Acoustic Effect of Areas and Seats in EASE 5

When I enter Audience Areas and/or Listeners Seats, are the seats already considered "occupied" for the mapping calculations? If not - how do I simulate real listeners?

Neither Areas nor Seats will have any influence on acoustical calculations. To simulate the absorption of people you should create a face using the FACE IN FACE tool at the spots of interest, propably right beneath your Areas. Don't forget to assign the "Wall Material" of desire. Sufficient materials can be found in the Materials list. Search for example for the words “Audience”, “Occupied” or “Seats”. You will find many different material types for that purpose, depending on the type of audience and the density of listeners.

Please note: Only Faces and Loudspeakers are considered in all the different types of computation. None of the other.

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