Year Review: 2021

Happy new year! It was an interesting year with a rapidly changing landscape. There were a lot of developments from AudioFusion and the SoundcheckPro software. Let’s look back on the highlight achievements this year in our 2021 year review.

EDU Portal Released

Data-driven audio education was made available to all partnering institutions using SoundcheckPro. The school profiles allowed for educators and students to be grouped together by their programs for easy management. Educators and IT staff could review all relevant details related to their program; accounts, activations, order codes, students stats.

Activity Feed (beta)

SoundcheckPro Stats show the general details of usage. The new Activity Feed went steps further. All sequential actions can be visualized allowing for review of ANY session in the last 30 days.

New SteeV88 Console

The SteeV88 is a simulation of a modern classic made in tribute to ‘the maker’ for all of his glorious creations to the birth of the sonic universe.

New Xena Web App

Xena is a ‘hardware-style mixer’ that is freely avaialble in the browser. Designed for middle schools and high schools who are restricted to chromebooks or ipads. They were not able to use the standard version of SoundcheckPro until now.

AES Education Paper

At the Audio Education Conference we presented our paper “Signal Flow Training with Virtual Simulations as a Co-Curricular Tool” which documented the ways educators implemented a new type of tool for audio education and its’ impact on learning. Virtual Console & Signal Flow Simulations are first of their kind.

The paper on “Signal Flow Training with Virtual Simulations as a Co-Curricular Tool” is now available in the AES Library

https://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=21228

Phantom Power, Mic vs Line Sources & More

The microphone selection menu has received some well deserved attention. A mic will now reduce its file player signal by at least -20db. On top of that, PHANTOM POWER, has come the mic selection. The lights on the source mic will indicate whether it is requiring or receiving 48v.

  • yellow = requires but not receiving (no output)
  • green = requires and receiving 48v (output)
  • red = not required and will trigger an alert! (no output)

SoundcheckPro Saves Audio Education $10+ Million

According to our most moderate estimates using SoundcheckPro stats and the activity feed metrics since the start of the pandemic.. considering the costs of the technologies, the duration of labs, requiring supervision and maintenance, we estimate over $10 million has saved! This result is not possible if not for the programs that made the most of their usage of SoundcheckPro.

The fact is, putting an in-line mixer (or any mixer) and a patchbay in the hands of a student to use independently starts the saving clock right from the get go!

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