An introduction to smaart - in person - Glasgow

  • 04 Oct 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • National Theatre of Scotland : Rockvilla, 125 Craighall Road, Glasgow G4 9TL


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An introduction to smaart - in person

with ASD member Phil Wright

At National Theatre of Scotland 

11am - 2pm 

Following on from our online smaart training with Rational Acoustics, this session will be a practical introduction to using smaart to measure systems and perform alignment.

ASD member Phil Wright will demonstrate how to use smaart practically and then the session will be open for you to ask questions and try your hand at using smaart to shape and align a system.

About Phil

After training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Phil spent the early part of his career working at Sound By Design Ltd, during which time he handled the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in-house sound contract. From 2000-2012 Phil also managed the Sound By Design team handling the BBC Proms live sound requirements.

In 2012 Phil went freelance and “Phil Wright Sound Limited” was founded. In this new role Phil has continued to work with artistes, producers and companies of repute to produce award winning productions around the globe.

In addition to live concert work Phil undertakes a significant amount of both pre and post-production in his studio in Surrey, UK. Works undertaken include mixing live show recordings of Verdi “Requiem” for the Royal Opera House (CD) & Monty Python’s “He’s not the Messiah!” (DVD, Cinema), and Katherine Jenkin’s performance for the feature film “Dreamhorse” (Cinema). Phil also works with various artists providing carry-in recording and broadcast setups for radio & TV.

Phil is also heavily involved in the preparation of many of the shows he works on, including building the show playback files for concerts including Ministry of Sound “Classical” and film with live orchestra projects like “Joker in concert” for Senbla Live Events. Liaising with both Warner Bros studios and the original composing / arranging team Phil has built the audio files and the cue file for the conductor to enable this project to be performed in sync with a live orchestra. Like many of his projects, this continuity from the preparation to the live performance of the works brings a unique knowledge of the live show.

Keen to keep at the cutting edge of audio technology, Phil has been working with a number of high end immersive and live streaming companies since 2020 to help artists, promoters and venues develop next generation content both in terms of live events and studio projects. This has culminated in the development of a Dolby Atmos mix studio with Immersive Specialists Sonosphere at Metropolis Studios, London which delivered the TPI Shortlisted "Live Production of the Year" - 5G Festival which has also now been shortlisted for the AV Awards 2022.

Phil works closely with a number of manufacturers, distributors and sound rental companies of repute collaborating on product development and design. Phil also spends time teaching the next generation of audio engineers on the Theatre Technology course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, The Academy of Contemporary Music, and through the Association of Sound Designers & Audio Engineering Society. Phil has an Audio CV hosted by SoundCloud which is found at

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