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Hosting a Smaart Class

We are always on the lookout for venues in the US to host Public Smaart Training Classes. If you are interested, read on...

If you have a venue and the right gear, and are willing to let us use it for a Public Smaart Operator Fundamentals Training Class, have we got a deal for you.

In exchange for providing the class venue and all required AV equipment, Rational will provide a public class host with four (4) free spots in the class as well as a free license of Smaart v.8 (a $3,995 retail value).

In this situation, Rational Acoustics assumes all hosting responsibilities including publicity, enrollment, payment logistics, instructor fees and expense, travel costs and catering costs. Meaning that apart from providing the space and gear, there is no financial impact for a class host. This is a great option for sound companies or venues such as clubs, churches or theaters who have the space and equipment available and are looking for Smaart training for their staff.

Each public Smaart Training Class is 3 days long and goes from 9-5 each day. We try to hold the classes on Tuesday – Thursday and classes are generally capped at 20-30 people, depending on the venue.

As much as we'd love to be able to hold Smaart classes in every venue that offers, there are some general requirements that must be met for consideration:

Venue Requirements:

• Training facilities for Rational Acoustics classes need to provide a comfortable and well lit environment with seating and work tables (with ample room for laptop computers) for a minimum of 20 people.

• Ample AC power distribution must be available for the instructor's equipment, class laptops and the class a/v equipment.

• For the duration of the class, the venue (or room within the venue) must be dedicated solely to the Smaart Class and free of unreasonable noise limitations. (i.e.... we can't hold a Smaart class in the middle of your active warehouse).

• Catering must be allowed in the venue and an area for catering setup must be available.

General A/V Requirements:

• XGA projector and screen (or suitable video monitor(s)), and a 20’ video cable to connect laptop to projector

• Whiteboard and dry erase markers (or equivalent)

• Session sound systems (see details below)

• A mic stand

• For larger facilities, a vocal sound reinforcement system and headset microphone (preferably wireless) may be required

Sound System Requirements:

For Days 1& 2

• A small mixing console

• A system processor – 2in x 4out minimum

• A bi- or tri-amplified loudspeaker with appropriate amps

• A small self-powered loudspeaker (for delay demonstrations)

• All necessary interconnect cables and spare XLR mic cables

• All necessary interconnect cables and spare XLR mic cables

These systems are used for measurement demonstration purposes and should be separate from any instructor vocal reinforcement systems being used.

For Day 3

• A small mixing console

• A system processor – 3 in x 6 out minimum

• Two (2) medium format arrayable loudspeakers with separate amps for each

• A medium format self-powered loudspeaker for use as a delay system

• Two (2) subwoofers with separate amplification for each

• All necessary interconnect cables and spare XLR mic cables (4 x 25’ minimum)

Click HERE for an example of a typical class layout for Days 1&2

Click HERE for an example of a typical class layout for Day 3

Rational Acoustics will provide the following for all public Smaart training classes:

• Instructor Laptop with appropriate Smaart versions installed

• Measurement preamps w/cables for connection to system

• Measurement microphones & microphone SPL calibrator

• Dante network distribution system for supplying measurement signal feeds to student laptops.

• Appropriate adaptors and connection cables

• All appropriate class materials such as manuals, t-shirts, etc..


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