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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.)

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.

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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.

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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.

Register

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.

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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.

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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.

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Archived Previous Sessions

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

23 July, 11:00 (BST)

Soundcraft | Vi Consoles Module 2

This online webinar will look at some of the more advance usages of Soundcraft Vi Consoles including Stagebox sharing, Dante setup, Snapshot use with MIDI, VCA Aux function.

Topics Covered

  • Stagebox sharing
  • Dante setup
  • Snapshot use with MIDI
  • VCA AUX function

22 July, 17:00 (BST)

Career Paths in Audio Mixing with Leslie Ann Jones and Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

Leslie and Michelle will compare and contrast their own career paths and clientele, highlighting the different skills needed for each, as well as essential basic skills that all mixing engineers need. This discussion will include a Q&A segment

Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato has been a touring concert sound engineer for 30 years, working with some of the most recognizable names in music. She co-founded soundgirls.org in 2013, was inducted into Full Sail's Hall of Fame in 2015 and launched the online audio course mixingmusiclive.com in 2019.

Leslie Ann Jones is currently Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound. She is also a Grammy-winning recording engineer and record producer. She has been an Audio Engineering Society Heyser lecturer, and was inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame in 2019.


22 July, 11:00 (BST)

Audio Architect | Fast Start Module 1 Introduction to Audio Architect and setting up a venue

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

Topics Covered

  • Audio Architect overview
  • Adding devices
  • Step-by-step guide to building a venue file
  • Configuring a BSS Soundweb London processor

21 July, 11:00 (BST)

JBL | VTX Line Array Calculator & 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.

Topics Covered

  • VTX Subwoofers
  • Subwoofer management and EDS
  • Line Array Calculator
  • Performance Manager

15 July, 19:00 (BST)

fixintogetmixin - How to Build Your Best Mix! Part 2 with Brad Divens

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

There are many factors involved in creating a great live mix. In this two-part series, Brad Divens will deconstruct a real mix and discuss elements of his process. Part 2 will cover parallel compression, mix bus processing and more.

After many years as a musician, Brad Divens began managing tours and mixing sound, and hasn’t looked back since. Currently the front of house engineer for Enrique Iglesias, Brad has worked with countless major acts including Linkin Park, Garbage, Cyndi Lauper, HIM, Bob Seger, Mötley Crüe and Jane’s Addiction.


15 July, 11:00 (BST)

JBL | CBT Technology

This online 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.

Topics Covered

  • Column speakers
  • Array physics
  • CBT technology
  • JBL CBT Speakers & Accessories
  • CBT Calculator
  • CBT Applications

15 July, 01:00 (BST)

Rightsizing Esports: Technical Solutions from Schools to Stadia with Cameron O'Neill

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

This workshop will examine the basic technical structure of an esports event and how to use that framework to build AV systems for small-scale local events, regional finals, university-level galas and international championships.

Cameron O’Neill is a 20-year veteran of the event industry, having worked at the Sydney Opera House and for Riedel throughout Asia. At HARMAN, he has helped esports companies throughout China build AV systems for major events, installed facilities and a major company’s networked studio system.

14 July, 16:00 (BST)

Soundcraft | Vi Consoles Module 1

All the cutting-edge features in the world mean little if a mixing console isn’t intuitive to use. This online webinar will look at the technical specification and designing of a Soundcraft system including a software demonstration.

Topics Covered

  • System technical specification
  • System design
  • Software demonstration

14 July, 11:00 (BST)

JBL | VTX Line Array Calculator & 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. 

Topics Covered

  • A12 & A8 theory
  • Line Array Calculator
  • Performance Manager

13 July, 19:00 (BST)

fixintogetmixin - How to Build Your Best Mix! Part 1 with Brad Divens

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

There are many factors involved in creating a great live mix. In this two-part series, Brad Divens will deconstruct a real mix and discuss elements of his process. Part 1 will cover the basics of EQ, compression, plugins and signal routing.

After many years as a musician, Brad Divens began managing tours and mixing sound, and hasn’t looked back since. Currently the front of house engineer for Enrique Iglesias, Brad has worked with countless major acts including Linkin Park, Garbage, Cyndi Lauper, HIM, Bob Seger, Mötley Crüe and Jane’s Addiction.

10 July, 19:00 (BST)

Audio Engineering: Setting up a Vocal Template for Recording Session with Tiffany "Delilah" Miranda

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

Using Pro Tools | First, participants will learn the basics of setting up a vocal session template and recalling effects chains, as well as various tips and tricks. Participants can follow along by downloading Pro Tools | First for free.

Tiffany Miranda is an Avid-certified engineer, recording artist, producer and DJ, as well as the founder of Girls Make Beats. After appearing on American Idol, Tiffany became one of the industry’s most sought-after engineers and producers, working with DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Janet Jackson and more.

30 June, 18:00 (BST)

Installed Line Array Solutions for Sporting Facilities with Rick Kamlet

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 


This webinar will explore how to use JBL VLA Compact and VLA-i loudspeakers to achieve optimal audio coverage, musical clarity, high intelligibility and levels capable of overcoming crowd noise in stadiums and arenas.

Rick has managed numerous JBL Professional loudspeaker product lines over the last 30 years, and currently oversees the engineered and commercial installation loudspeaker lines. His roles have included product development, engineering, business development, field support and educational training.

25 June, 11:00 (BST)

Cinema Audio | Design & Specification (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This course will cover the Design & Specification requirements for Cinema Audio

24 June, 11:00 (BST)

Audio Architect | Module 2 - Design Tips and Tricks (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

Looking at some lesser known design tricks with Audio Architect


23 June, 11:00 (BST)

JBL | Intellivox, Theory & Deployment (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This instructor-led course will cover the Theory and Deployment of the JBL Intellivox speaker systems


22 June, 11:00 (BST)

Soundcraft | Vi Consoles - Module 2 (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This course will cover:

  • Snapshot Isolation use
  • Tielines
  • User pages
  • VCA AUX use

18 June, 11:00 (BST)

Cinema Audio | Product Overview (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This course will deliver a technical overview of the Harman Professional Cinema portfolio

17 June, 11:00 (BST)

Installed Audio | Hi Impedance Speaker Lines (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This live instructor-led course will cover the factors concerned with running low voltage speaker systems.


16 June, 11:00 (BST)

JBL | VTX LAC & Performance Manager Module 3 (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This course will cover Line Array Theory and advanced LAC and PM usage

15 June, 18:00 (BST)

Cable Diagnostics, Soldering Skills and Troubleshooting with Fedj (Jeff) Sylvanus

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

This webinar will cover microphone cable repair, diagnostics and troubleshooting. Join us for an introduction to cable management in-shop and onstage, an overview of cable repair tools, a soldering demonstration and 15-minute Q&A segment.

Currently the Chief Repair and 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.

12 June, 17:00 (BST)

Getting Started in Live Sound with the Soundcraft Ui24R with Pete Alcock

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

This webinar will explain how to set up the Soundcraft Ui24R for live mixing with an in-depth exploration of the interface, optimization tips for clarity and speed of operation, suggested outboard equipment, and how to cope with the unexpected.

Based in Bournemouth, UK, Pete Alcock is a veteran sound engineer who trained with BBC Radio in the 80s. In recent years, Pete has focused on live sound, recording and mixing for some of the UK’s foremost jazz musicians such as Nigel Price, Jason Rebello, Derek Nash and Chris Rand.


11 June, 11:00 (BST)

Soundcraft | Vi Consoles - Module 2 (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This course will cover: Snapshot Isolation use Tielines User pages VCA AUX use

10 June, 11:00 (BST)

Audio Architect | Module 1 - How to set up a venue

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This course will include a walkthrough on how to set up a venue in Audio Architect.

09 June, 11:00 (BST)

JBL | VTX LAC & Performance Manager Module 2 (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This course will cover:

  • VTX Subs
  • Sub Management
  • EDS, LAC and PM set up

08 June, 18:00 (BST)

Soundcraft Vi1000 Monitor Training, with Gabriel Le Roux

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

Designed for professional monitor engineers, this webinar will take an in-depth look at how to effectively set up and utilize the monitor section, solo options, input priority and talkback features of Soundcraft Vi Series consoles.

Gabriel Le Roux is a professional monitor and recording engineer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gabriel’s 17 years of industry experience include studio work, large-scale live sound production, broadcast integration for Studer, and training and product support for Soundcraft South Africa.

05 June, 18:00 (BST)

Soundcraft Vi1000 Advanced Training, with Gabriel Le Roux

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

This webinar will cover advanced features of Soundcraft Vi consoles that improve workflow, speed and the overall mixing experience. Previous Vi experience is recommended, and attendees will need a thorough understanding of digital workflows.

Gabriel Le Roux is a professional monitor and recording engineer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gabriel’s 17 years of industry experience include studio work, large-scale live sound production, broadcast integration for Studer, and training and product support for Soundcraft South Africa.

04 June, 18:00 (BST)

Headroom of a Sound System with Jan van Zyl

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

The headroom of a sound system is a deliberate choice made by the mixing engineer. Learn how to achieve ideal headroom by examining audio content characteristics, desired listening level, and the nominal levels and clipping points of equipment.

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.

04 June, 11:00 (BST)

Soundcraft | Vi Consoles - Module 1 (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

Explore the Soundcraft Vi consoles in this session with topics covering technical specification, designs, and software demonstration.

03 June, 18:00 (BST)

Soundcraft Vi1000 Basic Training, with Gabriel Le Roux

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

Intended for novices with some digital mixing experience, this webinar will serve as an introduction to the layout and workflow of Soundcraft Vi Series mixing consoles.

Gabriel Le Roux is a professional monitor and recording engineer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gabriel’s 17 years of industry experience include studio work, large-scale live sound production, broadcast integration for Studer, and training and product support for Soundcraft South Africa.

03 June, 11:00 (BST)

JBL | CBT Technology (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This live webinar will cover:

  • Introduction to column speakers and array physics
  • Details on Constant Beamwidth Technology and how it differs from other columns
  • Overview of JBL CBT Series and accessories
  • How to use the CBT Calculator
  • General tips on CBT applications with examples

02 June, 11:00 (BST)

JBL | VTX LAC & Performance Manager Module 1 (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This course will cover:

  • A12 and A8 Tecnology
  • Line Array Calculator set up
  • Performance Manager set up

01 June, 20:00 (BST)

Transitioning Between Studio and Live Environments with Mike Sutherland

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

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

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.



29 May, 18:00 (BST)

The Evolution of Digital Audio Signal Transport with Thomas Hejnicki

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

This webinar will detail the most popular digital audio protocols from the last 35 years, outlining the characteristics of standards like AES3, AES10, AES67, Dante, AVB and more, to develop a concise overview of the field.

27 May, 13:00 (BST)

BSS | Soundweb London programming basics with Audio Architect (EMEA)

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This Online class offers an opportunity to become fluent with Audio Architect for tackling new and existing projects.

This course provides a useful supplement to the existing Harman  Professional University resources

Topics Include

  • Application installation
  • Application options
  • Venue Explorer
  • Adding devices
  • Configuration view
  • Wiring
  • Signal Name Following
  • Wire Tags
  • DSP usage
  • BLU Link digital audio bus
  • Links
  • Presets
  • Control ports
  • Going online
  • Saving the Venue
  • Dante digital audio
  • Dante and BLU Link
  • External word clock

27 May, 11:00 (BST)

Installed Audio | High Impedance Speaker Lines

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This course will cover the factors concerned with running low voltage speaker systems.

26 May, 19:00 (BST)

Digital Audio Conversion - "Let's Go Digital" with Al Crain

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

This webinar will lay out the basics of digital audio conversion, including how analog signals are converted and processed, why digital audio is converted back to analog before reaching the loudspeaker, and the importance of DAC quality.

Al Crain has worked in the AV industry for more than 20 years, including roles at SeaWorld and various AV integrators before becoming a Technical Trainer for HARMAN in 2008. With a passion for high-fidelity sound reproduction and course instruction, Al holds CompTIA CTT+ and AVIXA CTS certifications.

22 May, 17:00 (BST)

The History of Live Sound: Part 2 with Andy Coules

 LIVE WORKSHOP LEARNING SESSION 

This two-part webinar will document the key developments and visionary innovators that paved the way to the modern sound system. Part two will cover the modern pioneers who helped usher in the golden age of live sound.

Andy Coules is a sound engineer who tours the world with a diverse array of acts in a wide range of musical genres. He also writes articles for various print magazines and created a live sound course that he's taught in London, Hong Kong and Algeria.

22 May, 11:00 (BST)

Soundcraft Vi Consoles, Module 2

 HARMAN UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSE 

This webinar will cover:

  • Snapshot isolation use
  • Tielines
  • User pages
  • AUX VCA use

20 May, 17:00 (BST)

The History of Live Sound Part 1 with Andy Coules

#LIVEWEBINAR

This two-part webinar will document the key developments and visionary innovators that paved the way to the modern sound system. Part one will cover the 90-year period from the invention of the microphone to the first stadium concert.

19 May, 17:00 (BST)

STI & Speech Intelligibility with Nick Screen

Speech is an essential part of everyday communication. But what is speech intelligibility, and why is it important for sound systems? In this webinar, we will investigate this in detail and discuss the prediction and measurement of STI.