Smaart Measurement Technology™

We've begun to incorporate Rational Acoustics' highly regarded Smaart Measurement Technology™ directly into our Virtual StudioLive™ remote-control/editor/librarian software for StudioLive™ mixers.

The first module from Smaart Measurement Technology to be implemented is Smaart Spectra™, which is part of PreSonus Universal Control 1.6 and later. (Download Universal Control free from the Technical Support section of the PreSonus Web site.)

Now you can really put StudioLive's graphic EQ to work improving the sound of your P.A. Precisely identify nasty feedback frequencies. Get your loudspeakers to play nicer with the room they're in — all without having a degree in acoustical engineering. VSL’s Smaart implementation is accessible and intuitive, so that inexperienced users can make basic adjustments to the system, and experienced users can adjust the system quickly and precisely.

See the spectral content of your mix in real time. Then do something about it.

 

When you click on the Graphic Equalizer button in Universal Control 1.6, Smaart Spectra’s Spectrograph and real-time analyzer algorithms go to work, showing you the spectral content of whatever is routed though a particular graphic EQ.

You can also activate a real-time analyzer, much like the Studio One™ 2 plug-in, and view what you are hearing. Can’t tell if your mix has too much low end or your room is boomy? Use the RTA to see where your mix has gone awry and clean it up!

But the real magic is Smaart's unique Spectrogram display.

 

Audio in three dimensions.

The Smaart Spectra Spectrogram shows level versus frequency versus time. It graphs a continuous series of Spectrum measurements with frequency on one axis, time on another, and level indicated by colors. The display responds in real time as you adjust the graphic EQ.

Read more about the Smaart Spectrogram.

 

Use case: Ringing out feedback with Smaart Spectrograph

 

 

All the advantages of VSL, too!

Because Smaart is integrated into VSL, its features can be wirelessly remote-controlled using StudioLive Remote 1.3 or later for iPad® — a free download from the Apple App Store. You can even use third-party VPN software to remote-control VSL, and therefore, Smaart, over the Internet—so contractors can help solve clients’ sonic emergencies without being physically present.

This is just the start of a beautiful relationship with Rational Acoustics — PreSonus products are about to get a lot Smaarter!