d&b Workflow workshop in Asheville, NC, USA: small print
No previous experience with d&b products is necessary.
Participants should be familiar with setting up sound systems and want to develop their knowledge of d&b systems.
A computer running Windows 7 or higher / OS X 10.6 or higher.
Participants will become familiar and comfortable with the design, deployment and operation of a d&b sound system. Listening is a critical exercise in this workshop and will be used to support discussed theory and to familiarize attendees with d&b loudspeakers and amplifier functions. Participants are also introduced to the ArrayCalc system simulation software and R1 Remote control software for designing, configuring, and controlling d&b sound systems.
The day starts with an informal introduction that familiarizes everyone with the seminar presenter's and attendee's backgrounds.
A product agnostic look at how line arrays function: both in theory and reality. Examples of different line array configurations will be demonstrated, how they sound, and why they sound the way they do. The class will cover the construction of line source cabinets versus point source boxes. Finally, these same principals will be related to larger low-frequency sources, including how to use sub arrays to control low frequency energy.
System Reality & loudspeaker design
“Why does d&b require the use of their amplifiers for their loudspeakers?” A short history of the company, as well as a look at the holistic approach to loudspeaker design, amplification and processing electronics. Additionally, a discussion of basic cabinet design related to the E-Series, T-Series, and Y-Series will be covered.
ArrayCalc system simulation software
Participants will be walked through an exercise to build a room, deploy a line source system, as well as front fills and a sub array. Time alignment and best practices when using ArrayCalc will be covered. No prior experience using ArrayCalc is required. Users familiar with ArrayCalc will be treated to tips and tricks that are only given at a d&b workshop.
Attendees will have the opportunity to fly both T-Series and Y-Series arrays, listen to the deployed sound system and the results of the loudspeaker specific filter sets. Additional listening will be conducted using omnidirectional and cardioid subwoofers as well as Cardioid Sub Array (CSA) stacks and horizontal subwoofer arrays.
This class focuses on current amplifiers, what the differences are, and what they power. Highlighting the most used functions as well as less prominent features and benefits. All loudspeaker specific configurations, filter sets and their uses will be discussed.
A 101 overview of how TCP/IP networking functions, as well as how it relates to the d&b amplifier network. Ethernet remote networks will be covered, including requirements for networking a reliable system. Students will have hands-on opportunities to connect and control d&b amplifier and loudspeaker.
R1 Remote control software
A hands on opportunity to walk thorough building an R1 interface from scratch, as well as using ArrayCalc to generate a unique prebuilt interface. Students will be taught how and when to manipulate pre-existing files, and when it is opportune to build a new control view from scratch.
Number of participants
Free of charge.
Day 1 - 13:00 - 18:00
Day 2 - 09:00 - 18:00
Day 3 - 09:00 - 14:00
Lunch will be provided on days 2 and 3, dinner will be provided days 1 and 2.
Please specify any dietary restriction in the registration comments.
d&b audiotechnik Corporation,
30A Rosscraggon Road,
Asheville NC 28803
Relevant documentation such as Notes, Technical Information and System Brochures will be available to take away or download.
Accommodation (participant responsibility)
A two night stay is required. Select your preferences in the registration form and a list of recommended hotels will be included in your confirmation email.
d&b will provide transportation from Asheville Regional airport (AVL) to any of the recommended hotels. Departure transportation to AVL will also be provided.
How to register
To register click on the registration bar below and fill out the Registration form. Registrants will be contacted via phone by one of the educators to discuss availability, the workshop courses and answer any questions registrants may have. Afterwards an email confirming registration will be sent.
For further details, travel, accommodation information please contact: Alitia Rathbone at +1 828 681 5405 or at seminars.us(at)dbaudio.com.