The 2-day Smaart Basics class is designed to guide users through the essential tasks of configuring and running
Smaart v.8 for Real-Time RTA, Spectrograph and Transfer-Function Measurements.
Shorter and more condensed than the 3-day Smaart Operator Fundamentals class, Smaart Basics provides only an overview of the Impulse Response mode functionality of Smaart and focuses less on system measurement theory and more on practical application and deployment of Smaart in everyday system engineering tasks.
Live measurements will be be featured throughout the class to demonstrate how and and why specific features function as they do, as well as how to interpret the data obtained to achieve reliable measurements.
Hands-on practical application exercises using the standard Smaart v.8 platform are the primary focus of this course. Smaart Di users may use the v.8 demo for instructional purposes, and apply the techniques and processes
used for essential system engineering tasks to their work environment.
This class serves as a thorough, practical hands-on introduction to the Smaart platform for new users,
or as a refresher course for existing users.
Topics Covered Include (but not limited to):
Context: Why & How we use Smaart
What is sound and how do we analyze it ?
Waveform, Transforms & FFT
Time Domain vs. Frequency Domain
What measurements do we make: Dual-Channel vs. Single-Channel Measurements
Spectrum & Transfer Function Measurements
Physical Measurement Configurations
Input Device Configuration
Single Channel Measurements (RTA & Spectrograph)
SPL Calibration/ Dual-Channel Measurements (Transfer Function)
Multi-Channel Measurement Issues
Impulse Response Mode
RTA long term response analysis & spotting trends
Spectrograph spotting feedback and resonances
Determining relative level
Polarity vs. Phase
The Smaart Basics course is open to all interested persons. Prior system alignment experience is not required, but is definitely helpful. This course assumes a working knowledge of professional sound system engineering practices and basic audio fundamentals.