Pat Brown is a 1978 graduate of the University of Louisville with a degree in electrical engineering technology. With a background as a musician, sound technician, retail music store owner, contractor, and consultant, he is familiar with the many aspects of audio. He served as an associate instructor to audio legend and SynAudCon founder, Don Davis. Pat along with his wife Brenda own and operate SynAudCon and have been providing training for the audio industry since 1996. Pat, the main instructor for SynAudCon, has the unique gift of being able to share his knowledge of complex technical topics in an easy-to-understand real world manner through multi-media demonstrations. SynAudCon is recognized as a industry leader in audio education.
SynAudCon offers both in-person and web-based audio training. There are regularly scheduled in-person training and special one-time events as instruction on new technology is needed. With the release of the web-based training in 2010, SynAudCon training is now more accessible worldwide.
Pat writes articles for several publications. He authored three chapters for Glen Ballou’s “Handbook for Sound Engineers” and is co-author of Sound System Engineering 4th Edition. He considers SynAudCon web-based audio training courses as his most complete “book,” being able to explain the concepts and principles with animations and demonstrations.
Pat regularly teaches for the industry trade organizations - NSCA, InfoComm, and LDI. He was chosen as NSCA “Educator of the Year” in 2005 and NSCA “Mover and Shaker” Award in 2011 & “Peter Barnett” Award in 2012.
SynAudCon has given private seminars to many companies and organizations, including the Kennedy Space Center, Disney World, Sea World, IMAX, Purdue University, the US military, Siemens and many audio manufacturers. He has conducted seminars in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia and Canada.
Pat and Brenda Brown founded a second business in 2005 - Electro-acoustic Testing Company (ETC). ETC, Inc. measures loudspeakers to produce data files for use in room acoustics modeling programs. ETC, Inc. was the first company of its kind in the USA. This experience of developing a measurement facilty and measuring hundreds of loudspeakers from dozens of manufacturers has allowed him to develop some methodologies and specifications that have influenced a number of industry standards.