 2 – Displays; Autosave; Recall; Printing

Session 5: Sequence Writing Part 3 – Messages & sequence logic; external control; sequence & step parameters

Session 6: Advanced Sequence Development – Post Processing; Statistics

 

Thank you to all who attended. Please contact support@listeninc.com if you have any follow-up questions.

 

 

Display Tutorial

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.

Part 1: Display Step Basics
Part 2: Display Configuration
Part 3: Graph Palettes
Part 4: X-Y and Waveform Graphs
Part 5: Tables, Text and Pictures
Part 6: Results
Part 7: Polar Plot

Statistics Tutorial

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.

Statistics 1: Data
Statistics 2: Results
Statistics 3: Process Capability
Statistics 4: Offline

Online Training: Advanced Analysis

Sept 15 at 9.00am US East Coast time (3pm Central European Time, 2pm UK time) and 2.00pm US East Coast time (11am US West Coast time)

In this 2 hour training, we will be taking a deeper dive into some of the more advanced features of the analysis editor. This will be useful for anyone with a basic understanding of SoundCheck setup, calibration and sequence writing who is looking to add value to their measurements by optimizing their test procedures. We will be taking a closer look at how to configure various analysis algorithms, and the impacts of the chosen settings on measurement confidence and speed. This training offers value to both R&D and production users. We will cover:

  • Understanding and configuring the distortion options in SoundCheck’s Harmonictrak algorithm, including how to select the best option for your application
  • Configuring the Loose Particles algorithm to detect transients in waveforms to catch manufacturing defects that may not be highlighted using frequency based analysis
  • Using SoundCheck’s measurement confidence option to adjust the stimulus to obtain the best trade off between speed and accuracy
  • How to analyze ‘real world’ test signals (e.g. multitone, noise, music, speech) for measuring devices that do not perform well with sine wave signals (e.g. telecoms, those including DSP)

This training is free to support contract holders and $79 for others.

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Microphone Measurement Basics

Sept 16, 2020. 10am China time

In this 60 minute online seminar, S&V Samford presents Listen, Inc. Technical Support Manager, Steve Tatarunis discussing Microphone Measurement Basics.

Listen, Inc’s SoundCheck electroacoustic test system is used by the world’s leading OEMs and their contract manufacturers on thousands of production lines worldwide. Although it can be used for testing a wide range of devices including speakers, microspeakers, headphones, headsets, smart devices, cellphones and more, this seminar will focus on microphones.

In this online session, Steve Tatarunis will cover the basics of microphone testing, including:

  • Common microphone types and how they work
  • Microphone specifications
  • How to measure microphones using the two standard methods available in SoundCheck
    • Substitution method
    • Equalized speaker method
  • R&D and production test environments
  • Important measurements such as frequency response, sensitivity, etc.

The presentation will be in English, but slides will be in English and Chinese.

There is no charge for this seminar, but registration is required. Please sign up below.

麦克风测试基础篇网络研讨会

中国时间2020年9月16日星期三上午10点

在这个60分钟的在线研讨会中,声振环保仪器有限公司以及Listen,Inc.技术支持经理Steve Tatarunis,会与大家探讨麦克风测量的基础知识。

Listen公司的SoundCheck电声测试系统广泛用于全球领先的原始设备制造商及其合约制造商的成千上万条生产线。虽然它可以用于测试各种各样的设备,包括扬声器、微型扬声器、耳机、耳麦、智能设备、手机等等,但本次研讨会将着重讨论麦克风。

在这次在线研讨会中,Steve Tatarunis将涵盖麦克风测试的基础知识,包括:

  • 常见的麦克风类型及其工作原理
  • 麦克风的规格
  • 如何使用SoundCheck的两种标准方法测量麦克风
    • 对比测试法
    • 标准均衡音源测试法
  • 研发和产线测试的环境
  • 重要的测试如频率响应、灵敏度等.

这次研讨会将会以英文进行,演示文稿将以中英文显示。不收取任何费用,但是需要提前注册。请在下面注册。

 

Online Training: Basic Sequence Writing (European Schedule)

Sept 23 at 3pm Central European Time, 2pm UK time, 9am US (East Coast) time [Note: rescheduled from original date of Sept 8th]

The ability to quickly generate test sequences is one of the most powerful SoundCheck skills you can acquire. We are bringing a 2 hour basic sequence writing course to the comfort of your own home with our new online training at a convenient time for our European customers.

This 2 hour course is a condensed version of the basics of sequence writing from our popular 2 day training class. We will start from the beginning, explaining how to determine the test parameters and hardware that will meet your specific test requirements. We will look at best practices for creating a sequence, and finally we will assemble a sequence from scratch. This course is ideal for novice SoundCheck users, or those who have been using SoundCheck with sequences that others have written and who are ready to start developing their own. This training is free to support contract holders and US $79 for others.

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Headphone Measurement Basics

耳机测试基础篇网络研讨会

Aug 5, 2020 at 10.00am (China time)

中国时间2020年8月5日星期三上午10点

 

在这个60分钟的在线研讨会中,声振环保仪器有限公司授权Listen公司的创始人兼总裁Steve Temme先生,与大家探讨耳机测试的基础知识。

Listen公司的SoundCheck电声测试系统广泛用于全球领先的原始设备制造商及其合约制造商的成千上万条生产线。虽然它可以用于测试各种各样的设备,包括扬声器、微型扬声器、耳机、耳麦、智能设备、手机等等,但本次研讨会将着重讨论耳机。

在这次在线研讨会中,Steve Temme先生将涵盖耳机测试的基础知识,包括:

  • 耳机的工作原理
  • 如何测试耳机(包括不同种类的耳机和声学耳模拟器)
  • 研发和产线测试的环境
  • 重要的测试如校正的频率响应、左右声道平衡度、失真等等。

 

In this 60 minute online seminar, S&V Samford presents Listen, Inc. founder and president, Steve Temme, discussing Headphone Measurement Basics.

Listen, Inc’s SoundCheck electroacoustic test system is used by the world’s leading OEMs and their contract manufacturers on thousands of production lines worldwide. Although it can be used for testing a wide range of devices including speakers, microspeakers, headphones, headsets, smart devices, cellphones and more, this seminar will focus on headphones.

In this online session, Steve Temme will cover the basics of headphone testing, including:

  • How a headphone works
  • How to measure headphones (including considerations for different types of headphones, and acoustic ear simulators)
  • R&D and production test environments
  • Important measurements such as corrected frequency response, left/right tracking, distortion etc.

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