The class will be held at Musikhuset Aarhus in the “Rytmisk sal”, so we have full access to a real world environment. This will allow for a lot of practical use of Smaart.The class is hosted by alfa audio and taught by certified Smaart instructor Thomas Züllich with the help of Fródi Vestergaard Dam of Alfa Audio Denmark. The class will be mainly taught in English with tranlastions by Fródi, should this be needed. Thomas speaks fluent Norwegian as well, so there should not be much of language barrier.
In co-operation with the Møre & Romsdal Fylkeskommune and initiative of Lydkjelleren AS of Ålesund there will be a combined Smaart Operator fundamentals & Application Practicums class held in the first week of October 2021.
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.
We are excited to announce the release of Smaart 8.5. This FREE update includes a major overhaul of Impulse Response Mode as well as a new “Advanced Delay Finder” dialog , new features and improvements to SPL and Transfer Function measurements and various bug and crash fixes.
This is a major update and is recommended for all Smaart v8 users.
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. REGISTER NOW
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. REGISTER NOW
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. REGISTER NOW
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. REGISTER NOW NOTE: For Level 2 Sessions, attendees must have completed a Smaart Operator Fundamentals class (or watched the Smaart Operator Fundamentals OnlineYouTube 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: email@example.com 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