Smaart Operator Fundamentals Live Online (Level 1)

$300 usd
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Mon Jan 9, 12:00 PM - Thu Jan 26, 2:00 PM, 2023 (EST)
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Smaart Operator Fundamentals Live Online (Level 1)

Smaart Operator Fundamentals Live Online
This is a Level 1 Lab Series, hosted by Rational Acoustics and taught by Jamie Anderson and Michael Lawrence.


Based around the original Smaart Operator: Fundamentals class, this series of online lab sessions offers a unique alternate approach to covering the Fundamentals course material.

Over the course of 3 weeks, students will review assigned videos from the Smaart Operator Fundamentals Online (SOFO) webinar series. A 1-hour introductory session will be held the first Monday of the course, followed by 2-hour in-person live instruction sessions every Thursday for the 3-week run of the course. Each live session will include instruction covering select content from the SOFO videos and the Smaart v9 User Guide, as well as supplemental demonstrations, in-depth discussion and the opportunity for students to ask questions. A companion study guide will be provided with the course including key points, exercises, and quizzes pertaining to each session.

To get the most out of the training, the study guide provides weekly lab exercises for hands-on measurement exercises and operating the software. Although a typical modern sound system can be large and complex, we can represent the basic elements and workflow using a small selection of equipment.

As part of the training students prepare their own basic lab setup to include a small mixer, a digital signal processor (DSP) and a loudspeaker in addition to a computer running Smaart, an audio interface and a measurement microphone. Please contact us with any questions or additional details on the recommended lab setup. Here is a helpful link to Choosing Gear for your Smaart Measurement Lab Setup.

Included with the course is a coupon for 1 free attempt at the Smaart Operator Level 1 Certification Exam. Discounts on Smaart software are also available to class attendees.


Smaart Fundamentals Live Online sessions are in-depth presentations intended to augment, and enhance, the foundational knowledge provided in the free Smaart Operator Fundamentals Online webinars. Each session will run between 90 minutes and 2 hours. Attendance is limited to a maximum of 16 attendees to enhance direct student-instructor interaction.

Smaart Operator Fundamentals Live Online 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.

The Zoom sessions are conducted live, and will not be archived or posted for later viewing. Please be sure you are available to attend the sessions in-person prior to registering.


Class fees are due in-full 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 of Smaart v9 perpetual license options. Please note discounts are not available for subscription licenses. 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.


Course is open to all interested persons. Prior measurement / system alignment experience is not required, but is helpful. This course does assume a working knowledge of professional sound system engineering practices and basic audio fundamentals. If you have any questions concerning course prerequisites, please do not hesitate to contact Rational Acoustics prior to registration.

The Smaart Operator Fundamentals: Live Online class is approved for 4 Renewal Units (RU’s) in the Avixa CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I Certification Programs.
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Jamie Anderson

President, Rational Acoustics LLC / Smaart Instructor

Michael Lawrence

Hyphen Wrangler / Smaart Instructor
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