Measurement and Application

What are the recommended audio interfaces and measurement microphones for use with Smaart?

What are the recommended audio interfaces and measurement microphones for use with Smaart? ------------------------- Smaart will work with any audio I-O device that uses Wav/WDM (Windows), ASIO (Windows) or CoreAudio (MacOS) device drivers, so long as those drivers are compatible with the OS version you are running. It is up to the hardware manufacturer to ensure that the device is compatible with the most recent version of Windows or MacOS, so make sure you check their driver information wh...

Is the Smaart IO compatible with the Smaart 9 platform?

Is the Smaart IO compatible with the Smaart 9 platform? ------------------------- Yes, though it is now treated as a generic controllable audio interface, like the Roland Octacapture. You can control gain and phantom power natively within Smaart (View > Input Meters, or default hotkey Shift + E), however microphone sensitivity-based calibration and saving of microphones is no longer supported. SPL calibration must be done manually using a tone generator/calibrator, such as the iSEMcon SC...

Can I transfer my saved configuration to another device/operating system?

Can I transfer my saved configuration to another device/operating system? ------------------------- Short answer: No While you can save your current settings to a configuration file to be recalled later, this file cannot be reliably transferred between devices or across operating systems. Some of the settings that are saved contain environment-specific variables relating to the system that Smaart is installed on (i.e. exact directory paths). Loading a saved configuration on a different devi...

Can I transfer a captured trace from Smaart 8/Di v2 to Smaart Suite, RT, or LE?

Can I transfer a captured trace from v8/Di v2 to v9? ------------------------- Short answer: Sort of* Smaart will not do this automatically, you will have to manually import the trace into the Smaart 9 platform (Suite, RT, LE, and SPL). There are two ways to do this: 1) Locate where the v8/Di v2 trace is saved. By default, Smaart will save traces to the following location (you can also right-click the trace and select "Open file location"): Windows - C:\Users\<your_username>\Docu...

Which interfaces have Control Integration and Gain Tracking within Smaart?

Which interfaces have Control Integration and Gain Tracking within Smaart? ------------------------- Smaart can control the gain and phantom power of certain audio recording devices directly from within the "Input Meters" view. To access Input Meters, navigate to the View menu in the top menu bar of the program and select View > Input Meters, or use the Hot Key combo [Shift] + [E]. Devices with control integration will also allow for Gain Tracking, which is enabled in the Input Configu...

How to automatically launch Smaart on a schedule in macOS

How to automatically launch Smaart on a schedule in macOS? ------------------------- In some circumstances you may want to automate launching Smaart at a certain time on a schedule. One example would be that you need to log SPL starting at a certain time. If logging is enabled when Smaart is closed it will automatically start again on the next launch. For the computer savvy there are numerous ways to automate launching or quitting apps, but here’s a simple way to automate launching Smaa...

The RTA420 microphone is "pin 3 hot"; what does that mean?

The RTA 420 is "pin 3 hot"; what does that mean? ------------------------- The Rational Acoustics RTA 420 microphone (listed on our store here (https://www.rationalacoustics.com/products/ra-rta-420)) is Pin 3 hot. This means that the polarity of the microphone is reversed compared to other microphone standards. If you are using a single microphone, this should not cause any differences in your measurement. However, if you will be comparing a microphone that is not pin 3 hot to the RTA 420,...