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Like most of the people I meet who work in live sound, I’m largely self-taught through a pinball approach of missteps, feedback, and the begrudging tolerance of others. Time and time again, as I worked through these courses I thought, “I wish I had taken this course years ago.” And often I thought of others who could benefit from them. S.H.
The videos are clear, I suggest adding some practical exercise. M.S.
This course gives you valuable information and terminology on how sound systems work. Whether a beginner or a review for others, you will learn and understand how sound systems work in a very logical way. S.S.
I thought it was great even as a refresher. M.W.
I think it was a very good course. P.W.
This is a good step into audio and gives me the knowledge I need to keep learning and growing! D.K.
The materials are useful. R.N.
The graphics and charts are nice with the video. I wish they were also with the text notes for review. I’m a very visual learner and those would be nice to have in front of me as I reread the information. J.B.
The information was quality and web site was easy to navigate. W.W.
“The course terminology tends to be American focused.” S.B. I agree. I would estimate that eighty- five to ninety of our training is sold in the US. However, you made a very good point. I will bring this to the developer attention. Brenda Brown
It is very enlightening. Y.L.
Very complete. I like it because it touches the important points and does not waste time. O.H.
Great course for beginners. S.K.
I attended the “Sound System Design” course last year and really enjoyed it. I wanted to take one of your more basic courses to test my knowledge. This course was a little too basic for me at times but I still enjoyed it. Regarding the printout of the notes that are provided, I suggest that a better format would be an outline rather than word for word. This would allow space for the student to insert their own notes. I.H.
I am a total novice but came out feeling as if I learned enough to understand the terms that are commonly used in the office as well as the basic setup for a system. J.H.
The video’s and layout were fantastic. I would like a general glossary of terms I could download so I could pause the video and look up the term. J.F.
Thank you, I really enjoyed the course. It helped give me an actual understanding of all of the basics which I really needed. M.I.
Thought everything was very good. R.L.
This gave me the basic understanding of what is needed to have a good sound system, especially where there is a microphone involved. R.D
I like the real life examples used to depict audio distribution scenarios. K.M.
The training was awesome and helpful. J.G.
It was very helpful! Thank you again for this helpful tool! J.R.
Very informative. Perfect mix of notes and videos. BB.
It was good. B.S.
The course was very informative on exactly what the course is called “how sound systems works.” T.N.
Good course, although the final exam had a couple of questions that weren’t specifically covered in the lessons. G.S.
I learned a lot about Audio with this course. C.A.
I thought it was good. The only improvement I can think of at this time is the section on mixing where it would have been helpful to hear the mix as the section was explained. I will be back for more training. J.G.
Well I would say I enjoyed it. It was really interactive with the videos, helping me to visualize all the terms in the text. A. A.
I’ve just switched over to the pro audio/visual industry from accounting and have been searching for a good introductory course to get a basic grasp on what it’s all about. So far so good, loving the intro course I just bought and hopefully your guy’s other online courses are just as good! D.W.
I loved the course and that you included the sounds effects of what was being discussed like hum or feedback. B.S.
I feel the graphic aids that are shown in the video’s greatly help me understand the matter far more than than just reading the text alone. Having printed the accompanying text , I do feel some graphics could have been added for future reference. I do understand that there needs to be differentiation between text and video but having the printouts include some of the graphics would help them a great deal in making these reference documents later on, especially for a newbee like myself.
As a sidenote: at first I felt some of the graphics were a bit 90’s clipart BUT their simplicity and immediate understanding proved to not subtract from the matter that was thought while they were shown. So I understand these choices made 100%. Pat has a great and compelling voice to listen to so I never got bored with any of the video’s. As a non-native English speaker the speech was always clear and never felt I was missing or had to google translate anything :). Pat is now on the list of ‘top-teachers’ that I had the pleasure of listening to. Too bad that flying out to attend physical classes is a bit too expensive. Virtual classes are the next best thing though. Keep it up! C.P.
What I learned in audio I either experienced in live corporate set ups or was taught it by other who had gone through former training and had much more experience. That being said, if I had taken this class when first getting into audio, it would have made my learning and grasping of these concepts much easier and the time to do so much shorter. I think this course lays out concepts and presents Audio system technical know-how in a very understandable way. Even for someone who has never set up a sound system themselves, I think with this course and relating to any personal experience (i.e. going to a movie theater) anyone can grasp most concepts in this course. G.C.
I’ve really enjoyed the training videos. J.M.
I am so thankful for these courses – you guys do such a great job and make audio so approachable. J.R.
It was slightly akin to taking a big sip from a fire hose. For someone coming from the I.T. realm, it was extremely difficult for me to wrap my brain around some of the concepts. I was thankful that the course was online and I was able to watch the clips multiple times, pause and take notes. I grossly underestimated the length of time it would take me to digest all the information (given my lack of experience in this area). The instructor was wonderful and did a super job of explaining some complex subject matter. I truly appreciate the terminology shift and am trying to replace my vague vocabulary with the much more precise terms learned in this course. N.Z.
This course provided valuable information in an easy to understand format. It is a wonderful asset for new audio professionals. S. P.
I thought the analogies were really good. M. J.
This was a great refresher course for me. It would also be a great course for those just starting out in the AV industry. B.H.
The video clips where great to visualize what is being learned. P.V.
The course was very basic for me, however it had more things to offer than what I had anticipated. What I found to be the more important topics were in regards to the electrical aspect. Additionally, I think the course was through and well-constructed. J. P.
Having an audio background, I felt I was able to move through this pretty quickly, and it provided some helpful information regarding particulars of placement and clarification of Q which I still am looking into. All in all, I felt the course was well built and reminded me of things to look out for. D. C.
I’ve taken many online courses, this was very effective. Incorporating more of the images from the videos into the course text would be helpful as there are many useful diagrams in the videos. N.W.
I really liked this course. Please don’t change the format. B.W.
Videos were very concise and clear. So much content packed into a few short minutes that rewinding is mandatory if full attention is not given. Great quality of presentation. P. K.
I always wondered about this course material – nice to finally learn from it. R. S.
Found the course very information but possibly a little more depth to the mic-line level-impedance and the connections thereof. B.M.
This is my first training. I did gain a lot of valuable knowledge. T. G.
The videos were very informative. E.S.
I had questions that I didn’t even know to ask answered the day after I finished a unit. I’ve found it extremely helpful to day to day work in A/V installation. Extremely helpful and in depth, while still managing to keep things concise and to the point when they really need to be. J. S.
I appreciated that it basically only covered what you needed to know. That being said, I felt the final exam was definitely more difficult than the practice tests after each lesson. J. C.
I took “Principles of Audio” first, so I thought I would fly through this one. Not so much lol.
I liked it very much. D. B
Great lessons and very informative. M.S.
Felt that some of the questions on the Final were not covered well in the course but as a whole, this training exceeded my expectations by far. T.F. A comment about the exam questions: Audio troubleshooting requires intuitive reasoning, so I integrated this into some of the questions. You will not find all of the answers spelled out in the lesson text, but in every case the required principle was presented in the course videos. The student should be able to deduce the answer from the information given. Pat Brown
Good refresher for me, and I imagine this would be a good starting point for someone unfamiliar with audio systems. J.B.
I like the demonstrations in the videos. B.D.
The videos were up-to-date and relevant for me. B.H.
It was great. W.S
It was hugely beneficial for me, and I loved the layout of the course material. I absolutely plan on moving on to the next few sessions. A.C.
This was great! I have had a lot of experience in the field, but I didn’t realize some basic principles that you guys explain so easily. Definitely worth every penny! G.M.
I truly enjoyed the presentation, the graphics, documentation and the oral presentation. I felt the quizzes were relevant to the topics covered. I truly enjoyed the course and look forward to taking more courses. Thank you. M.W.
I enjoyed the course D.C.
I found the material and the configuration really well thought out. R.C.
I’m very excited for this course because I’ve always been passionate about technical audio and this course is exactly what I need to better myself as an installer and technician. I am enjoying it a lot. J.S.
I really liked the challenge. I learned new things. D. T.
Excellent Course! D.C.
Thank you very much. The training was very informative and allowed me to look at the aspects of audio from a different perspective. There were many new points I picked up regarding mixers and loudspeakers I hadn’t dealt with before. E. C.
I love the examples used comparing sound to real life applications – like the water faucet example for gain. Videos are fantastic – I’ve taken other courses that are entirely text, with no video examples of anything, and I much prefer the style of SynAudCon. Text & Video are both provided, and I can go re-watch them at anytime for review. I much prefer the style of SynAudCon, because of the videos, and the humor that’s mixed into the course. T.H.
This course was very informative and easy to follow! S. H.
Thank you! It was fun. I’ll be back to take another course. J.P.
This is my first audio course online and I thought it was pretty good. S.F.
Course was great just the way it is laid out. D.T.
Honestly, this was one of the best training I have taken. The interface is very user friendly and providing the script for each video has greatly helped me take very detailed notes. J.M.
The courses were easy to go through, while being very informative. The animations presented are very helpful to learn many of these concepts. Thank you. T.I.
This course is very good for people who learn my means of note taking, and repetition… then the videos also help to really meld it into your memory. I think the course could be improved by becoming more interactive with things such as games, or activities, to help people stay engaged and challenged. H.E.
I thought it was very thorough and a good pace and depth for an audio beginner like myself. S.R.
It was great, can’t wait to continue with the other courses. S.V.
The material and interface was excellent. Having the content in both text form, and video form, made it easier for the info to sink in. R.D.
Great course. Informative. D.R.
The material and the way it was presented was wonderful Great text, videos, audio and graphics.
My only hang ups come with some test questions where the answers could have a couple of right answers. It was a bit confusing but I also understand it gives the flexibility to get some points for a semi-correct answer as opposed to an pass or fail, all or nothing outcome. D.F.
I loved your course, I just began in the a/v industry about 3 years ago and this connected a lot of dots and filled in a lot of blanks. It was really great. I look forward to taking more courses with you guys. B.P.
Course flow is excellent, but the same music at the beginning of every video is tedious, would be nice just to hear something different. Focus to flow diagrams, schematics, and systems is great. More time on physical differences that one would see in real-time system installations would be great. Reinforcement is good. A.M. (You will see more of the real-time system installations in our “Principles of Audio” online course. Brenda Brown)
First of all, I just want to share again just how practical and informative the 050 course was. I was able to put it to work IMMEDIATELY in my job and began sharing some of the knowledge with my volunteer team. M.H. Worship Tech.
“This was a good basic course went through what took me ten years to figure out on my own.” C.C.
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Zki Pszenitzki, Owner ZKI Communications
I was impressed while being educated.
Thanks for the Certificate. The course was actually hard, but that makes you think, and requires you to learn. I was impressed while being educated. 🙂 I like the the way the course is presented. I’ve taken online courses before, and to tell you the truth I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to grasp the info, but it is well laid out and presented nicely. I am going to take three of the courses eventually.
I recommend that anyone who is involved in audio/communication systems have this knowledge.
Thank you for making me aware of the audio courses being offered by SynAudCon. I started the Course 100 course prior to attending the training seminar on Airport Communication Systems at IED. The information presented in this course provided me a foundation to better understand audio systems and the terms and concepts used to explain Airport Communication Systems. Through the Course 100: Principles of Audio course, I have a greater ability to manage the system at DFW International Airport.
I have read several books on audio systems and audio engineering. If I had taken this course first I would have been able to comprehend the information presented faster and more completely. As the use of audio systems in life safety systems continues to grow, it is very important to understand the science these systems are built on in order to use the systems most effectively. I recommend that anyone who is involved in audio/communication systems have the knowledge presented in this course. The information was presented in a manner that facilitates learning even though some of the concepts are not intuitively apparent.
Thank you again for the opportunity to participate in this training.
Joe Collins, NICET Level IV Fire Alarm Systems
Testament to online training.
Good work. Your work is testament to the value of the web as a learning and training medium.
Joe Booher, AVISPL
This course challenged me.
It’s great to actually do an online course that
a) challenges you.
b) isn’t boring.
You will have to listen and makes notes of what is said during the videos. If you don’t, you certainly will not pass the final exam. Looking forward to starting the Course 100.
I thought I knew everything.
I’ve been a sound Engineer for the past 28 years, I thought I knew everything. Boy, was I wrong. It’s got me thinking and thinking really hard. It made me love it and respect it even more. All I have to say is “wow”.