There is excellent audio training opportunities available…
Some are found online, at trade shows, houses of worship and yet others are conducted by manufacturers and are specific to their products. We urge you to take as many of them as you can. We are often asked “How is SynAudCon different from other audio training?”
Audio training is what we do and we do it right. We strive to offer a comprehensive understanding of audio theory and practices. With nearly four decades of experience, we are proud to be a leader in audio education and will strive to stay there.
Our goal is to teach you the principles and how to reason. Then, you can find the most appropriate solution to your audio needs.
Both the Web-Based training and In-Person seminars are affordable. We are constantly told, “This is the best audio training experience I have ever had.” How do we do this? We have chosen to stay a small, efficiently run company. Another added value, we don’t make products, so there are no sales pitches.
Many audio practitioners learn their trade in the field, and there is no substitute for the “school of hard knocks.” This type of training alone results in “knowledge gaps” because it bypasses much of the theoretical basis for audio practices. We take an A-to-Z approach in our seminars, and many attendees tell us that the “filling in the gaps” has been a valuable experience for them. We even throw in a little history so that you can understand “why we do what we do.”
Audio encompasses a huge field of topics, each of which can be a specialty of its own. We have sifted through this sea of information and present only the topics relevant to sound reinforcement. Just as important, the topics are properly weighted relative to each other. This assures that we get from “A-to-Z” without spending too much time on “M.” What people get from SynAudCon is a shortened learning curve on the things they need to know to work in the audio field. We know that you must divide your time between audio and other technical fields, and we strive to offer the audio part in a way that complements the other technologies.
The best audio people are “general practitioners”. One should have experience and knowledge in many areas to be proficient as an Operator, Technician or Designer. An “academic-only” background excludes the practical. A “field-only” background excludes the academic. SynAudCon’s history is rich in both theory and practice, and we balance the two to offer training with the right “mix.”
A SynAudCon In-Person training goes beyond a PowerPoint presentation. We bring over $130,000 in presentation equipment for the In-Person seminars which includes two projectors/screens, a Left-Center-Right playback system, a beam-steered line array, DSP processors, analog and digital mixers, a wireless in-ear demo system, 30 tool kits (used in SR for Technicians Seminar) and even an Ethernet audio network (SynAudCon Digital) to present the course material in a rich multimedia environment. It takes a full day of setup, but we think it’s worth it.
The Web-Based training is a rich multimedia presentation that you can experience at your computer. It also includes pdfs for note-taking, quizzes, scenarios, a test, a certificate of completion and continuing educational units.
When you are trying to understand something, it helps to see a picture. It also helps to relate it to something that you already understand that uses a similar principle. Many topics that seem complicated only need the right graphic or analogy to make the lights come on. Experienced audio people tell us that they never understood complex topics like the decibel, impedance, phase and constant-voltage until they came to SynAudCon Training. We often say “You already know this stuff, you just may not know that you know it.”
A comment from Pat Brown, “It is a big responsibility to stand before my audio peers and fill the role of instructor. I do so not as one with intellectual superiority, but as one who has invested the time to refine the topics for presentation. My audio background is the same as many of those who attend – an ongoing struggle to balance the theory and practice to get things done in an efficient and profitable way. An understanding of “when it matters” and “when it doesn’t” can only come from combining theory and practice.”
Assistant instructors are often needed for specialty seminars and workshops. We call in some of the best and brightest minds in the industry with a proven ability to share their expertise.
We left this for last because it is a very important trait of SynAudCon training. Our training is organized.
The Learning Management System provides a web-based training delivery that’s intuitive. It also allows you to set training goals and to track your progress.
Our behind-the-scenes work assures that the in-person seminars run smoothly and the office runs efficiently. The details are managed with dedication and with a smile.
We are a technology-driven company with old-fashioned values. We like what we do and it shows.
Come join the other 25,000 grads and see for yourself why SynAudCon is the place to go for audio education.
Pat and Brenda Brown