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Instructor(s): Ken Ward – elettromedia S.p.a
Track: Technician - Fabricator
Location: Champagne 2
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Description: OEM systems are more complex than ever - some ways are immediately obvious, some are not. To be profitable, we need to recognize what’s required as early as possible, sell what’s needed, and do it right the first time. Ken Ward is an acknowledged leader in OEM Integration for car audio. He is a past contributor to certification programs and has spoken at Knowledgefest many times. This class is a must for any auto sound professional. 

 

Top Take-aways: Recognizing OEM Architectures - Overcoming Problems - Correcting Hidden OEM Processing - Simple Test Processes

 
Who should attend: Technicians with all levels of experience.
Friday, 01 December 2023 15:33
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Instructor(s): Brian Mitchell from Liquid Trends Modesto
Track: Technician - Fabricator
Location: Champagne 2
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Description: Unleash the secrets behind the unparalleled success of Brian Mitchell, our 2023 Installer of The Year and a phenomenal six-time IASCA Triple Crown winner. Join us in the classroom as he unveils the magic behind his award-winning tuning process, a method that has not only clinched victories but has been a beacon of wisdom for the past decade. Delve deep into the significance of each tuning step, understanding the artistry and precision that propels his technique to excellence. Discover the diverse world of tuning tools and their nuances as Brian walks you through the why's and how's of each instrument. This session seamlessly dovetails into the hands-on class, an unmissable experience for those aiming beyond the ordinary. Get to this class to experience tuning fundamentals in this exclusive journey to sonic mastery!

 

Top Take-aways: Learn about the various tuning tools and the how and why’s. You will come away with a method for tuning vehicles that has been used by Brian to win 6 IASCA Triple Crowns.

 
Who should attend: Technicians with all levels of experience.
Friday, 01 December 2023 17:02
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Instructor(s): Andy Wehmeyer from Audiofrog

Track: Technician - Fabricator
Location: 102 AB
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Description: Lots of myths surround the creation and optimization of midbass performance in cars. These myths often waste time and your customers’ money and create insurmountable installation hurdles. We’ll bust those myths and set you on a better path. Learn where midbass comes from, what it is, what creates impact and how to do it. We will explain what part of the frequency response is actual midbass and provide two methods for optimizing midbass output in high performance car audio systems.

 

Top Take-aways: How to create car audio systems with impactful midbass without hassles or confusion.

 

Who should attend: Car audio technicians, salespeople and store owners—but it’s especially useful for techs who can influence the sales process.

Friday, 01 December 2023 17:10
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Instructor(s): Jason Kranitz from Major League Fab - Tools & Training

Track: Technician - Fabricator
Location: 102 AB
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Description: This course will take you from the basic amp brackets all the way to full blown custom amp racks in larger systems. Learn the magic behind using different materials to make amplifier installs easier and more professional-looking at the same time. Plastics, metal, wood, and magnets allow multiple options when it comes to creating mounts. In addition, attendees will learn about different styles of amplifiers on the technical side and wire management. Several props will be available to demonstrate what is being taught along with our extensive audio/visual system letting you have front seat viewing during our live demo segments. This course is designed for everyone, from beginners all the way to experienced techs, giving them the tools to immediately go back to the bay and use their newly learned skills.

 

Top Take-aways: Design for techs, fabricators, and owners. See Live demos. Understanding materials and tools. Learn how to make money.

 

Who should attend: This class is designed for not only the newest of fabricators but also for the seasoned veteran who wants to improve efficiency and learn advanced techniques.

Friday, 01 December 2023 17:27
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Instructor(s): Christerfer Pate, Justin Kush and Phil Cantu from – Mobile Toys Inc.

Track: Technician - Fabricator
Location: Versailles 4
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Description: Course will cover enclosure design starting with a discussion on types of subwoofer enclosures.  We will weigh the benefits and issues of Sealed, Ported and Bandpass designs.  Next, we will discuss which enclosure is best for the job/vehicle at hand.  We will show examples of great applications and poor decision making and cover the issues from the outcome.  From there we will learn how to design a great sounding enclosure covering correctly calculating air space, how to allot for displacement and how bracing affects an enclosure.  From here we will lead into finishing out enclosures and basic panel fabrication.  We will cover how to quickly get profile shapes from trunks and factory vehicle panels and transfer them to MDF to create templates.  We will discuss layering, fasteners, and finishing.

 

Top Take-aways: You will have a complete understanding of enclosure design from concept to completion.

 

Who should attend: Technicians and fabricators with all levels of experience.

Friday, 01 December 2023 17:32
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Instructor(s): Jason Kranitz from Major League Fab

Track: Technician - Fabricator
Location: 102 AB
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Description: The CNC Laser course will familiarize attendees with the laser-cutting and engraving machinery, software, power requirements, maintenance, and incorporated build ideas. In addition, attendees will get ideas from experienced instructors on adding premium enhancements to traditional installs and learn tips and tricks while using the newest tool in the fabrication room.

 

Top Take-aways: A complete understanding of how to properly align and effectively use a CNC Laser. 

 

Who should attend: Fabricators with all levels of experience.

Tuesday, 05 December 2023 18:08
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orcalogo

Instructor(s): German Schulmeister - Orca Design

Track: Technician - Fabricator
Location: 102 AB
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Description: In this Live workshop you will learn how to design speaker adapters using Fusion 360 in a fast and very efficient manner. Understand how to transition from the 2D to the 3D world and use a single software for all your CAD Designs, whether it’s laser, CNC or 3D print. You will also learn about the different printing technologies, materials and when and where it’s best to use them. Understand Filament versus Resin and which is the right one for your project. This comprehensive class will be led by industry expert German Schulmeister, Director of Product Development at Orcas Design.

 

Top Take-aways: A great understanding of how to Increase your revenue, manufacture parts to OE standards, and attract better clientele by using automation.
 
Who should attend: This class is designed for not only the newest of fabricators but also for the seasoned veteran who wants to take their skills to their next level, or wants to separate from their competition.
Thursday, 22 February 2024 23:32
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Instructor(s): Ray West – Titan Motoring

Track: Technician - Fabricator

Location: 102 AB

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Description: Take an in-depth look at today's vehicle coding software and how to use it in your bay to add value for your customers and generate new revenue. Learn the process for adjusting the behavior of the vehicles features in certain situations. For example, you can unlock a vehicle’s hidden features, such as adding extra colors for ambient lighting, or you could disable unwanted functions, for example, the Start-Stop, annoying sound warnings, and OEM audio preamp level outputs and equalization. Learn how to do this and more from an MECP Master, Subject Matter Expert, and store manager of Titan Motoring, Ray West. Titan Motoring is a two-time Mobile Electronics Retailer of the year and four-time Expeditor of the year winner.

 

Top Take-aways: A better understanding of the different types of databus systems in today’s vehicles as well as what types of information are on those databus systems. Learn how to integrate, read, and manipulate features and functions. Learn what type of products and software are available to gain access to module coding in today's vehicles and what to use, and how to use, it in the bay.

 

Who should attend: Technicians wanting to learn more about audio and or accessories. Sales staff that are interested in adding additional value and revenue to the sale.

Monday, 04 March 2024 15:07
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Instructor(s): Dave Koz & Austin Moore – Titan Motoring and Justin Marks – Team Witt Customs

Track: Technician - Fabricator

Location: 102 AB

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Description: In this roundtable style class, Dave, Austin, and Justin will take you through specific procedures for executing installations involving lighting, upholstery, fabrication, and other unique materials. They will discuss things like their design techniques, choosing the right materials, setting delivering on expectations, and more. Come ready to learn and with questions you would like to ask these veterans in their areas of expertise.

 

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