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Pat, your excellent. I am buying the edition 4 book. Please continue with what you’re doing. I run into many situations where clients were hussled sold gear with no science behind it, speakers thrown in, check taken, no training and out the door. It’s really sad. I wish our industry had more stringent licensing to keep the trunk slammers at bay. L.M.
I feel like I’m part of the SynAudCon family and I’m so proud. Your trainings are so well made and so dense of useful information that are really changing my professional life. M.B.
I thought this was very very well put together and consistently focused/relevant to the topic covered. No distractions. Thoroughly enjoyed. C.M.
Another amazing course. Thank you providing our industry with this level of knowledge. Cannot express it in words. N.J.
Course is excellent, easy to follow. Thanks for training. H.H.
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.
A generous amount of practical information in one single course. S.A.
The live action videos are the best part for learning. A.J.
I like the Practical Video Demonstration. K.W.
I often recommend your courses to those that I have taught in seminar based offerings. R.R.
As other courses, It included a great information. It was very informative and I learned a lot. Thanks J.K.
I enjoyed seeing the process of data collection. M.K.
I agree. Collecting the RIR of the room if vital. So thankful you see the benefit of this. Brenda
I’d love a little bit more explanation of reading things like balloon plots for speakers. More examples would be nice, maybe something like interpreting the documentation of a couple of different speakers and choosing one for a use case. It would help reinforce the information.
We love suggestions like this. Pat will be upgrading this course in 2022. I will add this to his list of suggestions. Come back to me after the course is upgraded. If he included it, I will reactivate the course so you can see it. Brenda
Just wanted to say how impressed I am with the course so far, very well put together. I look forward to checking out the articles, tutorials & forum. R.W.
Some things were mentioned that were not really relevant and weren’t explained fully, like the mention of the Dirac delta function when the course was introducing convolution. While it’s an interesting mathematic proof that this student had heard of due to living through some applied circuit engineering math courses, it’s probably something most audio professionals would find confusing.
This course focused more on acoustics than expected, which is good and interesting and helpful, but some more material related to different kinds of loudspeakers would be appreciated. When should the designer consider using a point source vs. a line array vs. a digitally steerable column, for example.
This course, despite not being quite what was expected, delivered a much deeper explanation of the material than any course this student has taken since earning a four-year degree in audio engineering… kudos for providing a rich educational experience. J.A.
This course is great. I have been using many of these principles since I did this course in 2005, but it is soo good to review, and be reminded of the areas to go through to design a good system. G.P.
Not really knowing acoustics this one was really challenging. I still feel like I need to look it over but with time will start being able to use it in a practical manner. A.C.
This course had a lot of detailed information but i like how it was explained and “applied”; in the examples, it made it easier to retain. I also felt like gettign through the material in large chunks and then immediately taking the tests was helpful, again it was a lot of info… R.B.
I was a 1978 “Grad” of Syn-Aud-Con when Don and Carolyn were just starting. I had an outstanding career in the industry and although a college graduate, it was the confidence that SYNAUDCON gave me that made it possible. P.M.
I was a pleasure for me too to follow this training. The overall quality is amazing ! C.W. (Taken 7 SynAudCon online training courses.)
Some of the courses are not easy, but I have indeed enjoyed all of them. E.L. (Taken 5 online courses)
Although I took this course many years ago, this was a great refresher of the things I had already learned along with picking up new things that I can use going forward. B.T.S.
Course material was great. A.M.
I want to thank you and AtlasIED for giving me the opportunity to take the SynAudCon Sound Reinforcement for Designers course. It was a real challenge and will be useful in designing systems for our customers. I have a better understanding of the relationship of Direct and Reflected sounds, Room Impulse Response and using the speaker specifications provided by manufacturers.
I highly recommend this class for anyone that designs sound systems for any size venue.
Old Dog, New Tricks! D.H.
I really enjoyed the course, learned a lot about measurement techniques and polar plots that I had seen for years. Now I know why acoustical consultants get paid the big bucks, or at least they deserve it. D.H.
Quite thorough introduction to the practical use of room modeling. J.E.
I’m a professional live audio engineer with over 15 years of experience, and this was a magnificent refresher. W.S.
Excellent course. A.K.
It’s interesting and sharing great knowledge. S.S.
This was another educational course for me. I’m not an acoustics/speaker guy, so learning these concepts was challenging for me, but worth the time invested. J.H.
With my work this course was very helpful. I feel I can train our sales reps better using some of the analogies presented in training. J. P.
Course was very good. D.F.
It’s been a pleasure working with you via email, and I’ve genuinely enjoyed this training experience. It’s been, BY-FAR, the best learning experience within my online AV training thus far. The courses are thorough enough to take away some advantageous concepts while short and simple enough to not burn you out too quickly. Kudos to you and your team as well for developing such a useful group of online learning modules for our trade. I hope to see SynAudCon grow in its scope of training material as we head into this next decade. I will certainly be recommending these courses to my fellow colleagues who show a passion towards wanting to know more. C.C
“I appreciate the visual aids, especially the demonstrations in the later lessons.” M.F.
SAC’s training has been extremely helpful to me and my colleagues over the past number of years. The in-person training is a gold mine of information and a great opportunity to network with other like minded folks in the industry, and the online courses offer ease of access and a low cost to access excellent training. From my perspective, your training fills a large hole in the lack of audio knowledge in our industry. Everyone in the business of AV needs to be taking your courses. You and Pat make a great team, are a treat to work with, and are a tremendous gift to the industry. L.S.
Pat is an excellent educator, and is capable of breaking down complicated and often technical information into bite sized chunks that make comprehension and retention of the material easier for the student. L.S.
I really liked this course. I have been a sound engineer for many decades and things i have learned from experience have been spelled out with math. D.P.
I find this course has heaps on information. It was very detailed, and honestly their was a lot of info that I did not know, or had forgotten. Pat has a very unique and easy way of explaining the information. A.L.
This class was fairly difficult. A lot of math, however, the online materials was very informative. D.H.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found much of what Pat did and presented unique and helpful in learning the material! M.D.
Great course! Definitely filled in some knowledge gaps for me! T.F.
Excellent training! Course full of knowledge on the instructional videos. R.C.
The “click rule” software would be a better learning tool if the pictures of the parameters were replaced with words or descriptors. T.D.
One of the most informative classes I have taken. There doesn’t seem to be enough individuals with this knowledge and experience in the AV industry so this information is difficult to come by. J.S.
I appreciate all the tools you guys share. T.J.
Very fascinating how the way the mathematics all work. S.W.
You can bet that I’ll be back for other courses. O.O.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to learn from your great educational system. D.K.
Years ago I attended a SAC live seminar. To this day, I still have and refer to the original manual. Attending that seminar and DIRECTLY learning from Pat Brown, a memory I’ll never forget, has given me the insight and knowledge to advise, assist or install sound systems and acoustical evaluation many, many times. I have now learned, that to do this better…one must learn and study how to “walk the walk AND talk the talk” This course 300 was very challenging for me. One must view and review this course and cling on every word that Pat says. He is extremely dedicated to making sure you LEARN. I found this course 300 difficult but detailed. I have an extensive video production background and Pats scripting, animation, creativity, and production of these courses are nothing short of OUTSTANDING.!!!! After finishing this course 300 I realize I must continue to review it to get even better. One must constantly go over it to understand it better. I can’t say thanks to SAC and its entire staff for wonderful learning experience! J.H.
I love your program. The training is so informative. D.M
Really enjoyed this course. Very engaging material and presentation… wish I could have done it in person. J.M.
Good and clear explanation and breakdown on steps and consideration before modeling of room. E.S.
First let me say……W O W!!!. What a program. Brenda, I worked with NASA for 20 years and wrote, produced, directed, recorded over 400 video programs of all kinds. I greatly admire and appreciate the effort, talent, and quality of what Pat has produced. This is an outstanding program. I really like the printed material that comes with the course. It really helps for reference. I totally agree….watch the videos over, and over again. I gotta admit…dis’ ain’t fun, but it’s so interesting and informative.
I am looking forward to achieving my goal. THE CERTIFICATE! I truly understand what Pat is talking about and now I’m learning the details. Thanks so much again! J.H
I like the ability to back up and play over for note taking. The use of test equipment to make the point is great. During the in-person courses sometimes the questions asked help. R.T.
This course (300) is excellent I learn a lot of things like c50, STI , T30 ,what to do with RIR how to collect them and SYNAUDCON audio click rule is very useful. I’m very satisfied.
Thank you very much. K.K.
Another very well produced course with a lot of practical information for system design of sound systems for larger venues. G.S.
The content is very good but I think illustration pictures can be better. D.C.
I very much appreciate the support you’ve offered. I also find it amazing that I can get access to this information for review in the future. That’s so perfect just in case I need to find a certain factoid or nugget of Pat’s wisdom.
These courses has opened up so many doors that just seemed perpetually closed. Thank you and Pat for the effort that goes into these and I look forward to hopefully making it to one of the seminars Pat delivers in the future! J.S. (Completed all 6 online courses.)
This course was excellent and superbly helpful. Filled in a lot of the gaps (or missing puzzle pieces) I feel I had and I can now confidently ask my boss questions to fill in whatever is left. J.S.
This was definitely my favorite of all the SynAudCon courses. I’m very happy that I had the opportunity to take this course and I look forward to using this knowledge to further my career. Z.S.
I like this course to give me a very good overview and big picture of audio system design, what needs to be considered in designing a good system. J.T.
Pretty fun if you are an audio nerd like me! R. W.
Course was great, the same level I’ve come to expect from SynAudCon. I liked the format and the way everything builds, with the ‘putting it all together’ real world example toward the end. R. M.
There was a lot of info for one class. R. J.
Thank you I am really enjoying the programmed. I did not think in a million years that there were so much good information to learn in sound.
I could tell you that the pro-sound training was a hard and a difficult one for me. I though getting my NICET 4 in Fire alarm was hard, but your pro-sound training was both difficult and rewarding. I learn so much but to retained the information is a question in my old age. I like the fact I can go back and listen to the video and keep up on what I have learn. I give this training 5 stars. R.Z.
Very informative and convenient to tackle sections of material in specific modules at a time. I was unable to print the lesson graphic from anything other than a computer which was frustrating at times when I was working on an iPad. J. L. I will check into this but I think this is a function of our Learning Management System. I know many print all the texts and images before starting on the lessons. B.B
Great material is definite detailed and a really good source of information. N.S.
This course filled in some gaps for me. S. A.
Is always nice to gather the best training from the best People (thank you!) C.N.
By far the most challenging and rewarding class I have taken through SynAudCon. I value the courses you offer and really like that you try to stay neutral on products/software and focus on the concepts behind the widgets. R.F.
I was really surprised after I started to see principles and terms that I have never heard and seen. C.V.
I enjoyed the mathematical approach. R.B.
I love the training…put off finishing for a couple years but now will go for the cycle and get back to some live seminars as well. Thank you for re-opening the other courses for me too…I may hit you up again about that from time to time for my retention if that’s okay. I must say when I try to read Sound System Engineering my brain hurts…but Pat’s teaching makes the pennies drop! W.D.
I couldn’t be more positive about the quality of your training.
I couldn’t be more positive about the quality of your training. I loved seeing the way you presented information using a combination of visuals, audio, and analogies with other physical processes. It’s just brilliant.
I learned so much from your training, not just audio, but how to teach others.
My heartfelt thanks for the wonderful service you provide.
My heartfelt thanks for the wonderful service you provide to the world of audio. I often tell people that it was at an introductory class by Pat in Walnut Creek where I concluded that I could really do this. There were resources to teach me what I didn’t know. I went home and got permission from my wife to take the plunge, and haven’t looked back. You may not get told this often enough, but I know that there are a lot more stories like mine out there!
Mark Thompson, Clarity AVL
I took the in-person training about 10 years ago and this was excellent review for me.
SynAudCon Training is priceless.
The training that you provide to our industry is priceless, and we are honored to support your efforts.
Shawn Watts, AtlasIED
I applaud your continued efforts to think up creative ways to educate your students about audio.
I recently completed your online audio training and found it to be beneficial.
The graphics and animations throughout the online training help reinforce the message and make it fun to watch and remember. It is a job well done and I applaud your continued efforts to think up creative ways to educate your students about audio.
Several training nuggets were used to fill (OK, actually start to fill) the vast chasms of audio knowledge that exist in my mind. It served as a reminder that we never really stop learning about this hobby that many of us pursue as employment as well.
The only improvement I can think of would be to have Pat playing a little something on the Chapman Stick as the video fades out during each section. (smile)
Bruce Hurst, Bose Corporation
Learning is almost effortless.
Pat Brown mastery of the subject combined with his seeming empathy with students searching for sound system meaning has created a system of learning that is almost effortless.