EASE Focus Gets an Upgrade
Ahnert Feistel Media Group (AFMG) has released EASE Focus 2, a new version of its acoustic modeling software.
EASE Focus 2
Ahnert Feistel Media Group (AFMG) has released EASE Focus 2, a new version of its acoustic modeling software. The company calls it a "major upgrade to EASE Focus 1" with new features that include 3D direct sound modeling with both plan view and section view displays; simulation of digitally steered columns and other configurable loudspeakers; and the ability to model multiple systems within a single project.
AFMG officials said EASE Focus 2 combines several years of feedback from Focus 1 users. In addition to 3D modeling of projects, which can now include multiple systems, Focus 2 lets users work with configurable loudspeakers such as digitally steered columns. It also supports the GLL loudspeaker data format and facilitates direct data exchange with EASE and other AFMG software. Other new features include a virtual equalizer for tuning systems within the simulation and computational coverage of the entire audio bandwidth from 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
"EASE Focus 2 incorporates research that is summarized in our AES paper titled 'Methods and Limitations of Line Source Simulation,' which won this year's AES Publications Award," said Stefan Feistel of AFMG in a statement. "We're proud of the advances represented by this software tool and excited by the growing number of leading loudspeaker manufacturers who have already licensed it. We will continue to offer a 15-percent introductory discount on manufacturer licenses until December."
"AFMG has a tremendous track record of producing practical, mathematically rigorous software tools for better sound," said Rik Kirby, vice president of sales and marketing at Renkus-Heinz, in a statement. "EASE Focus 2 represents another major step forward in our long-standing partnership with them, one that will make it even easier to tame difficult acoustic environments with our industry-leading Iconyx range of digitally steerable arrays."
"Digitally steered columns and mechanically aimed line arrays offer different solutions. Either one can be right for a given application," said Tom Back of Alcons Audio in a statement. "In either case, precision instruments require accurate simulation and configuration to deliver the best achievable sound."
EASE Focus 2 is free to end users and is available direct from AFMG at http://EaseFocus.com. EASE Focus 2 is also available from licensing manufacturers including Turbosound, Renkus-Heinz, Alcons Audio, FZ Audio, LD Premium, K-array, POL-AUDIO, Fane Systems, Master Audio, Seer Audio, IBO, Paragon Sound, and WorxAudio.
AFMG said it will continue to make EASE Focus 1 freely available to end users and to license it to loudspeaker manufacturers who do not need the added power and flexibility of EASE Focus 2.