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What you’ll get:
✅ Equalization: 39 instructional videos, demos, and case studies
✅ Advanced EQ: 18 additional lectures
✅ Access to the training for 45 days
✅ Video transcriptions & instructional images
✅ Quiz after each lesson to test you knowledge.
✅ Certificate of Completion
✅ Course 130 – EQ: 18 RUs | 9 CEDIA CEUs
Course 210 – Adv. EQ: 22 RUs | 11 CEDIA CEUs
PLUS! 1-year SynAudCon Membership which includes access to exclusive, members-only forum.
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An optimized equalization process.
This course will answer these questions and more.
Course 130 – Equalization
Course 210 – Advanced Equalization
The last lesson in this course “connects the dots” between all of the concepts presented by walking through some case studies.
The principles are universal and apply to all loudspeakers, DSPs, and measurement platforms.
This question often comes up, “Should I take both courses?” The answer is “no”. Course 210 – Advanced Equalization has Course 130: Equalization content with additional lectures. Looking the detailed course outline will help you with your decision.
View or download a detailed course outline of both courses.
The course is for experienced audio practitioners. We recommend a skill level consistent with graduates of our Course 50, Course 100, and Course 120.
Check out some example videos in tab 3.
We are happy to announce two brand new courses!
The internet, and Google specifically, can be a great resource; providing a vast ocean of information only a quick search away. However, as anyone can quickly realize – you may get several different answers to your question. Some answers are in complete opposition to one another and others are just plain wrong!
As an audio professional, it is imperative you have the right answer – each and every time. There is no room for opinions when the client or your job hangs in the balance. SynAudCon training is based on physics, first principles, and a strong consensus among audio professionals.
Watch two example videos from these courses.
Instructional Video on Diffused Field Spectrum
Lecture video on Group Delay.
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 an industry leader in audio education.
SynAudCon offers both in-person and online audio training. There are regularly scheduled in-person seminars and special one-time events on audio-related topics. With the release of the online 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 online audio training courses as his most complete “book”, being able to explain the concepts and principles with animations and demonstrations.
He was chosen as NSCA “Educator of the Year” in 2005 and NSCA “Mover and Shaker” Award in 2011. He received Great Britain “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, China, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, South America, Australia and Canada.
Pat and Brenda Brown founded a second business in 2005 – Pro Sound Testing, Inc. Pro Sound Testing measures loudspeakers to produce data files for use in room acoustics modeling programs. Pro Sound Testing was the first company of its kind in the USA. The experience of developing a measurement facility 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.
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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
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.
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.
Feedback from Course 130 and 210 is coming soon.
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