AFMG Newsletter - Issue 38, March 2018


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 Presents an Early Preview of EASE 5 at Prolight + Sound 2018

AFMG is moving forward full-steam with the development of the next major version of EASE. At Prolight + Sound 2018, we will be showing for the first time an early alpha version of EASE 5 with exciting new features.
Long awaited by users of EASE 4, its modern successor EASE 5 is taking shape and offers new and innovative solutions. We will be glad to demonstrate the software and discuss the feature set currently under construction, including:
  • A modern and intuitive user interface for several rewritten software modules,
  • A 64-bit based platform, which allows for increased memory allocation and high performance,
  • Novel concepts and tools for building rooms based on imported CAD drawings,
  • Automatic management of “holes” and room volume calculation,
  • The new acoustic parameters editor showing the relationships between acoustic quantities,
  • A database shared with other AFMG products, such as EASE Focus 3,
  • A state-of-the-art rendering engine for viewing rooms.
If you have a general interest in EASE you are welcome to visit our stand to learn more about the program’s advanced capabilities to perform acoustical simulations.
During the tradeshow you will also have the opportunity to check out other upcoming software releases, and see some of our measurement and simulation tools in action. We will be happy to introduce you to our latest work, such as:
  • 3D Beam Shaping with FIRmaker - With high-end planar arrays and AFMG’s latest FIRmaker 3D, exclusive control over the array’s radiation pattern can be achieved not only along the vertical plane, but also in the horizontal plane.
  • Automatic Filter Selection in EASE Focus 3 - Coming soon, the tool provides automatic setup of the filter settings available for the line array.
  • Load and Safety Calculations for Line Arrays - The GLL Plug-in API and SDK are available now for EASE Focus 3 and give loudspeaker manufacturers the possibility to develop powerful plug-ins.
  • Outdoor Noise Prediction - Results of AFMG´s highly advanced line array simulation can now be imported into Wölfel’s IMMI 2017 software for prediction of outdoor noise pollution.
Visit us at Prolight + Sound 2018, in Frankfurt, Germany, from April 10 to 13.
We look forward to welcoming you at booth G30 in Hall 3.1!

EASE® Development Update and New Price List

Since 2016 a major update to AFMG’s acoustical simulation software EASE is under development. The release of EASE 5 is tentatively scheduled for late 2019.

In order to offer our customers a smooth transition from EASE 4 to EASE 5, beginning March 12, 2018, AFMG grants a free license of EASE 5 for every new license of EASE 4.4 JR or EASE 4.4 Standard. These free licenses can be used in parallel to the existing EASE 4 license as soon as the software is released. In this context, AFMG announces a new EASE price list also effective March 12.

Customers who intend to buy EASE should take the opportunity to purchase EASE 4.4 now and not wait for the EASE 5 release. Current prices are significantly lower and a license for EASE 5 is already included. Users who already purchased EASE 4 prior to March 12 will be honored by reduced prices for the upgrade after its release.

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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

Ecler

YES

 

YES

 

ES Audio

 

 

 

YES

Gentex

 

 

YES

YES

Ruifeng

 

YES

 

YES

STS Touring Series

 

YES

 

YES

Work Pro

 

YES

 

YES

2018 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. Trainings shown without a link will be announced in detail soon.

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

May 22-24

EASE
by J.TESORI

Tokyo, Japan

May

SysTune
by Markus Zehner

Germany
 

June 4-7

EASE Compact
by Scientific Acoustics

Canberra, Australia

June 4-8

EASE
by ProAudio.fr

Marrakesh, Marocco
 

August 6-8

EASE Compact
by Tim Kuschel, GUZ BOX

Singapore

September 17-21

EASE Level 1+2
 

Berlin, Germany

September 17-21

EASE Level 1+2
 

Minneapolis, USA

September 24-25

SysTune
 

Minneapolis, USA

Summer

EASE
by SoundWizard

Pondicherry, India

October

EASE
by ProAudio.fr

Paris, France
 

Fall

EASE
by Boutique Pro Audio

Colombia
 

Fall

EASE Evac

Minneapolis, USA
 

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. 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.

New: March 2018 >>

EASE

Version 4.4.17

New: March 2018 >>

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

 

GLL Plug-In API

Version 1.0.0

 

The following free software is available for download:

New: January 2018 >> 

EASE Focus

Version 3.1.3

 

EASE Address

Version 1.1.21

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