Ahnert Feistel Media Group (AFMG) has released version 1.1 of EASE Address software. The program has been licensed by SoundTube Entertainment, Bosch, Electro-Voice, Dynacord, Bouyer, QSC and Tannoy for the design and optimization of ceiling loudspeaker installations and other distributed systems.
“EASE Address is the most efficient program I’ve found for ceiling system design,” says Bruce C. Olson of Olson Sound Design, who has used the software on major design projects. “It gives me exactly the information I need to optimize a design and present it to the client – no more, no less. The software uses the EASE acoustic engine, so I have complete confidence that my models are predicting real world results.”
“We are continually working to make EASE Address more useful to systems integrators and manufacturers,” says Stefan Feistel of AFMG.
Major enhancements in the latest software release include: exporting of entire rooms, including loudspeaker systems, to EASE; importing floors from EASE; 2D maps of both direct sound coverage and signal-to-noise ratios (the latter based on a user-entered value for ambient noise); support for constant-voltage systems; saving maps with the project; saving or printing maps and other output files to RTF (Rich Text Format) and PDF (Portable Document Format).
EASE Address models the direct sound output of distributed systems in two dimensions, using the acoustical calculation engine behind EASE (Enhanced Acoustic Simulator for Engineers) 4.2, the industry standard for sound reinforcement modeling.
The program is available as a free download at www.EaseAddress.com and from licensees. Loudspeaker data in AFMG’s GLL (Generic Loudspeaker Library) data format is available direct from the licensees: new loudspeaker models can be added without writing a single line of code.