SynAudCon was created because there was a need…
SynAudCon was founded in 1973 by Don and Carolyn Davis, with the realization that there was a growing need for training in the audio industry.
Don spent the first year writing a book called Sound System Engineering. They then loaded their customized Airstream trailer with state-of-the-art audio equipment, Sound System Engineering textbooks, and took their vision of providing real-world audio education to others.
They combined their love for audio, Don’s passion for teaching, and the concept of “synergy”, and set out to meet the industry’s needs.
For 23 years, they educated, listened, and created the synergetic foundation that is SynAudCon.
When they turned SynAudCon over to Pat and Brenda Brown in 1995, Don and Carolyn had been responsible for the training of more than 10,000 sound contractors, designers and consultants. They literally changed lives.
Meet Pat and Brenda
Pat and Brenda married in 1979 and are proud parents of 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
Brenda was raised working in the fields of a produce farm and graduated from college with a nursing degree.
Pat’s passion for audio began with playing in a band during high school. After obtaining his EET degree, Pat purchased the music store. It was through retail that he was introduced to sound system design and installation.
At first, he made the typical mistakes the result from a mostly intuitive approach. Pat’s engineering background told him this disaster should have been predictable! He found the book “Sound System Engineering” by Don and Carolyn Davis and soon attended a SynAudCon Seminar.
This was a start of a life changing experience. He was hooked, and eventually sold the music store and went into full-time contracting and consulting.
In 1995, Don and Carolyn asked Pat and Brenda if they would like to continue full-time with SynAudCon, preserving the husband/wife team model that had proved so successful. Pat and Brenda gave up two successful careers to take SynAudCon forward.
In 2010, we’ve began creating online training, and now have a full line up to serve all levels of expertise and disciplines.
Twenty-five years later, we too have thousands of grads. We have traveled most of the world giving in-person training and providing online training worldwide.
“Audio is our passion and we love what we do.
It’s truly a pleasure to work with this wonderful industry.”
Pat and Brenda Brown