d&b Workflow workshop in Asheville, NC, USA: small print
Due to high demand, registration does not guarantee a seat in the workshop. Please wait for confirmation communication from d&b prior to making any travel plans.
- 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 10.7 or higher.
- Wired ethernet jack or equivalent dongle/adaptor.
Participants will become familiar and comfortable with the design, deployment and operation of a d&b sound system. This workshop will focus on the planning, deployment, and operation of mobile systems. 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.
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, 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 views.
Number of participants
Free of charge.
Lunch will be provided on days 2 and 3, dinner will be provided days 1 and 2.
Please specify any dietary restriction within the registration comments.
Venue information will be provided upon registration confirmation.
Relevant documentation such as Notes, Technical Information and System Brochures will be available to take away or download.
Accommodation (participant responsibility)
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 Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park to and from the d&b Training Dojo. Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park provides a shuttle to and from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL).
How to register
To register click on the registration bar below and fill out the Registration form.
Participants will then be contacted via phone and/or email as to availability.
For questions about registration or workshop participation contact: seminars.us(at)dbaudio.com.
Upon receipt of the registration form, participants will be contacted by phone to confirm registration and discuss goals of the attendees and of the workshop. After registration acceptance, a written confirmation with hotel booking information, travel information and general event schedule will be sent. If unable to attend, please inform d&b as soon as possible so your seat can be made available to other registrants. In the event that the workshop is cancelled for organizational reasons, d&b will of course inform participants in good time. d&b reserves the right to make alterations and additions to the workshop and seminar programs.