EASE Focus

EASE Focus 3 - Universal Sound System Modeling in 3D

Software

EASE Focus 3 is an acoustic simulation program for 3D modeling of line arrays, sub arrays, digitally steered columns and conventional loudspeakers. Thanks to the support from major loudspeaker manufacturers, EASE Focus 3 is free software for the end user.

Based on AFMG’s leading simulation software EASE, this concept made it possible to implement a broad scope of features and functionality.

  • Simulate line arrays, column speakers, point sources, and sub arrays
  • Define audience areas, section views, and receiver locations flexibly
  • Calculate sound coverage and frequency response immediately
  • Use systems of different manufacturers within one project
  • Use FIRmaker optimization to compute FIR filters tailored to the venue


With EASE Focus 3, system designers can simulate the acoustical performance of the complete sound system to find the optimal setup for a given venue with multiple audience areas, curved and inclining seating. Focus 3 assists the user with many intelligent features such as Auto Splay functions, Virtual EQ, and detailed analysis of sound coverage, SPL and frequency response.

EASE Focus is based on AFMG's renowned EASE calculation engine. This provides high accuracy in the full frequency range from 20 Hz to 20 kHz due to the high internal data resolution and the GLL data format.

Compatible data structures allow data exchange with EASE and other AFMG software packages. Fully configured line arrays can be exported for further use in EASE.

Digitally steered columns and other configurable loudspeakers require an additional proprietary DLL that can provide beam steering filters and other manufacturer-specific settings.

EASE Focus currently supports German, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and French languages. See more feature details below!

Versions & Prices

Features

Quick Insertion of 3D Venues

Quickly enter a venue using differently shaped audience zones, and define multiple audience areas within these

Areas can be placed into EASE Focus 3 at different heights, and can have inclining seating. Geometry data can either be entered from an existing plan using regular X, Y, Z coordinates or by use of polar coordinates as derived from laser distance and inclinometers on site.

 

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Side View showing examples of Audience Areas.

 

Add additional vertical cutting planes to provide section views for extended evaluation

 

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Example of EASE Focus 3 project, including the Side View of a Section Plane.

Insertion of Sound Systems from the EASE Focus 3 Database

Add sound systems from EASE Focus' encompassing database spanning more than 100 leading brands

EASE Focus 3 supports line arrays, configurable loudspeakers and columns, typical point sources, and subwoofer arrays. Each sound source can be tweaked and adjusted in placement, orientation, and electronic parameters such as gain, polarity, delay, and a virtual EQ.

Up to 40 sound sources, even from different brands, are supported within one project. Nifty functions for stacking, snapping, moving, and copying make the setup of larger systems easy.

 

View Supported Brands

Calculation of Sound Coverage Using “Complex Summation

Watch EASE Focus immediately calculate the sound coverage on your audience zones and sections

Investigate the interaction between separate sound sources especially in the low and low-mid frequency range with the "Complex Summation" feature introduced with EASE Focus 3.

All mappings now clearly show the influence of polarity, phase, and propagation delay of your systems on the audience areas. Adjust your settings and re-calculate in order to maximize SPL and minimize negative effects.

 

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Enable the "Complex Sum" setting to simulate the coherent superposition of sound sources up to a user-defined cut-off frequency. Evaluate superposition results for spatially distributed sound sources.
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Utilize a variety of unique tuning features such as the helpful overlap regions. These will precisely show which splay angle to adjust to control the SPL in a specific region of your audience.
Simulation and Tuning of Subwoofer Arrays

The “Complex Sum” calculation setting allows effective simulation and tuning of basically any arrangement of subwoofer arrays.

Place and stack your loudspeakers freely or insert a pre-configured array then tune them to deliver the desired radiation pattern. While inserting a new sound source you may specifically add subwoofers as a subwoofer array. EASE Focus 3 treats such an array as a single sound source, offers different parameters to conveniently configure it, and automatically computes suggested delays.

 

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Insert pre-configured subwoofer arrays to make use of unique automated configuration and tuning functions.
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Insert pre-configured subwoofer arrays to make use of unique automated configuration and tuning functions.
GLL Loudspeaker Data

In EASE Focus 3, each line array or loudspeaker is described by a so-called system definition which contains the mechanical, electronic and acoustic properties of the loudspeaker system. This system definition is stored in an EASE GLL file which can be compiled with the EASE SpeakerLab software.

GLL data files are created and supplied by loudspeaker manufacturers. Any GLL file can be loaded into the EASE acoustic modeling software. However, in order to create a GLL that can be used in EASE Focus 3 a loudspeaker company needs to be licensed by AFMG.

Full FIRmaker Integration

AFMG FIRmaker is the revolutionary sound optimization tool by AFMG building the bridge to next-generation sound systems

Loudspeaker manufacturers can employ FIRmaker to give their customers the option of tuning DSP-based FIR filters for every possible venue configuration within seconds.

All FIRmaker features can be access directly from within the EASE Focus user interface.

  • FIR channel matrix to assign any combination of amplifiers, cabinets etc. to available FIR DSP channels
  • Area definition specific to each sound source to use as target area or to avoid
  • Flexible definition of various optimization target criteria, e.g. uniformity, maximum SPL etc.
  • Fast preview and comparison of optimization results
  • Selected best optimization can be saved to FIR filter files or uploaded directly to supported DSP device

 

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Run FIR optimizations for FIRmaker enabled systems from within EASE Focus.
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Easily compare different FIRmaker optimization runs to find the best match for you setup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A typical church installation designed with EASE Focus. Note the frequency response at the listener positions in the bottom window.
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The same church installation, this time with FIRmaker optimization employed. Again, note the frequency response at the bottom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For detailed information, please see FIRmaker website.

Communication Interface for Data Transfer to DSP Platform

This Software Development Kit offers loudspeaker manufacturers the tools needed to implement a server application which automates the communication between your DSP’s software and EASE Focus 3.

The main purpose of the SDK is to facilitate the transfer of FIR filters generated by FIRmaker to the loudspeaker management system. All loudspeaker companies licensed for FIRmaker and sound system designers using the technology can benefit from the fast and straightforward data exchange.

Any company that produces FIR-capable DSPs or amplifiers can implement this functionality in its DSP controller software. For this, AFMG offers this SDK package free of charge. For detailed information, please see SDK for DSP Communication Service website or contact AFMG.

Compatible with the GLL Plug-In API

For EASE Focus 3.1 and higher versions manufacturers have the possibility to develop and provide additional product-specific features through the implementation of the GLL Plug-In API

AFMG provides an SDK to third parties that enables them to create plug-ins and embed them into a GLL which can then be readily imported into EASE Focus. For detailed information please see GLL Plug-In API website.

Benefits

Great efforts have been made to keep EASE Focus 3 intuitive and easy-to-use while introducing three-dimensional coordinates and many new features. It can be considered a tool for both the end user, who needs to set up the sound system for a show, as well as for the R&D engineer, who is interested in the acoustic qualities of the array design. EASE Focus 3 is the optimal tool for easy and quick prediction of the sound system performance in a given venue.

Compared to conventional aiming software the applicability of EASE Focus 3 is much larger. It is not fixed to a single loudspeaker product. System definition files for different types of line arrays can be created and added to the software database at any time and without changing a single line of code.

Supported Brands & Database

Supported Brands Table

Several manufacturers provide loudspeaker data files for AFMG software. The table below provides an overview of all the companies who have provided loudspeaker data, and for which products they are available.

To download these data files, please refer to Loudspeaker Databases, from our Resources page.

Note that some manufacturers distribute the loudspeaker data only through their website or upon request. If you are missing a particular brand in the software, please contact the respective company directly. 

Please contact the manufacturer for loudspeaker data
Loudspeaker data available through AFMG

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

[A]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
1 Sound    
ACE      
acoustic line SEEBURG      
Active Audio    
Adamson Systems Engineering  
AD Systems    
Alcons Audio    
Admark    
ALTEC LANSING      
ALTEC LANSING PRO      
Amadeus  
Amate Audio  
Ambient System      
AMINA    
Apart Audio
Apia    
APG  
APL      
APOGEE      
ATLAS    
Attack Audio System  
Audac
Audience Delight    
AUDIOCENTER    
AUDIOFOCUS    
AUDIO PERFORMANCE    
Aura Audio    
Australian Monitor  
[B]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
B&C      
Bag End Loudspeakers    
Belisle Acoustique      
Beta Three    
beyerdynamic      
biamp  
Bosch Security Systems  
Bose Professional  
Bouyer  
[C]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
CAF    
Canon      
Carvin  
CDK      
CELESTION      
Celto Acoustique    
CERWIN-VEGA      
CES Audio      
Clair Brothers      
Clair Global    
C-MARK    
CODA Audio    
Community Professional Loudspeakers
Cooper Notification    
Cornered Audio  
COTINA  
Craaft Audio GmbH  
Crest Audio    
Crestron  
[D]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
d&b    
D.A.S Audio    
Danley Sound Labs    
db Technologies    
Desfine      
dsp    
DSPPA    
DUKANE      
DURAN AUDIO      
DYNACORD    
[E]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
EATON  
EAW  
ECLER  
Electro-Voice
Elettronica Montarbo    
Elko Schmid Electronic  
EM Acoustics    
ENNE    
Equipson      
ESAudio      
ESS AUDIO    
Extron Electronics  
ezAcoustics    
[F]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
FBT  
fdB  
Fidek    
Flare Audio    
Fohhn Audio AG      
FONESTAR    
Fourjay      
FRAZIER      
Fulcrum Acoustic  
Fulgor    
Funktion One      
FZ Audio  
[G]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
GALAXY AUDIO      
GENTEX    
Go Audio    
[H]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
Harmonic Design    
Heinrich Limited    
HH Electronics  
HiVi    
HK Audio  
Honeywell Audiovisuals  
Honeywell    
HUSHAN  
[I]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
iBO    
ic audio    
IDEA Pro Audio    
ITC  
[J]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
JAH Audio, Corp.      
JBL-Professional  
[K]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
K-array    
KEF Audio    
KEVIC    
Klein+Hummel      
KLING&FREITAG      
Klipsch  
KME      
KS AUDIO    
KV2 Audio  
[L]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
L-Acoustics      
LAX-PRO  
LD Systems
LDA Audiotech    
LEEM    
Leon Speakers    
Listen Audio    
Logic Systems    
Lotusline France    
Loud Professional    
Lowell Manufacturing      
LXN  
[M]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
MacPherson      
MAG Audio    
Maga Engineering    
Martin Audio  
MARC AUDIO    
Master Audio      
McCauley Sound      
MDC  
Medianet      
MERIDIAN      
Meyer Sound    
MONACOR  
Monitor Audio  
Montarbo    
Multistar    
musikelektronic geithain      
MZ Audio    
[N]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
NAW Performance Audio    
NEXO      
NEXT-proaudio  
NTi Audio    
[O]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
OAP      
ODIN Audiosystems    
OHM      
One Systems  
Origin Acoustics  
Outline    
[P]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
PAL    
pan acoustics    
Panasonic / RAMSA      
PAS      
PEAVEY      
Penton      
Pioneer Professional Audio    
PK Sound    
Poeschel    
POL-AUDIO    
ProAudio Technology    
Pro DG Systems    
Proel    
Prophon    
Proso      
ProTone    
PSE Audio    
[Q]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
QPRO Audio Germany      
QSC
Quam      
Quint Audio    
[R]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
RAULAND      
RCF
RENKUS-HEINZ    
REYN AUDIO    
RUIFENG intell    
[S]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
SE Audiotechnik
SEEBURG acoustic line    
Shure Incorporated
SIEMENS    
Silver Acoustic      
Simplex    
SLS Loudspeakers    
Sonance  
Sound Advance Systems      
SoundBarrier    
Soundking  
Soundprojects      
SOUNDSPHERE      
SoundTube  
Spottune    
Srite    
STS Touring Series    
Studiomaster      
Studt-Akustik    
SYNQ      
System Sensor    
[T]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
T&M      
TANNOY
T.D taichee    
Technomad      
Tecnare  
TOA
Turbosound    
TW AUDiO  
[U]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
University Sound      
UTC Fire & Security      
[V]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
VA    
VERITY AUDIO    
Voice-Acoustic    
Void Acoustics    
VOKON  
VTC Pro Audio    
VUE Audiotechnik  
[W]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
WestLab Audio    
Wharfedale Pro  
White Acoustics    
WHD      
WORK Pro    
Worx Audio    
[X]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
XSWY Audio    
XYCAD Audio    
[Y]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
YAMAHA    
YME SYSTEMS    
YORKVILLE      
[Z]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
ZSOUND    
ZINGALI ACOUSTICS S.p.A.      
Loudspeaker Database

Download the latest loudspeaker database available from AFMG

Several manufacturers have provided their licensed EASE Focus 3 data to AFMG for distribution. You can download this database below. Please find an overview of the supported brands here: Supported Brands table. Should your desired brand not be listed, please contact your manufacturer.

Loudspeaker Database for EASE Focus 3


How to install:

  1. Unpack the ZIP archive to a temporary directory.
  2. From within EASE Focus 3 import the data files of your choice into the local database by means of the Import System Definition File command from the File menu (Ctrl+I).
  3. Delete the files in your temporary folder from 1.


Warning: 

AFMG is not responsible for this data. If you have questions regarding accuracy, completeness or up-to-dateness please consult the manufacturer.

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