The hardest thing about learning to read the phase graph on an audio analyzer like Smaart is finding a PA to practice with. In the world of my dreams I would have a giant warehouse with every speaker model on earth and endless time to practice tuning different configurations. In the field, we have the […]
One of the most popular articles on sound system EQ is How to Tune a PA System for Live Sound by Brad Pack. In this article I will compare and contrast it against my own methods. Things I do the same Start by testing the system with a few high-quality tracks that you know really […]
Introduction Smaarting the sound system has turned into a bad word. It refers to a quick and easy sound system tuning procedure that can ruin your show. Here’s how to Smaart the sound system: Buy audio analyzer software. Don’t practice at home. Take a single measurement of the combined system at FOH with 1/3oct smoothing. […]
With over 537,200 minutes of video views over the last 18 months across YouTube and Facebook, these are my six most popular videos on sound system tuning. #1 – 3 Simple Ways to Phase Align Main+Sub with SATlive Make the pictures match. Math (just a little!) Automatic (Delay Suggestion Tool) Make the pictures match. This is […]
Interview with Jamie Anderson from Rational Acoustics about working faster with Smaart using strategic check points in the sound system tuning process.