Spectra Foo Complete / Smaart 7 comparison

The screenshot below shows a measurement made with both Spectra Foo Complete and Smaart 7 at the same time.

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In order to get things to look comparable I had to adjust some of the default settings in Spectra Foo to match the default settings in Smaart 7. I’ve included a screen short of those settings below.

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Smaart 7 has a default minimum size which is rather large on a MacBook Pro 15″ Screen. Spectra Foo is infinitely size adjustable. I looked for a way to kill some of the side bars in Smaart but didn’t find any.

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Here is a comparison of the two apps maximized for my MacBook Pro 15″ screen.

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Some of the exciting features of Smaart 7 which are likely important enough to purchase it are as follows:

Live IR – The impulse response updates as the mic is moved
Delay Tracking – The delay time updates constantly

For live audio measurement purposes, this is pretty spectacular.

Some exciting features of Spectra Foo include the “studiocentric” tools. Keep in mind that Spectra Foo was born as a Pro Tools measurement plugin & became a stand alone app.

I see good reasons to have both apps & with (2) you can verify one against the other to make sure your rig is working properly.

A win/win situation.