Rendez-vous 2023 Pre-conference Workshop - Smaart Operator: Fundamentals

August 15 - 16, 2023


2-day Smaart Operator: Fundamentals training session hosted by GerrAudio Distribution and taught by design and tuning expert, Ian Robertson.


Meridian Hall, Toronto, ON | Room: Castlepoint Lounge

Tuesday August 15 & Wednesday August 16, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT



::: CITT/ICTS Members get a 30% discount with unique promo code! :::

CITT/ICTS Members: Contact CITT/ICTS to request your promo code BEFORE you start your registration to benefit from the 30% discount (a value of approximately $230.00).

Course Description

The 2-day Smaart Operator: Fundamentals class will cover the fundamentals of setting up and configuring a Smaart measurement rig and using Smaart v9 to make RTA, Spectrograph, Transfer Function and Impulse Response measurements.

This course begins with an overview of general system measurement theory as well as the operational context in which Smaart is used, namely in Sound System Engineering and Alignment. This course focuses on providing the attendee with a functional knowledge of how Smaart operates as a tool, and then expands into the application of that tool in sound system engineering.

Attendees can expect an immersive hands-on experience showing Smaart v9 being used through various exercises designed to emulate real-world alignment and optimization tasks.

Attendees will need a computer for both days.

Class structure will be a mix of theory and practical application.

Daily Schedule

The course will run from 9AM - 5PM daily, with a one hour lunch break and a morning and afternoon snack break. Lunch will not be provided and will be offsite. There are several options close-by.

Before you arrive

The measurement signals used in the class will be distributed using a Dante audio network. Class attendees must bring a laptop computer with both the latest version of Smaart v9 measurement software and Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS) installed. A 30-day demo version of Smaart v9 is available online at Dante Virtual Soundcard can be obtained from the Audinate (Dante Virtual Soundcard’s manufacturer) web site at either by purchase or via a temporary trial installation.

A little about SMAART...

Learning to Make Sense of the Noise.

Smaart is the most widely used software tool for real-time sound system measurement, optimization and acoustical analysis in professional sound today. For over 18 years it has garnered a loyal following from every corner of the audio industry, and on a daily basis it helps audio professionals around the globe do their jobs better, faster and, of course, smarter.

But like any tool, SMAART is only as good as the person who wields it, which is why training on a tool this powerful is so important.

Rational Acoustics has developed this comprehensive series of Smaart Training Classes designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the application and utilization of Smaart.

Please join us to take your knowledge to the next level!

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Presented by GerrAudio Distribution