New York (December 2, 2004)–Renkus-Heinz has lowered the price of EASE JR, its entry-level version of the EASE electro-acoustic room simulator program. EASE 4.1 (Electro-Acoustic Simulator for Engineers), the company’s software for acoustical modeling and sound system design evaluation, is now more accessible to students and small firms, as a 2 license key entry-level EASE JR program is now priced at $800.
While it lacks some of the analytical power and presentation tools of EASE, EASE JR provides features and functions needed by most system designers, including the complete EASE loudspeaker and wall material databases, including loudspeaker and line array DLLs; the advanced 3D modeling tools and Open GL rendering capabilities of EASE, including the popular VISION module; full DXF import and export; all the basic electro-acoustic mapping capabilities of EASE–direct SPL, ALCons/RASTI, loudspeaker overlap and aiming; direct sound auralization; and basic ray tracing (3rd order reflections of up to 1000 rays).
“We’re very pleased that our new price list makes EASE JR the most accessible tool for anyone who wants to explore the benefits of software-based sound system design and acoustical analysis,” said Renkus-Heinz president Harro Heinz. “As Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert and Stefan Feistel of Acoustic Design Ahnert and its sister company Software Design Ahnert GmbH continue to develop EASE, EASERA and related programs, these tools will become even more predictive and powerful. EASE JR/2 is not only the doorway into a software program, but an entry into the global community of acoustical and electro-acoustical designers who use these tools in their daily work.”
In other RH news, the company’s new tool, EASERA, began shipping November 1.