AFMG Newsletter - Issue 22, June 2013

Dear customers, colleagues, and friends,

Welcome to a new issue of the AFMG Newsletter. With this newsletter we would like to inform you about new products, software updates, trainings, and interesting downloads related to our products.

First Time at InfoComm! – Come and Visit AFMG!

AFMG will be exhibiting at the largest pro AV show in the world, for the first time with its own booth. Please stop by for the latest news in acoustic modeling and audio measurement: Hall A - Booth 913

FIRmaker Technology - Talk of the Town

FIRmaker takes system optimization and tuning to the next level: It utilizes the powers of modern FIR filters to go far beyond basic equalization and beam steering. AFMG’s highly anticipated new technology tunes the sound coverage of the loudspeaker array to exactly match your venue's audience areas while at the same time maximizing output SPL and spectral consistency.

You are welcome to our booth for a hands-on demo to see how easily FIRmaker can optimize any line array system for any venue. A detailed introduction into the ground-breaking technology will be given in AFMG’s lecture on FIRmaker:


Enhancing Line Array Performance through Simulation


Wed, June 12, 2013


3:15 PM – 4:15 PM


Room W305 B

Invitation: For a live demo of the first public FIRmaker implementation, please visit VUE Audiotechnik in their demo room. VUE will be showing their al-4 Subcompact Line Array with FIRmaker optimization at regular intervals.

All SysTuners Invited!

The bag is packed! Plenty of SysTuner t-shirts will be travelling to Orlando this week to meet new owners in America. SysTuners at InfoComm please visit our booth and trade your old shirt for a brand-new SysTuner t-shirt! (As long as supplies last.)

We will also be happy to show you SysTune's new ability to integrate directly with the Lake Controller. Additionally, SysTune 1.3 brings new functions that allow users of d&b audiotechnik to exchange data with SysTune easily as well.

EASE InfraRed Module Upgrade for EASE 4.4

A whole number of new features and extensions will be included with the upcoming release of EASE 4.4 later this year. Among those, the InfraRed module has been expanded significantly with an updated radiator database, the inclusion of receiver types as well as the modeling of 3.3 and 3.8 MHz wideband channels.

Leading IR equipment manufacturers Listen Technologies and Williams Sound are already using the added functionality in order to incorporate their device data into EASE.

FIRmaker - First Licensees

Much has happened since we introduced our revolutionary new FIRmaker Technology only two months ago. We have been overwhelmed by the tremendous interest from all over the pro-audio industry.

Today, we are more than happy to announce that K-array has successfully completed their first live tests with FIRmaker. K-array has been the first company to evaluate and license FIRmaker. As a supporter of the prototype development through several stages of beta tests and software releases the input from K-array has been essential for the ground-breaking performance of the new technology.

After inspiring discussions between VUE Audiotechnik and AFMG at the ProLight + Sound trade show in April, the engineers at VUE have integrated FIRmaker Technology into their al-4 Subcompact Line Array at an incredible pace. VUE will be presenting the al-4 Subcompact Line Array with FIRmaker optimization at InfoComm! You are invited to visit their demo room to see and hear for yourself.

ESS Professional Audio from Hua Nan in China once again demonstrates its leadership in high-quality products and technology. ESS has been offering accurate line array simulations with EASE Focus and EASE to their customers for many years by now. Immediately after the launch of FIRmaker, ESS decided to license FIRmaker for use with EASE Focus 2, being the first to bring the new technology to Asia and to their customers worldwide.

The number of FIRmaker-enabled DSP platforms is rapidly growing. As a response to the interest expressed by many of their customers, German manufacturer AllDSP recently announced support for AFMG FIRmaker. In cooperation with AFMG, AllDSP plans to enable both external control units as well as integrated DSP boards for use with FIRmaker. Apart from dedicated platform integration, FIRmaker is generally able to export FIR filters in basically any file format, e.g. csv, xml or wav.

Introducing Ana Jaramillo, AFMG North America Sales & Support

Our team has grown by another member!
Ana M. Jaramillo has recently joined our US team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and will be taking care of sales and support inquiries from the Americas and the Pacific Rim. Born in Colombia, she speaks both English and Spanish fluently.

Ana has completed her studies with a PhD in Architectural Acoustics at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, and was awarded with the Robert Bradford Newman Student Medal for special merits in this field. She is well known from various presentations at ASA Meetings and other acoustical conferences over the past years. Given her strong research background Ana will be supporting AFMG's substantial R&D efforts in room and building acoustics as well.
AFMG is proud to welcome Ana Jaramillo to our team!

New Loudspeaker Data

For the EASE, EASE Evac and EASE Focus simulation software packages, the following new data files are now available or have been updated:


EASE Focus 2



Coda Audio



Community CD-Series














Announced Seminars

Further EASE and SysTune trainings are scheduled for the coming months.
Please have a look below and follow the links for detailed information.

June 9 - 10

EASE Level 1 - at InfoComm

Orlando, FL


June 12

EASE Evac - at InfoComm

Orlando, FL


Sep 12 + 13


Minneapolis, MN


Sep 16 - 20

EASE Level 1+2

Minneapolis, MN


Sep 23 - 27

EASE Level 1+2



AFMG classes are not only educational but participants also 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!

Classes are regularly updated in our Events Calendar.

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