SynAudCon Seminars taught regularly in Australia/NZ

SynAudCon is bringing their in-person seminars to Australia and New Zealand under a new arrangement with local AV training provider Technication.  Acting as SynAudCon’s local agent, Matt Vance from Technication will deliver the seminars, commencing April 2016.


Matt Vance

The first to be offered will be the 2-day Core Principles of Audio seminar, covering the essential theory of audio and focusing on what a practitioner needs to know to effectively deploy and operate a sound system.

“SynAudCon is extremely pleased to be working with Matthew Vance at Technication. We have enjoyed watching his progress with Technication and are confident that he will represent SynAudCon well.  We are absolutely delighted that SynAudCon’s “Core Principles of Audio” seminar will be taught regularly in Australia and New Zealand.” Pat and Brenda Brown – SynAudCon

Independent education for audio professionals has been difficult to come by in Australia and New Zealand, and it has always been a challenge to bring SynAudCon seminars all the way from the US. Despite the distance, SynAudCon is known in Australia and New Zealand for providing comprehensive and relevant audio education, so working with a local business that is also passionate about education is a natural fit.

“Attending a SynAudCon seminar in 2013 was a lightbulb moment – allowing me to see first-hand how complex audio concepts can be made understandable in an easily accessible way. Technication has given me the perfect vehicle to bring their unique approach to Australia and New Zealand, and I’m excited to be able to offer SynAudCon’s renowned quality, independent audio training to my peers in our local industry.” Matt Vance – Technication

The “Core Principles of Audio” seminar is approved for 16 Infocomm CTS Renewal Units, and will be held in most Australian and New Zealand capital cities from April 2016.

Here’s the dates of the first three seminars.

  • May 3-4, 2016 – Melbourne, VIC
  • May 10-11, 2016 – Sydney, NSW
  • May 17-18, 2016 – Auckland, NZ

SynAudCon Takes Their Audio Training Abroad

Pat and I are enjoying taking our training outside of US borders. In 2015, we have given training in China (twice), Brazil, Singapore and Thailand. We are very thankful to the below companies for making this possible. It takes the cooperation of a lot of people. Needless to say, it has been a very interesting and rewarding experience.

The total attendance between of the five seminars was 560. The attendees were very motivated learners. They welcomed us graciously and they were grateful for the training. We received several requests to return in 2016.

Enjoy the class photos of each seminar.

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Sound System Design – March 18-20, 2015 Shenzhen China


Line Array Theory and Deployment - May 25-26, 2015 AES Brazil

Line Array Theory and Deployment – May 25-26, 2015 AES Brazil

Principles of Sound System Design - August 20-21, 2015 Singapore

Principles of Sound System Design – August 20-21, 2015 Singapore

Sound System Design - Aug. 24-26, 2015 Bangkok Thailand

Sound System Design – Aug. 24-26, 2015 Bangkok Thailand

OptEQ - August 31-Sept 1, 2015   Shenzhen China

OptEQ – August 31-Sept 1, 2015 Shenzhen China


SynAudCon Ice Cream Social Was a Big Hit

“Standing room only” is how I would describe the SynAudCon Ice Cream social. Pat and I were so grateful to see such a nice response.

We would like to thank everyone for attending. It was a very special evening.

I received this thank you note from Phil Cartier. I think he summed the evening up quite nicely.

“Thank you so much for a very enjoyable evening at InfoComm. As always, the conversation was stimulating and seeing the old friends and the new list-serve posters was great fun.”

I would like to share some photos that were taken at the event. (more…)


SynAudCon’s Ice Cream Social at InfoComm

SynAudCon will have an Ice Cream Social at InfoComm.

  • Date: Wednesday, June 17th
  • Time: 5 – 7 pm
  • Location: Upstairs at the Convention Center in classroom W312A

Stop in to enjoy an Ice Cream Sundae and to say hello to everyone.

Please RSVP to Brenda at by June 8th.

We hope to see you there.

Pat and Brenda Brown


Audio Veterans Shared at a SynAudCon Seminar

On March 9-11, 2015, forty-two AV practitioners attended the Sound System Design seminar in Atlanta, GA. The first day of the seminar was spent on measuring and interpreting the room impulse response – RIR. Day 2 is spent on electro-acoustics, primarily loudspeaker directivity and coverage, along with amplifier-sizing. Day 3 “puts it all together” and demonstrates the efficient use of computer modeling for designing systems with high speech intelligibility and music clarity.

IMG_0016Atlanta is city filled with audio veterans. On the first night of the seminar, SynAudCon provided dinner for the seminar attendees and invited several of the local audio giants to share with the group. The guests included Dr. Eugene Patronis, Bill Thrasher Sr., Wayne Lee, Chris Hamlin, and several from Danley Sound Labs. (more…)


SynAudCon Presents in Shenzhen China

In March 2015, eighty sound system designers came together in Shenzhen China to take SynAudCon’s 3-day Sound System Design seminar. The seminar was hosted by EZPro International, a distributor for Community Professional, EAW, Mackie, Symetrix and 15 others brands.

Pat Brown and Tao Zhang

Pat Brown and Tao Zhang

Tao Zhang, VP of EZPro International, approached us to present in China a few months ago. Tao lived in the United States for several years. During that time worked for Community Professional and  attended several of our seminars. In 2013, Tao moved back to China. He soon became aware of the their need for audio education. (more…)


OptEQ – Optimized System Tuning

System tuning and equalization in a logical, accurate and repeatable process…

by Kent Margraves

OptEQ Class Photo

Attendees of the OptEQ workshop at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, with instructors (left to right) Pat Brown, John Murray and Deward Timothy up front.

AS THE NAME IMPLIES, “OptEQ”is an optimized sound system tuning process developed by SynAudCon (Synergetic Audio Concepts), and it was presented to an audience of more than 100 consultants, contractors and end users over the course of two days in early January at the American Airlines Training Center in Ft. Worth. I was fortunate to be one of those attendees.

As usual, the workshop was brilliantly prepared, hosted, and presented. Pat and Brenda Brown of SynAudCon are simply the best in the pro audio business at delivering exceptional education and training in both audio theory and practical application. The course manual, loaded with relevant information,analogies, and useful graphics, is worth the cost of the workshop alone. (more…)


Seminar Report: SynAudCon’s Making Wireless Work Training Event

by Curt Taipale, Taipale Media

Curt Taipale, Taipale Media

Curt Taipale, Taipale Media

I’ve just returned from attending the latest special topic seminar hosted by Pat & Brenda Brown from SynAudCon called “Making Wireless Work”, and wanted to share my experiences with you.

What an honor it was to sit under the teaching of industry veterans James Stoffo, Tim Vear and Karl Winkler. In just those two days I was both comforted to learn that much of what I thought I knew on the topic of wireless audio systems was in fact correct, and oddly encouraged to discover just how many things I didn’t know about this topic.

If you’re like me, you have invested a significant part of your career working with wireless microphones and IEM systems. The tendency is to design such systems on autopilot, doing it a certain way because it worked the last time, but never truly understanding why it worked. (more…)


Neutrik USA hosts SynAudCon Seminar

In September 2014, Neutrik USA host the SynAudCon’s “Sound Reinforcement for Technicians” seminar.


Werner Bachmann, Pete Milbery, Brenda & Pat Brown

A couple of years ago at InfoComm, Pete Milbery and Mark Boyadjian told us that their new Charlotte headquarters had a training center and invited SynAudCon to use it.  This year when we decided to go to Charlotte for a seminar, Neutrik was on the top of the list.

It was a wonderful experience.  Neutrik USA headquarters is a beautiful facility with a great training center.  They welcomed us and the attendees graciously and Neutrik staff was extremely helpful.  We even had a visit from Werner Bachmann, Neutrik’s CEO, who was visiting from Neutrik AG in Liechtenstein.

A special thank you to Neutrik USA. Their warm welcome and beautiful facility provided an excellent atmosphere for learning and synergy.  I would also like to thank the attendees for their synergetic spirit.  It was a very enjoyable week for all of us.







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