Face-to-face Trainings

The HEAD acoustics TrainingCenter offers a comprehensive range of courses and seminars – from the basics of data acquisition to signal analysis and product training. Here, beginners or career changers are introduced to the basics and experienced acoustics engineers are offered advanced and extension seminars. In addition to the theoretical background, extensive practical exercises are carried out.

Training Topics in Germany

Already when recording noises and vibrations, the possibilities and limits for subsequent processing and analysis are defined.

The one-day training course will highlight the areas relevant to data collection, from the sound field to the selection and conditioning of suitable sensors and front-ends to the efficient use of the recording software and the documentation of the recordings.

Practical exercises accompany you and illustrate the theoretical fundamentals of measurement technology and data acquisition.

Program:

  • The Sound field, special features of sound signals
  • Data acquisition
    • Standard sensors: microphones, accelerometers
    • Special sensors: binaural sensors, digital sensors (CAN, OBD, FlexRay)
    • Creating a sensor library
  • Time signals and their properties
    • Characteristics for data acquisition and A / D conversion
    • Limits of signal recording
  • HEAD Recorder practice
    • Setup of a channel list
    • Calibration
    • Trigger
    • Online Monitoring
    • The flow control "Flow Control"
  • Documentation of measurements

Duration:
One-day course
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Target Group:
The seminar addresses personnel in the field of technical acoustics and provides basic knowledge of data acquisition. This makes it ideal for newcomers from other disciplines and is also suitable for refreshing or stabilizing already existing knowledge.


Prerequisite:
None


Price:
720,– € per person plus VAT

In this two-day training you will receive the ideal introduction to the versatile and flexible analysis software ArtemiS SUITE. You will learn the philosophy, the program structure as well as the most important basics and functions. The practice-oriented presentation will prepare you for an optimal use of this powerful tool.

Using practical examples, you will get a clear impression of basic features.

Program:

  • Creation of a project
  • Playback and online filtering
  • Meaning of single values
  • Introduction to digital signal processing:
    • Level analysis
    • Signal Processing for audio data
    • The Fourier block: time-frequency transformation
    • Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT)
    • Windowing, overlap
    • Multidimensional data analysis, analysis of frequency, time and level in one diagram (FFT vs. Time)
    • Consideration of the RPM-speed information (FFT vs. RPM)
  • Possibilities of graphical presentation of results
  • Statistical evaluation

Duration:
Two-day course
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Target Group:
The seminar is aimed at newcomers who want to structure the ArtemiS SUITE and get to know it in a logical way.


Prerequisite:
Basic knowledge about data acquisition is an advantage. The training course "Fundamentals of acoustic measuring methods and data acquisition" is available on this topic.


Price:
1.230,– € per person plus VAT

This two-day training offers in-depth insight into special analysis methods in ArtemiS suite. Learn how to perform analyzes versus a variety of reference quantities such as RPM-values or vehicle speed.

Besides many other tools, different types of order analyzes are presented. Here the focus is on the question, which procedures fit to specific problems. In this context, we also show you how to use order filters to manipulate the level of specific orders during playback to achieve your target noise.

In addition, the training explains the benefits of special analysis methods which are, compared to a standard FFT, better suited for specific problems, e.g. for the analysis of low-frequency components of the time signal.

Another topic of the training is the structured documentation of measurement data and the creation of individual reports from the measurement results.

Program:

  • RPM-based analysis
    • Order analysis
    • Reference quantity vs. Time
    • RPM Generator: Create a RPM-gradient from an order visible in a FFT analysis
    • Preparation of pulse signals for torsional vibration analysis
    • Order filters
  • Advanced analysis
    • Variable frequency resolution VFR
    • High resolution spectral analysis HSA
    • Wavelet analysis
  • Documentation and reporting with the ArtemiS suite
    • Advantages of structured documentation
    • Creation of documentation templates
    • Use of a database for quick finding of measurement results based on the documentation
  • Export of results to PowerPoint® reports
  • Using documentation for reporting

Duration:
Two-day course


Target Group:
The seminar addresses users who already have some experience with ArtemiS SUITE.


Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge in using ArtemiS SUITE. Beginners are advised to visit the training course "Sound and vibration analysis with ArtemiS suite" beforehand.


Price:
1.230,– € per person plus VAT

During the training, you will learn how to handle often-recurring tasks with the help of the new automation function of ArtemiS suite. You will learn how to combine a sequence of work steps in an automation project that linearly processes files or large amounts of data at the push of a button.

Beyond the fast and safe handling of the new designed automation environment, this training demonstrates the possibility of integrating the automation function into your own solutions using the programmable interface (API).

Program:

  • Concept of an automation project (recording, analysis, filtering, statistics operation, export, report etc.)
  • Automated cutting of marks based on RPM-values or at a defined time, also relative to the beginning or the end of a mark
  • Simplified processing of test series
  • Creation of an automation project from a pool project
  • Automated selection of files by filename or documentation
  • Automatic selection of specific channels for analysis, e.g. by name
  • Use of automation in the HEAD Recorder
  • Basics of the ArtemiS suite API

Duration:
One-day course
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Target Group:
The seminar addresses users who want to take advantage of the automated processing of individual routine tasks with the help of the automation function.


Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge in using ArtemiS SUITE. Beginners are advised to visit the training course "Sound and vibration analysis with ArtemiS SUITE" beforehand.


Price:
720,– € per person plus VAT

This one-day training will familiarize you with psychoacoustic fundamentals. You will learn how to use different psychoacoustic techniques and how to use them to work effectively in the areas of sound design, acoustic optimization, troubleshooting, and more.

Since subjective requirements of the customer are getting more important in the daily work of an acoustician, the focus of this training is on teaching practical solutions for both your individual applications and those of your customers

Program:

  • Auditory Perception - Analytical Description
  • Isophones
  • Frequency groups
  • Psychoacoustic parameters
  • practical examples
  • Special analysis methods
    • Sharpness
    • Roughness
    • Specific prominence
    • Speech intelligibility index
    • Tonality
  • Limits of psychoacoustics

Duration:
One-day course
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Target Group:
This seminar addresses users who already work with ArtemiS SUITE and want expand their knowledge, especially in psychoacoustics.


Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of acoustics, signal processing and the handling of the ArtemiS SUITE are advantageous.


Price:
720,– € per person plus VAT

This one-day training covers the different possibilities of psychoacoustics.

Using sample sounds from practical examples, you will experience the benefit of psychoacoustic procedures. You will learn how to use filters to achieve a target sound and how to compare measurements based on psychoacoustic routines.

Program:

  • The following analyzes are explained in more detail using examples:
    • Relative Approach
    • Modulation analysis
    • Roughness
    • Sharpness
    • Prominence Ratio
    • Speech intelligibility index
  • Effect of filters on the analysis results

Duration:
One-day course
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Target Group:
This seminar addresses users who already work with ArtemiS SUITE and want expand their knowledge, especially in psychoacoustics.


Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge in using with ArtemiS SUITE and psychoacoustic parameters. Beginners are advised to visit the "Sound and vibration analysis with ArtemiS SUITE" and "Psychoacoustics basics" training.


Price:
720,– € per person plus VAT

So-called Sound Quality Metrics are applied in automated evaluation and classification of sound patterns. Machine Learning approaches such as linear regression modelling are followed in order to establish these metrics as combinations of different (psycho-)acoustic descriptors.

This two-day seminar conveys safe access to the topic of Sound Quality Metric Development and insights into topics of Machine Learning in Acoustics.

Duration:
Two-day course
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Target Group:
The seminar addresses noise and vibration engineers who want to get started with automated evaluation and classification of sound patterns with the help of Sound Quality Metrics.


Price:
On demand

Jury Testing has been established as a key methodology for evaluation of perceived sound quality in industry and research. The approach of jury testing provides essential information in product benchmarking and identification of potential for improvement.

This one-day seminar conveys safe access to the topic of jury test design, conduction of jury tests and jury test result evaluation.

Duration:
One-day course
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Target Group:
The seminar addresses newcomers in the field of jury testing.


Price:
On demand


Training Topics in the USA

This course will go over basic noise and vibration analysis concepts that are used regularly by test and development engineers. With the assumption that valid data has already been collected, the first-level sound and vibration analysis terms and some properties will be reviewed. The differences between some settings, and the limitations of the analyses, will also be shown.

Program:

  • Introduction to digital signal processing:
    • Level analysis
    • Signal Processing for audio data
    • The Fourier block: time-frequency transformation
    • Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT)
    • Time and frequency resolutions of the FFT: what; why, and how to select
    • Windowing, overlap
    • Multidimensional data analysis, analysis of frequency, time and level in one diagram (FFT vs. Time)
    • Consideration of the RPM-speed information (FFT vs. RPM)
  • Meaning of single values
    • Level – SPL, overall, dB(A), etc.
    • Loudness – N5, N10, etc.
    • Root Sum Square (RSS), or Quadratic Sum

Duration:
Half-day course
 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM


Location:
Greater Detroit, Michigan area


Target Group:
This seminar is aimed at newcomers who want to understand the capabilities and uses – the “whys” -- of working with sound, vibration, perception, and potentially with ArtemiS SUITE. We recommend following this course with the 1-day course Introduction to ArtemiS SUITE – Basic Use, which builds on this foundation with information about the “hows” – the depth and control of the software.


Prerequisite:
Basic knowledge about data acquisition is an advantage. The half-day training course Introduction to ArtemiS SUITE Recorder is available on this topic.


Price:
$225

In this one-day class, preferably taken after the Basics of NVH Analysis class, you will be fully introduced to the structure, control and use of the versatile and flexible analysis software ArtemiS SUITE. With hands-on practical examples, you will understand its philosophy, program structure and most important basics and functions.

This seminar is not limited to “how the software works” although it provides that instruction. It is mainly intended to solidify the thought processes, work goals and flow for using ArtemiS SUITE, while informing the user about what is possible, and how.

Program:

  • Organization and logic: the Project, and Documents it can create: the Document Window
  • The Player and other Tool windows: auxiliary windows
  • Working interactively: playing/listening/filtering: the core concept
  • The Mark Analyzer (MA) and Data Viewer (DV)(documents: MA for interactive listening)
  • The Mark Editor: cutting to time or RPM
  • Exports, imports
  • Data acquisition review
  • Manipulations, cursors, copying/pasting, dragging/dropping
  • Reports (basics)

Duration:
One-day course
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM


Location:
Greater Detroit, Michigan area


Target Group:
This seminar is aimed at the panorama of users: from those new to the field of sound, sound quality and vibration analysis, to those with greater engineering familiarity but unacquainted with the power, logic, use-efficiency and flexibility of ArtemiS SUITE.


Prerequisite:
Basic knowledge about data acquisition and fundamentals of acoustics and vibration is an advantage. The half-day training courses Introduction to ArtemiS SUITE Recorder and Basics of NVH Analysis, while not strictly required, are highly recommended as prerequisites.


Price:
$550

This seminar develops the use of ArtemiS SUITE as an analytical extension of human perception for sound quality and vibration analysis in both an acoustic and a multichannel acoustic-plus-vibration context.

It includes how to select and apply conventional, psychoacoustic, and advanced psychoacoustic metrics, vs. time, RPM or other reference quantities; and how to recognize needs for multiple simultaneous analyses to relate and quantify perceptually-important phenomena, which in technical sound situations is most of the time.

Course documentation includes printed material, PowerPoint presentations, and a library of ArtemiS SUITE example Projects with sample data files. ArtemiS SUITE systems are available for hands-on exercises throughout the course.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own data files.

Program:

  • Introduction: sound attributes, critical listening, hearing capabilities, introduce psychoacoustics
  • Relationships for sound and vibration quality engineering (partial list)
    • Psychoacoustics: benefits and limitations
    • Relationship of conventional and psychoacoustic measures
    • Multidimensional, perceptive, and cognitive aspects
    • Signal processing for sound and vibration
    • FIR filters and convolution: transfer functions, impulse responses, and “unorthodox” applications such as for auditioning coherent and incoherent contributions
    • Uses of the Calculation Project and Automation Project
  • Application-Specific Analyses
    • Listening-guided choice of metric/settings: level, frequency, time
    • Balance analytic resolutions according to perceptual resolutions
    • Measurement vs. time, RPM, speed, etc.
    • Modulation analysis and psychoacoustically-weighted modulation analysis
    • Multiple analyses: choices and uses
    • Advanced psychoacoustic metrics
  • Hearing Model of Sottek
    • Hearing Model spectrum vs. time
    • Tonality (Hearing Model)
    • Tonality (Hearing Model) with selectable tonal annoyance weighting
    • Roughness (Hearing Model)
    • Impulsiveness (Hearing Model)
    • Relative Approach (RA) (subtracts moving average from each instantaneous measurement)
    • High-resolution Spectral Analysis (HSA)
  • Productivity tools and techniques
    • Metadata – user Documentation in ArtemiS SUITE
    • Database management: creation, connection, population
    • In-depth report generation
  • Tips

Duration:
Two-day course


Location:
Greater Detroit, Michigan area


Target Group:
The seminar addresses users who already have some experience with ArtemiS SUITE.


Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge in using ArtemiS SUITE. Beginners are advised to visit the training course Introduction to ArtemiS SUITE.


Price:
$1.100

At the very beginning, when recording noises and vibrations, the possibilities and limits for subsequent processing and analysis are defined.

This half-day training course will highlight the areas relevant to data collection, from the sound field to the selection and conditioning of suitable sensors and front-ends, to the efficient use of the recording software and the documentation of the recordings.

Practical exercises familiarize you and illustrate the theoretical fundamentals of measurement technology and data acquisition.

Program:

  • Features of sound and vibration signals
  • Data acquisition
    • Standard sensors: microphones, accelerometers
    • Special sensors: binaural sensors, digital sensors (CAN, OBD, FlexRay)
    • Creating a sensor library
  • Time signals and their properties
    • Characteristics for data acquisition and A / D conversion
    • Limits of signal recording
  • ArtemiS SUITE Recorder practice
    • Setup of a channel list
    • Calibration
    • Triggering
    • Online Monitoring
    • The flow Control
  • Documentation of measurements

Duration:
Half-day course
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM


Location:
Greater Detroit, Michigan area


Target Group:
This seminar addresses personnel in the field of technical acoustics and vibration and provides basic knowledge of data acquisition. This makes it ideal for newcomers from other disciplines and is also suitable for refreshing existing knowledge.


Prerequisites:
None, basic familiarity with ArtemiS SUITE, or familiarity with HEAD Recorder.


Price:
$350

This seminar develops the use of ArtemiS SUITE as a data acquisition and interactive signal processing/analysis system for applications in electric powertrain designs, analyses and their perceptual implications.

Course documentation includes printed material, PowerPoint presentations, and a library of ArtemiS SUITE example projects with sample data files. ArtemiS SUITE systems are available for hands-on exercises throughout the course.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own data files.

Program:

  • Reference quantities and channels
  • Pulse- and ramp-tachometer acquisitions/creations, uses and inter-conversions
  • “Live” dials for RPM and other reference quantities
  • Analyses vs.RPM” (vs. any quantity)
  • Background: noise and vibration causes and issues in electric machinery and control
  • Psychoacoustics and order-related psychoacoustics
  • Advanced analyses (5016)
  • Filters, overview
  • All order-based analyses
  • Order analysis
    • Algorithm choices and reasons
    • Value of extremely small RPM steps in information resolution and avoidance of event-rate/analysis-step interferences
  • How to obtain e-motor RPM from acquired road-wheel RPM
  • Tools for electric and hybrid powertrains
  • Offset orders
  • Modulation analysis (conventional and psychoacoustic)
  • Order modulation analysis
  • Working with e-vehicle data recordings (hands-on)
    • Value of multiple simultaneous analyses, including of electrical properties
  • Sound Engineering Project
  • Torsional analysis
  • Gated time cuts
  • Gated spectral analysis
  • Conclusion

Duration:
One-day course
8:30 AM to 04:00 PM


Location:
Greater Detroit, Michigan area


Target Group:
The seminar addresses users who have some experience with ArtemiS SUITE and need to acquire and process data for investigation and design of electric powertrains and their unique sound, vibration and perception aspects.


Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge in using ArtemiS SUITE. Beginners are advised to visit the training course Introduction to ArtemiS SUITE.


Price:
$550

This seminar develops the use of ArtemiS SUITE as a data acquisition and interactive signal processing/analysis system for applications in IC powertrain designs, analyses and their perceptual implications.

Course documentation includes printed material, PowerPoint presentations, and a library of ArtemiS SUITE example projects with sample data files. ArtemiS SUITE systems are available for hands-on exercises throughout the course.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own data files

Program:

  • Reference quantities and channels
  • Digital and “Analog” Tachometers: Reasons and Interconversions
  • How ArtemiS SUITE evaluates pulses
  • Selecting and using single or multiple reference quantities
  • Displaying RPM or reference quantity histories
  • Analyses vs. “RPM” (vs. any quantity)
  • Psychoacoustics and order-related psychoacoustics
  • Advanced analyses (ATP 06)
  • “Live” dials for RPM and other reference quantities
  • Exporting tachometer channels
  • Recording calculated tachs in HEAD Recorder
  • RPM Generator
  • Filters
  • Order analysis
  • Variable filtering (Sound Engineering project)
  • Order signal generator (part of ATP 10) (SUITE Signal Generator Project)
  • Modulation analysis
  • Order modulation analysis
  • Resonances, perceptual impression,
  • interactively canceling and reading values
  • Reference-variable transfer functions, etc.
  • Torsional analysis
  • Gated time cuts
  • Gated DFT and high-resolution analysis
  • Time with instructor to review their files and N&V concerns (PM)

Duration:
One-day course
8:30 AM to 04:00 PM


Location:
Greater Detroit, Michigan area


Target Group:
The seminar addresses users who have some experience with ArtemiS SUITE and need to acquire and process data for investigation and design of internal-combustion-engine powertrains and their sound, vibration and perception aspects.


Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge in using ArtemiS SUITE. Beginners are advised to visit the training course Introduction to ArtemiS SUITE – Basic ArtemiS SUITE Use.


Price:
$550

In this seminar, you will learn how to use automation functions of ArtemiS SUITE to automatically handle frequently recurring tasks. You will learn how to summarize an individual sequence of work steps in an automation project that processes individual files, or larger amounts of data, at the push of a button.

In addition, this training demonstrates the possibility of integrating the automation practices into external solutions using ArtemiS SUITE’s APIs.

Program:

  • Automation project concepts (recording, analysis, filtering, statistical operation, export, report, etc.)
  • Automated cutting of marks based on speed or time information
  • Simplified processing of test series
  • Creating an automation project from a pool project
  • Automated selection of files based on file name or documentation
  • Automatically select specific channels (e.g. by name) for analysis
  • Use of the automation in SUITE Recorder
  • Basics of the ArtemiS suite API

Duration:
One-day course
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM


Location:
Greater Detroit, Michigan area


Target Group:
This seminar is aimed at users who want to take advantage of the automation capabilities of ArtemiS SUITE.


Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of working with ArtemiS SUITE.
Beginners are recommended to attend the Basic ArtemiS SUITE Use training course beforehand.


Price:
$550

Modal Analysis is done with HEAD acoustics!  This 1-day course provides the basics of performing modal analysis via the family of structural analysis modules in ArtemiS SUITE (ASM40, 41, 42, 43).  After a very brief review of theory (1 hour), the course focuses on data acquisition for modal analysis using the Impact Measurement workflow, curve fitting, and shape investigation.  The mode shape comparison feature and the Operating Deflection Shape (ODS) and Time Domain Animation Project will also be reviewed.

Hands-on testing and data examples will also be available.

Program:

  • Brief review of structural analysis
    • Definition of Experimental Modal Analysis (EMA)
    • Natural frequency
    • FRF vs.  mode Shape
    • Curve fitting
  • Measurement setup and digital signal processing (DSP)
  • EMA pre-study
  • Using the Impact Measurement Tool in ArtemiS SUITE
    • Roving Impact hammer method
    • Roving sensor method
    • Structure / Measurement Point Library
    • Analyze / curve fitting
  • Shape Comparison Table
  • Time Domain Analysis / ODS

Duration:
One-day course
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM


Location:
Greater Detroit, Michigan area


Target Group:
Existing ArtemiS SUITE customers who have a basic understanding of structural analysis, or those new to ArtemiS SUITE but not new to structural analysis.


Prerequisites:
Introduction to ArtemiS SUITE or similar; previous familiarity with structural analysis, especially impact testing.


Price:
$550

Training Schedule Face-to-face Trainings

This are the currently scheduled dates for our Face-to-face Trainings.
Find our available Online Trainings following > this link.

Gif-Sur-Yvette, France

Herzogenrath, Germany

Gif-Sur-Yvette, France

Gif-Sur-Yvette, France

Individual Trainings

In addition to the ongoing seminar and training schedule, HEAD acoustics also offers courses that are individually tailored to the needs and wishes of the customer. In these individual training courses, the topics that are appropriate for your applications are selected from our extensive seminar program. Your tasks determine the training content, so that you receive a program tailored to your requirements.

The advantages of individual training sessions:

  • Answers to questions on a concrete project
  • Individual needs and solutions are in the foreground
  • Adaptation to the level of knowledge of the participants

General Contact

HEAD acoustics GmbH
TrainingCenter
Ebertstraße 30a
52134 Herzogenrath
Germany

Contact for France

HEAD acoustics SARL
2 Route de la Noue, BP 76
91 196 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex
France

Contact for USA

HEAD acoustics, Inc.
6964 Kensington Road
Brighton, MI 48116
USA

Contact for Italy

HEAD acoustics Italia Srl
Via Paracelso 16
20864 Agrate Brianza (MB)
Italy