Rational Acoustics has introduced an online certification for those looking for confirmation not only that they’ve been to a class or read the manual, but that they can competently operate the software and understand the results.
Successful candidates will additionally join the Smaart Operators Network, providing them with a listing on the Rational Acoustics global website.
This of course does not guarantee that someone is a talented engineer, but it does demonstrate a baseline knowledge of electroacoustics and system measurement.
The certification relates specifically to v8 – although core principles are consistent between versions, some questions are v8-specific.
There is a small charge for the test ($24.99), which is payable per test or retest in the event of failure. This reflects the costs involved in using a professional, paid test platform as well as the extensive time dedicated to the creation of educational materials and the test itself.
If you have attended an on-site Smaart v8 training in the past, you are entitled to one test free of charge. A voucher is available from firstname.lastname@example.org for this purpose.
A final note – even for seasoned users, the test is not a walk in the park! It’s an open book exam, with the goal of encouraging users to research answers they are unsure of to help them to fill in any flaky areas of knowledge.
In consideration of the latest information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, Rational Acoustics Scandinavia has taken the following steps to ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers, and the greater community as a whole.
As this is a one person office, working from home has always been the standard, so I will still be available via mobile phone, skype, facetime and email.
SMAART TRAINING CLASSES
Due to the risks associated with travel and close-contact group events, we have made the decision to prospone all upcoming in-person Smaart Training Classes through the end of June 2020.
All registered class attendees will be contacted directly with information about receiving a refund or transferring to another class later in the year.
We all will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation and make adjustments to our operations as necessary to ensure minimal impact for our customers. We are acutely aware of the enormous impact this pandemic has had on the professional audio and live events industry and we appreciate your patience and understanding.
I wish everyone health, safety and peace during these strange and uncertain times.
Härnösand is a town in Västernorrland County, Sweden with 17,556 inhabitants in 2010. It is called “the gate to the High Coast” because of the world heritage landscape just a few miles north of Härnösand. That is Wikipedia-lingo for “pretty remote”.
Last week Harnösand attracted many sound engineers from Sweden and abroad. In total it were 12 participants attending the class. Tarek even came all the way from Amman, Jordan.
The course is open to all interested persons – no prior measurement / system alignment experience required. However, this course does assume a working knowledge of professional sound system engineering practices and basic audio fundamentals.
Please bring a laptop with Smaart v8 (demo or licensed) and a sound-card with minimum 2 channels. You can download a demo version of Smaart v8
Discounts on Smaart licenses (both new and upgrades) are available for class attendees. New License of Smaart v8 – $100 discount* – New License of Smaart Di v2 – $50 discount* – Upgrade to Smaart v8 or Smaart Di v2 from previous version of Smaart (back to Smaart v5) – $50 discount*
Please note that the license discounts outlined above are for classes hosted and instructed by Rational Acoustics Scandinavia
To avoid disappointment, please book us as soon as possible. We will reply promptly to confirm. Your booking is to be confirmed by a 100% deposit. Accommodation is not included in the price. Basic refreshments are included.
14 sound engineers from all over Norway, Great Britain and Ireland came to the amazing Kilden concert house in the lovely town Kristiansand on the south coast of Norway.
Kristiansand historically spelled Christianssand and Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. It is the fifth largest city in Norway and the municipality is the sixth largest in Norway, with a population of about 90.000.
Tourism is important in Kristiansand, and the summer season is the most popular for tourists. Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement park is the largest zoo in Norway. It receives over 900,000 visitors every year. Markens Street is the main pedestrian street in downtown Kristiansand. Bystranda is a city beach located in Kvadraturen; in addition, Hamresanden beach is the longest beach in Kristiansand. Hamresanden Camping is a popular family camp during the summer season. The city hosts a free concert in downtown Kristiansand once every week in the summer. Outside the city is the industry park Sørlandsparken, which has Sørlandssenteret, the largest mall in Norway.
The Venue is perfect and the support from the Kilden staff absolutely top notch. The group was amazing too. It felt like many became friends during these days on the “school bench”. That is, besides talking sound all day (and evenings in the pub) the part I like the most.
Smaart serves as a platform, based on which the engineers can have fact based discussions, without blurring the communication with “opinion and believe”. The creates a very nice atmosphere.
16 sound engineers from pretty much all over the world came together at Riksteatret to enjoy 3 days of Smaart class. It were three intense days with sound system measurements and a lot of “nerding”, as they call this in Norway.
The atmosphere in the group was amazing. It was pleasure and honour to teach these 3 days at the Riksteatret. I also want to thank all the attendees and of course the Riksteatret crew for being such amazing hosts. – Thomas Züllich