OptEQ – Optimized System Tuning

System tuning and equalization in a logical, accurate and repeatable process…

by Kent Margraves

OptEQ Class Photo

Attendees of the OptEQ workshop at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, with instructors (left to right) Pat Brown, John Murray and Deward Timothy up front.

AS THE NAME IMPLIES, “OptEQ”is an optimized sound system tuning process developed by SynAudCon (Synergetic Audio Concepts), and it was presented to an audience of more than 100 consultants, contractors and end users over the course of two days in early January at the American Airlines Training Center in Ft. Worth. I was fortunate to be one of those attendees.

As usual, the workshop was brilliantly prepared, hosted, and presented. Pat and Brenda Brown of SynAudCon are simply the best in the pro audio business at delivering exceptional education and training in both audio theory and practical application. The course manual, loaded with relevant information,analogies, and useful graphics, is worth the cost of the workshop alone. Read more »

Seminar Report: SynAudCon’s Making Wireless Work Training Event

by Curt Taipale, Taipale Media

Curt Taipale, Taipale Media

Curt Taipale, Taipale Media

I’ve just returned from attending the latest special topic seminar hosted by Pat & Brenda Brown from SynAudCon called “Making Wireless Work”, and wanted to share my experiences with you.

What an honor it was to sit under the teaching of industry veterans James Stoffo, Tim Vear and Karl Winkler. In just those two days I was both comforted to learn that much of what I thought I knew on the topic of wireless audio systems was in fact correct, and oddly encouraged to discover just how many things I didn’t know about this topic.

If you’re like me, you have invested a significant part of your career working with wireless microphones and IEM systems. The tendency is to design such systems on autopilot, doing it a certain way because it worked the last time, but never truly understanding why it worked. Read more »

Neutrik USA hosts SynAudCon Seminar

In September 2014, Neutrik USA host the SynAudCon’s “Sound Reinforcement for Technicians” seminar.


Werner Bachmann, Pete Milbery, Brenda & Pat Brown

A couple of years ago at InfoComm, Pete Milbery and Mark Boyadjian told us that their new Charlotte headquarters had a training center and invited SynAudCon to use it.  This year when we decided to go to Charlotte for a seminar, Neutrik was on the top of the list.

It was a wonderful experience.  Neutrik USA headquarters is a beautiful facility with a great training center.  They welcomed us and the attendees graciously and Neutrik staff was extremely helpful.  We even had a visit from Werner Bachmann, Neutrik’s CEO, who was visiting from Neutrik AG in Liechtenstein.

A special thank you to Neutrik USA. Their warm welcome and beautiful facility provided an excellent atmosphere for learning and synergy.  I would also like to thank the attendees for their synergetic spirit.  It was a very enjoyable week for all of us.






SynAudCon Stays Ahead Of The Curve


SynAudCon's New LogoGreenville, IN (September 2014) — SynAudCon, the industry-leading web-based and in-person training source for audio education, takes pride in staying ahead of the learning curve.

Since its creation by Don and Carolyn Davis in 1973, through the transition to current owners Pat and Brenda Brown in 1996 and the roll-out of the online courses in 2010, the organization has been a constant educational resource for the professional audio industry.

In keeping with their “one-step-ahead” philosophy, the Browns have changed their website URL to, which has also been incorporated into the SynAudCon logo.

“We felt that better describes what SynAudCon offers the industry,” explains Brenda Brown. “We want to make sure that when someone sees the SynAudCon logo, there is no question about what the company does.”
“Our goal is to reach those new to the industry as well as the veterans that are familiar with our work,” adds Brown.

SynAudCon’s web-based courses keep complex topics simple through continuous animations, demonstrations and analogies which help reduce the learning curve. The in-person training is an immersive 2-3 day experience that offers hands-on learning opportunities to participants.

For more information about SynAudCon training opportunities visit the website at

New Logo Attached or download at


About SynAudCon

Synergetic Audio Concepts (SynAudCon) is the leading provider of real-world audio education through web-based training and in-person seminars and workshops offered worldwide. For more than 4 decades, SynAudCon has been devoted to providing practical, in-depth training on the principles of audio and acoustics.

SynAudCon Has a New Website URL and Logo

by Brenda Brown

Big News!!!    SynAudCon has a new logo and website URL.

Our new URL is

We updated our logo to include the new URL.

SynAudCon's New LogoWe are very excited about this change.

We feel the new URL is easier to remember and it gives a better description of what we do – Professional Sound Training.

Thank you for updating your records.*

Brenda Brown

*All inquiries going to will be redirected to




Learn To Optimize Sound Systems With SynAudCon In-Person Training

For Immediate Release

Greenville, IN (August 2014) – SynAudCon has announced that registration for their 3-day Sound Reinforcement for Technicians (SRT) seminar, held in Dallas, TX on October 6-8, is now open.

Recent attendees have found the seminar to be extremely helpful. Tim Koborie, SoundCom Systems, explains, “I am a visual learner. The seminar used graphics and good analogies to explain the concepts.” Read more »

SynAudCon’s Ice Cream Social at InfoComm 2014

by Brenda Brown

This year at InfoComm, SynAudCon hosted an Ice Cream Social for it’s members. Many stopped by to say hello to old friends and to meet new friends.

The Sundae Bar was a hit. We had many requests to do it again next year.

Pat and I would personally like to thank everyone who came. Each person’s presence made it that much better. We truly enjoyed seeing everyone.

It’s YOU that makes events like this so special. Thank you again for coming.

The best way to capture the evening is through photos. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.

Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Ice Cream Sundae Bar



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SynAudCon Member Reception at InfoComm

SynAudCon will have a reception for the SynAudCon members at the Las Vegas Hotel. Stop by to enjoy an Ice Cream Sundae and say hello to everyone. Here’s the details.

  • Date: Wednesday, June 18th
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
  • Place: Las Vegas Hotel in the Crown Room

Please RSVP to Brenda at by June 9th.

We hope to see you there.

Pat and Brenda Brown

Education, is it really worth my time and money?

by Brenda Brown

Over the years, I have spoken to hundreds of audio practitioners and business owners during our 3-day seminars.  Following are a few observations regarding education. Most of these are common sense.  Sometimes a reminder is needed, especially for that person who is considering more education for themselves or those within their company.

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Brenda’s New-Year Thoughts.

by Brenda Brown

Let’s welcome 2014 with a cheerful, thankful and hopeful spirit: inspired, guided and made stronger by the lessons learned in 2013.  Life is best if we look forward rather than looking behind. Let’s choose to love, be happy, kind and make the most of the upcoming year.

I couldn't resist showing off our new little grandson - Charles Patrick.

I couldn’t resist showing off our new little grandson – Charles Patrick.

Pat and I completed our 17th year with SynAudCon. Even after all these years, we are grateful to Don and Carolyn Davis for this opportunity to offer audio education. Our sponsors and members are the backbone of SynAudCon and they enable us to reach people and do things that would otherwise be impossible. Read more »

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