Listen, Inc. has been a leader in audio test and measurement since 1995 when Steve Temme, a former Brüel & Kjær audio and telecom applications engineer, introduced SoundCheck®, the world’s first widely available software and sound card based audio analyzer.
Initially, replacing audio measurement hardware with software and a sound card was a revolutionary idea, but the advantages were quickly accepted by the marketplace. A PC-based system eliminates proprietary hardware, expensive repairs and downtime. With optional regular software releases and hardware upgrades, the system expands and evolves over time to meet your changing needs, ensuring that it never becomes obsolete.
SoundCheck’s initial focus was on production line testing, where the low cost compared to hardware-based systems was a competitive advantage. In order to meet the high throughput requirements of volume manufacturing, speed, repeatability and noise-immunity were priorities; proprietary algorithms to ensure fast and accurate testing have always been integral to SoundCheck. In recent years, SoundCheck has expanded far beyond its production roots with many features specifically designed for R&D testing. Its inherently flexible software platform makes it ideal for the engineering lab where the ability to develop custom tests is key. It incorporates the functionality of an audio analyzer, real time analyzer, voltmeter, signal generator and oscilloscope, as well as advanced analysis plug-ins to offer all the capability of an entire audio R&D laboratory in a single software package.
Over a decade since its inception, SoundCheck is no longer a new concept in audio measurement, but the standard in transducer test, and a product philosophy that other manufacturers imitate. SoundCheck has recently expanded beyond transducer measurement into audio electronic testing, with multi-channel analysis and algorithms specifically designed to meet the demands of this marketplace.
Steve Temme, Listen’s founder and president, still directs product development, and his team of experienced audio and software engineers, sales and support personnel and distributors are all experts in their field. This guarantees that when you buy a system from Listen you are not simply buying a software package – you are buying a system designed, built, supported and sold by audio measurement experts.