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AFMG Software Newsletter
   - Issue 6, August 2009

Welcome to a new issue of the AFMG Software Newsletter. With this newsletter we like to inform you about new products, software updates and interesting downloads related to our software. This newsletter also provides information about upcoming classes and AFMG appearances at conventions and trade shows.

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Thank you,
the Team at AFMG.

EASE 4.3 released

We have published the first release version of EASE 4.3 on August 4th. This free upgrade for all EASE 4.0/4.1/4.2 users includes a set of major additions, such as:

The upgrade can be downloaded from the AMG Download Portal.

Live sound and measurement seminars in the US

This fall, AFMG's distributor Renkus-Heinz and instructors Doug Fowler and Bruce Olson will be running a series of SysTune measurement workshops in the US. These two-day entry-level classes will provide an introduction into real-time measurements in live sound applications using EASERA SysTune.

The first class will be held in St. Louis, MO, on September 22nd/23rd.

»  Register Now

DF AFMG and Renkus-Heinz are glad to have won live sound guru Doug Fowler as an instructor. Doug has been involved in measurement and alignment of portable systems since 1997. He has conducted dual channel FFT analyzer training numerous times over the last decade and is recognized internationally as an expert in concert sound reinforcement. Career highlights include numerous touring, large festival, and live DVD shoot credits as well as being published in trade magazines, and working in consulting capacities for several manufacturers. He is currently Director of Audio Engineering Services for Logic Systems Sound and Lighting, Inc. located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Most recently Live Sound International published a SysTune case study by Doug Fowler:

»  Tuning a System Utilizing EASERA SysTune

AFMG and Renkus-Heinz also announce another two-day EASERA and SysTune measurement workshop in Lawrence, KS, on October 16th/17th. Instructors include Bob Coffeen, Jim Mobley and Bruce Olson as well as Stefan Feistel.

»  Details

EASE Focus 1.62 released

EASE Focus

This free update published on the 23rd of July includes the following changes:

The new version can be downloaded here:

»  EASE Focus Website

The following companies recently licensed EASE Focus:

The industry standard for line array modeling is now supported by more than 50 loudspeaker manufacturers worldwide.

Six measurement seminars with SysTune 1.1 in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

SysTune Class AFMG is happy to announce another series of measurement workshops in German-speaking countries.

These 2-day classes run by instructor Markus Zehner provide in-depth knowledge for beginners as well as for advanced users. The seminars focus especially on tuning sound reinforcement systems using EASERA SysTune 1.1. Features of the new Pro version of SysTune will be covered as well.

Make sure you register soon, since these classes are usually sold out quickly.

Class schedule:

»  Register Now (German)

Please note that Markus Zehner also offers entry-level workshops in room-acoustics:

»  Details

Knowledge base

AES AFMG is proud to announce that recently another article on sound system modeling was published by the Journal of the AES. It presents some of the theoretical background of the EASE GLL loudspeaker data format and offers an extensive overview of its validation by measurement. The article was co-authored by Ambrose Thompson at Martin Audio.

»  Methods and Limitations of Line Source Simulation by S. Feistel, A. Thompson and W. Ahnert. The authors are grateful for the support given by the R&D teams at Martin Audio and Kling & Freitag.

Live Sound International has recently published an introductory article about EASERA SysTune written by Charlie Hughes.

»  Loudspeaker Measurements using EASERA SysTune

CH AFMG is thankful for the support given by its power user Charlie Hughes. He has been in the professional audio industry for over 20 years, having worked at Peavey Electronics and Altec Lansing. Charlie holds a Physics degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and currently runs Excelsior Audio Design & Services; a consultation, design and measurement services company based near Charlotte, NC.

Charlie Hughes has already written numerous papers about using AFMG's software products. Among them are:

Also, AFMG and Charlie Hughes collaborated on the AES paper Simulating the Directivity Behavior of Loudspeakers with Crossover Filters. See Excelsior Audio for more.

EASE SpeakerLab 1.1 and Pro version released

With the release of EASE 4.3 an update for EASE SpeakerLab was released as well, including the following new features:

The standard version of EASE SpeakerLab 1.1 is part of all EASE 4.3 licenses. The free upgrade can be downloaded from the AFMG Download Portal.

SpeakerLab Pro is now available as well. It adds the following functions:

The Pro version of EASE SpeakerLab is not part of EASE 4.3 and only available directly from AFMG. Additionally we offer advanced technical support for SpeakerLab users in cooperation with our partners.

»  Details

Database updates

For our simulation software packages, the following new data files are now available or have been updated:

EASE:

EASE Focus:

»  EASE Focus Website

EASE Address:

»  EASE Address Website

Where to meet us

CEDIA, Atlanta, GA, USA (9 - 13 September 2009)

127th AES New York, NY, USA (9 - 12 October 2009)

Upcoming classes

Renkus-Heinz - SysTune Training, instructor Doug Fowler, September 22nd/23rd, in St. Louis, MO, USA
»  Details

AFMG - Wolfgang Ahnert: Acoustic Design and Measurement, October 1st/2nd, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hosted by Salzbrenner StageTec.
Please contact d.chan[AT]stagetec.com for details.

AFMG - Wolfgang Ahnert: Acoustic Design and Measurement, October 5th/6th, in Singapore. Hosted by Salzbrenner StageTec.
Please contact d.chan[AT]stagetec.com for details.

AFMG - SysTune Workshops by Markus Zehner, Sep-Nov, Germany, Switzerland and Austria
»  Details

Renkus-Heinz - EASERA & SysTune Workshop, instructors R. Coffeen, B.C. Olson and J. Mobley, October 16th-17th, University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, USA
»  Details

Renkus-Heinz - EASE 4.3 & EASE JR 4.3 Level 1 Training Seminar, Nov 16 - 18, Foothill Ranch, California, USA
»  Details

Loudspeaker Data in EASE, EASE Focus, EASE SpeakerLab and EASE Address

We often receive questions about how to generate loudspeaker data for EASE or EASE Focus. Please see the following links for more details on this and DLL / GLL data formats as well:

»  Line Array Modeling in EASE 4

»  GLL White Paper, GLL Viewer and additional documents