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I’ve been in the industry for 25 years (mainly networked audio and DSP) so I’m familiar with the concepts in this course, yet I’ve still been absolutely delighted with how this training has advanced my knowledge and filled gaps in my understanding. I’ve never seen the concepts explained so simply and clearly, and the associated materials and calculators are excellent resources.
This is the first course of yours that I’ve done, but I got great feedback from members of my team who did courses last year. I’ve just signed two of them up for new courses. I really like the look of 140, 210 and 300. B.W.
I plan to take many more SynAudCon courses and assign them to my employees as well. His teaching style with the practical examples was exceptional and I enjoyed trying them for myself. B.R.
Always a pleasure. Really enjoy the case studies and real world applications. S.B.
I love your courses. This was great! One of the best audio courses I’ve ever taken. A.B.
Very thorough and detailed. A nice refresher of things I learned in college! A.B.
Test was good. V.S.
The presentation was excellent and clear. More examples for the calculators would be great. S.L.
I thought the course was very good. Maybe some more examples with the SPL calculator but once I figured it out I was good. A.B.
Great suggestion and certainly doable. I will add it to the suggestion list for this course. Thank you. Brenda Brown
The most fun and rewarding times in my AV career, were attending the seminars. It was a thrill for someone with no knowledge or experience to be allowed in the room with such accomplished and respected people in the industry. The audio professionals who attended treated the new kids as family and gave time and often offered free resources. Ray Rayburn, Russ Berger, Bob Cofeen and others come to mind who personally offered time, books, and other resources simply because I asked questions and wanted to learn. F.C.
I’ll definitely be encouraging our support technicians to take the online training.
Practical training, easy to understand, allowance of enough time for course completion which is important for working candidates, quality of information, quality of videos, structuring of quiz, each element of the course is excellent. A.R.
Was very in depth, had to really pay attention. J.O.
This course made me go it through twice. Each time I picked up something new. P.W.
Really enjoy the trainings you guys put together! Audio was a weaker area in my skill set and I wanted to fix that. Getting through these a little at a time really helps to UNDERSTAND what is going on, not just memorize some facts. J.B.
I think my brain has atrophied a bit as I have moved further away from engineering and more toward sales and marketing. Harder than I expected, or remembered. T.J.
Excellent course. I had realized good system gain before by clipping amplifiers and working backwards but now I have a larger tool set to input a sinewave, or work with a piezo, etc. to maximize systems potential. Truly helped me to start thinking of system audio design in relation to ohms law and focus on voltage opposed to wattage. M.D.
Good course…. I honestly was way off in setting up mixing boards and now have a better understanding. B.F.
I felt at times it was hard to follow and felt needlessly dense in certain areas. It was also difficult at times to connect the concepts to real world use cases. J.B.
This course was great! These courses are always jam pack with information. Signal Chain Optimization is a great course and it showed me more in depth information with signal flow and amplifiers/loudspeakers. Z.V.
I am a big fan of the CAF calculator I can see myself coming back to use it! A.W.
This is the second time I have taken the course. I find them informative, easy to follow and engaging. R.S.
I’m supper happy with the ability to work with the calculator myself!!! Takes it to a whole new level. D.F.
It was very helpful learning about proper gain structure. It helped to put to practice in real world scenarios in conference rooms and the church sanctuary. D.A.
I thought signal chain optimization was an excellent course. The calculators are a nice take-home gift to use as a system designer. A.K.
This course was very helpful and I learned a ton about system calibration and fine-tuning. The first half of the lessons were much more practical and easier to follow, while the second half was heavily focused on math and calculations, which made for a slow progression toward the end. P.E.
I really enjoyed the format and the opportunity to go back and review things multiple times. That was always a little more difficult in live training. T.S.
I thought I understood all there was to know about gain structure until I went through this course. It was good. F.B.
I really enjoy the challenge of these courses. Admittedly, I have some more work to do to really say that I have this knowledge in my toolbox and can apply all of it in the field. I look forward to breaking out my course notes. M.M.
Loved seeing how you use the XL2 meter. I have one that I use for a variety of other functions but haven’t played much with the oscilloscope function. Now I would feel more comfortable and adventurous doing so. M.N.
I thought it was fantastic how you demonstrated gain staging with a high end NTI RTA/sig generator, and then the same principles with a cheap piezo speaker. In my work I am fortunate enough to have access to the proper measurement tools, but don’t always have them on hand, so it’s nice to have alternate methods using cheaper tools I can include in my field kit. Great info! E.S.
Excellent job in this training. Very challenging for me! C.N.
This was one of the most informative courses I have taken. I love learning more and more audio. Thank you! D.K.
The course was straight forward and easy to use. Z.S.
“I have been doing sound for over 15 years and never knew how to setup gain structure like in these videos. Very cool to learn!” B.P.
Really Tough but the doors been opened to understanding abit more complex audio concepts. A.C.
Excellent! I really enjoyed the course. I like the way the topics are explained (straight to the point with no redundant information), and I appreciate the fact of having the info written as well as explained in the videos. At some points one was easier to understand than the other and vice versa. C.C
“I really appreciated the tools provided like the CAF viewer and the training coverage on the tools. They will be helpful.” A.B.
“I found the course very informative and enlightening especially in terms understanding the critical relationship between an amplifier’s output voltage and speaker impedance. I love the CAF viewer calculator, wish I had it long ago.” D.L.
This was a well laid out course. More examples couldn’t hurt. K.B.
There’s a world of Information, A little overwhelming at times. Like everything in this industry ,there seem to be various Methods of accomplishing final result. Did not always agree with solutions , but I’ll have to go with the Experts. Always a joy and gets the old age cob-webs out. Thank you. A.A.
Overall I very very much enjoyed the course. It helped me gain a more whole picture and a process for system design and integration. The example videos in particular were very helpful and concise, and a lot of what I took most clearly from the course were those examples. V.F.
This course is well explained and with a great details. I’m learning in-depth theory of the knowledge that i’ve already had from field experience. Y.W.
Good course, just hard to retain some of the information in an online format. M.W.
I’m a college student and someone out working in the field. From what I have watched so far, this course has been excellent. My professors do not possess this level of knowledge, they only know the art, so it is great to learn from you. Will definitely be taking the other courses in the future, specifically Course 300! J.B.
The course was well laid out. The example videos are the best part of the course. It brings in the in-class feel. J.G.
I really enjoyed taking the course. I have been in the business for 20+ years and always continue to learn something from other folks experiences. The one thing that can hurt any audio professional is to think that they always know everything and have nothing to learn. In our field things are always changing. The basic math and principals stay the same but product and technology is always changing. Keep up the good work and I hope to get to meet you guys in person hopefully InfoComm 2021. T.M.
Thank you! The courses have been very informative and full of a lot of knowledge that I wasn’t fully educated on until this course. It certainly will help me in my position as a design engineer. Thanks again! J.P.
It was a lot to process, but you guys did a great job. J.C.
I enjoyed the CAF tools and the course in general to solidify the concepts that may have been gray areas to me in the past. T.B.
Did the course meet your expectations? Exceeded. I LOVED the course. I did not expect such detail on FIR vs. IIR, all the filter types and crossover methods, ANC, AEC. I like the background on ‘audiophiles care about this.. etc..’ it’s nice to know an application instead of ‘here’s a bunch of different filters’. A.K.
I like your course very much. It’s very informational and useful. I have learn a lot. D.M.
Just great, easy to follow and examples and calculators really help. J.N.
This has reinforced the lessons learned in other courses and in practical AV work around gain structure.
It has helped me get a better handle on the tools in the CAF software. I had mostly been staying with the Amp Calc software.
I have a better understanding of Amplifier selection for a speaker system.
These tools are really practical and I use them daily when designing and preparing quotes for projects. G.P.
This course is very well put together and very easy to follow. D.M.
A lot of great material and examples. I did have quite a few moments where I had to re-watch something to try and understand it, which can be expected. Sometimes the math was a bit confusing but I guess that is why we have the calculators. Maybe an example of running through the selection of loudspeakers, amp, and mixer based on some criteria might be nice to see the whole process and recap what all should be considered based on spec sheets. Overall I am happy with the course and have a deeper understanding of these components, and a new tool to use for calculations and finding max Vrms quickly for loudspeakers. Thank you Pat and Brenda! J.B
Thank you J.B – we like this idea. We hope to add it soon. Brenda Brown
This course was good for me. I was used to breezing through some of the lower level training but this one definitely challenged me and I’ve found some areas of weakness I need to work on now pertaining to my Audio wisdom. Thanks again to you and Pat and your organization for the training experience you’ve offered and for your always prompt response time to my emails. C.C.
I took the Audio Applications training and it was great contents. K.I.
There was a lot of information to absorb from this course, I like how the online course is set up now, reading the information first and then looking at a chart, then watching the video/Audio repeating of what I read is helps me grasp and focus better when watching the video. J.K.
This course really helped me gain more of a foundation and a better understanding of the amp power ratings and loud speaker power ratings. M.L.
I appreciate the training and teaching manner. Very easy to understand. J.M.
I’m enjoying your videos a lot. There is much good information from the physics side of the whole process to achieve good sound system. Thank you again. Hope to see you one day in one of your seminars too:) S.O.
I really enjoyed this course. J.D.
This course is great, a strong fundamental class that really gave me an understanding of acoustics and basic sound physics. A.M.
Good training! Hands on training is always the better way to absorb this intense concepts.
Content great! Concise. Could have a bit more modulation in the delivery – appear to be a machine reading. Alternatively, a small video caption of the trainer at the bottom would help. Would give a small human touch! GP.
The class was very informative. C.D.
The course is awesome, this is the 3rd time for me but still have something different am discovering. J.C.
I think training is pretty good. I don’t think I would change a thing. R.C.
“The course was very intense, I think what is missing is detailed sheets with steps for doing certain jobs like testing a mixer, loudspeaker and more. Separate sheets to use it in our daily jobs. Other than that this was a great course.” A.H.
Excellent real world non-manufacturer specific training so far. J.P.
Great info. I have never had such detail on this one topic. It is normally glossed over in other classes. M.O.
Thank you very much for the training opportunity. Your courses are overflowing with helpful information. I feel incredibly lucky to have access to your programs. L.N.
Nicely done. Foundations well developed and concepts presented in a logical order. S.W.
Thank you for helping me to fall in love with audio/acoustics all over again. My father bought me piles of audio engineering and acoustics books when I was in junior high and high school, and I found myself reading a 3″ thick Audio Engineering Encyclopedia just for fun in between college engineering classes. Previous career choices killed these passions, but they are coming back, thanks to your courses. There’s something about looking at curves and graphs/plots and analysis and formulas that is so interesting… 🙂 This was another interesting and challenging course! I’m really interested in audio and acoustics and measurement/analysis again, and am now trying to figure out how I can apply my newly gained knowledge in my field. Course 200 was full of SO much interesting and challenging information, I found myself looking at other online videos of measurement tools/software to try to reinforce these concepts. M.H.
Great course! My only critique would be working in more real-life examples of the theoretical material. Most of us have grown up ‘playing’ with sound so understand it more from a hands-on standpoint. Relating that with the theory would help it make more sense. C. B.
For someone who has to commission sound systems in various venues (not myself), this is a good course to take. It also provides good insight into some equipment selection during the design process (my position), especially for amplifiers and speakers. G.S.
I really like the Ampzilla and “Big Amp” labels for the generic amplifiers in the videos. I find them Hilarious. J.S.
I really feel like the online training was effective the way it was structured. Brenda was great extending my deadline to adjust for my busy schedule. K.R.
Thank you I love these courses. D.M (Taken 4 online courses.)
Thank you so much and a big thank you to you for extending my course duration as it’s been a huge challenge to find spare time to do the course with a new baby around ?
One more module to go…. can’t wait as this one is of particular interest to me.
I can honestly say that I have been amazed at how much I have learnt thus far and to apply my knowledge to my job has really set me above the rest. Pat and yourself have done a fantastic job with the content. I am very grateful. S.V.
This course is superb , I learn may many things form it (even though it’s difficult for me) especially amplifier rating. The software is very useful. K.K.
This course was great! I am always selling installed audio systems, but as an Inside Sales Rep, I don’t get many chances to get out into the field and tune systems. This course has provided excellent ground-work for when I do get those opportunities. Z.S.
As of now I think this is all great! Very useful in the day to day AV. G.M.
Material was well written, well planned and covered a wide variety of useful topics. P. C.
I like the fact that you can save the .pdf version of the summary to follow along with the videos and to be able to study without having to login every time. E.S.
The importance of the time domain in equalization, which I have never learned anywhere else. R.H.
I loved this course. I was excited to take this course because I knew most of the problems I regularly face when running sound would be addressed. Most of these issues we face come from poor gain structure and speaker placement. This course is an absolute must for anyone that runs sound regularly. G. A.
Wow thank you so much Brenda! This will be VERY well spent! You guys have an awesome program going. I’m thoroughly enjoying brushing up on the things I know and the things I have no clue about. Thanks again! E.P.
Thank you for making learning audio possible for me.
Pat and Brenda I have to say that you Guys are sent from Heaven for me. I know learning audio it is very expensive but you guys made it possible to every one. I joined yesterday as member of SynAudCon and I couldn’t sleep because a lot of information I was looking and struggling from I found them in there.
Thank you so much for making Africa Tanzania better again in audio through me. I can’t wait to meet Pat next year at Infocomm.
Thanks a lot.
Jedidia Chilijila (Taken five online courses)
Comparing online training to in-person training.
The training was great! I have attended 2 in-person classes and thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was a great refresher and helped firm up some concepts I already knew or forgot while adding to my knowledge base. Compared to the in-person training I feel that nothing is lost in the online courses I almost find the online training to be better because you don t have to drink from a fire hydrant over a day or two. I can review/repeat the modules to increase my retention. Kudos SynAudCon!
This course changed my mind about online training.
The training was extremely valuable. It was by far one of the best training courses I have taken in a long while.
I have never been a fan of online training, but this course has changed my feelings on that for the following reasons.
1. I like having the ability to go back and review all the course material.
2. I was able to rewind and watch something 3 or 4 times until I fully understood the explanation.
3. I like doing the lessons at my speed, so I was not overloaded with all the information at once.
I’m so glad we have access to this training, I look forward to taking additional training from SynAudCon over the next few years.
Avery Prindall, CVE, CTS, DMC-D, VICOM (Virginia Integrated Communication)
It solidified the bits and pieces of knowledge I had picked up over my years.
I really enjoyed this course. I had many holes in my knowledge of sound reinforcement. This course really solidified the bits and pieces of knowledge I had picked up over my years in the a/v world. I especially liked the approach of the online training you developed. It was crucial for me to have the ability to rewind or repeat lesson material. Thank you for the instruction.
Paul Smith, iSoft Solutions
A small investment it has paid for itself over and over.
Best Regards and thanks to SynAudCon for enhancing my professional life. I mean SynAudCon has made an enormous difference in my career since my first class in 1994 and that translates to a better life in general for the small investment. It has paid for itself over and over.
Mike Mosakowski, Moe Co Inc.