Sonarworks in Education  /  Dan Cantor

Dan Cantor

Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music

I teach critical listening to music production and engineering majors. Explaining to students how to listen is a major challenge. Seeing the crazy diversity of headphone responses in Reference 4 and flattening it, it’s a game-changer.

Doing the same to reveal the acoustic chaos in a room with speakers takes this to another level. The mic and software are an elegant toolset, even for less experienced engineers. Using these tools to watch and listen to headphones and room anomalies, before and after software treatment, firms up these acoustic principals. I hope to get a version for teaching that lets us manipulate parameters to demonstrate even more if these hard to teach concepts. Thanks for making this exceptional acoustic solution.