EASE 5 First Edition

EASE 5 First Edition - Precise acoustic models in just minutes

Software

EASE 5 First Edition represents the latest state of the EASE development. Coming from EASE version 4 and its primarily academic background, the software has been rewritten with a strong focus on accessibility and usability. EASE 5-FE paves the way towards our vision of future acoustic simulation software. It is not only accurate and versatile but also offers

Great Usability
High Stability
Growing Feature Set

The new software is the ideal solution for acousticians, consultants, specifying engineers and installation companies who wish to plan projects quickly and present them to their clients in a clear and scientifically based manner and from an acoustic professional’s perspective.
 

Key Benefits of EASE 5 First Edition
 

  • Modern user interface
    Navigate room models and numerous informative views fluently
     
  • Light-weight editor & CAD file import
    Enter geometry data and build room models quickly and easily
     
  • Hands-on tools
    Configure your loudspeakers and acoustic materials within just minutes
     
  • Large, ever-growing database of 140 brands and 2500 loudspeakers and line arrays
    Design and compare sound systems on a manufacturer-independent platform
  • Overview window dedicated to acoustic parameters
    Easy monitoring of all important quantities
     
  • High usability
    Finetune your sound system and the room acoustics by following intuitive workflows
     
  • Precise simulation
    Benefit from the proven and updated EASE calculation modules
     
  • Extensive, professionally reviewed material database
    Create realistic models without textbook searching

 

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Benefits EASE 5 First Edition

Concept

EASE 5 First Edition is geared towards simplifying the entire project cycle: Creating the room model, placing loudspeakers, assigning materials, and triggering precise calculations. All desired evaluations and adjustments for a project can be realized quickly and effectively in integral workflows.

 

 

Applications

Ultimately, EASE 5-FE enables time-saving, highly efficient implementation of:

Sound system validation and planning
Straight-forward analysis of SPL coverage and distribution
Evaluation of room acoustics
Easy tuning of absorption and reverberation time
Calculation of design criteria and metrics
Delay, clarity, speech intelligibility and ISO 3382 parameters at your fingertips
Advanced room-acoustic investigations
Accessible reflection analysis, full-length impulse response calculations and auralization

 

Continuous Feature Delivery

Due to our short release cycles, we are continuously and rapidly expanding the feature set. Next up this year is the extended grouping of model objects so that projects with greater level of detail in terms of the number of faces and loudspeakers can then be realized more conveniently.

  • To get an overview of the current feature set please have a look at our Features section.
  • Please download a free trial of EASE 5-FE to get to know the software in detail.

With EASE 5-FE you are invited to take advantage of AFMG’s next generation of Enhanced Acoustic Simulation for Engineers. If you wish, please share your thoughts and feedback to actively contribute to our trendsetting software development by sending an email via our contact form.

 

Versions & Prices

Starting with EASE

Details

Introductory pricing, time limited offer.
Extension will be at renewal fees.
Simulation Software License, 1 User 
The End User License Agreement for EASE 5-FE applies.

700 EUR (net)

Details

Introductory pricing, time limited offer.
Extension will be at renewal fees.
Simulation Software License, 1 User
The End User License Agreement for EASE 5-FE applies.

990 EUR (net)

Details

Introductory pricing, time limited offer.
Extension will be at renewal fees.
Simulation Software License incl. AURA and EARS module, 1 User
The End User License Agreement for EASE 5-FE applies.

2.205 EUR (net)

Details

Introductory pricing, time limited offer.
Extension will be at renewal fees.
Simulation Software License incl. AURA and EARS module, 1 User
The End User License Agreement for EASE 5-FE applies.

2.990 EUR (net)

Upgrading from EASE 4

Renewal Costs

   

 

Features

Importing drawings and 3D models

DWG import

EASE 5-FE allows importing 3D models, or 2D parts of the room, in  DWG format. These can be complete rooms or just the basis for drawing a room in EASE.

  • Import DWG files from CAD tools such as AutoDesk AutoCAD software, Trimble SketchUp Pro or Rhinoceros 3D by Robert McNeel & Associates
  • Supports 3D Polylines, 3D Faces, and Polyface Meshes
  • Ensure model consistency using geometrical analysis tools of EASE 5-FE
  • Insert faces in holes and invert wrongly oriented faces to establish a model suitable for acoustic simulation
  • Assign acoustic materials to surfaces and add loudspeakers, audience areas as well as receivers to the model
     
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DWG Import

 

Modeling based on drawings

For many projects, only section plans are available for 3D room modeling. In EASE 5-FE, floor plans, front and section views can be loaded as graphics files and used as a reference for drawing the room model.

  • Load various image file formats, such as JPG or PNG
  • Adjust orientation according to section plane
  • Scale drawings based on known dimensions
  • Position drawings in the 3D coordinate system as a reference for entering the room coordinates
  • Use projection functions and constraints to derive coordinates from the drawings interactively while entering surfaces, placing loudspeakers, and defining receivers
  • Hide or delete drawings after the room building is complete
     
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Import Image Files.

 

Import and export of EASE 4 projects (.frd file format)

EASE 5-FE allows importing and exporting EASE 4 project files in FRD format. This makes it easier to get started in EASE 5-FE by loading existing projects created in EASE 4.4, as well as exchanging EASE data with 3rd parties who are still using EASE 4.4. Since the two software tools are conceptionally different, there are some limitations with respect to the compatibility between them.

Importing projects from EASE 4.4:

  • Faces, loudspeakers, audience areas and listener seats can be imported, objects are not yet supported
  • Coated and two-fold faces are converted automatically to EASE 5-FE faces
  • SPK speaker models are not supported and some loudspeaker filters settings are not maintained
  • Import log shows all corrections

Exporting projects to EASE 4.4:

  • Faces, loudspeakers, audience areas and listener seats can be exported, section drawings are ignored
  • Face in faces and holes are converted to EASE 4 faces
  • Filters of loudspeakers and processing blocks are combined and exported
  • Audience areas with more than four points are split
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Import and Export FRD

 

Creating the 3D model 

To enter 3D models from the scratch or based on drawings, EASE 5-FE provides a light-weight CAD editor. The editor allows entering precise entering of coordinates by an intuitive drawing toolset. 

Faces can be created using a range of tools:

  • Insert points directly by mouse click or by snapping to existing points
  • Insert points by entering coordinates in absolute or relative mode
  • Use axis and plane constraints to infer 3D coordinates quickly
  • Snap to mid-points, surfaces and other elements
  • Infer coordinates from section drawings 
  • Derive intersections with room element

 

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Use axis and plane constraints to infer 3D coordinates quickly.

    A large set of functions supports the creation and modification of the 3D room model. These functions are consistent with the drawing toolset provided for creating faces and are available for:

    • Inserting loudspeakers, audience areas, listener seats
    • Inserting faces in faces
    • Moving room elements to a new location
    • Extruding faces to create rooms or 3D bodies
    • Duplicating room elements one or multiple times 
    • Choosing an anchor point anywhere in the model for move, duplicate and extrude functions
    • Moving vertices and points
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    Inserting faces in face.

      Additional functions supporting the room-building process include:

      • Multi-selection - selecting and modifying multiple items at once
      • Create two-sides face configurations
      • Invert the orientation of faces
      • Insert audience areas above faces
      • Status display with context information about the selected element
      • Measurement of distances and delays
      • Previews during editing steps
      • Full undo / redo functionality
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      Duplicated face preview.

        When it comes to finetuning the model, preparing it for the simulation and fixing potential errors, several tools and views help to find potential geometrical problems in the model or acoustically wrong oriented faces.

        • Apply view slices to hide parts of the model
        • Use the x-ray and wireframe views to better understand the 3D structure of the model
        • Switch to parallel perspective to verify model consistency using standard view directions
        • Activate geometrical analysis tools that highlights holes and stacked faces in the model
        • Refer to the calculation results for room volume and surface areas
           
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        Missing faces indicated by the outlines highlighted in red and stacked faces highlighted in yellow.

        For detailed information, please have a look at the hands-on video tutorial Building a room model based on 2D drawings in EASE 5 First Edition:

         

        Clear software structure and environment 

        Window management

        EASE 5-FE is structured in a clear and flexible way. The room model, the associated data as well as the results can be accessed in different windows. The software is subdivided into a main program and the calculation modules. The main program offers the following windows:

        • One or multiple 3D views for viewing and editing the room model in 3D
        • Properties window for selected items
        • Configurator window for advanced loudspeaker systems
        • Materials in Use window for managing wall materials
        • Loudspeakers table
        • Filters window
        • Processing blocks window for managing signal processing of loudspeaker groups
        • Acoustic parameters window

          All windows of the main program can be resized, moved, undocked and docked. The window layout is remembered automatically.

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          Example theater in EASE 5 First Edition.
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          Solid Rendering view in the Room Mapping module.

          The calculation modules are linked to the main program and have each their own main window. These modules are:

          • Room Mapping for viewing the room, calculating mappings and reflectograms
          • Ray Tracing for generating reflectograms and response files
          • Probe for analyzing and post-processing reflectograms and response files
          • EARS for auralizing response files

          Additionally, the material editor is available as a module controlled by the main program.

          Views

          The following presentation views and view settings are available for the 3D model:

          • Coordinate system indicated by axes
          • Central perspective – narrow and wide view angles
          • Parallel perspective with X, Y, Z standard view directions
          • Slices in X, Y, and Z planes can be used to hide parts of the model
          • The X-Ray, X-Ray and Wireframe, Wireframe modes allow better understanding of the 3D structure of the room
          • The X-Ray with Orientation mode shows the inside/outside orientation of the surface elements
          • Highlight holes and stacked faces using the Geometry Analysis modes
          • Loudspeakers can be displayed as symbols or using their cabinet drawings
          • Loudspeakers, section drawings, audience areas and listener seats can be hidden

          Additionally, the Room Mapping module offers different views providing solid renderings of the 3D model.

          Navigation

          Using the mouse as well as keyboard functions the model can be viewed and navigated according to standard conventions.

          • Zoom in and out at any point using the mouse wheel 
          • Pan the model
          • Rotate the model in any direction
          • Scale-to-fit functions for full view
          • Status text shows mouse location and view angles

          Please see the related FAQ in addition.

          Extensive loudspeaker database

          Largest database of sound Sources, in GLL format

          With EASE you can perform simulations supported by an extensive loudspeaker database including around 2500 data sets from about 140 brands, covering the majority of the world’s renowned loudspeaker manufacturers. Highly accurate loudspeaker data is stored in the GLL format and allows simulation accuracy of up to 1 dB. 

          Additionally, AFMG provides a number of generic loudspeaker models including a line array, several ceiling loudspeakers, a two-way loudspeaker and an omnidirectional source.
           

          Managing the database

          For EASE 5-FE the loudspeaker databases, sorted by brands, can be downloaded from the AFMG website and then imported via the ribbon menu.

          The following functions are available for viewing and selecting from the database

          • Filter database by search function
          • List of speaker models sorted by brand and data file version number
          • Authorization status and data accuracy are indicated
          • Logo embedded in speaker model files
          • Includes Unique ID for reference
          • Supports both GLL- as well as DLL-based speaker models
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          Searching a brand and selecting a loudspeaker from the database.
            Loudspeaker handling

             

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            Inserting a line array using the drawing toolset of the CAD editor.

            Inserting loudspeakers

            Loudspeakers can be inserted into the model by selecting a speaker model from the database or by duplicating loudspeakers that already exist. 

            • Insert loudspeakers using the drawing toolset of the CAD editor
            • Specifically, loudspeakers can also be placed on surfaces and will be automatically oriented in the direction of the surface element
            • A preview shows the case drawing of the loudspeaker in advance
            • Replace the speaker model by another one using the Replace function

             

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            Loudspeaker properties window and aiming lines.

              Configuring loudspeakers

              The primary properties of a loudspeaker are configured through its properties window.

              • User-defined label
              • Information only: Speaker model and brand as well as additional information
              • Position (X, Y, Z coordinates)
              • Orientation (Hor, Ver, Rot angles)
              • Gain settings (filter configuration)

              Loudspeaker objects are visualized as follows:

              • Case drawing or symbol display
              • Aiming lines in the 3D views
              • Arrows indicating radiation and upward direction

               

                Signal processing for loudspeakers

                Signal processing functions can be defined in the Filters window for each loudspeaker as follows:

                • Gain and delay
                • Add and remove one or several peak, high-pass, low-pass filters
                • Filter functions can be set to bypass or solo mode
                • Graph shows resulting complex filter transfer function
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                Filters window with filters setup.

                   

                  Processing blocks

                  Processing blocks can be used to group loudspeakers and to assign various signal processing functions similar to individual loudspeakers:

                  • Add and remove loudspeakers using drag & drop
                  • User-defined label
                  • Gain, delay, and filter functions via the Filters window
                  • Attached loudspeakers are automatically highlighted in the 3D view and vice versa
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                    Processing groups defined.

                     

                    Loudspeakers Table

                    The loudspeakers table provides an overview of all loudspeakers and their parameters in the model including gain and delay settings. The table can be exported to the clipboard for further use. Loudspeakers can be highlighted and selected in the table.

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                    Loudspeakers table window.
                    Line array configuration

                    The Configurator window of EASE 5-FE provides configuration functions for advanced speaker models. In the case of DLL-based proprietary speaker models the embedded dialog window can be accessed through the Configurator window. For GLL-based line arrays, line array systems can be built and modified easily.

                    • Select from available frame types, such as flown or ground stack
                    • Append, insert or remove boxes based on available box types
                    • Adjust splay angles interactively by drag & drop
                    • Set gain per array element
                    • Switch between tuning view and schematic view
                    • Indicator shows configuration warnings and errors
                    • Line arrays are automatically preconfigured using the first preset in the GLL file
                    • Make use of different settings for optimal workflows

                    In addition to manual setup, a line array configuration can be loaded also from an XGLC file. These files are typically saved from within another software such as AFMG’s EASE Focus.

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                    Line array configurator window.
                    Material management

                    Database

                    EASE 5-FE is delivered with an extensive, reviewed database of materials for ceilings, walls, and floors. These materials are assigned to faces in order to determine the acoustic properties of the face.

                    The database includes a number of categories, namely the materials loaded in the current project, a small generic database designed by AFMG, a large curated database by AFMG and a user-defined database with custom materials. The following functions are available for viewing and selecting materials from the entire database:

                    • Filter database by search function
                    • List of materials sorted by category and name
                    • Material name and description
                    • Reference or source of origin
                    • Curve showing frequency dependent absorption coefficients 
                    • Average absorption coefficient
                    • Search tag
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                    Materials database list.

                    Materials in use window

                    All materials used in the project are shown as tiles in the Materials in Use window and provide the following additional information:

                    • Surface area covered with this material
                    • Percentage % of the whole surface area covered with the material
                    • Equivalent absorption area
                    • Data as available in the database, such as description or absorption curve

                    The materials in use can be visualized also as a table, which can easily be exported for insertion in reports.

                     

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                    Materials in use window.

                     

                    Material Editor

                    In order to create new materials or modify materials of the custom materials database, the material editor can be used to insert or adapt absorption coefficients:

                    • Modify absorption coefficients of materials used in the project to achieve the measured or desired target RT curve
                    • Define new materials according available measurement data or publications
                    • Import existing material database from EASE 4.4

                     

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                    Material Editor.

                     

                    Receivers

                    Audience Areas

                    Audience areas represent the virtual planes that are used for mappings and calculations. Audience areas can be inserted into the model manually using the drawing toolset of the CAD editor. They can also simply be added using the Area Above Face function or by duplicating audience areas that already exist. 

                    Audience areas support the following properties:

                    • User-defined name
                    • Ear height setting – for example, for standing or sitting audience
                    • Arbitrary number of points
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                    Example of audience area and its properties window.

                     

                    Listener Seats

                    Listener seats are used to represent important listening positions or measurement positions. Mapping and auralisation results can be calculated at these specific locations.

                    Listener seats can be manually inserted into the model or by duplicating a listener seat that already exists. 

                    • Insert listener seats using the drawing toolset of the CAD editor
                    • Specifically, listener seats can also be inserted on faces and on audience areas and will be automatically placed at ear height
                    • A preview shows the seat symbol at the listener position in advance

                    The primary properties of a listener seat are configured through its properties window.

                    • User-defined label
                    • Position (X, Y, Z coordinates)
                    • Orientation (Hor, Ver, Rot angles)
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                    Listener seat selected in the 3D View.
                    Direct field mapping (JR, Std, Pro)

                    The direct field mapping functions of EASE 5-FE offer a set of different result outputs that are used to optimize the coverage of the sound system.

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                    Example of direct SPL mapping.

                    The direct field mapping results include the following mappings:

                    • Direct SPL
                    • Arrival times
                    • Loudspeaker coverage overlap
                    • Initial Time Delay (ITD) Gap
                    Mapping functions (JR, Std, Pro)

                    Generally speaking, mappings can be calculated on faces, audience areas and listener seats. For all mappings the following evaluation functions are available:

                    • Saving and opening mapping files
                    • Supported frequency range from 100 Hz to 10 kHz
                    • Calculation in bandwidths of 1/3rd octave, 1/1 octave, 3 octave, broadband or user-defined
                    • SPL can be viewed Z-weighted and A-weighted
                    • Result data can be exported in both text and graphic formats
                    • Peek and Print Value mouse modes for reading results at user-defined positions
                    • Distribution statistics including spatial average, standard deviation, minimum and maximum values
                    • Cumulative distribution showing threshold and mean values for top 80%, 85%, 90% and 95% (e.g., for EN 54-32)
                    • Graphs showing corresponding frequency response curves
                      Statistical room acoustics (JR, Std, Pro)

                      Acoustic parameters

                      In EASE 5-FE, the main program provides an overview of all parameters needed for acoustic calculations in one view. These are used also for subsequent calculation and analyses.

                      • Air properties: temperature, pressure and humidity
                      • Volume - with indication for closed and open rooms.
                      • Surface area
                      • Average absorption coefficient
                      • Measured and calculated reverberation time
                      • Assumed or measured noise level and noise spectrum 
                      • Input signal – currently pink noise

                      Input values can be modified easily, dependent results are immediately updated and visualized.
                       

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                      Acoustic Parameters window.

                      Mapping of room acoustic results

                      The Standard Mapping function allows a large number of simulations to be performed based on the diffuse field assumptions of statistical acoustics. Standard Mapping makes use of Eyring statistical formula to generate RT figures that will be used to calculate acoustical parameters, such as STI (Speech Transmission Index) and Total SPL. Measured RT data can also be used for this type of mapping.

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                      STI mapping example.

                      In addition to the direct field results the following room acoustic results are provided using Standard Mapping functions:

                      • Total SPL – Sum of direct + reverberant sound field
                      • Speech intelligibility measures: STI according to IEC 60268-16:2020, RaSTI, ALCons
                      • D/R Ratio (Direct/Reverberant ratio)
                      • Critical Distance
                      • Clarity and Definition Measures: C7, C50, C80, C-Split
                      • Sound Pressure Levels: L7, L50, L80, L-Split
                      • Privacy Index, Articulation Index

                      The same evaluation functions as for the direct field mapping are available for these mappings, as well.

                      Ray-tracing and reflection analysis (Std, Pro)

                      Standard Mapping with Reflections, Local Decay Time

                      Standard mapping results based on statistical acoustics can be extended by including early, specular reflections using simple ray-tracing functions. Using this combination, the same room acoustic quantities are calculated in a mapping format. 

                      • Total SPL – Sum of direct + reverberant sound field
                      • Speech intelligibility measures: STI according to IEC 60268-16:2020, RaSTI, ALCons
                      • D/R Ratio (Direct/Reverberant ratio)
                      • Critical Distance Clarity and Definition Measures: C7, C50, C80, C-Split
                      • Sound Pressure Levels: L7, L50, L80, L-Split
                      • Privacy Index, Articulation Index
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                      Standard mapping with reflections menu option.

                      Additionally, the Local Decay Time mapping allow analyzing local reverberation times with respect to selected positions in the room.

                      The same evaluation functions as for the direct field mapping are available for these mappings, as well.

                       

                      Reflection patterns

                      Using the Ray Tracing module, reflection patterns can be calculated, analyzed, and visualized in order to find, e.g., audible reflections, focusing effects, and flutter echoes. They can also be used to aim loudspeakers and reflectors. The following functions are available for this purpose:

                      • Control ray tracing process by cut-off criteria (reflection order, time) as well as number of rays
                      • Select loudspeakers of interest as ray sources
                      • Optionally, select faces that should be considered for reflections
                      • View results in the 3D model as rays or as sound particles, at fixed points for time or animated
                      • Color coding for different conditions and parameters
                      • Save and recall result files
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                      Viewing reflections over a selected face.

                      Reflection analysis

                      The Ray Tracing module also calculates response functions for user-defined locations in the room. These so-called reflectograms contain precise information about each reflection, such as its arrival time, level, frequency response, and direction given a listener seat or measurement position.

                      In combination with the Probe module and the 3D wireframe view of the Ray Tracing module, the reflectograms can be analyzed interactively in many different ways:

                      • Step through all reflections found and highlight each one in the 3D view and in the Probe reflectogram
                      • Select individual reflections in the Probe reflectogram view to identify and investigate the paths of audible echoes
                      • Use the Movie function to view an animation of sound particles moving through the room in 3D
                      • Use the 3D hedgehog display to obtain an impression which directions important reflections come from
                      • Look at reflection points and level losses along the propagation path of the ray
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                      Selecting individual reflections in the Probe reflectogram view.

                      Measurement Probe

                      The Probe module of EASE 5-FE is used to view and analyze response files and reflectograms calculated primarily using ray-tracing methods. It works similar to a measurement suite and offers many different views and evaluation methods.

                      A number of displays are available, including:

                      • Reflectogram
                      • Impulse Response (IR) and Energy Time Curve (ETC)
                      • Waterfall
                      • Frequency Response (for sound sources and even for each reflection)
                      • Sound Pressure Levels (Direct SPL, L7, L50, L80, Total SPL, L-Split)
                      • 3D Hedgehog (Direction and Relative Level – Horizontal, Vertical or 3D)
                      • Phase Angles
                      • Reverberation Times including Schroeder RT, Eyring RT and tolerance ranges
                      • Modulation Transfer Function (MTF), Speech Transmission Index (STI) according to IEC 60268-16:2020
                      • Clarity and Definition Measures (C7, C50, C80)

                      If the response is not the result of a full-length ray tracing simulation using AURA, it can be extended by a predicted tail to obtain an approximately complete impulse response.

                      Further editing and analysis functions include the ability of activating or deactivating parts of the response:

                      • Loudspeakers
                      • Reflection orders
                      • Single reflections

                      The response file can be transferred to the EARS module for auralization (Pro feature level only).

                      Full-length mapping and response analysis (Pro)

                      Full-length analysis with scattering (AURA module)

                      The AURA module provides advanced ray-tracing functions. They make use of a 64-bit engine and multi-threading in order to calculate accurate, full-length echograms and impulse responses including scattering effects and without tail estimates. This allows deriving all important acoustic quantities according to ISO 3382 and IEC 60268-16 with high accuracy.

                      Important calculation parameters for calculating full-length mappings and room responses can be adjusted by the user, including:

                      • Time length (cut-off time)
                      • Number of particles
                      • Scattering curve including the so-called S-curve
                      • Number of threads
                      • Loudspeakers in use
                         
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                      STI simulation in a stadium with AURA Mapping.

                      Full-length mapping

                      The AURA Mapping function provides the following results in a mapping format:

                      • Direct SPL
                      • Arrival Time
                      • Total SPL
                      • Clarity and Definition Measures (D, C50, C80)
                      • Center Time
                      • Reverberation Times EDT, T10, T20, T30
                      • Lateral Fraction LF and LFC
                      • Sound Strength G
                      • STI (according to IEC 60268-16:2020) and ALCons
                      • Echo Criteria for Music and Speech
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                      Theatre - T30 simulation by AURA.

                      The same evaluation functions as for the direct field mapping are available for these mappings, as well.

                      For each receiver position the following data is additionally available:

                      • Echograms for all frequencies
                      • Histogram
                      • Integration curves for echo criteria
                      • Forward energy sum, Schroeder backward integral and intensity integral
                         

                      Full-length response analysis

                      The AURA Response function calculates full-length response files in the following formats:

                      • Response (RSP) files for detailed analysis in Probe module
                      • Binaural (BIR) files for auralization in EARS module
                      • B-Format (WAV) files for auralization in Ambisonics setups

                      The same Probe evaluation functions as for specular ray-tracing results are available for AURA Response results.

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                      Full-length reflectogram computed with AURA.png
                      Full-length auralization (Pro)

                      Auralization is the process of simulating and making audible the effects of playing a known reference sound, such as program material, through a defined loudspeaker system in a particular space. It allows listening to the room before it is even built and therefore allows adding subjective impressions to the design process.

                      The EARS module of EASE 5-FE provides the means to perform auralizations. These can be based on the direct sound response only or on the results of specular ray-tracing runs with or without a predicted tail. However, the most accurate listening results are achieved using the output of AURA Response calculations.

                      Many different effects can be made audible using the EARS auralization module:

                      • Listener vs loudspeaker location and orientation
                      • Level differences and directions
                      • Localization of sources
                      • Colorations
                      • Flutter echoes
                      • Slap-back reflections
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                      EARS Convolver Window Open.

                      Additionally, the following main features are provided by the EARS module:

                      • Creation of BIR filter files using selected HRTFs
                      • Display of BIR files as binaural impulse response or frequency response
                      • Auralization using BIR files and dry signal input files (WAV) or from a live source (real-time convolution)
                      • Stereo convolution and mixing
                      • Built-in signal generator
                      • Batch processing for preparing multiple auralizations
                         
                      Continuous feature development and outlook

                      AFMG will provide updates continuously within the time limit of the purchased license, free of charge.

                      With EASE 5-FE, we are set up for an agile development process. It will balance the development of new strategic features with the improvement of existing functionality and the implementation of features in response to user feedback.

                      Our approach is based on rigorous quality control, sustainable feature development, and flexibility to react to new market developments. 

                      For us it is the ultimate goal to establish the Enhanced Acoustic Simulator for Engineers on a new platform so that we are able to provide sound system designers as well as room acousticians with a solution that allows them to work most efficiently, create great designs and eventually achieve the best sound and acoustics possible.

                      EASE 5-FE is a growing tool that implements well-known features from EASE 4.4 as well as new functionality. In the short-term we expect to work on the following areas:

                      • Expand import and drawing facilities
                      • Add more grouping functions
                      • Extend loudspeaker configuration options

                      For the mid-term we expect 

                      • To integrate all calculation functions into main program,
                      • to have the complete feature set for all user groups that currently use EASE 4.4.

                      For more information about our vision and motivation please see our EASE Development website or send us an email!

                       

                      Supported Brands & Database

                      Supported Brands Table

                      Several manufacturers provide loudspeaker data files for AFMG software. The table below provides an overview of all the companies who have provided loudspeaker data, and for which products they are available.

                      To download these data files, please refer to Loudspeaker Databases, from our Resources page.

                      Please Note:
                      Some manufacturers distribute the loudspeaker data only through their website or upon request. If you are missing a particular brand in the software, please contact the respective company directly.

                      GLLs for loudspeakers and line arrays available for EASE 4 can be used also for EASE 5-FE. The same applies to latest-generation DLLs. Speaker models based on cluster-type GLLs are not yet supported in EASE 5-FE. Speaker models based on SPK files are not supported in EASE 5-FE.

                       

                      Please contact the manufacturer for loudspeaker data
                      Loudspeaker data available through AFMG

                       

                      A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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                      AD Systems    
                      Admark    
                      AIMLINE      
                      Alcons Audio    
                      Alpha Acoustics      
                      ALTEC LANSING      
                      ALTEC LANSING PRO      
                      Amadeus  
                      Amate Audio  
                      Ambient System      
                      AMINA    
                      Apart Audio
                      Apia    
                      APG  
                      APL      
                      APOGEE      
                      ATLAS    
                      Attack Audio System  
                      Audac
                      Audience Delight    
                      AUDIOCENTER    
                      AUDIOFOCUS    
                      AUDIO PERFORMANCE    
                      Aura Audio    
                      Australian Monitor  
                      [B]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      B&C      
                      Bag End Loudspeakers    
                      Belisle Acoustique      
                      Beta Three    
                      beyerdynamic      
                      biamp
                      BIEMA    
                      Bosch Security Systems  
                      Bose Professional
                      Bouyer  
                      [C]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      CAF    
                      Canon      
                      Carvin  
                      CDK      
                      CELESTION      
                      Celto Acoustique    
                      CERWIN-VEGA      
                      CES Audio      
                      Clair Brothers      
                      Clair Global    
                      C-MARK    
                      CODA Audio    
                      Community Professional Loudspeakers
                      Cooper Notification    
                      Cornered Audio  
                      COTINA  
                      Craaft Audio GmbH  
                      Crest Audio    
                      Crestron  
                      CVR    
                      [D]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      d&b    
                      D.A.S Audio    
                      Danley Sound Labs    
                      db Technologies    
                      Desfine      
                      DMIX  
                      DS Proaudio    
                      dsp    
                      DSPPA    
                      DUKANE      
                      DURAN AUDIO      
                      DYNACORD    
                      [E]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      EATON  
                      EAW  
                      ECLER  
                      Electro-Voice
                      Elettronica Montarbo    
                      Elko Schmid Electronic  
                      EM Acoustics    
                      EMX      
                      ENNE    
                      Equipson      
                      ESAudio    
                      ESS AUDIO    
                      Extron Electronics  
                      ezAcoustics    
                      [F]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      FBT  
                      fdB  
                      Fidek    
                      Flare Audio    
                      Fohhn Audio AG      
                      FONESTAR    
                      Fourjay      
                      FRAZIER      
                      Fulcrum Acoustic  
                      Fulgor    
                      Funktion One      
                      FZ Audio  
                      [G]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      GALAXY AUDIO      
                      GENTEX    
                      Go Audio    
                      [H]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      Harmonic Design    
                      Heinrich Limited    
                      HH Electronics  
                      HiVi    
                      HK Audio  
                      Honeywell Audiovisuals  
                      Honeywell    
                      HUSHAN  
                      [I]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      iBO    
                      ic audio    
                      IDEA Pro Audio    
                      ITC  
                      [J]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      JAH Audio, Corp.    
                      James Loudspeaker  
                      JBL    
                      JBL Professional
                      [K]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      K-array    
                      KEF Audio    
                      KEVIC    
                      Klein+Hummel      
                      KLING&FREITAG      
                      Klipsch  
                      KME      
                      KS AUDIO    
                      KV2 Audio  
                      [L]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      L-Acoustics      
                      LAX-PRO  
                      LD Systems
                      LDA Audiotech    
                      LEEM    
                      Leon Speakers    
                      Listen Audio    
                      Logic Systems    
                      Lotusline France    
                      Loud Professional    
                      Lowell Manufacturing      
                      LXN  
                      [M]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      MacPherson      
                      MAG Audio    
                      Maga Engineering    
                      Martin Audio  
                      MARC AUDIO    
                      Master Audio      
                      McCauley Sound      
                      MDC  
                      Medianet      
                      MERIDIAN      
                      Meyer Sound    
                      MONACOR  
                      Monitor Audio  
                      Montarbo    
                      Multistar    
                      musikelektronic geithain      
                      MZ Audio    
                      [N]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      NAW Performance Audio    
                      NEXO      
                      NEXT-proaudio  
                      NTi Audio    
                      [O]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      OAP      
                      ODIN Audiosystems    
                      OHM      
                      One Systems  
                      Origin Acoustics  
                      Outline    
                      [P]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      PAL    
                      Pan Acoustics GmbH    
                      Panasonic / RAMSA      
                      PAS      
                      PEAVEY      
                      Penton      
                      Pioneer Professional Audio    
                      PK Sound    
                      Poeschel    
                      POL-AUDIO    
                      ProAudio Technology    
                      Pro DG Systems    
                      Proel    
                      Prophon    
                      Proso      
                      ProTone    
                      PSE Audio    
                      [Q]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      QPRO Audio Germany      
                      QSC
                      Quam      
                      Quint Audio    
                      [R]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      RAULAND      
                      RCF
                      Renkus-Heinz    
                      REYN AUDIO    
                      RMS-ACOUSTICS    
                      RUIFENG intell    
                      [S]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      SE Audiotechnik
                      SEEBURG acoustic line    
                      Shure Incorporated
                      SIEMENS    
                      Silver Acoustic      
                      Simplex    
                      SLS Loudspeakers    
                      Sonance  
                      SONBS  
                      Sound Advance Systems      
                      SoundBarrier    
                      Soundking  
                      Soundprojects      
                      SOUNDSPHERE      
                      SoundTube  
                      Spottune    
                      Srite    
                      STS Touring Series    
                      Studiomaster      
                      Studt-Akustik    
                      SY    
                      SYNQ      
                      System Sensor    
                      [T]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      T&M      
                      TAIDEN    
                      Taigar System    
                      TANNOY
                      T.D taichee    
                      Technomad      
                      Tecnare  
                      TOA
                      Turbosound    
                      TW AUDiO  
                      [U]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      University Sound      
                      UTC Fire & Security      
                      [V]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      VA    
                      Vellez    
                      VERITY AUDIO    
                      Voice-Acoustic    
                      Void Acoustics    
                      VOKON  
                      VTC Pro Audio    
                      VUE Audiotechnik  
                      [W]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      WestLab Audio    
                      Wharfedale Pro  
                      White Acoustics    
                      WHD      
                      WORK Pro    
                      Worx Audio    
                      [X]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      XSWY Audio    
                      XYCAD Audio    
                      [Y]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      YAMAHA
                      Yenissey    
                      YME SYSTEMS    
                      YORKVILLE      
                      [Z]  Brand EASE EASE Evac EASE Address EASE Focus
                      ZSOUND    
                      ZINGALI ACOUSTICS S.p.A.      
                      Loudspeaker Database

                      Several manufacturers have provided their licensed EASE data to AFMG for distribution. The loudspeaker speaker data can be downloaded as a whole package or sorted by manufacturer from the list below.

                      How to install:

                      • From within EASE 5-FE (Loudspeaker Ribbon -> Import GLL) import ZIP, GLL or DLL files.
                      • The files will be stored in an internal database and will be available for use in any EASE 5-FE project

                      Please note:

                      • Some manufacturers distribute the loudspeaker data only through their website or upon request. If you are missing a particular brand in the software, please contact the respective company directly. For an overview of all the supported brands for all AFMG products, please refer to our Supported Brands list.
                      • AFMG is not responsible for this data. If you have questions regarding accuracy, completeness or up-to-dateness please consult the manufacturer.
                      • GLLs for loudspeakers and line arrays available for EASE 4 can be used also for EASE 5-FE. The same applies to latest-generation DLLs. Speaker models based on cluster-type GLLs are not yet supported in EASE 5-FE. Speaker models based on SPK files are not supported in EASE 5-FE.

                       

                      All Brands 'A-Z'

                      EASE 5-FE Complete Loudspeaker Database (3,9GB)

                      Brands 'A'
                      Brands 'B'
                      Brands 'C'
                      Brands 'D'
                      Brands 'E'
                      Brands 'F'
                      Brands 'G'
                      Brands 'H'
                      Brands 'I'
                      Brands 'J'
                      Brands 'K'
                      Brands 'L'
                      Brands 'M'
                      Brands 'N'
                      Brands 'O'
                      Brands 'P'
                      Brands 'Q'
                      Brands 'R'
                      Brands 'S'
                      Brands 'T'
                      Brands 'U'

                       

                       

                      Brands 'V'
                      Brands 'W'
                      Brands 'X'
                      Brands 'Y'
                      Brands 'Z'
                      Brands '1-9'

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