About Smaart and the Smaart Training program
Smaart is a sound analyser. A dual-channel, FFT-based software platform audio engineers use to view the frequency content of signals or measure the response of our electrical and electro-acoustic systems. This tool helps to examine professional sound systems in detail. Smaart is a software product providing an extremely powerful analyser in a package that is affordable for every audio professional.
The Smaart training program is designed to provide pro-audio engineers with a solid foundation in sound system measurement, optimisation and acoustical analysis.
Smaart classes are taught by certified instructors noted for their professional audio experience and superior teaching skills. In your case this would be me.
Smaart classes are available at multiple levels, from introductory overviews to advanced level real world practicums. This allows you to hone yours skills, from advanced beginner to professional level.
These courses curriculum however goes far beyond what one normally would understand as a simple software class. The basic course is three days and covers a wide field of sound system design, commissioning and tuning.
You can read more about the specifics of our training here.
Hosting a Smaart class
The courses are held in co-operation with what we call “class hosts”. These hosts are mainly Sound Systems distributors, Theatres, Concert houses etc. and sound rental companies.
The class host does not have to pay a fee for sending technical personnel (typically around 3 to 4 technicians / engineers) to the class.
On top of that the hosts gets a free Smaart v8 license.
The host provides a hotel room for the instructor, a class room (typically a smaller stage in the house), a basic sound system including signal distribution …. and coffee. 🙂
The “out of house” attendees are paying their fee directly to Rational Acoustics Scandinavia. From this intake we cover our costs like travel, class materials and the instructor.
The courses are limited to a maximum of 16 attendees in total. Minimum is 10/12 “paying” attendees to cover our cost.
Our hosts are very happy with these arrangements as it gives them an opportunity to have many sound engineers trained in their facilities and these engineers get to know a possible employer.
The most popular course is the 3 day operator class. This is mostly held from Tuesday to Thursday. This leaves Monday for setting up the class room.
The definite dates will be discussed based on the hosts suggestions.