An Introduction To The New Smaart Version 7 Test & Measurement Platform

One of the minds behind Smaart takes us for a tour of the latest iteration of the industry's leading test and measurement platform

What’s new in Smaart Version 7?


Smaart v7 test and measurement software is a completely new code base developed from the ground up. We have been able to reconsider, revise and improve all areas of the program – from the program’s fundamental architecture through to the details of the control interface.

The changes to Smaart extend far beyond the application itself. One of the most exciting new features of Smaart v7 is our company, Rational Acoustics, which is made up of the same people who have been developing and steering Smaart for the last 12 years as SIA Software Company within EAW.

As Rational Acoustics, we are a small, independent company focused only on Smaart, which means we can make decisions that make sense for our software and our market.

In addition, we can focus full-time on providing the high level of support and development that have been the hallmark of the Smaart platform.

Now, what’s new in Smaart v7?  Let’s take a look.

Smaart v7 (beta). Top Pane – Live IR; Middle Pane – 4x Live RTA; Bottom Pane – 4x Live Transfer Function (click to enlarge)

Multi-Channel, Multi-Platform
Smaart v7 is inherently multi-channel and multi-platform, able to access modern multi-channel input devices and operate native in both Windows and Mac operating systems (including 32- and 64-bit versions). 

As you can see in the screen capture at left, v7 can run multiple, simultaneous Spectrum and Transfer Function measurements. 


Maximizing Developments
One thing that has remained constant over Smaart’s decade-plus of evolution is the expansion of the processing power, speed and memory of personal computers, and with that has come the potential for greater measurement power and possibilities. 

From the outset, the Smaart v7 code base was optimized to make use of the all power that modern processor configurations present, whether it be from one processor or eight. A Smaart rig might not need to use all of a PC’s power right now – but if history is any indicator – it will.

Smaart v7 System Hardware, Recommended Configuration:
• Microsoft XP, Vista or Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)
    – or –
• Mac OSX 10.5 or 10.6 (Leopard & Snow Leopard)
• 2 GHz Dual-Core Processor
• Graphics Processor with 128 M dedicated video RAM
• Compatible Sound Hardware with ASIO, Wav or CoreAudio drivers

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