IF you’re looking for some software that will teach you about the basics of audio, acoustics and sound system equipment, Sound Made Simple could be for you.
It’s not the cheapest app on the block but it does promise a professional set of lessons and interactive examples, with topics including:
Sound & Hearing
Explains the physics of sound & how the brain and ears work.
Signal Path & Gain Structure
Describes how signal travels through an audio system.
Explains control knobs, busses, faders, inputs & outputs.
Explains filters, equalizers and how to EQ a system.
Unveils the mystery of echoes, reflections and noise control.
Explains how microphones work, differ and placement technique.
Defines the different types of processors and their functions.
Clarifies amplifier settings, features and configurations.
Explains the core components, coverage and types of loudspeakers in an audio system.
Cables, Connectors & Impedance
Defines the various types of cables, connectors and interfaces found in an audio system.
Several of the units include interactive objects that allow the user to have hands on experience without requiring a full size audio system. The interactive mixing console accurately simulates the look, feel, and function of a real console and incorporates full functionality of the channel and master faders, pan controls, and mute buttons while allowing the user to mix real instrument tracks in real time.
There are over 350 comprehensive academic-based modules in a well designed application ideal for both individual and group training sessions.
Check out the page on the iTunes App Store.