New York (November 27, 2006)–Software Design Ahnert GmbH (SDA) has released version 1.4 of EASE Focus, its program for configuring line arrays and modelling their performance.
“The aim of the EASE Focus project is to provide both end users and R&D engineers with an intuitive, mathematically correct, manufacturer-independent program for line array configuration and modelling,” said Stefan Feistel, CEO of SDA, “New products can be added and existing products modified without changing a single line of code.”
Version 1.4 includes English, German and Spanish translations of the software and help files, and includes updates to AutoSplay, the mapping displays and other important functions. SDA has reportedly simplified the array configuration process and made it more intuitive in Version 1.4.
EASE Focus provides accurate predictions of line array performance using the same acoustic engine as EASE, the popular software for simulating and designing acoustical environments and sound systems. Line array cabinets can be defined as complex models that include multiple sources. Other enhancements to Version 1.4 include extended Print Report functionality and improved online updates, as well as enhanced modelling of ground-stacked configurations and subwoofers.
Over two dozen line array manufacturers currently license the EASE Focus Compiler and offer data files for EASE Focus. QSC Audio’s Wideline and ILA, Peavey’s Versarray, the Aero and Variant systems from D.A.S. Audio, Dynacord’s Cobra-4, Cobra-2 and xa-2 line arrays, SR-A, HX-5 and SR-S cabinets by TOA, and Turbosound’s Aspect Trap and Aspect Touring systems can all be configured, aimed and modeled using EASE Focus 1.4. Other manufacturers who offer data files for EASE Focus include: AD Systems; C-Mark / PAL; Coda Audio / BMS Elektronik GmbH; Delta Loudspeakers; Fohhn Audio AG; Föön Audiotecture; GAE; K.M.E.; Logic Systems; PSE Electronic; Seeburg; Soundking; Space Equipment / RAM Audio; TCS Audio; and WorxAudio.
The program is based on the Microsoft.NET platform, and requires .NET Framework 1.1. EASE Focus runs best in a Microsoft Windows XP/2000 environment, but will also run under earlier Windows versions provided they have the latest system updates.