Cortex Training is an online training centre specialising in event design, technical production and event management

Sound System operators course (one to one or group course)

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One day course

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Course Overview

  • This is a live online course that is suitable for up to ten people. The course is delivered by an expert system engineer.
  • Do you work with sound systems and what to learn how to make them sound better?
  • Are you a sound engineer or work in a venue and want to learn how to optimise or repair your sound system?
  • Do you own a sound system and you want to learn how it works and get the best out of it?
  • Learn to problem solve when things go wrong
  • Learn to measure and optimise crossover points, phase and EQ
  • Learn how to design point-source and line-array systems using software
  • Learn how to design sub-arrays and use cardioid configurations

Who should attend this course?

Sound Engineers, Sound Technicians, event crew, venue staff, sound system owners or anyone that wants to learn more about how sound systems work.

More Details

This course is designed for people interested in live sound or people working with sound systems who want to learn more about them. On this course you will learn how to problem solve, optimise, EQ, phase align, set cross over points, service and repair sound systems.

The course also covers system and sub array design in detail using software.

We also look at how to set up and use sound system management processors in order to get the best sound possible.

All settings are reviewed using acoustic measurement software.

Course Details

  • Sound system components and overview
  • Speaker drivers
  • Passive crossovers
  • Active crossovers
  • Amplifiers
  • Point-source speaker theory
  • Line-array theory
  • Power requirements and power supplies
  • Sound system managment processors
  • Sound system / array design and configuration
  • Selecting the correct sound system for the acoustical space
  • Measuring sound systems using Smaart
  • Problem solving when things don't work or go wrong
  • Testing a venue sound system before you start work
  • System EQ
  • Sound system optimisation
  • Line-array system design
  • Point-source system design
  • Using delays and fills
  • Time alignment of delays and fills
  • Designing sub-woofer arrays
  • Cardiod sub-woofer arrays
  • Designing and practical guide to using cardioid sub-woofer arrays

Course Requirements

  • Students should have GCSE Maths
    i7 Mac or PC computer
    Free account with Zoom.us – desktop app installed on the student's computer prior to the training.

About The Tutor

The course is run by Simon Ryder who is a master sound engineer and works with Soul to Soul amongst a large portfolio of artists

Venue Information

This is a online course that provides live tuition with an expert tutor

This is a group course suitable for up to ten students