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Transfer Function Measurements With Smaart v8
« on: January 31, 2019, 12:19:13 pm »

Transfer Function Measurements With Smaart v8
Why measurements are a quicker and safer way to optimize a sound system than doing it by ear...
By Joan La Roda • January 30, 2019

This article is intended for those who have not yet gathered the courage to start using measurement software as a support tool for sound system tuning, be it for lack of knowledge or insufficient encouragement.

Here we’ll cover the basics to guide you through the first steps such that the first contact comes out successful and encourages you to keep going. I recommend doing a quick first reading of the text and then going back to the beginning and reading it more thoroughly.

Making absolutely sure that there is nothing out of place within a system; that everything is in phase; that all compression drivers not only work, but perform consistently; that there is nothing disconnected, inverted, or with EQ or delay settings carried over from the last event; that our mixing board is doing what it is supposed to be doing… will avoid wasting your time trying to troubleshoot, by using trial and error, why one side sounds different to the other, or why your system does not sound the way it should.

While it can be hard at first, once you have practiced the measurement techniques everything goes a lot faster than some of you might imagine. And, once the measurements are done, there is no room for doubts...

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Train the next generation. Success without a successor is ultimately failure.
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