The two companies have formed a strategic alliance, resulting in a new company: Institute for Audio Excellence. The IAE is a professional training organization specializing in the delivery of educational programs for the prediction, measurement and treatment of acoustics and audio systems.
IAE offers entry-level education by offering structured programs focused on practical techniques and methods that have immediate application, as opposed to other audio seminars that focus on theory and technical specifications.
IAE Workshops are intensive, entertaining, educational, eight-hour sessions that are tailored to meet the needs of a specific audience, and are regionally based. Classes include entry-level workshops for systems installers that allow them to quickly diagnose and solve common acoustical problems; workshops specifically tailored for educational institutions as part of an established pro audio and/or acoustics curriculum; workshops for manufacturer-specific system setups; workshops for trade-specific audiences, such as NSCA, NAB, AES, CEDIA, NAMM, InfoCOMM, etc.; and technology-focused workshops.
"Auralex has long been a leader in the field of acoustical control and, combined with TerraSonde's expertise in test and measurement, the IAE will offer participants a tremendous knowledgebase. Our goal is to teach any sound professional simple, direct techniques and skills that pertain to the prediction, measurement and control of audio. The IAE's classes will be progressive and interactive and cover a wide variety of topics. Each participant will leave the seminar armed with tools that they can apply immediately,” said Patrick O'Neal, director of sales and marketing for TerraSonde.