Sydney, Australia (January 10, 2005)–Lake Technology has released version 3.1 of its Lake Controller software for Lake Contour digital loudspeaker and Lake Mesa Quad EQ digital matrix processors. Lake Controller v3.1 software introduces a number of significant new and improved features in response to user requests, such as MIDI and AMX control options, an even more comprehensive user interface that offers enhanced functionality, including improved data entry methods, and direct access to online utilities.
MIDI control of Lake Contour and Lake Mesa Quad EQ units is now implemented using System Exclusive MIDI messaging, offering external control and automation of Frame Preset Recall, Input Mute/Unmute and Overlay Bypass/Insert. External control of Lake Contour from AMX-compliant devices, such as commercially available control touch screens, is now available with the addition of a special firmware upgrade, available directly from Lake Technology.
Onscreen data entry improvements include the expansion of available keyboard shortcuts to allow fast system navigation and adjustment when a keyboard is attached to the Lake Controller PC. Additionally, a smaller version of the full onscreen keyboard is now displayed when numeric values are being edited, displaying only those relevant keys.
Newly introduced Designer Worksheets speed up the system integration process by providing system designers with rapid data entry tools. Data is entered and viewed through the real-time spreadsheet-style interface, which is accessible in Designer Mode via Module Properties. Parameter values for Contour and Mesa Quad EQ processors are directly accessible, may be adjusted in real time, and can be quickly and easily copied and pasted between spreadsheet cells.
A new All Pass Filter function has been made available in Designer Mode. The new feature introduces first-order and second-order All Pass filters to allow phase adjustment on the XOVER and AUX OUTPUT tabs of Contour processors only.
Version 3.1 Lake Controller User Mode and Designer Mode Manuals have additionally been released, containing details regarding the new functionality. Spanish language versions of the v3.0 Lake Controller User Mode and Designer Mode manuals are now available from the Lake Technology website and on the installation CD-ROM.
If the PC running Lake Controller is web-enabled and an internet connection is available, the new Online Automatic Software Update Utility allows users to check for and download new versions of the Lake Controller software. A Support Forum link has also been added that provides immediate, direct access to the Lake Proaudio support forum. Loudspeaker presets are now included in the Lake Controller software installer together with a link in the START menu to Lake’s online Speaker Preset Archive.
Lake Technology Corporation