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Smaart Online Training Webinars

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Beginning on Monday, March 30th, webinars will be live streamed every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 2PM Eastern Time (6PM UTC). For those who cannot/do not want to view the live stream, each webinar will be archived here and available for viewing at your leisure.

Introduction to Smaart Operator Fundamentals Online [PDF]

 

- Mondays & Wednesdays - Smaart Operator Fundamentals with Jamie Anderson

- Fridays - Smaart special-topic seminars with Chris Tsanjoures

Webinar Lesson 1 - Let's Start At The Very Beginning

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In this Session:

  • SOFO Sessions Overview
  • Welcome to the Smaart v8 program
    • Installation, versioning, help and the v8 documents folder.
    • Tour of the GUI and program structure
  • Welcome to measurement
    • Intro to: Single vs. dual-channel measurement
    • Intro to: Time Domain vs. Frequency Domain analysis
    • Transforms & the FFT
  • Getting Started
    • Our measurement set-up for SOFO sessions
    • Initial startup and configuration of Smaart

SOFO Session 1 Slideshow [PDF]

 

Webinar Lesson 2 - It's All in How You Look at Things

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In this Session:

  • Linear vs Log
    • Scaling and Banding
    • Human Perception
  • Spectrum Measurements: RTA
    • Intro to Measurement Configuration
    • Banding, averaging, and global vs granual controls
  • Plots, Views and Tabs: Taking Control Of Your Perspective (GUI)
    • Plot controls, data controls, and the plot legend window
    • Views and moving data
    • Tabs and GUI elements
  • Intro to Data Capture
  • Intro to Options Dialogs

SOFO Session 2 Slideshow [PDF]

Webinar Lesson 3 - Using the Data Bar, Intro to Smaart Di v2

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In this Session:

  • Using the Data Bar (same in v8 & Di v2)
    • Managing Session Folders
    • The Root Folder
    • Moving Data
  • Intro to Smaart Di v2
    • Di v2 Configuration
    • The Control Bar: v8 vs Di v2
    • Selecting Inputs
    • Saving & Recalling TF Pairs

SOFO Session 3 Slideshow [PDF]

Webinar Lesson 4 - Colors and Noise: Spectrograph and the Signal Generator

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In this Session:

  • The Spectrograph View of Spectrum Data
    • Dynamic Range and Slice Height
    • Spectrograph options
    • Some Example Applications (Feedback and & "Spinning Spectro")
  • Smaart's Signal Gen
    • A note about courtesy and safety
    • Our signal selection
    • Yes, you can reference to the gen - but don't do it
    • The geekiest thing you'll see in this class
 

SOFO Session 4 Slideshow [PDF]

Spectrograph WAV Files

Webinar Lesson 5 - Transfer Function Part 1: A Tale of Two Signals

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In this Session:

  • Why Dual-Channel Measurement?
  • The Transfer Function / System Response Measurement - Two Views
    • Frequency Response: Frequency Domain
    • Impulse Response: Time Domain
  • TF Measurement Issues:
    • System Latency: Setting Your Measurement Delay
    • Multi Time Window (MTW) FFT
    • Linearity (LTI Systems)
    • Noise
  • The Coherence Trace - Your Measurement Wingman
  • Configuring a TF Measurement Engine
 

SOFO Session 5 Slideshow [PDF]

Webinar Lesson 6 - All About SPL

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In this Session:

  • What is SPL?
    • SPL vs Loudness
    • Weighting Curves
  • Why do we measure SPL?
    • Consistency and Quality Control
    • Nuisance Noise
    • Sound exposure
  • How do we measure SPL?
    • Understanding Leq
    • Choosing Hardware
    • Accuracy Requirements
    • What about handheld meters?
    • What about smartphones?
    • Compliance and 10EaZy
  • SPL Featureset in Smaart v8 and Smaart SPL
    • Metering
    • Logging
    • Default and Custom Metrics
    • Remote Monitoring
 

SOFO Session 6 Slideshow [PDF]

Webinar Lesson 7 - Transfer Function Part 2: Making Measurements

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In this Session:

  • TF Part 1 Review
  • Nearfield Measurements
    • Live IR & Setting the TF Measurement
    • LTI and the Varying Level Game
    • Smaart is Duumb
    • Measuring with Music
  • Moving into the Listening Area
    • Introducing the Tracker (Turn it off!)
    • Up the Averages + [V] (Best of both worlds?)
  • Averaging - Temporal and Spatial
  • Multi TF Demos: Multi Mic & "Room, EQ, Result"
 

SOFO Session 7 Slideshow [PDF]

Webinar Lesson 8 - Transfer Function Part 3: Phun With Phase

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In this Session:

  • Why measure phase response?
  • What are we using it for?
  • Reading the phase trace
    • Time offset (Delay / latency)
    • Phase shift (Filtering)
    • Polarity (Wiring) 
  • Minimum Phase and "No Free Lunch"
  • It's all about our TF measurement's Time Reference
    • What is our t0?
  • Reading phase offset
    • It's all in the slope of the trace

 

SOFO Session 8 Slideshow [PDF]

Webinar Lesson 9 - Transfer Function Part 4: Spatial Averaging & Smoothing

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In this Session:

  • Spatial Averaging
    • Why?
    • How wide and how many?
  • TF Data Averaging
    • dB
    • dB Coherence Weighted
    • Power
  • Smoothing
    • Of a single position
    • Of an average
 

SOFO Session 9 Slideshow [PDF]

Webniar Lesson 10 - Transfer Function Part 5: The Shifting Sands of Phase

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In this Session:

  • System "Time Alignment"

    • Optimizing our compromises

    • A simple way of timing mains to subs (?)

  • Phase Shift

    • HPF, LPF, and bandpass

      • Complementary EQ

    • Polarity

    • LiveIR

    • Lin, Log and ETC Views

    • Xover Model

 

SOFO Session 10 Slideshow [PDF]

Webinar Lesson 11 - Impulse Response Measurements and IR Mode

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In this Session:

  • Intro to IR Mode
    • v8.4 used here, v8.5 coming soon
    • Not covering RT / Intelligibility in this session
      • RTFM reminder: v8 User Guide Ch 7 - 10
  • Making IR (TF) Measurements
    • Single Channel (Pop!)
    • Dual Channel (TF)
    • Improving Measurements 
      • Level, Averaging, TC Size
      • Synchronized Sources: Pink Sweep and Pseudorandom Noise
  • Dissection Tools
    • Octave and 1/3rd Octave Filters
    • Frequency and Spectrograph Views
 

SOFO Session 11 Slideshow [PDF]

Webinar Lesson 12 - After SOFO: What's Next?

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In this Session:

  • Smaart v8 Operator Exam
  • Rational Acoustics Smaart Training Worldwide
  • Support Materials Online
  • Participate in Developing the Platform

     

SOFO Session 12 Slideshow [PDF]