The class at Riksteatret will be held on the main stage, which leaves ample opportunity for measuring and learning in the actual acoustics of a venue.
A full sound system will be supplied, so you can learn the fundamentals of measuring a in a real venue. Every, of the maximum of the 16 students will be measuring on their own laptop throughout all 3 days. *picture from the may 2019 class - P.S. The room is also equipped with a electronic reverberation enhancement system.
The Smaart Operator Fundamentals covers the fundamentals of setting up a Smaart measurement rig and using Smaart to make basic RTA, Spectrograph, Transfer Function and Impulse Response measurements. Special attention is paid throughout the course to the subject of how to make valid and useful measurements.
Rational Acoustics’ Smaart Application Practicums focus on the use of the Smaart measurement platform in “real world” professional audio engineer work. They examine the implementation of the information presented in the Smaart Basics or Operator Fundamentals classes – the various measurement capabilities, control parameters, data reading and measurement rig configuration skills – in using Smaart as tool for professional sound system engineering tasks.
This Application Practicums topics for this day are:
What is the correct delay time? We look into the application of the measured delay time for front fill & center cluster loudspeakers and what role they play for “pulling the sound image on stage”. – Thomas Züllich
Subwoofer arrays. We look at how to design and implement an end fire array as well as a cardioid subwoofer configurations. – Thomas Züllich & Kenth Lyshaug