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SoundCheck Training in San Jose, CA. Sep 25-26 2017

training_soundcheck_newsletterWe are holding our popular 2 day SoundCheck training class on September 25-26 in San Jose, CA.

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.

 

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Course Outline

Mon Sep 25: SoundCheck 1

Overview of SoundCheck software

  • Software Options

Hardware

  • Configuring audio interfaces and external equipment
  • Listen Certified Sound Cards

Calibration

  • Calibration of different DUT types (telephones, speakers, etc.)

Virtual instruments

  • Spectrum Analyzer, RTA, Multi-meter, Signal Generator, Oscilloscope
  • Virtual Instruments – hands-on

Online forum, bug and wish lists

SoundCheck Steps & Sequences

  • Philosophy & Architecture
  • Creating and editing SoundCheck Test Sequences and Steps
  • Using the Sequence Wizard
  • Stimulus & Acquisition Step details

 

Tues Sep 26: SoundCheck 2

 SoundCheck: Steps & Sequences (cont)

  • Basic analysis
  • Display
  • Data Management Hands-on
  • Limits
  • Sequence Development – hands-on
  • Printing
  • Serial numbers
  • Autosave and recall
  • Messages – user prompts, calling external devices
  • Post-processing
  • Sequence Development (part 2) – hands-on
  • Statistics
  • Sequence loops and jumps
  • Advanced sequence development

Course Outline (PDF)

 

Location / Dates / Time

Hyatt House San Jose/Silicon Valley, 75 Headquarters Dr, San Jose, CA 95134.

September 25-26, 2017. Course registration starts at 8:00 AM and the training course is 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day.

Please contact the hotel directly at (408) 324-1155 to reserve a room. There are also many other accommodation options at a range of prices nearby.

Registration form

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.

Registration form

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

 

Headphone & Headset Measurements – The challenges of testing today’s devices

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Learn about the latest in headphone test systems and methods from design to EOL Test. Industry experts Steve Temme (Listen, Inc.) and Peter Wulf-Andersen (G.R.A.S.), as well as guest speaker Chris Struck will discuss test equipment (ear couplers, test fixtures, test software and hardware) and demonstrate practical test setups for both R&D and QC headphone testing. It will cover in-ear monitors, Bluetooth, lightning/USB, noise-cancelling and high resolution headphones, in addition to conventional analog headphones. You can even measure your own headphone using our equipment in the hands-on session. Please see the full agenda below.

There is no charge for this one-day seminar and lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP today.

Locations and Dates:

Seattle: Monday Feb 27th, Embassy Suites Bellevue

Silicon Valley: Wednesday March 1st, Embassy Suites Santa Clara

Los Angeles: Friday March 3rd, Embassy Suites Glendale

 

Agenda (9am-4pm) – UPDATED

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Headphone Test Systems and tools
    • Traditional tools vs. modern consumer demands
      • Introduction to head and ear related terminology and definitions.
      • Historical perspective and background for the tools and standards used today.
      • Limitations vs. Possibilities in term of the measurement capabilities. How does that relate to the modern challenges with Bluetooth and ANC related testing tasks?
    • Tools for Next Generation Headphone Testing
      • Solutions to some the challenges addressed above.
      • Examples based on products and measurements.
    • What about frequencies above 20kHz? Science or marketing? Measurement Consistency – Development vs. Production
      • Progress in measurements from Head and Torso Simulator (KEMAR) to Production Test Fixture (45CC – flat plate). How the different components affect the measurements:
    • Software and hardware for headphone testing including typical headphone measurements and test setups
  • Practical examples of headphone measurements on.
    • Analog Headphones
    • Bluetooth Headsets
    • ANC Headphones
    • Lightning/USB Connected Headphones (using triggered recordings)
    • Hi-Res Headphones
    • In-ear monitors
  • Measurements including:
    • Frequency Response relative to a target response
    • Left/Right tracking
    • Impedance
    • Noise attenuation
    • Distortion including Non-Coherent Distortion
    • Standards including Max SPL EN-50332 & IEC-60268-7
  • Headphone Design (Guest Speaker Chris Struck, CJS Labs)
    • Desired headphone response
    • Headphone measurement standards
  • Hands-on testing: Bring your own device and test it using one of our measurement setups

Reserve your space

California SoundCheck and Electroacoustics Training – October 10-12, 2016

Acoustic Test lab at Listen 2We are holding a 3 day training event on Oct 10-12 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 Plaza Suites, 3100 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054.
October 10-12, 2016. Course registration starts at 8:00 AM and the training course is 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day.

 

Registration form

 

SoundCheck Training Chicago, IL, May 17-18, 2016

Acoustic Test lab at Listen 2We are holding our popular 2- day SoundCheck training class on May 17-18th in Elgin, IL (just outside Chicago).

SoundCheck Training is designed for engineers and technicians who are responsible for the measurement and analysis of the acoustical performance of electroacoustic products and audio electronics either in R&D or Production. Current SoundCheck customers and individuals interested in thoroughly evaluating SoundCheck as an audio test platform are encouraged to attend. This intensive, “hands-on” course will enable you to utilize the full functionality of SoundCheck and provide you the necessary tools to efficiently create audio and electroacoustic tests.

The class covers all the major features of SoundCheck version 14, 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.

Full Course Outline

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SoundCheck and Electroacoustics Training Santa Clara, CA, Oct 5-7, 2015

Acoustic Test lab at Listen 2We are holding a 3 day training event on Oct 5-7 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.

Full Course Outline

 

SoundCheck
This hands-on class covers all the major features of SoundCheck version 14, 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.

Full Course Outline

 

Registration form (for both classes)

SoundCheck and Electroacoustics Training Boston, MA, Sept 21-23, 2015

trainingWe are holding a 3 day training event on Sept 21-23 at our Boston offices. 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.

Full Course Outline

 

SoundCheck
This hands-on class covers all the major features of SoundCheck version 14, 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.

Full Course Outline

 

Registration form (for both classes)

 

Training In China and Taiwan July 2015

We are excited to announce that we will be teaching three SoundCheck training classes, two in China and one in Taiwan in July, in conjunction with our distributor, S&V Samford.

Monday July 27th: SoundCheck Advanced Training, Taipei, Taiwan

Course Outline:

  • Stimulus and Analysis – choosing the best combination for your application
  • Open Loop Testing (for testing smartphone and tablet audio)
  • Advanced Sequence development – including postprocessing steps and functionality and control of SoundCheck from an external program
  • Application training – testing bluetooth speakers and headphones using the BTC-4148 interface

Cost: $150

Register Now

 

Wednesday July 29th: SoundCheck Basic Training, Shenzhen, China

Course Outline:

  • SoundCheck introduction
  • SoundCheck 14 new features
  • SoundCheck Setup – installation, understanding the hardware setup, and calibration for loudspeaker and microphone testing
  • Basic sequence development
  • Virtual instruments
  • Applications training – testing audio on smartphones and tablets using open loop testing, and testing bluetooth speakers and headphones using the BTC-4148 interface

Cost: 600RMB/US$100

Register Now

 

Friday July 31st: SoundCheck Basic Training, Shanghai, China

Course Outline:

  • SoundCheck introduction
  • SoundCheck 14 new features
  • SoundCheck Setup – installation, understanding the hardware setup, and calibration for loudspeaker and microphone testing
  • Basic sequence development
  • Virtual instruments
  • Applications training – testing audio on smartphones and tablets using open loop testing, and testing bluetooth speakers and headphones using the BTC-4148 interface

Cost: 600RMB/US$100

Register Now

 

For all courses:

Instructor: Dan Knighten, Listen, Inc.

The training will be translated into Mandarin.

To register for one of these courses, please fill out and complete the registration forms above and fax back to S&V Samford at 852-28339913 or email sales@svsamford.com.

For more information, please call S&V Samford +852 28339987.