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System Engineering Bootcamp at Harstad Kulturhus: A Resounding Success!

Harstad Kulturhus recently hosted a vibrant and enriching Smaart Bootcamp, which concluded with resounding success! The event, held over four intensive days, saw five dedicated students come together to deepen their understanding of sound system optimization using Smaart software. The boot camp was a testament to the students’ commitment and a showcase of the power of hands-on, focused learning. Let’s take a closer look at what made this boot camp special.

The Venue: Harstad Kulturhus – A Perfect Setting

Nestled amidst the scenic beauty of Northern Norway, Harstad Kulturhus provided an inspiring backdrop for the boot camp. Known for its rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes, Harstad offered the perfect mix of tranquility and vibrancy, setting the tone for an immersive learning experience.

A Focused Learning Journey

The Smaart Bootcamp is designed for beginners and intermediate users of Smaart software. The curriculum covers various topics, from sound measurement and analysis basics to advanced system alignment and optimization techniques.

Harstad System Engineering Bootcamp

The five students, Espen Esp, Per Bjørn Olsen, Thomas Olsen, Gjermund Nilssen, and Martin Nordvik Olsen, each bringing unique experiences and questions, formed a close-knit group, fostering an environment of collaborative learning. The small class size ensured personalized attention, allowing the instructor to address specific queries and provide hands-on guidance.

Hands-On Experience and Practical Applications

One of the highlights of the boot camp was the emphasis on practical application. Students engaged in hands-on exercises, using Smaart software to analyze real-world audio scenarios. This practical approach solidified their theoretical understanding and equipped them with the skills to tackle live sound challenges effectively.

Celebrating Success: One Student Already Certified

A significant milestone of the boot camp was the certification test, which evaluates proficiency in using Smaart software for sound system optimization. We are thrilled to announce that one student has already passed the certification test, a testament to the quality of instruction and the student’s dedication. This achievement is particularly noteworthy given the rigorous standards of the certification process.

The Instructors: Experts in the Field

Thomas Züllich, a seasoned professional with extensive experience in sound engineering and system optimization, led the boot camp. His expertise, coupled with his passion for teaching, created a dynamic and engaging learning environment. The instructors imparted technical knowledge and shared valuable industry insights and best practices.

Feedback from Participants

The feedback from the participants was overwhelmingly positive. Students appreciated the depth of the content, the practical focus, and the personalized instruction.

Looking Ahead

The success of the Smaart Bootcamp in Harstad is a promising sign of what’s to come. Plans are already underway for future boot camps in various locations aimed at empowering more sound professionals with the skills they need to excel in their careers.

In conclusion, the Smaart Bootcamp in Harstad was a resounding success, marked by enthusiastic participation, expert instruction, and tangible achievements. We look forward to continuing this journey of learning and professional growth, one boot camp at a time.

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System Engineering Bootcamp in Harstad announced!!

SMAART BOOTCAMP @Harstad Kulturhus in Northern Norway

The Harstad Kulturhus in Norway is a modern cultural hub, showcasing theater, music, art, and community events. With its sleek design and diverse programming, it offers a vibrant space for locals and visitors to immerse themselves in the arts and connect with others.

Harstad, nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Northern Norway, beckons travelers with its stunning fjords, majestic mountains, and vibrant cultural scene. Explore historic landmarks like Trondenes Church, indulge in outdoor adventures like whale watching and hiking, and immerse yourself in the local arts at the Harstad Kulturhus. With its unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness, Harstad promises an unforgettable journey for every traveler.

Dates – 22.05.2024 to 25.05.2024
info and booking:

Learn to Make Sense of the Noise

  • Smaart Operator Fundamentals

After completing the Smaart Operator Fundamentals course, you will receive an AVIXA-approved certificate of attendance. Additionally, your name will be included in the Smaart Operator directory on our website.

A Smaart operator has the option to undergo an online examination. Upon successfully passing this test, you will attain the status of a Certified Smaart Operator. This certification entitles you to a 5% discount on all products available in our webshop. Read more about the Smaart operator certification here

  • Smaart Application Practicums

In the application practicums we practise and use Smaart in real live situations in a concert venue. 

  • Bootcamp

Since 2023, these two modules are combined in the 4-day Smaart Bootcamp. To continue, just purchase a ticket from one of the classes listed below.

  • Retaking the class.

Smaart Operators wishing to attend another boot camp can benefit from a 50% discount on the registration fee. It is also possible to participate only in the boot camp’s practical sessions, which usually occur on days 3 and 4. To continue, just purchase a ticket from one of the classes listed below. Your discount will be automatically applied at checkout in the webshop.

  • EDU

Students in an Educational Partnership can avail of a 50% discount to participate in the boot camp. To continue, just purchase a ticket from one of the classes listed below.


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Preview: SMAART Data Modeler

During the ISE 2024 event in Barcelona, Thomas engaged in discussions with Jamie Anderson and Chris Tsanjoures regarding the latest advancements in SMAART technology. They provided an insightful overview of Rational Acoustics’ newest offering: the SMAART data modeler.

Smaart Data Modeler is a cutting-edge software tool crafted to facilitate virtual alignment and enhancement of audio systems. It empowers users to make adjustments in level, equalization, polarity, and timing, and observe the impact on Smaart measurement data.

Developed in collaboration with Eclipse Audio, Smaart Data Modeler can simulate filter configurations tailored to specific DSP devices. This functionality enables users to experiment with various filter settings and preview the combined response of multiple traces before finalizing adjustments on the DSP. For supported third-party DSP devices, settings can be exported as compatible file formats for seamless integration. In cases where devices are not supported, a generic DSP mode is available, allowing for manual implementation of settings.

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SMAART Bootcamp in Iceland – the full report

Arnar Markusson, Thorhallur Vilbergsson, Johann Runar Thorgeirsson, Hrannar Kristjansson, Jón Örn Eiríksson, Finnur Ragnarsson, Throstur Albertsson, Róbert Steingrímsson, Gylfi Bragi Guðlaugsson, Sveinn Reynir Pálsson, Teitur Ingi Sigurðsson, Árni Sigurðsson, Ernir Thor, Sölvi Karlsson & Thomas Züllich

In a remarkable convergence of engineering excellence and a commitment to better sound quality, a four-day intensive BootCamp under the banner of SMAART (System Measurement Analysis for Acoustic Real-time Testing) was successfully conducted at Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland. The event drew 14 highly motivated engineers who are now equipped to contribute to making Iceland and the world a better-sounding place. The BootCamp was conducted under the expert guidance of Mr. Thomas Züllich.

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Congratulations to the SMAART Operator certification!!!

We would like to extend our congratulations to those who successfully cleared the SMAART Operator Level 1 exam.

October 2023

  • Árni Sigurðsson, Menningarfélag Akureyrar, Húsavík, Iceland 

September 2023

  • Kenth Lyshaug, Riksteatret, Oslo, Norway 
  • Charles Kjøbek, CnK Production, Örebro, Sweden

May 2023

  • Vetle Madsen, Høyskolen Kristiania, Oslo, Norway 
  • Aksel Rønningen, Norsk Produksjon AS, Trondheim, Norway
  • Åsmund Hansen, Konsertsystemer LLB AS, Oslo, Norway

April 2023

  • Adrian Serban, EDS Profesional SRL, Mosnita-Veche, Romania 
  • David Grimes, Konsertsystemer, Oslo, Norway 
  • Erwan Thomas, Trondheim Lyd, TRONDHEIM, Norway 
  • Helge A. Bentsen, Perfekt Lyd AS, Oslo, Norway 
  • Henry Haugen, Molde Live AS, Molde, Norway 
  • Mindaugas Bucius, Mindaugas Bucius Tjenester, Jar, Norway 
  • Morten Friis-Lund, Konsertsystemer, Oslo, Norway 
  • Claudiu Manole, AUDIV Buftea, Romania 
  • Odd Terje Kvilhaug, Konsertsystemer, Fyllingsdalen, Norway 
  • Oddgeir Løvold, Løvold Lyd AS, Batnfjordsøra, Norway 
  • Ole Marius Holden, Trondheim Lyd, Trondheim, Norway 
  • Pelle Johansson, LBJ Studio, Bromma, Sweden 
  • Sepehr Haghighi, Åmot Kommune, Rena, Norway 

To locate individuals who have completed the SMAART Operator program, please refer to this directory:

Please visit the Smaart Operator Training pages to learn more about our intensive and unique training & certification program.


Book your place at the next class! – new dates to be released soon.

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Smaart Operator Fundamentals class at Konsertsystemer, Oslo

Konsertsystemer, a renowned sound company in Norway, recently held a smaart class in their state-of-the-art recording studio, Studio A. For those unfamiliar, smaart is an acronym for “Sound Measurement Acoustical Analysis Real Time Tool,” a powerful software used by sound engineers to optimize and troubleshoot sound systems.

The class was led by Thomas Züllich, a certified Smaart instructor with years of experience in sound system design and optimization. The class covered various topics, from acoustics and sound system design to advanced measurement techniques using the smaart software. Participants were able to use the studio’s equipment and facilities to gain hands-on experience with the software and learn how to optimize sound systems for different environments.

The engineers at Konsertsystemer are taking the exams to pass the Level 1 certification, a mark of expertise in using the smaart software and highly valued in the sound industry. The class was a valuable learning experience for the engineers and demonstrated Konsertsystemer’s commitment to providing high-quality sound systems and services to their clients.

Konsertsystemer is a well-known company in the Norwegian sound industry, providing sound systems and services for concerts, events, and festivals. Their expertise ranges from small corporate events to large-scale festivals, and they are known for their commitment to high-quality sound and professional service.

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report – Smaart bootcamp – April 11. to 14. 2023 – Riksteater, Oslo, Norway

Are you looking to upskill your audio engineering knowledge and gain certification in just four days? You had to look no further than the Smaart Operator Fundamentals and Operator Application Practicums at Riksteatret in Oslo!

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Rational Acoustics 15 Years

In honor of Rational Acoustics’ 15th anniversary, we are offering 
15% off of Smaart new license purchases from April 1 through April 15.
No Joke!

April 1 is here. In the past Rational has done joke products to celebrate “April Fools Day” (last year was “Smaart Origin” for example). This year they are not doing a joke product, they are doing a real sale. 

For the first week of April, and in honor of Rational Acoustics 15th anniversary, we are going to offer 15% off of all Smaart license purchases from April 1 (Saturday) through April 15 (Saturday)

The Fine print:

  • The discount applies to online new license purchases only.
  • Eligible product variations are discounted in the store.
  • Upgrade purchases or additional installs are not eligible
  • This offer cannot be combined with other discounts (student discount etc.)

head over to the shop here –