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AFMG Software Newsletter
   - Issue 11, October 2010

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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the Team at AFMG.

AFMG Research on Line Array Modeling and Measurement Earns AES Publications Award

AESStefan Feistel and Wolfgang Ahnert of Ahnert Feistel Media Group (AFMG), along with Ambrose Thompson of Martin Audio, will receive The AES Publications Award at the Opening Ceremony of the 129th AES Convention, November 4 7 in San Francisco, CA.

Their winning article, selected as the outstanding paper published in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society during the previous two years, is titled "Methods and Limitations of Line Source Simulation". It appeared in JAES Volume 57 (June 2009), Issue 6, pp. 379 402. The AES Publications Award "is to be made solely on the merit and quality of the published work" according to AES guidelines.

AES members and non-members can download the award-winning paper from the AES website http://www.aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?elib=14823.

For details please see also:

»  AFMG Press Release on AES Award

EASE Focus v2 Released

EASE Focus 2 The long-awaited release of EASE Focus version 2 is now available. This major upgrade to EASE Focus 1 adds a host of new features, including:

EASE Focus 2 is free to end users. The program is available directly from AFMG at www.EaseFocus.com and from over a dozen loudspeaker companies who have already licensed the new software. Until December 1st, 2010, AFMG will offer a 15% introductory discount on manufacturer licenses.

Also, AFMG will continue to make EASE Focus 1 freely available to end users, and to license it to loudspeaker manufacturers who do not need the added power and flexibility of EASE Focus 2.

For details please see also:

»  AFMG Press Release on EASE Focus 2

AFMG at AES and ASA 2010

AFMG will be present at the 129th AES in San Francisco, Nov 4th-7th, with the support of its worldwide distributor Renkus-Heinz. There will be a paper presentation by Stefan Feistel as well as two AFMG workshops. The theater at the RH booth 702 will also host a number of of presentations related to AFMG software.

»  AES Schedule

AFMG will also be exhibiting at the 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun, Mexico, Nov 15th - 19th. Wolfgang Ahnert will present two papers at the conference. During exhibition days, AFMG will have its own booth.

»  ASA Schedule

Reflex Beta 2 We will be showing the latest tools developed by AFMG, including:

Data Updates for EASE Focus

FocusAFMG is glad to announce recent licensees of EASE Focus v2, AFMG's new 3D line array modeling software:

The following database updates are now available:

The free software download and more information are located here:

»  EASE Focus Website

New EASE Loudspeaker Data

EASE LogoFor the EASE simulation software package, the following new data files are now available or have been updated:

To download the latest data select "Help / Database Update" in the EASE main window.

»  EASE Developer's Website

Upcoming Classes

Next classes taught by AFMG or partner companies:

Renkus-Heinz - EASE Training, Foothill Ranch, CA, 15th - 17th Nov 2010
»  Details

AFMG - EASE Training, Berlin, Germany, 17th - 19th Nov 2010
»  Details

Fowler Audio - Subwoofer Array Workshop, Saint Louis, MO, 29th Jan 2011
»  Details

AFMG - EASE Training, Berlin, Germany, 11th - 13th Apr 2011 (immediately after PLS Frankfurt) - Details to follow

Classes Outlook

For spring 2011 a number of SysTune classes and sound system design classes in German are scheduled by Markus Zehner.

Next March, we will be offering a sound system design seminar in English, as well, with instructor Emad El Saghir.

Please also see our calendar located here:

»  Training Classes

Where to Meet Us

Next events and tradeshows:

129th AES, San Francisco, CA, USA, 4th - 7th Nov 2010
»  Details

2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun, Mexico, 15th - 19th Nov 2010
»  Details

The AFMG calendar lists all trade shows, lectures and events. Find it here:

»  Events

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