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HARMAN Online Training Courses and Webinars


During this unprecedented period HARMAN are offering a series of pro audio training webinars from industry experts. Please note pre-registration is required for most events.  (In addition Martin by HARMAN professional lighting training and webinars are listed here.)

26 January, 10:30 (GMT)

AKG | Wireless Technology Module 2 – Antenna Design

This Live Instructor-led webinar will cover different types of antennas and how to properly design an antenna system for wireless microphone deployment.

AVIXA RU Credits – CTS 1.5, CTS-D 1.5, CTS-I 1.5

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27 January, 10:30 (GMT)

JBL | Intellivox Theory & Deployment

This online webinar will cover the Theory behind the JBL Intellivox active beam shaping, self-powered column speaker family and how best to deploy an Intellivox system including the use of JBL Professional Rapid DDS Software for Intellivox.

AVIXA RU Credits – CTS 0.75, CTS-D 0.75, CTS-I 0.75

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28 January, 10:30 (GMT)

BSS/Crown | Audio Architect Fast Start – Module 3

Join our Application Engineering team as we cover more in-depth design methods with Audio Architect. Learning how best to manage multi-function rooms and get the best out of your system for conferencing. We will also advance our knowledge of Logic, Contrio Controllers, PC Custom Control Panels and iPad Motion Control Panels with user cases as examples.

AVIXA RU Credits – CTS 0.75, CTS-D 0.75, CTS-I 0.75

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Archived Previous Sessions

26 January, 10:30 (GMT)

AKG | Wireless Technology Module 2 – Antenna Design

This Live Instructor-led webinar will cover different types of antennas and how to properly design an antenna system for wireless microphone deployment.

AVIXA RU Credits – CTS 1.5, CTS-D 1.5, CTS-I 1.5

21 January, 10:30 (GMT)

BSS/Crown | Audio Architect Fast Start – Module 2

This online webinar will look at some of the lesser-known design tricks with Audio Architect. We will utilise the Design File created in Module 1 and add more creative functionality to it.

AVIXA RU Credits – CTS 0.75, CTS-D 0.75, CTS-I 0.75

20 January, 10:30 (GMT)

JBL | CBT Series Technology

This live instructor led webinar will cover an introduction to column speakers and array physics, details on Constant Beamwidth Technology and how it differs from other column speakers. We will take an overview of the JBL CBT series and accessories and how the JBL CBT series of line array columns breaks new ground in performance, versatility and affordability. We will also look at using the CBT Calculator and cover some general tips on CBT applications with examples.

AVIXA RU Credits – CTS 0.75, CTS-D 0.75, CTS-I 0.75

19 January, 10:30 (GMT)

AKG | Wireless Technology Module 1 – RF Basics

This Live Instructor Led Webinar will help understand the foundations of how wireless microphones work and why frequency management is crucial for a successful deployment.

AVIXA RU Credits – CTS 1.5, CTS-D 1.5, CTS-I 1.5

14 January, 10:30 (GMT)

BSS/Crown | Audio Architect Fast Start – Module 1

This online webinar will provide a brief introduction to Audio Architect and take a walkthrough of the basic process of setting up a venue including BSS Soundweb processing and Crown Amplification.

AVIXA RU Credits – CTS 0.75, CTS-D 0.75, CTS-1 0.75

07 January, 18:00 (GMT)

Talking Cat5/Cat5S Connections, RJ45 Connectors & Ethercon Housings w/ Fedj(Jeff) Sylvanus

This webinar will cover digital connectors starting with Cat5 and Cat5S cable, RJ45 connections, Ethercon housings, and Cat6 and specific connectors plus a 15-minute Q&A segment


Currently the Chief Repair & Fabrication Technician at Rat Sound, Fedj has over 40 years of experience as a front of house and monitor engineer, tour and production manager, technician and electrician for artists including Akon, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Toto, Primus, Fishbone and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

09 December, 18:00 (GMT)

An Audio Jack is Not a Jack, is Not a Jack with Jan Van Zyl

The TRS audio jack plug is used with multiple wiring conventions, which are not always inter compatible with each other. Join us to learn how to navigate between TRS jack balanced, unbalanced, insert and stereo connections.

Bio:
Jan van Zyl is a South African sound engineer experienced in sound system setup, front of house mixing and radio broadcast. Jan started teaching sound engineering in 2001, developing course content over the years, based on extensive continuous research and his own industry experience.

03 December, 16:00 (GMT)

The Basics of Installation Audio

This webinar will look at small to medium audio installs, choosing the right gear, meeting budgets, matching aesthetics, planning and installing the system.

Bio:
After working as an audio/video engineer for live events, Jonathan found himself drawn to the complexities of installation audio design and took a position at the Harman agents for Africa. He worked in over 10 countries, designing & installing high-end audio and formed his own audio consulting company.

01 December, 17:00 (GMT)

How Technology Drives the Art of Audio

This presentation will feature the technology and philosophy of the modern use of headphones in changing the way we compose and experience music in the age of personal listening.

Bio:
Robert Margouleff is a GRAMMY Award-winning producer, engineer, electronic music pioneer, immersive audio champion and film producer, noted for his work on four of Stevie Wonder’s classic albums and his work with Devo, Jeff Beck, Depeche Mode, Oingo Boingo, The Doobie Brothers, Quincy Jones and many others.

26 November, 10:30 (GMT)

Installed Audio | High Impedance Circuit Workshop

This live instructor led webinar will explain what High Impedance or 70V/100V loudspeaker systems are and how to design systems using these speakers, whilst dispelling some of the myths around the use of these loudspeaker systems.

25 November, 10:30 (GMT)

Understanding Console and DSP Spec Sheets

Learn how to understand console and DSP specifications, and how to interpret them for real life applications. This will go into help you understand the relationships between different terminologies so that you can make decisions on what is important for your system specification.

24 November, 10:30 (GMT)

JBL | VTX Line Array Calculator and Performance Manager – Module 3

This live instructor led webinar will cover Line Array Theory and advanced use of LAC andPM, allowing for system designers to make more informed decisions about how JBLVTX Line Array Systems and Subwoofer Arrays should be placed in venues and aid the optimisation of these arrays for their best possible performance, including demonstration of NEW unreleased features.

Topics Covered
Line Array theory; Advanced LAC use; Advanced PM use

19 November, 16:00 (GMT)

Doing a Throw and Go Soundcheck

This webinar will focus on best practices for transitioning between live & studio environments. Topics will include different EQ & dynamics settings for each space, as well as how to get in the right headspace for each listening environment.

Bio:
After attending Musicians Institute, Mike worked as a House Engineer at Total Access Recording in Redondo Beach, California for six years. In 2012, he began touring as a front of house engineer. He is currently the Tour Manager and Front of House Engineer for Sublime with Rome.

19 November, 10:30 (GMT)

AKG | Wireless – Module 2 – Antenna Design

This Live Instructor-led webinar will cover different types of antennas and how to properly design an antenna system for wireless microphone deployment.

18 November, 10:30 (GMT)

Understanding Amplifier Spec Sheets

Learn how to understand fundamental amplifier specifications, and how to interpret them for real life applications. This will go into the details of what the specification terms mean and help you understand the relationships between different terminologies.

17 November, 17:00 (GMT)

Snapshot Strategies (With Multitrack Audio) with Mihály András and Dávid Rikk

In this third webinar, we’ll recap how Snapshots work on the Studer VISTA 1(as discussed in our second webinar) and discuss how to build an automated show, presented through multitracks from one of the acts we work with as live sound engineers.

17 November, 10:30 (GMT)

JBL – VTX Line Array Calculator and Performance Manager – Module 2

The VTX dual subwoofer series gives tour audio the authentic, deep-punching lows that we all judge a show by. In this online webinar we will look at the VTX-Series Subwoofers, Subwoofer management and EDS,  LAC & PM setup, including demonstration of NEW unreleased features.

Topics Covered
VTX Subwoofers; Subwoofer management and EDS; Line Array Calculator; Performance Manager

12 November, 16:00 (GMT)

Setting Up and Monitoring Power Distribution for Lighting and Audio

In this webinar, we’ll explore safe set up of portable power distribution systems, avoiding problems like overloaded circuits, excessive heat, ground loops and induced noise, proper system monitoring and how to prevent electrical accidents.

Bio:
Richard Cadena is a freelance lighting professional, author, and trainer who has worked on concert tours, television, theatre, motion picture productions, and corporate events. He is also a columnist for Lighting & Sound America, Lighting & Sound International, and Protocol magazines.

12 November, 10:30 (GMT)

AKG | Wireless Technology Module 1 - RF Basics

This Live Instructor-Led Webinar will help understand the foundations of how wireless microphones work and why frequency management is crucial for a successful deployment.

11 November, 10:30 (GMT)

JBL | Understanding Loudspeaker Spec Sheets

Learn how to understand fundamental Loudspeaker specifications, what they mean and how to use them in your system design and set up. Overcome the pitfalls of comparing data for different loudspeaker products and confidently specify products based on nothing more than the datasheet.

10 November, 19:00 (GMT)

Artist Development, Music Production and Songsmithing with BLAZAR (Jerad Finck)

This webinar will focus on artist development, explore how the game has changed, and give insight how artists, writers, or producers can make money in the constantly evolving music business, along with songwriting and production tips.

Bio:
Jerad has garnered 3 top 40 hits, won the USA Songwriting Competition, has toured extensively, and his music is routinely used in film and tv. He is currently signed to AntiFragile Music under Ingrooves/Universal as both artist/producer, professionally known as BLAZAR, and is a staff Composer at ScoreKeepers.

10 November, 10:30 (GMT)

JBL | VTX Line Array Calculator and Performance Manager – Module 1

This online webinar will look at JBL’s next-generation tour sound solution for mid-to-large sized touring application and high-end fixed installations the VTX-A Series. In this online webinar we will cover the VTX-A12 and VTX-A8 technology and Line Array Calculator and Performance Manager setup,  including demonstration of NEW unreleased features.

Topics Covered
A12 & A8 theory; Line Array Calculator; Performance Manager

05 November, 18:00 (GMT)

Subwoofer Alignment with Full-Range Systems in the Time Domain

In this webinar, we will explore time alignment in the time domain, accounting for time, energy, and frequency. We consider the three spatial dimensions to optimize the alignment, and frequency domain summation, across the largest audience area possible.

Bio:
Charlie Hughes received a BS in Physics from Georgia Tech in 1988. He’s worked as a loudspeaker designer for several manufacturers and has been issued seven patents relating to loudspeaker design, mostly dealing with directivity control. He is very active on several standards committees, including AES, CTA, IEC, and AVIXA.

15 October, 10:30 (BST)

Understanding Loudspeaker Spec Sheets

Learn how tounderstand fundamental Loudspeaker specifications, what they mean and how touse them in your system design and set up. Overcome the pitfalls of comparingdata for different loudspeaker products and confidently specify products basedon nothing more than the datasheet.

14 October, 19:00 (BST)

Setting Up Successful Live Podcasts & Broadcasts from Your Home Studio

This webinar will cover a variety of topics to give you the confidence you need to get started & excel in live podcasting and broadcasting from a home studio. We’ll discuss types of broadcasts, selecting the right gear, mixing techniques & more.

Bio:
Artist Sonya Jevette is a successful singer-songwriter, psychedelic soul music six-string slinger, music producer, multi-instrumentalist and live streaming virtual music artist from Texas. She has performed live for 20 years and as a virtual performer for 8 years on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, and more.

14 October, 10:30 (BST)

Soundcraft Vi Consoles - Module 1

All the cutting-edge features in the world mean little if amixing console isn’t intuitive to use. This live instructor led webinar willlook at the technical specification and designing of a Soundcraft systemincluding software demonstrations.

13 October, 10:30 (BST)

JBL CBT Series Technology

This live instructor led webinar will cover an introductionto column speakers and array physics, details on Constant Beamwidth Technologyand how it differs from other column speakers. We will take an overview of theJBL CBT series and accessories and how the JBL CBT series of line array columnsbreaks new ground in performance, versatility and affordability. We will also lookat using the CBT Calculator and cover some general tips on CBT applicationswith examples.

08 October, 20:00 (BST)

Mixing In Ear Monitors Volume 2: Advanced Concepts

In this course Ashton will go over more advanced ideas related to mixing IEMs such as how to handle spares, talkbacks, and bleed. Using tracks from Fifth Harmony and Disturbed, Ashton will cover these challenges and explain how to tackle this using the VI platform.

Bio:
Ashton Parsons is an audio engineer specializing in mixing for in-ear monitors. He has worked for rock legends and younger bands ranging from Disturbed and I Prevail to Fifth Harmony and Vespera. He also operates a studio in Michigan offering post-production mixing and album production.

07 October, 03:00 (BST)

Intro to JBL DSi 2.0 Cinema Amplification & JBL Sculpted Surrounds

This webinar will provide an in-depth overview of the DSi 2.0 dedicated Cinema Amplifier systems, including features such as SNMP, Command API, Dolby ATMOS connect Interoperability, and example system designs including JBL Sculpted Surrounds.

29 September, 20:00 (BST)

Deconstructing Brandi Carlile's FOH Mix with Sean Quackenbush

Learn how to mix a dynamic band in dynamic situations and keep the audience engaged. Sean will discuss how Brandi Carlile shows can vary from one musician to a full orchestra and every situation in between, including live-streamed performances.

24 September, 10:30 (BST)

Audio Architect | Fast Start Module 3 Room Combine & AEC

Join our Application Engineering team as we cover more in depth design methods with Audio Architect. Learning how best to manage multi-function rooms and get the best out of your system for conferencing. We will also advance our knowledge of Logic, Contrio Controllers, PC Custom Control Panels and iPad Motion Control Panels with user cases as examples.

23 September, 20:00 (BST)

More Than Just Monitor Mixing!' with Eddie Caipo

This webinar will cover monitor mixing techniques. Join us for an introduction on Mixing Monitors for A-List Artists and a 15-minute Q&A segment.

23 September, 10:30 (BST)

Installed Audio | High Impedance Circuit Workshop

This online webinar will explain what High Impedance or 70V/100V loudspeaker systems are and how to design systems using these speakers, whilst dispelling some of the myths around the use of these speaker systems.

22 September, 10:30 (BST)

Cinema Audio | Design & Specification - Practical

HARMAN Cinema solutions bring together the best technology from Harman to deliver incredible impact, detail and clarity to every seat in the house. Join our expert team of Application Engineers to discover and use the rules and formulae required to design and create a 7.1 system from scratch.

17 September, 20:00 (BST)

Tips for Mixing In-Ear Monitors On a Soundcraft Vi Console with Ashton Parsons

In this webinar, Ashton will use a show from Disturbed’s most recent tour to demonstrate his techniques and perspective on creating a high quality in-ear monitoring experience using Soundcraft mixers.

17 September, 10:30 (BST)

Audio Architect | Fast Start Module 2 Design Insights

This online webinar will look at some of the lesser known design tricks with Audio Architect. We will utilise the Design File created in Module 1 and add more creative functionality to it.

16 September, 19:00 (BST)

System Engineer Skills for the Mix Engineer Part 2 with Cookie Hoff and Pooch Van Druten

A follow up to the first session, this webinar will provide front of house mixers with some of the skills and knowledge of a systems engineer, with the goal of improving your mixes and ensuring more consistent results from venue to venue.

16 September, 10:30 (BST)

JBL | Intellivox Theory & Deployment

This online webinar will cover the Theory behind the JBL Intellivox active beam shaping, self-powered column speaker family and how best to deploy an Intellivox system including the use of JBL Professional Rapid DDS Software for Intellivox.

15 September, 19:00 (BST)

FOH Engineers Using VTX at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville w/ Les Banks, Kevin McGinty & Mark Thomas

This session will explore the design and implementation of the JBL VTX system in Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium and will include an in-depth discussion with the venue team and veteran mixers about daily challenges.

15 September, 10:30 (BST)

Cinema Audio | Design & Specification - Theory

Whether you’re outfitting a boutique theatre or a megabrand complex, bring your most ambitious cinema concepts to life. This course covers the design process for Cinema audio and introduces the tools and formulae you will require to specify professional cinema systems.

10 September, 18:00 (BST)

Speaker Cable and Power Cable Basics: Connections, Cable & Repair with Fedj (Jeff) Sylvanus

This webinar will cover the basics of NL4 and NL8 speaker cables and connectors, troubleshooting and repair as well as manufacturing new cables. This will also touch base on American 110 volt power connectors and cable, Edison, Powercon, 3 pin 4 pin and 5 pin twistlock connectors, as well as a 15-minute Q&A segment.

10 September, 10:30 (BST)

Audio Architect | Fast Start Module 1 Introduction to Audio Architect

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This online webinar will provide a brief introduction to Audio Architect and take a walkthrough of the basic process of setting up a venue including BSS Soundweb processing and Crown Amplification.

08 September, 10:30 (BST)

Cinema Audio | Product Technical Overview

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

Cinema owners know that the right technology can dramatically intensify the movie-going experience, both inside and outside the theatre. This online webinar will give you an overview of Harman’s history, technology and current products with respect to the cinema market with an introduction to Sculpted Surround.

10 August, 13:00 (BST)

Mixing the Mainstage with Raphael Williams, FOH Engineer for Stormzy

Ed Jackson - Harman's Application Engineering Manager will interview FOH Sound Engineer Raphael Williams about his career to date, from his beginnings mixing sound in houses of worship to mixing front of house for Stormzy at the Glastonbury Pyramid Stage in 2019 with the Soundcraft Vi2000.

Bio:
Raphael Williams is a world-renowned sound engineer that has worked on some of the world's biggest stages with internationally recognized artists. His values of integrity, professionalism and excellence have made him one of the most sought-after engineers in the field.

Ed Jackson has worked for HARMAN since 2013, specializing in JBL VTX systems and Soundcraft consoles. Before HARMAN, Ed worked as UK National Technical Lead for the Academy Music Group and Live Nation, designing and managing venues, and working on shows including Eminem, Kiss and The Prodigy.
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06 August, 11:00 (BST)

Cinema Audio | Design & Specification

Whether you’re outfitting a boutique theatre or a megabrand complex, bring your most ambitious cinema concepts to life. This course covers the design process for Cinema audio and demonstrates the tools and formulas you will require to specify professional cinema systems.

Topics Covered

  • Current sound formats
  • How to specify suitable speakers for given room dimensions
  • How to interpret manufacturer specifications
  • Which amplifier to specify
  • 7.1 System design practical exercise

06 August, 01:00 (BST)

History of Audio Technology with Peter Moses

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

This engaging and fast-paced webinar will explore the stories behind many important pieces of audio technology, from analog microphones to digital signal processing and digital audio protocols.

Peter is a 20-year veteran of the audio industry with experience in large-scale projects for universities, studios, houses of worship and mass transit systems, as well as multi-platinum engineering credits with clients such as will.i.am.


05 August, 11:00 (BST)

Audio Architect | Fast Start Module 2 Design insight

This online webinar will look at some of the lesser known design tricks with Audio Architect. We will utilise the Design File created in Module 1 and add more creative functionality to it.

Topics Covered

  • Setting crossover and limiters in Crown amplifiers
  • Fire alarm interface
  • Parameter presets
  • Introduction to Soundweb logic
  • Introduction to interfaces
  • Contrio controllers, motion control, iOS app, 3rd party control

04 August, 11:00 (BST)

JBL | Intellivox Theory & Deployment

This online webinar will cover the Theory behind the JBL Intellivox active beam shaping, self-powered column speaker family and how best to deploy an Intellivox system and the use of JBL Professional Rapid DDS Software for Intellivox.

Topics Covered

  • Intellivox theory
  • Intellivox deployment
  • Rapid DDS Software

30 July, 11:00 (BST)

Cinema Audio | Product Technical Overview

Cinema owners know that the right technology can dramatically intensify the movie-going experience, both inside and outside the theatre. This online webinar will give you an overview of Harman’s history, technology and current products with respect to the cinema market.

Topics Covered

  • Evolution of cinema and it’s links to JBL
  • Current technologies and products
  • Loudspeakers
  • Amplifiers
  • Processors 

29 July, 19:00 (BST)

System Engineer Skills for the Mix Engineer with Cookie Hoff and Pooch Van Druten

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

This webinar will provide front of house mixers with some of the skills and knowledge of a systems engineer, with the goal of improving your mixes and ensuring more consistent results from venue to venue.

Chris “Cookie” Hoff holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Moorhead State University and has mixed live acts for nearly 30 years. He has toured as a front of house, monitor or systems engineer with acts such as STYX, Josh Groban, Shania Twain, Ricky Martin, Justin Bieber, Blue Man Group and Lords of Acid.

Ken “Pooch” Van Druten is an experienced producer and live sound engineer with a degree from Berklee College of Music, three Grammy nominations and credits on multiple platinum- and gold-certified records. Over the years, Pooch has worked with Jay-Z, Travis Scott, Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses and others.


29 July, 11:00 (BST)

JBL Installed Audio | High Impedance Circuit Workshop

This online webinar will explain what High Impedance or 70V/100V loudspeaker systems are and how to design systems using these speakers, whilst dispelling some of the myths around the use of these speaker systems.

Topics Covered

  • What is low impedance
  • What is high impedance
  • Understanding transformers
  • Designing a system with high impedance speakers
  • Considerations when using acoustic modelling speakers

28 July, 11:00 (BST)

JBL | VTX Line Array Calculator & Performance Manager – Module 3

This online webinar will cover Line Array Theory and advanced use of LAC and PM, allowing for system designers to make more informed decisions about how JBL VTX Line Array Systems and Subwoofer Arrays should be placed in venues and aid the optimisation of these arrays for their best possible performance. 

Topics Covered

  • Line Array theory
  • Advanced LAC use
  • Advanced PM use