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/

2 day practicum in Denmark on March 11th and 12th

On March 11th and 12th 2019 Rasmus Rosenberg will be teaching a 2 day Smaart practicum in Copenhagen.

Follow the link below for more information and booking.

https://www.rationalacoustics.no/events/3-day-smaart-operator-fundamentals-trondheim-19032628/

By public demand. We see more and more requests for the practicum classes coming up. Please give us a call should you be interested in such a format for venue or company.


As a reminder. There are still places available for the upcoming 3 day Smaart operator class  on March 26th to 28th 2019 Rasmus Rosenberg will be teaching @Olavshallen in Trondheim.

Follow the link below for more information and booking.

https://www.rationalacoustics.no/events/3-day-smaart-operator-fundamentals-trondheim-19032628/

The Seven Sound System Dwarves

The official mascots of Rational Acoustics.  

These seven little gremlins like nothing more than to give your sound system their own distinctive voice.

Sure, they’re friendly enough when encountered as a balanced group, but hanging out with any one of them for too long can drive you to distraction – or worse.

Don’t be fooled by their diminutive stature and (sometimes) cute appearance – these little offenders have a long rap sheet filled with everything from simple charges of disturbing the peace to more flagrant offenses like system hijacking and mix vandalism.

Tubby – Low, slow and rarely on the go, but a formidable ally for getting a house rockin – when Tubby gets out of control, he has a bad habit of rolling around the bottom of your system and squashing everything.
Boxy – This dwarf certainly doesn’t suffer from claustrophobia. Boxy loves the congestion of enclosed spaces and is often criticized for his lack of openness. Given the chance, Boxy would remove all letters from your system’s alphabet besides the vowels “a” “o” and “u”.
Honky – A long-time supporter and admirer of Charlie Brown’s teacher, this little loudmouth likes to lend even the most well behaved system that lovely “paging horn” sound. Honky’s one ambition in life is to show off your system’s horns – even when you would rather he didn’t.
Barky – Never shy about giving you a piece of his mind, Barky can be aggressive about getting his point across. And mind his bite – you definitely don’t want this little guy to “sit” and “stay” in your system.
Edgy – A known associate of lead guitarists and harmonica-wielding frontmen, Edgy has been known to display some serious “anger management issues.” Spend too much time with this sharp, irritable little fellow and your ears just may need a valium.
Sibilant – Known to frequent clubs and discos with his pal Tubby, Sibilant is a great lover of all that “sizzles”. Unfortunately too much is often never enough for this high-strung dwarf. To be honest, we don’t even know if this little guy is from planet Earth. Seriously, just look at him!

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