AFMG Newsletter - Issue 40, March 2019


Dear customers, colleagues, and friends,
 
Welcome to a new edition of the AFMG® Newsletter. These quarterly issues inform you about software updates, trainings, and interesting downloads related to our products.

Prolight + Sound: AFMG Forges Ahead with EASE 5 Development

AFMG invites you to come to our booth at Prolight + Sound 2019 to take an exclusive sneak peek at the current EASE® 5 preview version.

EASE

For two years the software development has been driving forward intensively. Our main goal with this effort is the implementation of a novel room building concept and a straight-forward approach to sound system design. This gives users more time to model the room acoustics and to optimize the loudspeaker system.

The next major version of EASE will feature numerous innovations mainly aimed at more intuitive room entry. This encompasses a state-of-the-art rendering engine, new drawing tools, enhanced management of “holes”, and improved room volume calculation. All of this makes entering rooms significantly easier and faster.

Another innovative feature is the new acoustic editor. It provides a clear overview of the different room parameters that affect the simulation results, such as humidity, average absorption coefficient and reverberation time. This new function will greatly assist EASE users in their design and decision-making process.

Sample auditorium modeled in EASE 5 - under development.

The new EASE version is also focused on the design of the sound-reinforcement system. Loudspeakers can be inserted, positioned, and aimed very quickly and intuitively. In addition, the new visualization of case drawings helps to manage loudspeakers much more easily. These functions give the ideal basis for the optimization of the loudspeaker system regarding design goals like coverage uniformity and speech intelligibility.

Finally, with respect to room acoustics, the management of acoustic materials has been greatly improved. A completely renewed, large database of absorbers and building materials is now only one click away. Absorption coefficients can be viewed directly in the program and the distribution of materials used within the room is visible at a glance.

Of course, AFMG´s world-renowned acoustic calculation engine will be integrated into EASE version 5 as well, ensuring that there are no compromises when it comes to the accuracy of results and performing advanced investigations.

With its ground-breaking new feature set, EASE version 5 will become a software tool that goes beyond state of the art. It will be a major milestone for all sound system designers, acoustical consultants, and application engineers. Use this exclusive chance and be one of the first to see the new features of EASE 5 in action!

Meet us at Hall 8.0, Booth D70 !
Prolight + Sound 2019 – April 2 to 5, Frankfurt, Germany.
 

New Loudspeaker Data


For the EASE®, EASE Evac, EASE Focus, and EASE Address simulation software packages, the following new data files are now available or have been updated:

Manufacturer

EASE
Address

EASE
Focus

EASE
Evac

EASE

Apart Audio

 

YES

YES

YES

Audac

YES

 

YES

YES

Audiofocus

 

YES

 

YES

Attack Audio System

 

YES

 

YES

Bose Professional

 

YES

 

YES

Bouyer

 

 

YES

YES

Community Professional Loudspeakers

YES

 

YES

YES

Cornered Audio

 

YES

YES

YES

Crestron

YES

 

YES

YES

d&b

 

 

 

YES

HK Audio

 

YES

YES

YES

Electro-Voice

 

 

 

YES

L-Acoustics

 

 

 

YES

Leon Speakers

 

 

YES

YES

MDC

 

YES

YES

YES

Monitor Audio

YES

 

YES

YES

Outline

 

 

YES

YES

SoundTube

YES

 

YES

YES

TW AUDiO

 

YES

YES

YES

VUE Audiotechnik

 

YES

 

YES

Wharfedale Pro

 

YES

YES

YES

2019 Seminars Overview

In this section we provide updates on our upcoming seminars and trainings. Please use the links below to access detailed information and to reserve your seat.

Should you have any question regarding our classes, please contact us directly at: seminars@afmg.eu.

Oslo, Norway

SysTune
by AVON & Charlie Hughes

March 28 - 29

Tokyo, Japan

EASE Level 1
by J. Tesori

April 15 - 17

London, United Kingdom

EASE Level 1
by AFMG

May 7 - 9

Saint Petersburg, Russia

EASE Levels 1 & 2
by ARHITON

May 27 - 31

Minneapolis, USA

EASE Levels 1 & 2
by AFMG

September 30 - October 4

Minneapolis, USA

Sound System Optimization
and Measurement

by AFMG

October 7 - 8

Minneapolis, USA

EASE Evac
by AFMG

October 10 - 11

Bogotá, Colombia

EASE Level 1 & 2
by Boutique Pro Audio

October 28 - November 1

Switzerland & Germany

Sound System 
Measurement

by Markus Zehner

Various dates

Online, Worldwide

EASE, SysTune, EASERA
by SISTRUM.DE

Various dates

AFMG classes are not only educational. Participants highly appreciate the new contacts to other professionals in the field and the broad exchange of knowledge. Freshman or expert - we would be very happy to see you soon!

Seminars are also regularly updated in our Classes Overview. If you subscribe to receive local training announcements, you will also be informed of upcoming classes in your region. You can update your subscription preferences if you follow the link at the end of this newsletter.

Latest Updates & Current Program Versions

In this section we provide you with an up-to-date overview of the current release versions of all AFMG programs.

We hope this will make it easy for you to check the status of your programs. Remember, the latest version can always be downloaded from your account in the AFMG Download Portal.

New: February 2019 >> 

EASE

Version 4.4.19

 

EASE SpeakerLab

Version 1.1.26

 

EASE Evac

Version 1.1.6

 

AFMG SoundFlow

Version 1.0.12

 

AFMG Reflex

Version 1.0.8

 

EASERA

Version 1.2.13

 

AFMG SysTune

Version 1.3.7

 

 

 

 

The following free software is available for download:

New: March 2019 >> 

EASE Focus

Version 3.1.7

 

EASE Address

Version 1.1.21

     

 

AFMG SDKs:

 

GLL Plug-In API

Version 1.0.0

 

DSP Communcation Service

Version 0.5.4

New: January 2019 >> 

SysTune Plug-In API

Version 2.2

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