Smaart Basics - $450

Overview

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

Smaart v.8
Interface Overview

Input Device Configuration

Measurement Control

Data Capture

View Control

Single Channel Measurements (RTA & Spectrograph)

SPL Calibration/ Dual-Channel Measurements (Transfer Function)

Multi-Channel Measurement Issues

Impulse Response Mode

Measurement Exercises
RTA long term response analysis & spotting trends

Spectrograph spotting feedback and resonances

Determining relative level

Multi-position averaging

Loudspeaker equalization

Polarity vs. Phase

Delay Systems

Subwoofer Alignment


Prerequisites
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.

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