About Us

Welcome to Rational Acoustics, where the people are Rational and the products are Smaart.

We are the owners and developers of the world renowned Smaart® Acoustic Test and Measurement Software.

Smaart is the most straightforward and widely used software for real-time sound system measurement, optimization and control. 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 professional around the globe do their jobs better, faster and, of course, smarter.

In addition to software development, we also provide training courses, hardware products and professional consulting for the specialized field of sound system measurement, analysis, and alignment. In other words: the education, tools, and expertise that further the art and science of sound system optimization.

Rational Acoustics was founded in 2008 by Jamie Anderson, Karen Anderson, Adam Black and Calvert Dayton.  We are all veterans of various prestigious audio companies like Meyer Sound, EAW and SIA and have a whopping 50 years of industry experience combined. We formed Rational Acoustics out of a desire to control our own destinies, work in a fun, sane and rational environment and to focus our energies and talents into Smaart, a product we wholeheartedly believe in.

We are headquartered in an old mill building along the Quinnebaug river in scenic Putnam, Connecticut. We believe in a balanced approach to work and life,  that jeans are as dressy as you should get and that kids make the office more fun.