Smaart Educational Partnerships

At Rational Acoustics, software is what we make… but education is what we do. From the beginning we have dedicated ourselves to the ongoing training and education of  the worldwide Smaart user base and the audio industry as a whole.

Our commitment to education applies not only to existing industry professionals, but also to the next generation of audio engineers. By giving students access to the programs and technologies that they will encounter in the real-world, we can help them enter the marketplace better educated and better prepared. To support this end, we have created the Smaart Educational Partnership Program for colleges, universities and accredited audio training programs who either engage in the direct instruction of the Smaart platform itself or who incorporate Smaart as a teaching tool into the curriculum for other audio-related programs.

The Smaart Educational Partnership Program allows partner institutions access to deeply discounted pricing for multi-install licenses of Smaart in order to outfit entire computer and/or audio labs within their program. In addition, partner institutions receive training material support and discounts on personal licenses for students and staff.

Enrolling in the Smaart Educational Partnership program gives your institution access to the following benefits:

1. Ability to purchase a Smaart Educational Multi-Install License (EML) for Smaart Software.
2. Access to Smaart educational materials
3. Special pricing on personal licenses for faculty and currently enrolled students
4. The right to use Smaart software logos in course and educational program descriptions.

Educational Multi-Install Licenses (EML):

  • Smaart EML’s are priced per-install, with a 10-install minimum
  • The price for a Smaart v8 EML is $125 per install (10-install / $1,250 minimum)
  • The price for a Smaart Di EML is $95 per install (10-install / $950 minimum)
  • Program/Department must sign an EML License Agreement prior to delivery of an EML.
  • EML License may be installed on any/all institution-owned computers within the registered program / dept.
  • Software under an EML may NOT be installed on student or faculty personal computers.

Training Materials:
Smaart Educational Partners may request access to Rational Acoustics training materials, which include portions of presentations used in Rational Acoustics classes. Educational Partners may use these training materials only as part of course materials required for an instructor-supervised class offered by the Partner’s educational institution. These materials may not be distributed publicly via printed or electronic means.

Faculty and Student Software Pricing:
Once an EML has been purchased by an Educational Partner institution, currently enrolled students and faculty may then purchase individual licenses of Smaart software for their own personal use at half (50%) of published list price. Enrollment/Employment verification is required via the Educational Partnership Verification Form.

Upgrading From a Previous Version EML:
Because of the deeply discounted pricing for Smaart EMLs, we do not offer upgrades on these licenses.

If your institution is currently enrolled in the Smaart Educational Partnership program with a Smaart v.7 EML and you would like to move to Smaart v.8, you will need to sign a new EML licensing agreement for v.8 and pay for a new v8 EML (see pricing above).

To begin the process of enrolling your school in the Educational Partnership Program: