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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:

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  • 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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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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report – Smaart class – March 20. to 23. 2023 – Timis County Youth Foundation, Timișoara, Romania

Timis County Youth Foundation, Timișoara, Romania in Timișoara, Romania was buzzing with excitement as 12 students gathered for the Smaart class taught by Thomas Züllich from March 20th to 23rd, 2023. The course was divided into the 3-day Smaart Operator Fundamentals and the 1-day Smaart Application Practicums Class.

The Smaart Operator Fundamentals provided an in-depth understanding of setting up a Smaart measurement rig and using Smaart to make single and dual-channel FFT measurements. The course also covered the fundamentals of system alignment, phase measurement, transfer function analysis, and more. The students were thrilled with the knowledge they gained and appreciated the hands-on experience.

The Smaart Application Practicums class focused on the practical use of the Smaart measurement platform in real-world professional audio engineer work. The course provided students with a wealth of knowledge on how to optimize sound systems and overcome challenges that arise during live events.

The Timis County Youth Foundation in Timișoara, Romania provided the perfect venue for the Smaart class. The students enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere and the opportunity to learn from Thomas Züllich, a renowned expert in the field. The course was a great success, and the students left with a newfound understanding of Smaart and its practical applications in professional audio engineering.

Overall, the Smaart class taught by Thomas Züllich was an incredible learning opportunity for anyone interested in professional audio engineering. The students gained valuable insights and practical experience, and the Timis County Youth Foundation provided the perfect setting for this exceptional course. Don’t miss out on future Smaart classes – sign up now and take your audio engineering skills to the next level!

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Smaart class Steinkjer a full success

Five days of SMAART, eight students, whereof six came all the way from Tel Aviv to the Smaart class in Steinkjer.

Roy “The Blad” Strod, “Cousin” Ron Blecher, Yair “Donny” Rachamim, Aviv “Four Fingers” Gozlan, Gad “The Head” Torrefranca, Thomas “Brick Top” Züllich, Gustav “Tyrone” Viem and Aner “Bullet Tooth” Baruch
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coming up – Smaart class mega session – September 12. to 16. 2022 – Steinkjer, Norway

The course is split in two parts:

  • 3-day Smaart Operator Fundamentals
  • 2-day Smaart Operator Advanced Class
  • 16 students maximum per class

The classes start at 9:30 and are finished by 16:00 with a lunch break from 12:00 to 12:30. The classes will be taught by Thomas Züllich and be held in English.

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report – PORSGRUNN, Ælvespeilet – Smaart class – may 2022

and another one in the box. 9 eager engineers sat through 4 intense days of Smaart training. First a 3 day operator class followed by a full day of practice sessions. The dinner after the last day was well deserved.

Kristian Dørum, Espen Mjøen, Eivind Dahl, Stian Strander, Christer Amundsen, Ole Jørgen Kjørholt, Erlend Stein, Rune Sundby, Lars Andersen & Thomas Züllich

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report – SMART Class, OSLO, Riksteatret, April 2022

12 eager sound engineers from all over Norway, Sweden & Lithuania came and spent 4 days learning how to optimise a sound system with Smaart.

Henrik Gjøsæter, Kolbjørn Lysol, Fredrik Hagland, Thomas Trelease, Said Rifay, Klas Praméus, Rune Bjønnum, Sigbjørn Lillestøl, Vytautas Stasiukaitis, Øyvind Skaaden, Øyvind Kobberstad, Stian Aune

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