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June 6, 2017
Microphone Fundamentals and Advanced Applications Seminar and Hands-on Workshop - Buffalo, NY

PCB Piezotronics and The Modal Shop, of MTS Systems Corporation, look forward to seeing you at the Microphone Fundamentals & Advance Application Seminar and Hands-on Workshop in Buffalo!


Visit Dr. Andrew Barnard, and Assistant Professor from Michigan Technological University and a leading authority on sound and vibration measurements, to learn about microphone/acoustic fundamentals; sound metrics, measurements, and frequency determination; microphones as a part of an integrated system; testing in wind tunnels or the outdoors; transmission loss; and sound level meters. There will also be product demonstrations to complete the learning experience.

Show Dates and Hours

You can register here to attend. The cost of the training is $229. This fee covers course, training materials, all meals, entertainment and local Buffalo transportation. Below are the details for the seminar.

Tuesday 6/6 (Millennium Hotel):

8:00 - 8:15am Check in
8:15 - 8:30am Welcome/ Opening Remarks
8:30 - 10:00am Seminar Lecture
10:00 - 10:15am Break
10:15 - 12:00pm Seminar Lecture
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:45pm Seminar Lecture
2:45 - 3:00pm Break
3:00 - 4:30pm Seminar Lecture
6:00 - 10:00pm Dinner & Entertainment


Wednesday 6/7 (PCB Headquarters):

8:00 - 8:30am Arrive to PCB (Coffee and pastries)
8:30 - 8:45am

Welcome to PCB

8:45 - 9:30am Acoustic Calibration Presentation by Mike Dillon of The Modal Shop
9:30 - 10:15am CNC Machine Shop Tour
10:15 - 10:30am Break
10:30 - 11:00am PCB Main Building Tour
11:00 - 11:30am Anechoic Chamber Hands-on, making 3% distortion and low noise measurements
11:30 - 12:00pm Gun Range Tour Hands-on, making high amplitude measurements including understanding microphone overload and clipping
12:00 - 12:30pm Microphone Manufacturing Hands-on, Build/ Calibrate a microphone
12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:30pm Pre-scheduled customer meetings*
1:30 - 2:30pm Optional Product Training Session 1
2:30 - 3:30pm Optional Product Training Session 2

Choose two:

  • Sound Level Meters/Environmental Monitoring Solutions/Human Vibration Monitoring
  • Pressure sensors and applications
  • Force sensors and applications
  • Vibration sensors and applications

* Have a specific product or application question? We can help. Let us know your question and we'll connect you with the appropriate PCB expert.

Show Location

Tuesday 6/6:

Millennium Hotel Buffalo

2040 Walden Ave

Buffalo, NY 14266

Wednesday 6/7:

PCB Piezotronics Headquarters

3425 Walden Ave

Buffalo, NY 14043