The COVID-19 pandemic may be keeping audio pros locked down at home, but they can still explore new technologies and gain additional skills to improve their careers when life returns to normal. With that in mind, here’s a non-partisan, alphabetical rundown of educational pro-audio webinars currently available during this time, provided by manufacturers across the industry.
ADAM Audio is presenting a number of ADAM EDU webinars and videos intended for everyone from audio students to novices and seasoned working professionals. Events which have already taken place are also available as videos. You can find details on upcoming and existing videos at www.facebook.com/AdamProAudio.
Ashly University, a series of training webinars available for free online, will be available each week on a variety of subjects related to Ashly solutions and how they improve outcomes for end users across multiple verticals. Classes are available to everyone, and sign-ups are available now at https://ashly.com/webinar-signup/
Audinate is running a series of free, live webinars and online learning opportunities, alternately in English, Spanish, Italian and German. The webinars will allow participants to officially obtain new Dante Certifications, learn about Dante Domain Manager and other Audinate solutions, and join discussions on case studies and Dante design principles. For more information, visit http://go.audinate.com/lp-events/webinar-series-20
d&b audiotechnik has launched a series of free educational sessions across Zoom and Instagram. The daily webinars, along with weekly live Instagram sessions, provide content hosted by DJs, front of house engineers, technicians, industry experts, as well as d&b product specialists. The sessions cover a variety of topics across d&b product ranges and are offered multiple times a day in English, French, Mandarin and Spanish to accommodate customers around the world. Webinar Courses are updated daily. For more information and to register for the sessions, visit https://www.dbaudio.com/global/en/education/education-calendar/
Harman Professional Solutions
Harman’s ongoing Learning Sessions eLearning program, along with its Live Workshop Series, provides a range of free on-demand and instructor-led webinars. The Industry Expert workshops feature tips and tricks from front of house engineers, lighting designers, technicians and others, while the Harman Expert workshops feature in-depth product and solution webinars by Harman product specialists. Courses are added frequently at https://pro.harman.com/lp/learning-sessions
Since March 17th, live sound manufacturer L-Acoustics has been holding a daily webinar covering various subjects, including system design, system calibration, measurement and more. The company always has application engineers on hand live during the sessions to answer questions in English, French, German and Spanish. L-Acoustics’ schedule of upcoming daily webinars can be found at https://www.l-acoustics.com/en/news/upcoming-events and past webinars can be found at https://bit.ly/2RwkL8e
Martin Audio’s new weekly education webinar program is held each Wednesday, covering topics like festival sound, Vu-Net network control software, VPS optimized line arrays, MLA, point source loudspeakers and more. To learn more and register, visit: https://martin-audio.com/training
Meyer Sound’s education team is providing free daily online training webinars at 9:00 a.m. Pacific with English-language sessions run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Meyer Sound Mexico hosts a Spanish language session at the same time. Sessions run approximately one hour, are free and do not require registration. Upcoming training sessions are listed in the Meyer Sound events calendar at https://www.facebook.com/meyersoundlabs. The webinars are recorded and archived on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thinkingsound.
During the pandemic, Sennheiser has augmented its ongoing Sound Academy online series with additional educational webinars covering a range of topics, from RF and microphone basics, to roundtable discussions with sound engineers, as well as a chance to put questions to the company’s application engineering team. Upcoming webinars are listed at https://en-us.sennheiser.com/webinars
Shure is offering a variety of online courses and webinars for learners at all levels, including the following: Integrated Systems Certification, Level 1 and 2 (eligible for CTS credits); Legacy webinars – a collection of topics relating to Shure products; and Upcoming webinars – Shure’s upcoming events will include dealing with IEMs on tour; How to mic a webinar; RF Stories from the Field: Stadium Events; Designer Demystified; Shure Rechargeable Battery Technology; Shure History; Networking your Wireless for Stages; and more.
Synthax — distributor of RME audio solutions, Ferrofish audio converters, Digigram broadcast and streaming solutions, Appsys digital audio tools, and myMix personal monitor and mixer — has a series of free webinars covering topics from breaking down audio networking systems to the psycho-effects of IEM usage. The free webinars, offered Monday-Friday until further notice, are targeted to those who work in the live sound, broadcast and audio production markets. On Fridays, attendees have the opportunity to receive earn two CTS RU credits during the 11 a.m. EST “Reliable Audio Over Unreliable Networks” webinar and 1 p.m. EST “Unravelling Audio Networking: Dante, AVB & MADI” webinar. Those interested can register and find a full schedule with available times at: https://www.synthax.com/webinars/.