Level 2 Smaart Applications - System Optimization: Timing, Averaging and “ReLePT”
Level 2 Smaart Applications Training - System Optimization: Timing, Averaging and the process of “ReLePT.”
This is a Level 2 Smaart Online Lab session, hosted by Rational Acoustics and taught by Jamie Anderson.
The most common applications of Smaart in professional audio are in sound system commissioning and alignment – the tasks of verifying that our equipment is operating properly, diagnosing and fixing what is not, and subsequently managing and optimizing the interactions between sources to achieve our desired results. Sound system “optimization” is the management of many interrelated elements, and the final result represents the sum total of a series of decisions made by an engineer. In this session we examine Smaart’s role in assisting us in working through these tasks and decisions.
The session begins by examining the general process and goals of sound system alignment, the tasks involved and the decisions required, and then offers a methodological process for working through them, “optimizing our compromises,” using Smaart as a tool to guide and inform these decisions.
Within the context of sound system optimization, we will dig into the measurement capabilities available to us in Smaart and discuss the benefits of single-channel and dual-channel measurements, as well as frequency and time-based analysis. We will examine the basic mechanics of this dual-channel FFT measurement platform, and how our measurement and display parameters direct its data’s usability. We will learn how to leverage data analysis techniques like temporal and spatial averaging, and trend identification tools like smoothing and banding to produce more relevant and reliable information. Ultimately, the engineer makes the decisions, but understanding this tool on a deeper level will greatly improve the ability to get reliable, actionable information from Smaart to inform those choices.
ABOUT SMAART ONLINE LAB SESSIONS
Smaart Online Lab Sessions are in-depth presentations on select topics building upon the foundation established from the Smaart Operator Fundamentals course content. These sessions include demonstrations and in-depth discussions on the chosen topic. This class includes 2 sessions that run approximately 3 hours over two consecutive days. Attendance is limited to a maximum of 16 attendees to enhance direct student-instructor interaction.
Smaart Online Lab Sessions are conducted via Zoom. Registered attendees will be emailed a session link and password, along with instructions for joining the session, approximately 48 hours prior to the session start time. Please be sure your computer and internet connection meet Zoom’s minimum system requirements and that your webcam and microphone are working prior to joining the session. Refunds will not be issued for missed sessions due to attendee computer problems.
Smaart Online Lab Sessions are conducted live, and the sessions will not be archived for later viewing. Please be sure you are available to attend the session in-person prior to registering.
Payment of the class fee in-full is due at the time of registration. Class fees may be paid via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover). Click HERE to view our refund / cancellation policy.
Every class attendee is entitled to a discounted license of either Smaart v8 or Di v2. (For a review of the differences between the two versions, click HERE). You can purchase a license at the time of registration and upon successful processing of your registration and payment, a license code will be emailed to you along with activation instructions.
If you choose not to purchase a license during the registration process, you will be emailed a coupon code upon completion of the class to purchase a discounted license from our online store. Coupons are valid for 90 days after the class.
Smaart Operator Level 1 Certification is REQUIRED to attend this Smaart Online Lab Level 2 session. For information about obtaining Smaart Level 1 Certification, click HERE.
If you have any questions concerning course prerequisites, please do not hesitate to contact Rational Acoustics prior to registration.
- Gavin Canaan