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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): Kris Bulla from SONY

Track: Technician - Fabricator
Location: Avalon 12
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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: Avalon 12
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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): Dean Beyett – Five Star Car Stereo & German Schulmeister – Sound Innovations

Track: Technician - Fabricator
Location: Avalon 12
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Description: In this class you will learn how to use tools to diagnose headaches in factory signal paths and what those Headaches look like in real time. For example: all-pass filters, ANC, amp types, and what speakers to tap. Where to find adapters and when to use them. Ways to deal with what may or may not be a problem. How to test for DC offset. We will not be talking about tuning.

 
Top Take-aways: How to properly test a factory signal.
 
Who should attend: Technicians with all levels of experience.
Tuesday, 07 May 2024 13:47
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Instructor(s): Jason Kranitz from Major League Fab

Track: Technician - Fabricator
Location: Avalon 12
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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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Instructor(s): German Schulmeister - Orca Design

Track: Technician - Fabricator
Location: Avalon 12
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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): Lord Phil Chartier - The 12Volt Specialist
Track: Technician - Fabricator
Location: Avalon 12
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Description: In this class with Lord Phil Chartier from The 12Volt Specialist, Rep Firm of the Year winner 2022 and 2023, Rep of the Year winner 2024 and Andy Smith retail owner of Smart Cycle and Territory Manager, Power Sports and Motorcycle trainer and support tech for HKI-USA, you will learn the in’s and outs of audio installations on motorcycles. They will cover the core breakdowns between Harley’s, Victory/Indian, Metric, slingshots and CanAm’s, the physics of motorcycles, and the tools you should own for proper and efficient installs. You will also dive into the supplies you must have to do installations correctly, using plug and play options when possible, and other tips and tricks to be successful.

 
Top Take-aways: Learn the core breakdowns and physics of motorcycles. Understand which tools and supplies you need to be successful. Find out what Plug and play options are available..
 
Who should attend: All technicians who want to learn or improve their skill at installation on motorcycles. Owners who want to understand the installation side of audio on motorcycles to grow this area of their business. Salespeople involved in the system design of motorcycle installations

Tuesday, 07 May 2024 13:48
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Instructor(s): Marcio Knapik – Peel 3D

Track: Technician - Fabricator
Location: Avalon 12
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Description: In this class you will step into the future of precision scanning for Mobile Electronics. Elevate your fabrication with a scanning experience like no other – enter the realm of professional-grade 3D Reverse Engineering to create professional fabricated parts for installation. Learn to prepare your scans to transform them into CAD files in your favorite CAD software.

 
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