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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

Dampsaga kurs vel overstått

Da var 3 dagers Smaart operator kurset vel overstått. I disse vanskelige tider er det viktig, kanskje enda viktigere enn ellers, å bruke tiden fornuftig og jobbe med å øke bedriftsintern kompetanse.

Jeg ble kontaktet av Terje Watterud som fortalte meg om ønsket hans om å gjennomføre et Smaart kurs. Vi ble fort enige, og Terje fikk stor hjelp fra Dampsaga kulturhus som tilbød oss å bruke deres store sal for arrangementet.

Så i løpet av 2 uker fikk vi samlet 5 interesserte lydteknikere som kom på kurset. Det var en meget hyggelig gjeng og vi hadde det veldig bra sammen. Etter første “tunge” dag med mye teori hadde vi to dager med massiv lyd-nerding på høyt nivå.

Jeg ville herved igjen takker alle deltagere, Terje for å organisere kurset og sparke prosessen i gang, og selvfølgelig takke masse til Dampsaga Kulturhus for hyggelig vertskap.

Vanligvis holdes kurset på Engelsk, men siden alle deltagere var norske denne gangen kunne kurset holdes på norsk. Tilbakemeldingene jeg har fått er at det gikk veldig bra.

Gjerne ta kontakt skulle du ønske å organisere Smaart kurs hos ditt firma, kulturhus eller teater.

thomas@rationalacoustics.no – +47 971 23 033

Martin Stifjeld, Bjørn-Ove Bergsmo, Halvor Dahl, Steffen Solberg, Terje Watterud & Thomas Züllich
Nerds on stage
The Rational Acoustics Scandinavia mobile at the stage door