Category Archives: Rational Acoustics Training Classes

Rational Acoustics has developed a comprehensive series of training classes. We offer classes on a worldwide basis to accommodate Smaart’s global user base.

News from HQ – September 2020

The Rational Report – September 2020
The latest news and info from the Smaart folks at Rational Acoustics 
More Smaart Labs and Panel Discussions  Additional Smaart Online Labs, Smaart Operator Fundamentals Live Online
and “Ask Me Anything” sessions have been added to the schedule.

 Smaart – “Ask Me Anything” 
Date: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
Time: 12:00- 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Instructors: Jamie Anderson, Chris Tsanjoures, Michael Lawrence
Cost: FREE
Whether you are a power user or just getting started, this is a great place to find answers to those nagging questions you’ve always been meaning to ask and to get tips on improving your skills as a Smaart operator.
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Smaart Online Lab – System Alignment ReLePT (Level 2)
Date: Thursday, September 24th, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Instructor: Chris Tsanjoures
Cost: $100
Smaart is a powerful tool in the alignment and optimization of sound systems.  This lab steps through the alignment process and Rational Acoustics’ “ReLePT” methodology (Response, Level, Polarity, Time) for navigating that process.
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Smaart Online Lab – Live Sound System Alignment Panel Discussion (Level 2)
Date: Friday, September 25th, 2020
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Instructor: Jamie Anderson with special guests Tom Lyon, Kevin Madigan, Ville Kauhanen and Tyler Walters.
Cost: $100
Many Smaart users share commonalities in how they align systems, but their individual approaches can be unique and have evolved from their own specific experiences and the types of systems they are aligning.  This session explores the alignment process and features a panel of guest live sound system engineers discussing their individual workflows and providing insights into their methods for system alignment within different applications. REGISTER NOW

Smaart Online Lab – Installed Sound System Alignment Panel Discussion (Level 2)
Date: Friday, Oct 2nd, 2020
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Instructor: Jamie Anderson with special guests James Woods, Arthur Skudra, Andy Potvin, Dustin Hudson & Jeremy Rynders.
Cost: $100
The goals for aligning a system for a rock show can be vastly different than for a cinema or airport.  This session explores the alignment process and features a panel of guest system engineers who specialize in installed sound, discussing their individual workflows and providing insights into their methods for system alignment within different applications. REGISTER NOW
Smaart Online Lab – System Alignment ReLePT (Level 2)
Date: Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Instructor: Chris Tsanjoures
Cost: $100
Smaart is a powerful tool in the alignment and optimization of sound systems.  This lab steps through the alignment process and Rational Acoustics’ “ReLePT” methodology (Response, Level, Polarity, Time) for navigating that process.
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Smaart Operator Fundamentals Live Online (Level 1)
Date: Monday, October 19 – Friday, October 23, 2020
Time: Live Instruction Sessions October 19, 21 & 23 from 2-4 PM (Eastern Time)
Instructors:  Jamie Anderson, Chris Tsanjoures, Michael Lawrence
Cost: $300
This series of online sessions offers an alternative, remote-learning approach to covering the Smaart Operator Fundamentals course curriculum.  Part self-paced learning, part guided instruction, this course is designed to supplement, and enhance the information provided in the free Smaart Operator Fundamentals Online webinar series.  Discounts on Smaart software are available to class attendees.
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 NOTE:  For Level 2 Sessions, attendees must have completed a Smaart Operator Fundamentals class (or watched the Smaart Operator Fundamentals Online YouTube webinars) and successfully passed Level 1 Certification prior to attending.  Level 1 sessions do not have a prerequisite and are open to all interested attendees. 
International Smaart Training Classes

 Our international Distributors and Smaart Instructors are offering Smaart training in both online and in-person formats, depending on the covid-19 situation in their specific regions.  Following is a list of currently available sessions. 

Smaart Operator Fundamentals E-Class (France)
September 22- 24, 2020 – Smaart Operator Fudamentals
September 25, 2020 – optional IR / Advanced Topics seminar
Class Organizer: Haliotis 
Instructor:  Franck Voiffray
Class Type:  Online
Contact: formation@rationalacoustics.fr
Registration:  CLICK HERE
 Smaart Operator Fundamentals (Norway)
October 6-8, 2020
Bodo, Norway / Stormen Konserthus
Class Organizer: Rational Acoustics Scandinavia
Instructor:  Thomas Zullich
Class Type: In-Person
Language: 
Contact: Thomas@rationalacoustics.no
Registration:  CLICK HERE

Smaart Application Practicum (Norway)
October 9, 2020
Bodo, Norway / Stormen Konserthus
Class Organizer: Rational Acoustics Scandinavia
Instructor:  Thomas Zullich
Class Type: In-Person
Contact: Thomas@rationalacoustics.no
Registration:  CLICK HERE

SMAART kommer nordover. Kurs på Stormen, Bodø i Oktober.

3-day Smaart Operator class – 06/10/2020 – 08/10/2020

1-day Smaart application practicums – 06/10/2020 – 08/10/2020

For å bestille Smaart Application Practicums må du ha deltatt på et Smaart Operator Fundamentals-kurs tidligere. Studenter som ønsker å delta på et Practicum-kurs, men som ikke oppfyller denne forutsetningen, må få godkjenning av instruktøren.

Kurset vil selvfølgelig bli arrangert i henhold til FHI regler og forskrifter .

Hver deltaker vil motta sertifisering og dokumentasjon for å søke om statlig støtte til bedriftsintern opplæring (BIO).

Se hele kursprogrammet her – click

Steinkjer Smaart operator class announced

Takket fantastiske innsats fra Terje Watterud fra SCENEMANN AS og de snille menneskene ved Dampsaga Kulturhaus i Steinkjer gjorde det mulig å arrangere en 3-dagers Smaart-operatørklasse denne uken.

Les mer om kurset og book “NÅ” – beklager for kort varsel, men ting skjer ekstremt raskt noen ganger.

Kurset vil selvfølgelig bli arrangert i henhold til FHI regler og forskrifter .

Hver deltaker vil motta sertifisering og dokumentasjon for å søke om statlig støtte til bedriftsintern opplæring (BIO).

Se hele kursprogrammet her – click


The fantastic help of Terje Watterud of SCENEMANN AS and the kind people at the Dampsaga Kulturhaus in Steinkjer made it possible to arrange a 3-day Smaart operator class this week.

Read more about the even and book you apace “NOW” – sorry for the short notice, but things happen extremely quick sometimes.

Every participant will receive a certification and proper paperwork to apply for governmental support for educational events.

The event will of course be arranged respecting the rules and regulations set by the FHI.

Report – Smaart class in Harnösand

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.

Continue reading Report – Smaart class in Harnösand

Kristiansand, Kilden – Smaart Operator Fundamentals & Application Practicums – August 2020

3-Day Smaart Operator Fundamentals, Kilden on August 18. to 20.

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1-Day Smaart Application Practicums, Kilden on August 21.

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Kilden Teater- og Konserthus
Sjølystveien 2
Kristiansand
Norway

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Smaart class at Kilden Concert house Kristiansand, August 2019

3-Day Smaart Operator Fundamentals Harnösands Teater

Do not miss this chance to participate in the Smaart class in northern Scandinavia. 

Härnösands Teater stora scenen
Storgatan 9
87129 Harnösand
Sweden

Dates: February 11th – 13th 2020

Instructor: Thomas Züllich

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.

Smaart class at Kilden Concert house Kristiansand, August 2019

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.

Rational Acoustics Scandinavia Smaart Class at Kilden conterhouse – group photo in the amazing lobby of the concert house. Simen Hefte, Eivind Kiledal, Rune Bjorøy, Ruben Lærvåg, Cecilie Graven Engseth, Jean Maroun, Rune Sundby, Jonathan Black, Julian Harding, Jesper Krabbe, Ole Jørgen Løvås, Ruben Gabrielsen, Øystein Bredesen and Thomas Züllich

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.

I love teaching Smaart and sound system design.

Thomas Züllich

Check out our class schedule and make sure to book a place early enough. – https://www.rationalacoustics.no/rational-acoustics-smaart-training/

Smaart class at Riksteatret, may 2019

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.

from left to right, Sijin Prakash (Qatar), Eriks Zegelis (Latvia), Ole Martin Sandaker, Benjamin Tveit, Kristian Bronebakk, Morten Serigstad, Jan Eldar Brekke, Lars Årdal,Magnus Dahle Larssen, Igor Milosavljevic (Netherlands), Leik Raknes Finne, Thomas Sandhaug, Peter Othberg (Sweden), Jørgen Johansen, Kenth Lyshaug, Cesar Jose Catalan (Argentina/Germany) Thomas Züllich in front – (country mentioned in parentheses – otherwise from 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

Check out our class schedule and make sure to book a place early enough. – https://www.rationalacoustics.no/rational-acoustics-smaart-training/