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Articles Tagged Rational Acoustics

  • Monday, April 11, 2016
    smaart v8
    Jamie Anderson 04/11/16 11:52 AM,
    As an industry, professional audio has fully embraced analyzers as part of the work process and is continually developing new, better and often unforeseen ways to implement them. Concurrently, since the release of Smaart v7 (in 2010) we’ve learned a tremendous amount about what features are important to users in a multi-measurement capable environment, and how they integrate Smaart into the workflow of their daily audio engineering tasks. With that in mind, new Smaart v8 offers greatly expanded control of… View this story
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  • Friday, March 25, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/25/16 02:34 PM,
    A 3-day Smaart training class is coming to San Marcos, CA this coming May, to be hosted by Tiger Audio and taught by pro audio and system optimization veteran Harry Brill Jr. Specifically, the class will be held May 3-5 from 9 am to 5 pm each day at Special Event Audio Services, 445 Enterprise St, San Marcos, CA 92078. The class will cover the basics of getting started with Smaart 7, as well as more advanced topics such as… View this story
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  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/15/16 07:48 AM,
    Today (March 15), Rational Acoustics has released the latest version of Smaart measurement and analysis software—Smaart v8—and it’s available for purchase from the company website (link below). Smaart v8 offers greatly expanded control of the software environment while simultaneously providing easier and more streamlined measurement configuration, control and data handling.  “Since the release of Smaart v.7 in 2010 we’ve learned a tremendous amount about what features are important to users in a multi-measurement capable environment, and how they integrate Smaart… View this story
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  • Friday, February 05, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/05/16 07:59 AM,
    Rational Acoustics has just published the Smaart v.7 User Guide, available for free download (PDF) from the company website. The new 180-plus-page document covers virtually every aspect of working with the Smaart v.7 measurement and analysis platform. In addition, it supplies considerable information on fundamental audio measurement concepts, industry standards, measurement rig set-up, sound source characteristics, and other system measurement “geekery.” Also included is the entire Impulse Response Guide published in 2015, as well as the entire licensing and installation… View this story
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  • Monday, June 22, 2015
    impulse response
    Rational Acoustics 06/22/15 08:32 AM,
    Editor’s Note: The following article is an excerpt from the new white paper “Smaart 7 Impulse Response Measurement and Analysis Guide,” available as a free download (pdf) from Rational Acoustics. Go here for the direct download of the guide, and also note that sample IR wave files used for figures within the document can be downloaded as a zip file here. ———————————————————- What is an impulse response? In the most basic terms, an impulse response (IR) can be defined as… View this story
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  • Monday, June 15, 2015
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    PSW Staff 06/15/15 08:41 AM,
    Rational Acoustics has appointed Ontario-based GerrAudio as the exclusive distributor for all Rational Acoustics and Smaart branded products in Canada. For over 30 years, GerrAudio has been a leading distributor of professional audio equipment for the live performance and broadcast industries, with a product portfolio including DiGiCo, Outline, DPA, Audio Precision and Apex. “GerrAudio has been involved in measuring and aligning sound systems in live performance spaces for four decades,” says Bob Snelgrove, president of GerrAudio. “It has been our… View this story
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  • Friday, June 12, 2015
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    Rational Acoustics 06/12/15 11:47 AM,
    PSW Top 20 presented by Renkus-Heinz   The seven little gremlins—pictured below—like nothing more than to give your sound system their own distinctive voice. Sure, they’re friendly enough when encountered as a balanced group, but hanging out with any one of them for too long can drive you to distraction – or worse. Don’t be fooled by their diminutive stature and (sometimes) cute appearance – these little offenders have a long rap sheet filled with everything from simple charges of… View this story
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  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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    Mark Frink 03/10/15 09:31 AM,
    Released last year, Rational Acoustics Smaart v.7 Di (dual-channel interface) is a streamlined (and less expensive) 2-channel version of industry-standard Smaart v.7 multichannel analysis software. Yet while v.7 Di is a simplified version, it still uses the same powerful and efficient Spectrum and Transfer Function measurement engines as v.7. Smaart is a Fast Fourier transform (FFT) measurement system that transforms “Time Domain” audio signals into frequency domain “Spectrograph” response displays when making single-channel measurements – great as a visual reference… View this story
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  • Friday, November 21, 2014
    PSW Staff 11/21/14 03:40 PM,
    The Sleep Country Amphitheater, an 18,000 seat live music venue located 20 miles outside of Portland, Oregon, has extremely strict operating regulations regarding SPL levels at the mix position (as do many other facilities). When General Manager Dan Braun’s Grozier SPL monitoring system ceased to work a few weeks back, he was in a tight spot with a Mötley Crüe performance just days away. Luckily Braun, who is also happens to be the production designer for Metallica, had heard about… View this story
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  • Friday, September 26, 2014
    PSW Staff 09/26/14 12:17 PM,
    Rational Acoustics has announced the addition of numerous Smaart Training classes coming up in the U.S., Mexico, Norway and Denmark. Get the full schedule of Smaart Training classes here, as well as further details and links for registration. New classes: October 13-15, 2014 in Redmond, WA (Seattle area) Taught by Jamie Anderson, the class will follow the standard 3-day training format covering Smaart Operator Fundamentals and the optional System Alignment Practicum. Click here for more information and to register. October… View this story
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