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FIR Designer Adds Live SMAART Control

Eclipse Audio’s loudspeaker filter design software – FIR Designer – now offers SMAART Control functionality. This enables loudspeaker measurements in Rational AcousticsSMAART software to be controlled by FIR Designer, captured in real-time & seamlessly integrated into the FIR Designer workflow for use in filter & preset creation. FIR Designer customers who use SMAART for loudspeaker measurements no longer need to manually export measurements to file & import the files into FIR Designer.

With SMAART open locally or on any networked computer, FIR Designer’s ‘SMAART Control’ dialog can live-stream any available SMAART Spectrum or Transfer Function measurement configuration. Features such as SMAART’s signal generator and measurement magnitude & phase banding or smoothing can all be controlled remotely. A snapshot of a measurement can be taken from SMAART’s live measurement stream, stored & renamed in a local measurement list. Any stored measurement can be transferred with one-click to FIR Designer’s ‘Import’ tab for use in FIR Designer’s workflow.

“The new integration will be particularly useful in live sound applications, where time is short,” said Michael John, the developer of FIR Designer. “It fast-tracks the process of measurement capture and creation of FIR filters for system optimization”.

SMAART Control is available in both the newly-released FIR Designer 2.12 and FIR Designer M 1.4. “Many of our software licensees use SMAART for taking loudspeaker measurements, so it made sense for us to incorporate the SMAART API to simplify their workflow” said Michael.

Watch the video to see how the new SMAART Control works, or download a free demo of FIR Designer to experiment with the new functionality.

FIR Designer is compatible with a wide range of loudspeaker measurement tools in addition to SMAART. See all supported import file formats here. For more information on SMAART, go to

About Eclipse Audio

Since 2016, Eclipse Audio has been offering software products for creating custom finite impulse response (FIR) filters & complete mixed FIR + IIR filter loudspeaker presets for single and multi-way loudspeakers. All products share an intuitive workflow that uses imported loudspeaker measurements as the starting point for filter design. The software range makes it easy for loudspeaker manufacturers, designers & installers to create their own FIR filters & load them into any FIR-supported product. All products have both macOS & Windows versions, and can be purchased from