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SynAudCon Presenting Digital Audio Seminar In Los Angeles Area On Sept 26-28

In-depth training provides comprehensive introduction to digital audio, DSP, IP networks and more

By PSW Staff September 8, 2016

SynAudCon Digital, an educational seminar providing a comprehensive introduction to digital audio, digital signal processing and IP networks, will be held in the Los Angeles area (Buena Park, CA) on September 26-28, 2016.

The three-day seminar presents the essential theory of networks and provides students with the opportunity to put theory into practice. Hands-on exercises includes students learning how to build and troubleshoot computer networks. The theory and practices learned apply to all computer networks, not just one protocol.

“It is a challenge to keep up with the technology utilized in the digital audio landscape,” explains Brenda Brown of SynAudCon. “Our goal is to reduce the learning curve by providing hands-on training along with detailed instruction.”

Presenters include Steve Macatee, Bradford Benn, and Pat Brown, who employ a “tag-team” approach to present SynAudCon Digital in a visually effective way. The focus is not just theory, but also real-world experiences.

Attendees learn the principles of converting analog signals into a bit stream – the basis for understanding all digital audio data formats. The various digital audio formats are also explored along with instruction on how to select the appropriate format for any given application.

Students learn the difference between fixed-point and floating-point processing, and FIR versusIIR filter topologies as well as some practical ways to compare DSP devices in order to sort through the myriad of offerings in the audio marketplace.

Because the tools of the trade for analog audio are not adequate for digital audio, the seminar also demonstrates the use of practical instrumentation for examining the digital signal path, including hand-held digital testers and software tools. An understanding of the various digital audio network types and their differences allows students to select the right type of network based on the current and future requirements of the sound system.

Ethernet and its associated hardware is finding its way into all types of audio gear. A confusing landscape of compatibility has emerged. During the seminar students learn concepts that are applicable to office networks as well as audio networks.

As an added bonus, the seminar offers a self-running demo that helps students educate themselves on sample rate and bit depth. A state-of-the-art headphone playback system allows students to see and hear the difference between 24/96 digital audio and 16/44.1 (CD quality).

The seminar, which will be held at the Holiday Inn Buena Park, is approved for 24 RUs and 10 CEDIA CEUs. Cost to attend is $995 (USD). Find out more and register here.



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