Anaheim, CA (June 21, 2007)–L-Acoustics announces the availability of Version 1.4 of Soundvision, the manufacturer’s powerful three-dimensional sound design program. The latest software version incorporates prediction data for the new Kiva System (Kiva/Kilo) and coaxial point source systems (8XT/12XT), all powered by L-Acoustics’ new LA Series Amplified Controllers (LA4/LA8).
Furthermore, Soundvision v1.4 continues to retain the all of the program’s most recent enhancements from the previous version, including dual-core processor compatibility and the implementation of temporal mapping, speaker grouping, and subwoofer visualization.
Designed with a graphical user interface, Soundvision allows for the calculation of sound pressure levels (SPL) and coverage mapping for complex sound system or venue configurations.
Room geometry and loudspeaker locations are defined in 3D and simplified operating modes permit the user to work in 2D to enter data. According to user preference, either horizontal (plan) or vertical (cut) views can be selected to enter room coordinates or to define loudspeaker placement/aiming. SPL plus coverage mapping are then based on direct sound calculations over the defined audience geometry where each loudspeaker model is calibrated based on a reference user preset.
Designed for the Windows PC platform, Soundvision features an interface with multiple toolboxes that allow for entry of room and loudspeaker data while at the same time displaying coverage or mapping results along with 2D Cutview, Target and Source Cutview information. All toolboxes can be displayed simultaneously, providing the user with a control interface that permits for system optimization.
Using modeling algorithms, Soundvision offers several levels of technical support for users of L-Acoustics products. ‘Coverage’ mode is suited to the needs of touring sound engineers and touring sound companies. More detailed information is available in ‘mapping’ mode, providing a tool for the audio consultant or sound designer. For the installer, the physical properties provided in ‘mechanical data’ mode provide practical information for fixed installation applications.