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This course is very well put together and keeps your interest. C.P.
Great deep dive into EQing. Definitely tons of valuable gems in these lessons. Thank you guys as always for the knowledge dump! I would like to have access to some of these videos as a reference when I’m setting up DSPs. not sure if that’s an option once the lessons close out. Of course, I know I can reach out to Brenda to ask for this but it would be great to be able to reference these quickly in the field.
A big thank you to Pat, yourself, and the SynAudCon team for providing the industry with this valuable knowledge base. I am looking forward to completing the remaining trainings in the near future and further enhancing my skillset. N.J.
Really good course. I’ve taken the DSP and System Optimization and Equalization course before and this was the best one so far!
If I am to wish for anything that would be to describe even further in what way heavy phase-shifting within a speaker would have an audible effect with some easy to grasp examples.
I’ve taken a few before from when I was employed at Bose Professional. Since then I’ve spoken highly of them to anyone who wants to listen. J.R.
I learned so much about this course and I find so very easy to understand because of the visuals presentations and challenging also in answering quizzes. A.D.
Thanks for putting together the course! This was an excellent refresher on a lot of the principles for me. T.H.
The course was fantastic. I learned quite a lot. L.M.
Great program for situational applications. Makes you think. R.R.
This was great, especially some of the advanced, later lessons on phase, group delay, and wavelets. It really helped hammer home some of the concepts that I feel have been at the border of my understanding for years 🙂 I.S.
I have always enjoyed taking part in both the in-person and online courses that SynAudCon provides. Pat’s instructional approach makes the subject matter clear and concise, and he empowers and encourages his student to pursue additional learning on their own. The materials presented give the student the necessary tools to comprehend complex, sometimes ambiguous topics, moving from the theoretical to the actual application of the information conveyed. I REALLY enjoy the courses that I have taken to date. L.S.
This course addresses a complex topic in an in-depth manner. It is kept understandable by Pat Brown’s carefully designed curriculum, obvious passion for the subject matter, and his expertise therein. His ability to meld theory with practical application means I not only learned “how”, but also “why”.
A real bonus is that the course provided information that I was able to put to use immediately. The demonstrations and case studies alone are worth the price of admission, and the entire course itself would be a bargain at twice the price. Simply top-notch! D.D.
Really enjoyed the course especially the case studies! C.M.
I really got a lot of out of this. The illustrations really do help drive home the concepts. N.D.
Very well done. I always prefer in-classroom setting. But this format preserved that feel more than expected with the mix of lectures, graphics, and demonstrations. C.N.
I really liked the addition of Pat’s lectures. These were far more engaging than just slides and voice overs, this is a welcome change. N.K.
Organization is very good
Content is very well detailed
Waiting to attend the advanced equalization course. S.A.
The lesson explanation was excellent. J.J.
Course 210 – Really enjoyed the case studies but would liked to have seen some more complex scenarios and different venues. Especially regarding time alignment for LCR, front fills and delays etc. For me, seeing how you would approach system tuning for various venues and seeing the challenges you face is one of the best parts. This is where I can see all the theory we have learnt come into play.
Overall content was great though and easy to understand either through your demos or screen animations. D.R.
This course has a wealth of knowledge in it, it will be something I come back to often as a refresher or just to learn something new. J.T.
May I have another week extension on the course please? I’m so enjoying it, I would hate to not finish! J.S.
I enjoyed the course, video content is informative and easy to understand. A.M.
No specific thoughts. It’s just great to be able to access these kinds of training courses that have such amazing content. Moreover, the teacher has a command of the facts and information and does a great job teaching. D.B.
Give my best to Pat and keep up the excellent educational work. It is so needed in the world of audio. This industry owes the two of you a great debt for carrying on with this cause. T. B.
Your comment: WOW! So much information… its a little intimidating! I also really enjoyed the demo’s Pat did, which helps apply the theory we learn in lessons prior. I am very much a “Do it” kind of learner, rather than classroom lectures, so I appreciate the demos! B.M.
This is a very valuable course. I see some things in here that I heard first in the Salt Lake City Equalisation course and it builds on what I learned there. I am liking the tools that you are using. I have mostly been working with Easra and Arta and getting great results in the EQ process. N.P.
I enjoyed a lot the last training I took about Course 210 – Advanced EQ that’s why I am back to take Course 300. 😊 D. G.
I loved the pace of the course. Pat does a phenomenal job explaining the fundamentals. I would prefer to see more of the live stuff that includes measurement and optimization of systems on site. S.K.
It was the best course off of the top of other courses for me, and very good explanation on phase and group delay, as well as the time windowing function on the algorithm. J.K.
I enjoyed the case studies which represented real world conditions. J.G.
I enjoyed taking this course immensely! Even though I’ve studied this material with Pat a couple of times before, I always learn something new, and take away deeper understanding of things I thought I already knew. But you know that already!
What I hope might be valuable to you from a learner’s perspective, is that after studying the materials both in-person and online, I think I will retain more of the material from the online delivery.
That might be a consequence of being more comfortable with the material third time around, but I noticed that when Pat delivered a concept that challenged my understanding, I stopped (sometimes for minutes, sometimes for a day or more) and really thought about it, turned it around in my head and let it sit. That time to muse, and the freedom to stop at any point to take it is very valuable.
I really appreciate the effort put into the lecture style delivery videos, and while I love the infographic style too, I felt a lot more engaged by the lectures. They’re a great complement to the theory, and with the way they are weaved into the lessons, I felt satisfied that the theory covered was immediately ‘put into practice’, so to speak.
On a technical note, this time around I think I finally climbed to the next rung in my understanding of phase, and in particular Group Delay. So thank you Pat for your detailed analysis there. If it helps, what really helped me was partially the physical spring demonstration, but particularly the use of wavelets to demonstrate the effect of phase shift. In the past I’ve always struggled with the distinction between time displacement and phase shift, because visuals always use continuous sine waves, with infinte extent. So visually at least, a 1 cycle phase shift becomes indistinguishable from a time displacement. With the finite time duration wavelets though, the phase shift is distinct and the relationship to Group Delay, as Envelope delay is obvious. It was a real lightbulb moment for me, so thank you again! M.V.
It was a great review course for me! The explanation of phase rotation vs. time was well done. The coils and the roulette wheel. The demo of using FIR capture to evaluate room modes was of great value to me. R.G.
It was very useful to have time shown in the teaching area as well as real world measurements. The use of multiple brands and platforms was very welcome. T.K.
Great overall courses. The videos were helpful, I (in my opinion) feel like there were a few quick-paced gaps in the most detailed information. I may have to go back and restudy this again.
Some questions were hard to find in the research materials.I am definitely going to go back to my areas of weak understanding or ability and re-do those sections and test. W.V.
Everything was presented in a very structured manner that seemed to progress very logically with great visual aids to back things up which made everything very easy to follow. D.E.
I really like the “real world” examples you show in videos. I like when you record videos of you doing the actual work that you talk about in the class. I also like how you have both the Lesson Text and videos of the Lesson Text. J.G.
This is a good course, and helps a lot on a daily work of a audio engineer. M.G.
Very much enjoying the training, exceptionally well put together. M.M.
It is full of very useful information! There were techniques in the lessons that I will put to practice now. Just keep doing this as I am now going to deploy a whole new process for EQ’ing and setting up a system. D.T.
This course was pack with very informational content and lectures which helped a lot. It helped me learn and visualize each lessons. Awesome training videos. Z.V.
It’s just so perfect! Everything is up to the point. When some one enrolls they might feel, ‘How would i understand all these complex topics in such short time?’! But the way they have been explained, in an easy language, with demonstrations and how all these complex topics are simplified and yet elaborated is just amazing! Never once did i feel any kind of drawback of not being there personally! Loved the addition of Lectures with Pat in the videos, gives a very personal touch,compared to the previous trainings I did. So all in all, its the best! R.K.
Perhaps you could do some live online instruction where participants could interact and say, “what would happen if you did this?”. Your training is superior to any “live” training because of the depth and the ability to proceed in a very logical path from beginning to end, without the sometimes free form discussion that often ends up with everyone including the instructor scratching his head and wondering why something did not work as expected. This can sometimes be good but often is wasted time and leads to gaps in the material covered because of time constraints. However, sometimes students (me) need to see it done a slightly different way or even the wrong way to see why the correct way works. So in a nutshell, the recorded lessons with a rigid learning path are great, but then supplemental “live” content that is linked with key concepts already covered in the recorded sessions could be scheduled to allow students to participate and interact with you while seeing the parameters and results changed. I know you do some of this in your live courses but I think it could be modified to fit into the online format with a little modification.
I really like the case studies and the demos using DSP to illustrate concepts. This is the missing link for many of us who can read it and maybe even look at a graphic, but really can’t picture what would happen in practice or perhaps how the technique would be implemented in practice. Experiential learning is awesome, but of course requires more work and planning, and I appreciate the effort. J.C.
Good translation of an in-person class into online training. E.W.
Very good, I feel there might need to be a primer course of some kind. I already know a good bit about system tuning and was able to learn some new things from you, but if I was truly a beginner, I might have struggled. M.W.
I agree with you 100%. SynAudCon courses are similar to college courses. The lower level courses (Course 50 and Course 100) lay the foundational principles of the upper level courses. We urge everyone to take the self-evaluation quizzes to make sure they are ready for the upper level courses if they plan to skip the lower level courses. Brenda Brown SynAudCon
I learned a lot.. really a lot. (And my neighbours gave me strange looks, when I was making test measurements in front of my house, that was fun.)
Since you are into”saying’s”My dad always told me: “Do the things you like to do, you probably get good at it and will be able to earn money with it.”
There are a few questions in the exam that I’d like to bring to the attention, or I missed something, misunderstood, or there is a mistake in the exam:
What is the time length for an order 12 FFT at a 48 kHz sample rate. (No theory for this question in the course??)
How would adding 10ms of delay affect the phase response of a loudspeaker? (I would say no change, only the time of flight will be longer, but that’s incorrect.) B.V We will definitely check on these questions. Thank you so very much for your thoughts.
Thank you very much. I would most definitely like to take advantage of the membership. I met you and Pat last year at Infocomm in Orlando during EQ Demystified training. I can not say enough how much I enjoyed the class, and Pat’s approach to teaching as well as your charm. You two are wonderful! R.B.
Really great job. I can tell how much time you prepare into making it precise and appreciate how you find a way to make the complicated topics easier to understand with demos.
I really can’t think of anything you’re not covering, but am looking forward to the live classes. I miss the one on one interaction, but the online allows so much more material to be covered and the quality is definitely not lacking online. F.C.
I am glad I took this course and it is a great crash course to understanding topics like time windowing. the combination of images and real-world examples really help drive home the application of these concepts to the real world as opposed to being in academic theory all day. A.K.
Loved it! I’ve never really had a good understanding of phase. I’m not sure I really have a good understanding of it now either, but I definitely have a better understanding of it! I’m going to go back and re-watch those videos over the next week. J.K.
I very much appreciate the clear verbiage of complicated concepts, as well as the repeated keywords. It helped drill the concepts in for me. D.E.
This is a very good course. Love the practical video’s!
– Playing with RTA’s during the training , maybe it is interesting to add the dBA/dBC theory? R.V.
Very well done! F.P.
“The course was very good but a lot of hands on practice is needed to understand the concepts better.” S.S. We agree with you 100%. Putting it into practice is what brings all the principles to life.
Well structured, easy to understand. J.E.
The information was clear and concise. I think not being in a lab type environment misses out on the immediate hands-on nature of this topic. R.H.
Yes I agree with this. I hope you can spend a day on a job site to implement these principles It’s doing it so you can see and hear the “cause and effect” that brings it to life. Brenda Brown
Lots of great information, thoroughly and plainly explained. Though it was said to be software-agnostic, it does seem to lean heavily on FIR Capture (which does seem like a pretty useful software, admittedly). K.E.
And thank you to Pat for such a great course. We will definitely be putting some of our Field Applications Engineers through Course 210 but more likely Course 130. While I’ve enjoyed in person SynAudCon classes in the past this allowed me to do things at my own pace which was helpful to go back, and re-watch/re-read. L.F.
I loved the content in this course. There is math and physics that I haven’t considered since college. That being said, the question about ‘Which time window will have the best low frequency resolution’ was a real thinker, and I wound up guessing on the second time around the exam. L.F.
The pace of the course was really well managed. I felt like I was steadily learning the theory and the practical concepts in a way that helped me internalize the material well.
I think that the naming of some of the concepts can be improved (although I understand some things may be industry standards that are out of your control). For example, “field” was used to refer to different section of the ETC (different fields are different segments of time), and “field” was also used as a spacial description for measurements. Other concepts in the course were referred to with multiple different names. For example, the ETC was introduced as the Energy Time Curve, but it seemed like later on in the course it was more often referred to as the Envelope Time Curve. I think adjustments can be made to some of these naming conventions to make the material a little easier to digest. That is a super minor detail for improvement.
Overall, the course was very well condensed and modularized. I felt like each lecture contained a good amount of content that was delivered very concisely. Being able to work at my own pace allowed me the flexibility to still continue making contributions to my company while completing this training. Overall, great course! S.S.
For me everything is perfect, just positive comments. M.L.
LOTS of good information in this course. It is just a lot to take in. Z.W.
Thank you very much for the course. I can not explain the grate emotion i feel every time i am staring a SynAudCon training. You’re the best! C.N.
The course is very well done. I do plan on going back in and reviewing some of the content on phase before my time expires. I wanted to do some actual measurements before I do the review. S.W.
The course is good, clear, informative and reach its objective. I enjoyed it! K. T.