I am an EASE 4 user: Do I get an upgrade price for EASE 5?

Customers who already own a license of EASE 4 are entitled to start directly with the renewal fees for licensing EASE 5.

  • One-year license: Renewal Fee, 1 Year
  • Two-year license: Renewal Fee, 2 Years*

After the purchase, the existing EASE 4 license remains unchanged. Additionally a license for the new EASE 5 software is delivered.
This is not an upgrade within an existing software, but rather the purchase of a new software at a reduced price.

When I purchase EASE 4.4 now - will my investment be credited when I switch to EASE 5?

EASE 4.4 licenses purchased between October 04, 2022 and September 19, 2023 can be exchanged for an EASE 5 license with the same feature level* upon request. This exchange will be free of charge. You will receive an EASE 5 license with a time limit of 2 years.

This option is available until December 31, 2023.

With the availability of EASE 5 Second Edition since September 19, 2023, this exchange option is no longer offered. Nonetheless, your investment is honored as you may upgrade to EASE 5 at the reduced renewal pricing if you wish to switch to the new platform.

Which applications can be addressed with EASE 5?

EASE 5 is the tool of choice if you wish to model sound systems and room acoustics in 3D, possibly in just minutes or a few hours. Due to its intuitive user interface and fast workflows, it allows designing loudspeaker systems and investigating acoustical questions very efficiently. In this sense, EASE 5 provides a stable basis for many kinds of applications and projects. Please see the FAQ: In which cases do you recommend to still work with EASE 4 instead of EASE 5?

How can I change the feature level of my EASE 5 JR or Standard license to Standard or Pro?

You may upgrade to a higher feature level at any point during the term of the license, that is, before your time limit expires.

In order to switch, you have to pay the Renewal Fee for the one-year or two-year license of the software with the higher feature level. Your license will then be upgraded by AFMG to the new feature level. 

What licensing and pricing model do you offer for EASE 5?

With the new version of EASE we are moving to a new licensing model. The software is provided under a time-limited license for a period of one or two years.

Starting with EASE: If EASE 5 is licensed for the first time, an Initial Fee has to be paid:

  • One-year license: Initial Fee, 1 Year
  • Two-year license: Initial Fee, 2 Years*

Renewal Costs: Upon expiration of the license, the license can be renewed by paying a Renewal Fee:

I purchased my EASE 4 license after March 12, 2018: When will I receive my free license for EASE 5?

To help our existing EASE 4 customers make a smooth transition to the new EASE platform, AFMG has granted a free license of EASE 5 for each new commercial license of EASE 4.4 purchased between March 12, 2018 and October 3rd, 2022.

These customers can retrieve their free EASE 5 license now or at a later date upon request. We will provide a regular time-limited two-year license of the corresponding feature level*.

Ahnert Feistel Media Group

Located in Berlin, Germany, AFMG® Technologies GmbH has created the industry standards EASE and EASERA software for acoustic simulation and measurement as well as their related products EASE Focus, AFMG SysTune, EASE Address and EASE SpeakerLab.

In cooperation with our partner company SDA Software Design Ahnert GmbH we develop and distribute software for:

Electro-acoustic and
room-acoustic modeling
Electronic and acoustic
Applications in
engineering and physics
RF and infrared
  • Jannik Enders

    "EASE 5 is a big step forward. The completely new user interface combined with lots of useful tools and further improved simulation modules allow for much more intuitive and effective workflows."

    Jannik Enders, Akustik Bureau Dresden
  • Jeroen Geraerts

    “We are currently using EASE 4 in our company and I must say I'm very happy with the changes in EASE 5. The workflow is much faster and more intuitive.”

    Jeroen Geraerts , Solufak BV
  • Luis Pique

    “EASE 5 provides swift simulation preparation, seamless integration with SketchUp, and visually stunning results, which make it perfect for creating high-quality reports. Its user-friendly design ensures a seamless experience for beginners and professionals, making it a valuable asset for your acoustic simulation needs.”

    Luis Pique, PK and Associates LTD
  • Brad Lyons

    “EASE 5 is a game changer offering easy to use, intuitive tools and modern workflows. Not only is the ability to import a 3D DWG into EASE 5 out of Vectorworks Spotlight a huge time-saver, but it keeps the consistency throughout all of my engineering programs and allows me to deliver stunning visual content of acoustics and loudspeakers analysis alike, in both 2D and 3D, that every one of my clients can easily understand.“

    Brad Lyons, HOWAVL
  • Maxence Castelain

    “Thanks to the AFMG Team for being “agile” with this new version of EASE. It’s reassuring to see that AFMG is taking the user’s feedback into account and continuously upgrades its software with top voted remarks. There has been a lot of new upgrades in few months since the first version that I get, and everything is going on the good direction!”

    Maxence Castelain , Arbane Group
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    “Congratulations to the AFMG team for excellent work on EASE 5 so far! The new technology and approach is highly appreciated, visualization and UX is great!”

    Janko Vodopija, MODO d.o.o.
  • M. Ziska, Graner Partner Ingenieure GmbH

    “EASE 5 makes it easy to create audience areas and align loudspeakers. You can easily orientate yourself in the model at any time, which not only helps when working on the project but also enables a clear presentation for customers.”

    Melanie Ziska, Acoustics engineer
  • Benedikt Kühne

    “We’re happy to rely on EASE 5 as efficient tool for standard-conform STI and RT calculations. This is how we support the technical planners and architects in an efficient and cost-saving way.”

    Benedikt Kühle, Ingenieurbüro Ostendorf & Partner GmbH & Co. KG
  • Kylan Bowden

    “EASE 5 greatly simplifies the process of creating and navigating around a 3D model. I was able to quickly learn the new interface and create predictions to help us design a system, and help the customer visualize the end-product.”

    Kylan Bowden, Canfield Systems Inc.