AFMG Newsletter - Issue 39, May 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.

Early EASE 5 Preview at InfoComm 2018

The next major version of EASE is under development and you will have the exclusive opportunity to see some of its key new features and innovative solutions at InfoComm 2018.
Including a state-of-the-art rendering engine, a modern user interface, and a novel concept to build room models, this early preview of EASE 5 reveals the exciting direction the software is taking. By saving time building the room, EASE 5 users will generally be able to allocate more resources for the sound system design and acoustical investigations.

Besides this preview, you may be interested in the latest additions to the industry standard EASE Focus 3 – such as our trendsetting technology FIRmaker 3D and our GLL Plug-In API.
 
We’re looking forward to talking to you about our latest developments.
Come by our booth C970!
InfoComm 2018 – June 6th to 8th, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

The EASE 5 release is tentatively scheduled for late 2019. For more information about EASE 5, please refer to the EASE Development Update.
 

AFMG Provides 3D Beam-Shaping Technology within EASE® Focus 3

Some of the latest developments in the loudspeaker industry are planar arrays. This pioneering type of system extends line arrays in the horizontal direction and is able to achieve unique performance, especially when driven by FIR filters. With AFMG’s well established EASE Focus 3 and the novel FIRmaker 3D engine, this technology is now available off-the-shelf to loudspeaker companies interested in providing innovative steering solutions to their customers.
So far beam steering has been possible mainly in the vertical plane. With planar arrays and FIRmaker 3D, the system coverage can be controlled horizontally as well. The sound radiation can be specifically shaped in three dimensions to accomplish variable beam widths, avoid side walls, fit asymmetrical venue layouts, reduce noise leakage, and target selected locations anywhere in the room. All of these improvements bring the designer ever closer to achieving a clear, consistent sonic experience for the whole audience.
3D beam shaping over selected areas with FIRmaker 3D.
Some of the advantages of FIRmaker 3D can also be applied to conventional line arrays. By considering not only the vertical on-axis response of the system over the audience, but the target areas in their entirety, the optimization engine is able to compute FIR filters that provide improved coverage overall.      

By continuously developing FIRmaker and EASE Focus, AFMG offers loudspeaker companies the opportunity to expand their expertise into different fields of application. As a future-oriented technology firm, AFMG provides manufacturers with solutions that reduce their time and effort to make a new product available in the market.
FIRmaker 3D
FIRmaker® 3D is currently available as a Beta version within EASE Focus 3 and is already used in the field by a number of pro-audio firms. Loudspeaker companies can now license FIRmaker 3D, and take advantage of this technology.
For further information please contact AFMG via sales@afmg.eu.

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

Audac

YES

 

YES

YES

d&b

 

 

 

YES

Extron Electronics

YES

 

YES

YES

Electro-Voice

 

 

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.

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

August 21-23

EASE
by J.TESORI

Tokyo, Japan

August 27-30

EASE
by SoundWizard

Pondicherry, India

September 17-21

EASE Level 1+2
 

Berlin, Germany

September 17-21

EASE Level 1+2
 

Minneapolis, USA

September 24-25

SysTune
 

Minneapolis, USA

September 27-28

SysTune
by J.TESORI

Yokohama, Japan

October

EASE
by ProAudio.fr

Paris, France
 

Fall

EASE
by Boutique Pro Audio

Bogotá, 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.

 

EASE

Version 4.4.17

 

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:

 

EASE Focus

Version 3.1.3

 

EASE Address

Version 1.1.21

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