13 October 2010

Workshop on Introduction to Sound Reinforcement System for Audio Operators


The objective of this workshop is to introduce a hands on experience to audio operators and technician. The knowledge gained from attending this workshop will help them to properly operate and tackle the common problem facing with the majority of sound reinforcement system.

What You Will Learn:

  • The inner workings of audio interfaces,such as line signal, Low and high impedance signal, power and other signal characteristics. 
  • Understand the different type of microphone.
  • Understand microphone technique
  • Understand microphone characteristics such as frequency responses.
  • Understand loudspeaker cables and the required size (AWG)
  • Understand system gain structure for optimum signal to noise ratio.
  • How to match audio power amplifier to the loudspeaker.
  • Basic Troubleshooting on typical Audio System
  • Understand the The functionality of a typical audio power amplifier.
  • Understand the operational and mixing technique of a typical professional audio mixer.
  • An equalization strategy that gets at what you can fix, and avoids "over equalizing" the sound system.
  • How to properly setup PA system.
  • and many more.
This three days workshop covers the theory and practical aspect of operating the sound reinforcement system. The whole workshop will be conducted side by side with typical live working sound system so they can relate the theory being taught and the actual application. It include a hands on session where the technician can demonstrate what have been taught.


Day 1
  • What is Sound?
  • Loudness of Sound (dB)
  • signal Flow
  • Tea/Coffee Break ( 15 Minutes )
  • Signal Flow - continue
  • The Microphone Jungle
  • Selection and application of wired microphone
  • Lunch
  • Hands on Training & knowledge testing

Day 2
  • Using the Mixing console
  • Understanding the mixer
  • Tea/Coffee Break ( 15 Minutes )
  • Connecting the mixer to other equipments
  • Mixing techniques- P.A. Mixing : Small, Medium & Large System
  • Lunch
  • Hands-on training & knowledge testing
Day 3
  • An overview of the Signal Processors.
  • An introduction to Amplifier application.
  • Tea/Coffee Break ( 15 Minutes )
  • Continued – Amplifier application.
  • Hands on training & knowledge testing
  • Lunch ( 1 hour )
  • Speaker cable–importance of correct length.
  • Using Loudspeakers.
  • Top 10 ways to ‘Toast’ speakers and diaphragms.
  • Tea/Coffee Break ( 15 Minutes )
  • Summary of two days lesson.
  • Practical session on setting up & operating a complete P.A. System. Can they do it and overcome any problems?
  • Training Evaluation – Comments & Feedback
  • Group Photo & Certificate Presentation
  • End of training 
Who Should Attend?


• Those who want to acquire basic fundamental in sound reinforcement system

• Audio Operators or Audio technicians



• Worship leaders


• Musicians who want to explore and improve their sound


• Those who want to experiment with typical small portable sound systems


• Anyone who has the keen interest in sound reinforcement system.


• This seminar is for those who operate and handle sound reinforcement systems.



REGISTER FOR THIS 3 DAYS WORKSHOP - Please call or email us for more info.


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Instructor Profile:


C.G. Simon

He is currently works as a senior broadcast Engineer with the local Audio Consultancy and Engineering Company. He has accumulated suffice knowledge in sound engineering while working fulltime as broadcast engineer. With his 18 years of working experience ranging from setting up and running pro-audio sound system, troubleshooting and designing system pertaining to broadcasting, he is well suited to conduct the said workshop.

He graduated from University of East London, United Kingdom with Bachelor Engineering in Electrical and Electronic (Honours Degree). He has always been actively involved with music and shown keen interest in Sound reinforcement System ever since his school days. He is also a musician and played the guitar, keyboard and drums.

To further improve his teaching skills, he attended numerous local and overseas training courses, seminars and workshop and this help to update his technical knowledge. He has also undergone a “Train the Trainers” program as well as a “Training Needs Analysis” Course. He is a qualified trainer and able to analyze the technical training requirement of department personnel if necessary.

1 comment:

CSimon said...

It has been a great pleasure and experience for me to successfully conduct the said workshop recently on the 28 Oct 2010 until 30 Oct 2010. The first ever workshop on live sound reinforcement held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. To those who attended the workshop,I wish them best of luck and hope to meet you guys again in the next workshop.