Burnsville, MN (October 1, 2009)–Electro-Voice has updated its LAPS program. The V2.2A version of LAPS, the company’s line-array modeling and design program, is available for free download from the EV website.
LAPS is a tool for sound system designers who use EV line-array loudspeakers. Using LAPS, a designer can enter an array design and assess its performance. LAPS can model a full sound system, including main arrays, secondary arrays such as delays and front-fills, and subwoofers. After the final system design is chosen, LAPS provides full rigging specifications. According to EV, LAPS includes comprehensive checking of rigging working loads, and will not predict performance of rigs, which it considers to be unsafe.
The new version includes a special page for predicting coverage of subwoofer arrays. EV claims that the proper use of this page will in many cases result in significant bass coverage and quality improvement at little or no additional cost.
LAPS is a Microsoft Excel-based application that runs in Windows environments. It requires Excel 2000 or later and Microsoft Windows 2000 or later.