2009

EASE Focus Database updated

2009-05-01 12:20

Focus

Recently the following manufacturers joined the ever-growing group of EASE Focus licensees:

  • Montarbo, Italy
  • TWAUDiO, Germany
  • Lotusline, Australia
  • LAX, China

The EASE Focus website was updated as well to offer the latest data files for various line array systems.

The free download and more information are located here:

EASE Focus Website

AFMG measurement seminars

2009-04-30 19:51

EASERA Systune

Like last year, this spring's series of AFMG measurement workshops in German-speaking countries was received very well.

Instructor Markus Zehner comments: “There is a strong interest of many professionals in the live sound business to further deepen their system tuning knowledge as well as their proficiency with AFMG's leading real-time analysis software SysTune. We have seen a very positive response from the field to the new, 2-day format class with an even stronger focus on the combination of practical measurements and theoretical background.”. Our thanks go to the hosts of TTS Tontechnikschule, TWAudio, dBTechnologies and MediasPro.

Another series of seminars is already planned for this fall. Please contact us for more information: support[AT]afmg.eu.

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EASE Address version 1.1 released

2009-04-30 19:46

EASE Address

Released March 2009, the major upgrade for AFMG's free design software for distributed loudspeaker systems includes:

  • Constant-Voltage networks like 100 V, including tap settings and power sum calculation
  • Noise level entry and S/N mapping
  • Import and export of EASE project files
  • New auto-arrange option for SPL variation over the grid
  • Create print version now supports RTF and PDF
  • English and German program version and help files

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The free download and more information are located here:

EASE Address Website

At present, leading manufacturers Tannoy, QSC, Bouyer, Bosch, Electro-Voice, Dynacord and SoundTube Entertainment have licensed EASE Address software from Ahnert Feistel Media Group (AFMG) for the design and optimization of ceiling speaker installations and other distributed systems.

GLL loudspeaker data format develops into industry standard

2009-04-30 19:30

The Generic Loudspeaker Library (GLL) data format was developed by AFMG and published spring 2007. Since then the GLL data format has received increasing support from forward-thinking loudspeaker manufacturers, consultants and professional users.

Among several others, the following companies have recently published GLL data for their loudspeakers or announced their support for the format:

  • Bouyer, France
  • Community, USA
  • Electro-Voice, USA
  • Martin Audio, UK
  • Meyer Sound, USA
  • QSC, USA
  • Renkus-Heinz, USA
  • SoundTube, USA
  • Tannoy, UK
  • Technomad, USA
  • TOA, Japan

Most of the current and all future AFMG software platforms support the GLL data format, such as:

  • EASE 4.2 and 4.3
  • EASE Focus v2.0
  • EASE Address
  • EASE SpeakerLab
  • GLL Viewer

See also:

GLL White Paper, GLL Viewer and additional documents

125 AES Preprint 7524: Methods and Limitations of Line Source Simulation

 

In March 2009 the AES standards committee published AES56-2008, the new standard for loudspeaker modeling and measurement. After many years of discussion, finally a modern description format using high-resolution impulse response or complex frequency response data was agreed upon by a group of experts from the industry.

In fact, most of the procedures and sets of information suggested in this new AES Standard are already implemented in the Generic Loudspeaker Library (GLL) data format.

See also:

AES56-2008: AES standard on acoustics - Sound source modeling - Loudspeaker polar radiation measurements

EASERA SysTune 1.1 Beta cycle launched

2009-04-30 19:12

EASERA Systune

The upcoming upgrade for EASERA SysTune, AFMG's live sound measurement software, now supports DSP plug-ins. This March the first Beta of SysTune 1.1 was provided to the Beta group.

It includes a set of major additions, such as:

  • New DSP Plug-In functions supported by manufacturers like Renkus-Heinz, Linea Research, Tannoy, Turbosound, FZ Audio, Electro-Voice, Salzbrenner StageTec, FourAudio, Harvey Audio
  • New Virtual EQ function
  • Improved handling of axis settings and default view limits
  • Better results for music and speech signals
  • More data processing options
  • much more...

If you would like to join the Beta, you need to:

  • Have a valid license for SysTune
  • Be experienced in using live sound measurement software
  • Be able to communicate by email
  • Contact us via support[AT]afmg.eu

General information about the software can be found here:

EASERA SysTune Website

EASE 4.3 is in Beta

2009-04-30 12:17

Last fall the Beta cycle of EASE 4.3 was started. If you would like to join the Beta, you need to:

  • Have a valid license for EASE 4.2
  • Be experienced in using acoustic simulation software
  • Be able to communicate by email
  • Contact us via support[AT]afmg.eu

See also:

EASE 4.3 previewed at 125th AES

New EASE Class to be held in Beijing, China

2009-04-30 12:15

Jack Sui

AFMG's official distributer for China, HongKong-based company EASE (China) Acoustic Design And Consulting Limited, will hold another 3-day EASE class in Beijing, China, this May 25th - 27th. The training will be conducted by Jack (Xing) Sui, the head of EASE (China).

Contact details:

EASE (CHINA) ACOUSTIC DESIGN AND CONSULTING LIMITED
Flat E, 7/F, Tower 10, Park Central, Tseung Kwan O, N.T. HongKong
Tel: 00852 - 68989605
E-mail: ease.china[AT]live.com
Web: http://ease-china.cn

EASERA 1.2 (Beta) now supports new ELF measurement robot

2009-04-30 12:03

EASERA

EASERA version 1.2, currently still in Beta, has been expanded to provide full control over the new ELF loudspeaker measurement system from Four Audio. In combination, this fully automated measurement system features:

  • Fast loudspeaker balloon measurements - for example, full-sphere 5 degree data sets in less than 3 hours
  • Maximum load 100 kg, maximum angular resolution 1 degree, high angular precision (< 0.16 degrees)
  • Small foot print, simple mounting even in full anechoic chambers, low operation noise
  • Various processing options in EASERA to compensate for measurement and environmental conditions
  • Direct import into SpeakerLab for EASE data generation, such as GSS and GLL files

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Previously, support for the direct control of Outline and LinearX turntables was also integrated in EASERA v1.2, along with other new functions. If you would like to join the Beta, you need to:

  • Have a valid license for EASERA
  • Be experienced in using acoustic measurement software
  • Be able to communicate by email
  • Contact us via support[AT]afmg.eu

EASERA Website

Salzbrenner Stagetec Consoles to host EASERA SysTune

2009-03-15 19:36

EASERA Systune

For the first time, SysTune is available to AURUS customers as a seamless solution integrated into a mixing console.

Any corrections necessary can be made conveniently from the FOH position using the SysTune interface acting on the integrated NEXUS audio network DSPs. Of course, if reference microphones are required, these are connected and their signals forwarded using the NEXUS network. This reduces considerably the lengthy and expensive cabling of live productions.

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General information about the software can be found here:

EASERA SysTune Website

Leading Ceiling Speaker Manufacturers License EASE Address Software

2009-01-15 16:32

Tannoy, QSC, Bouyer, Bosch, Electro-Voice, Dynacord and SoundTube Entertainment have licensed EASE Address software from Ahnert Feistel Media Group (AFMG) for the design and optimization of ceiling speaker installations and other distributed systems.

“We are happy that these leading brands have adopted EASE Address as their primary tool for designing ceiling systems,” says Stefan Feistel of AFMG. “We have spent many programming hours making EASE Address the most accurate, fastest and easiest to use program for both system designers and R&D engineers. Our GLL data format makes it easy to add new loudspeakers and update existing products without writing a single line of code.”

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The free download and more information are located here:

EASE Address Website

Also, EASE Address v1.1 will be released this January. The free software update includes:

  • Support for transformer settings for constant voltage networks
  • Optimization function for SPL variation
  • EASE data import and export
  • S/N mappings
  • Various bugfixes and minor changes