Oxnard, CA (April 27, 2009)–The new version of L-Acoustics’ LA-Network Manager for LA4 and LA8/LA RAK adds new features to the platform. Updates include a hybrid preset design tool for building custom presets, source matrix for increased I/O routing flexibility, group muting to improve system setup and monitoring during tuning, and a new EQ section and Array Morphing tool.
The EQ section and Array Morphing tool utilize new filter algorithms in the LA8 amplified controller. Array Morphing reportedly allows the user to virtually control characteristics affecting the resulting system frequency response (array size, listening distance, splay angle). The Array Morphing also provides LF compensation.
Designed originally for WST line source arrays but applicable to any system, Array Morphing applications include smoothly adjusting the frequency response of a line source array and compensating for different array geometries and conditions of use. It also provides the same sonic signature to all of the company’s line source systems used in the same installation, and approaches a reference standardized frequency response when desirable.
Also offered is frequency-response flexibility in order to adapt to various applications–from speech and classical music (“flat” response) to live rock music (“enhanced LF response”).
The EQ Section and Array Morphing tool are embedded in LA-Network Manager V1.2 and can be downloaded from the company’s website.