AFMG Newsletter - Issue 37, October 2017


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.

AFMG releases EASE Focus v3.1 and new GLL Plug-In API

Since the beginning of September a new version of EASE Focus is available for download on our website. Besides a few minor improvements and numerous bug fixes throughout the program, version 3.1 also provides the ability to integrate plug-ins using the new GLL Plug-In API.

Through GLL Plug-Ins your preferred loudspeaker manufacturer can provide direct access to the sophisticated features of their line arrays and loudspeakers via EASE Focus.
Plug-Ins created with the GLL Plug-In API can model many product-specific functions and provide additional information or configuration options. It is now possible to incorporate safety calculation routines, that help you to design safe array setups. Besides that plug-ins can implement proprietary aiming algorithms and methods. Packing lists can be generated and system EQ settings can be selected as well as many other extensions can be realized.

More information about the potential features that can be added by your manufacturer through the GLL Plug-In API and implementation details can be found on the GLL Plug-In API website.
To download the latest version of EASE Focus, click here.

A Major Step Forward: Noise Emission Prediction Now Incorporates Line Array Radiation

One of AFMG´s core competencies is in the field of acoustical simulation, such as the accurate simulation of line array performance. Our innovative developments include AFMG’s FIRmaker technology and subwoofer array modeling using EASE Focus.

This expertise is frequently requested throughout the industry when companies develop new solutions or products for sound reinforcement applications. For example, recently AFMG became involved in the latest release of IMMI – the well-known environmental noise prediction software by Wölfel Engineering GmbH + Co. KG.

Noise pollution considerations are increasingly gaining importance in the planning of open air events. Until now, typical software tools supported only simple point sources in the modelling of outdoor noise propagation. This limitation led to a growing demand to describe and include more complex sound systems such as line arrays. Only when this is done can compliance with the requirements of the particular application be ensured.

Open-Air Venue: Waldbühne, Berlin
Open-Air Venue: Waldbühne, Berlin
AFMG’s software solutions have already proven to work very well, using detailed loudspeaker definitions as provided by manufacturers or independent labs. Specifically, EASE SpeakerLab Pro facilitates data export of simulated directivity characteristics for modern sound systems. These computation results can be saved in XHN format in order to be used for acoustic noise predictions by other software.

Launched this fall, IMMI 2017 added an essential new feature allowing the import of XHN-files. This enables consultants and sound engineers to utilize the results of AFMG´s highly advanced line array simulation within IMMI. Thereby their noise distribution analyses can take advantage of the entire EASE loudspeaker database – with over 3,000 models from more than 100 manufacturers.

open-air venue: Waldbühne, Berlin
Noise immission mapping by IMMI 2017 for a design based on line array models simulated in EASE SpeakerLab

As a result, IMMI is now capable of making more precise predictions about the expected noise impact levels. These calculations create a reliable basis for the approval process and for practical implementation. Technicians on site can be confident that their setups actually conform to applicable regulations as well as to the requirements given by local authorities.

This first implementation represents a significant starting point for future developments in the field. AFMG is pleased to have supported this effort and is looking forward to further projects of this kind.

Find more insights about the creation and use of high-resolution loudspeaker data by AFMG at: http://ease.afmg.eu/index.php/gll-loudspeaker-format.html

More details about IMMI are available here: https://www.immi.eu/en/home.html

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

Alcons Audio

 

YES

 

YES

ATLAS

 

 

YES

YES

Attack do Brasil

 

YES

 

YES

AUDAC

YES

 

YES

YES

Audience

 

 

 

YES

ECLER

YES

 

YES

YES

HK-Audio

 

YES

YES

YES

iBO

 

YES

 

YES

MONACOR

 

 

YES

YES

RCF

 

YES

 

YES

Simplex

 

 

YES

YES

Sonance

YES

 

YES

YES

TOA

YES

 

YES

YES

2017 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 don't hesitate and contact us directly at: seminars@afmg.eu.

October 23 - 26, 2017

Room Acoustics,
by Markus Zehner (in German)

Switzerland

November 13 - 17, 2017

EASE Level 1 + 2

Saint Petersburg, Russia
 

November 20 - 24, 2017

EASE Level 1 + 2
There are only a few seats left!

Berlin, Germany

January 8 - 9, 2018

SysTune Training,
by avon

Oslo, Norway

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 subscribed to receive local training announcements, you will also be informed. 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 Download Portal.

 

EASE

Version 4.4.15

New: September 2017 >> 

EASE SpeakerLab

Version 1.1.23

 

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

New: September 2017 >> 

GLL Plug-In API

Version 1.0.0

 

The following free software is available for download:

New: September 2017 >> 

EASE Focus

Version 3.1.1

 

EASE Address

Version 1.1.21

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