Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I attend a training class on Smaart?

Our current class schedule is located here: https://www.rationalacoustics.com/pages/training

Can I try Smaart before I buy it?

Can I try Smaart before I buy it? ------------------------- The most recent versions of Smaart Suite, LE, and SPL can be downloaded as a free (one time) 30-day trial from our website here: https://www.rationalacoustics.com/pages/demo-main-page The Demo timer will begin when the program is opened for the first time. If you run into any issues when using the Demo, please contact us using the links below. ------------------------- To Contact Rational Acoustics Support: Submit a Ticket He...

Is Smaart compatible on Apple Silicon devices?

Is Smaart compatible on Apple Silicon devices? ------------------------- Yes, the latest version of Smaart (all editions) is compatible with Apple Silicon CPUs (M1, M2, etc.)-based computers natively! During our compatibility tests, we observed no appreciable difference in performance when running Smaart on an M-Series Mac compared to previous-generation Intel-based Macs of similar models. Important!! As always, it is critical that you ensure your audio device has Apple Silicon compat...

What are the system requirements for Smaart?

What are the system requirements for Smaart? ------------------------- Smaart is available for both the Windows® and macOS® operating systems. Besides the obvious OS differences, the two versions are exactly the same in functionality, look and operation. Below are the minimum hardware / OS requirements. Newer OS versions are compatible unless otherwise stated. Important: Please make sure that your graphical (video) driver is fully up-to-date. We've been noticing that 80% of bugs or crashes ...

What Operating Systems are compatible with Smaart?

What Operating Systems are compatible with Smaart? ------------------------- Before upgrading your operating system, please make sure the audio interface you will be using with Smaart has compatible drivers for the OS version you will update to. It is critical to ensure your audio device has compatible drivers, as an incompatible driver may not be recognized by Smaart and could even cause the program to crash. Each Smaart license comes with installers for both Windows and macOS. The follow...

Will Smaart do 'this'?

Will Smaart do 'This'? ------------------------- Smaart can do a lot of things. It's used for measuring sound reinforcement systems, evaluating public address systems, analyzing room acoustics, industrial vibration analysis, and there are many uses that we don't even know about! Chances are good that Smaart will be a valuable tool in any kind of sound measurement process. Don't take my word for it though, search through any of our online documentation for a specific feature, or download...