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Time Machine, Migration, and Cloning with Smaart
Migration Utilities Migration utilities such as Time Machine, Acronis, and M... more
When Should I Deactivate?
We have many articles that explain the deactivation process, but we understand i... more
How to automatically launch Smaart on a schedule in macOS
In some circumstances you may want to automate launching Smaart at a certain tim... more
Do you have any videos or tutorials about Smaart?

Yes! We have multiple videos of various length on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/RationalAcoustics

If you are looking for short and sweet quick-start guides, look here.

Otherwise, our Smaart Operator Fundamentals will provide all you need (and more!) to be able to take our Smaart Operator Certification Exam, and they can be found here.

Please note: our Vimeo page is no longer supported

What are the system requirements for Smaart?
Smaart v8 System Requirements (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch65PVsxASU) (cli... more
Where can I attend a training class on Smaart?
Our current class schedule is located here:http://www.rationalacoustics.com/trai... more
What Operating Systems does Smaart Support?
From Smaart v6 onward, it was designed to be dual-platform. Each Smaart license ... more
The RTA420 microphone is "pin 3 hot", what does that mean?

The Rational Acoustics RTA 420 microphone (listed on our store here) is Pin 3 hot. This means that the polarity of the microphone is reversed compared to other microphone standards.

If you are using a single microphone, this should not cause any differences in your measurement.

However, if you will be comparing a microphone that is not pin 3 hot to the RTA 420, this is something to be aware of and you will need to make adjustments accordingly. 

For more technical details, refer to the following article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XLR_connector#Three-pin_in_audio_use