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Meyer Sound Releases MAPP 3D Software Tool

Meyer Sound has released MAPP 3D software, used to create three-dimensional renderings of predicted sound system performance within wire-frame venue drawings.

Meyer Sound MAPP 3D Software Tool
Meyer Sound MAPP 3D Software Tool

Berkeley, CA (September 10, 2020)—Meyer Sound has released MAPP 3D software, available for both Mac and Windows platforms, which can create three-dimensional renderings of predicted sound system performance within wire-frame venue drawings.

Unlike the original MAPP Online software, MAPP 3D employs local processing, so an Internet connection is no longer required. Additionally, the software now offers integration with the GALAXY Network Platform and Compass control software for a straight workflow from initial design through on-site tuning. Systems’ processing parameters can be optimized using the software’s predictions, with the resulting processor settings pushed directly into multiple GALAXY processors. In addition to traditional calibration test signal sources, MAPP 3D supports M‑Noise, Meyer’s mathematically derived test signal that emulates the dynamic characteristics of music.

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In addition to integrating with GALAXY processors, MAPP 3D can ingest SketchUp (SKP) and AutoCAD (DXF) files to aid system design and on-site optimization. The software provides multiple views and fingertip control of a free-rotation tool, allowing users to define audience areas. Line arrays can be configured and automatically splayed for uniform coverage, and multiple system options can be evaluated simultaneously.

In addition, the software enables system designers to perform virtual system optimization in the design phase. MAPP 3D includes virtual GALAXY signal processors, allowing the designer to add and configure processors, view prediction results, and later synchronize these settings directly to the hardware processors on site. Complete output processing functions of all GALAXY processor models are available, and a copy and paste feature can be used to replicate settings in one or more other processing channels.

The software’s loudspeaker performance is reportedly based on more than 65,000 three-dimensional measurement points, taken in 1/48th-octave resolution in the Meyer Sound anechoic chamber. Also, MAPP 3D predictions are said to be accurate across the full bandwidth of all loudspeakers, including as low as 12.5 Hz for the VLFC very low-frequency control element.

Available from the Meyer Sound website as a free download, MAPP 3D is compatible with most recent computers running either Windows 10 or Mac OS versions 10.5.6 Catalina or later. A quad-core processor and at least 8 GB of RAM are recommended.

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