Get Started with Sound System Tuning

Are you a live sound engineer interested in sound system tuning?

Maybe you have seen other people use Smaart on their shows and you want to do the same. Maybe your mixing skills are improving, but your show results are not. Maybe you just bought SATlive and you’re trying to figure out what all of those squiggly lines mean.

You’re in the right place.

This free introductory course will help you build your own audio analyzer and take your first measurements so you can start practicing at home right away. Sound system tuning can be strange and overwhelming at first, so take small steps and let me know if you run into any problems.

If you make it through this introductory course on sound system tuning and want to go deeper, I have books and an online course to help you.



48 Lessons

  • You will be able to access this course immediately after your purchase is complete.
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48 Lessons in Get Started with Sound System Tuning:

1 – How to build your own 2-ch audio analyzer for FREE

2 – How to build an audio analyzer the wrong way

3 – Which measurement microphone is best?

4 – How to make a $50 Behringer ECM8000 sound like an $700 Earthworks M30

5 – Which audio interface is best for a Smaart rig?

6 – Should I buy Smaart, SATlive, or something else?

6z – ZOID: Smaart vs SATlive vs RiTA vs REW

7 – Get setup to take your first measurement in Smaart DI

8 – Get setup to take your first measurement in Smaart8

8.1 – Smaart: Optimal settings to avoid micromanagement

9 – Get setup to take your first measurement in SATlive

9.1 – Optimal settings for SATlive

10 – Get setup to take your first measurement in RiTA

11 – What is the difference between Smaart, SATlive, SysTune, SIM3

12 – Stop Smaarting the Sound System

13 – How do I know if I have good data? Check your physical IO

14 – How do I know if I have good data? Headphone test

15 – How do I know if I have good data? Software settings in Smaart DI2

16 – Double check your settings in Smaart v8 before you start work in the field

17 – How to set your microphone preamps for Smaart

18 – Turn up the volume in the room without affecting your trace.

19 – How to verify your audio analyzer will show your EQ changes

20 – How loud does the test signal need to be in the room for Smaart?

20.1 – Big input meters on Smaart (useful!)

21 – How loud does the test signal need to be in the room for SATlive?

22 – How to stop running out of headroom in Smaart

23 – Expectations: What does a mic cable look like?

24 – Expectations: How do you measure an EQ in Smaart?

25 – How to create a target trace in Smaart

26 – How to create a target trace in SATlive

27 – What does a full-range speaker look like in Smaart?

28 – What does a full-range speaker look like in SATlive?

29 – How to set the delay locator to measure a subwoofer in Smaart

30 – How to use the Low Frequency Delay finder in SATlive

31 – How to measure a speaker+EQ in Smaart

31.1 – How to find a comb filter in Smaart

31.2 – How to find a comb filter in SATlive

31.3 – Avoid EQing a comb filter in Smaart with averaging

31.4 – How to use the right EQ shape every time with Smaart

34 – How to verify main+sub alignment in Smaart

34.1 – How to phase align main+sub in Smaart

34.3 – How to use Live Add Trace and Perfect Addition Trace in SATlive

34.5 – How to use Virtual Time Shift in SATlive

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