Backnang, Germany (April 21, 2015)—d&b audiotechnik has released ArrayCalc V8 simulation software, the latest edition of its prediction tool for the J-Series, V-Series and Y-Series line array systems.
The new software sports ArrayProcessing, a new feature intended to optimize the tonal and level balance of a line array system over an audience listening area, defined by its mechanical vertical coverage angle. It applies the same target frequency responses to all d&b line arrays, ensuring that each hang will have consistent sonic results regardless of array length or splay settings. Each cabinet in an array must be driven individually, as specific combinations of FIR and IIR filters are applied to each loudspeaker.
Using ArrayProcessing, within ArrayCalc, system designers can program multiple slots for different performance characteristics of the same array without the need to make mechanical adjustments. The constant additional latency of 5.9 ms remains unchanged, while the entire system can be altered during an event to adapt the performance emphasis.
The new ArrayProcessing function is incorporated within ArrayCalc V8, available to download for free from the company’s website.