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EASE Focus Acoustic Modeling Software

EASE Focus Acoustic Modeling Software

header_afmg_focus2 EASEFocus2EASE Focus 2 is a three-dimensional, acoustic simulation software for the configuration and modeling of line array systems, digitally steered array and conventional loudspeakers. EASE Focus 2 is free for the VUE has licensed the al-4, al-8 and h-class family of products to for use in EASE Focus 2.0 and above.

Great efforts have been made to keep EASE Focus intuitive and easy-to-use while introducing three- dimensional coordinates and many new features. It can be considered a tool for both the end user, who needs to set up the sound system for a show, as well as for the R&D engineer, who is interested in the acoustic qualities of the array design. EASE Focus is the optimal tool for easy and quick prediction of the sound system performance in a given venue.

EASE Focus 2 is also the first of AFMG’s software packages that incorporates the new FIRmaker technology. Using advanced numerical algorithms, AFMG FIRmaker allows calculating specific FIR filters for line arrays and column loudspeakers. These FIR filters are derived based on the layout of the venue and the design goals specified by the user. Compared to conventional beam-steering FIRmaker optimization does not require any manual aiming.

EASE Focus 2.5 includes the following features:

  • 3D modeling of direct sound, displayed in horizontal and vertical cutting planes.
  • Support for EASE GLL files and data exchange with EASE and other AFMG software packages.
  • Export your full array configuration for further use in EASE.
  • Capability to use multiple sound sources, both line array systems and regular loudspeakers, in a single project.
  • Support for FIRmaker / VUEPoint digitally steered arrays and other configurable loudspeakers; this requires an additional proprietary DLL that can provide e.g. beam steering filters.
  • Virtual equalizer for tuning a line array in the simulation.
  • Full frequency range from 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
  • High accuracy due to high internal data resolution and GLL data format. See AFMG white papers and AES articles for details.
  • Many helpful features for pre-production and on-site setup, e.g. extensive PDF-reports, additional rigging details, etc.
  • Support for multiple languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French


Resources:

AFMG Focus Download Page: focus.afmg.eu/index.php/fc-downloads-en.html

Download Page for EASE Focus 2 Manual (pdf): vue-audiotechnik.com/vue-package/ease-focus-2-5-manual-pdf

Direct Link to Download EASE Focus 2.5.10 – Installer for the EASE Focus 2 Acoustic Modeling Software (Program and Demo Data) Size: 23 MB: EASE Focus 2.5.10 

EASE Focus 2 runs on Microsoft Windows XP or higher (Tested W7, W8). Microsoft Windows XP: Please install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or higher. Currently, there is no version of EASE Focus 2 available for the the OS X platform. Focus can be run on OS-X using any supported Windows version running in a virtual machine using Parallels or VMware Fusion or directly with Bootcamp.

VUE GLL Files for Ease FOCUS 2.5

VUE System Definition Files for use in EASE Focus: vue-audiotechnik.com/vue-package/vue-system-definition-files-glls-single-zip-for-ease-focus/

How to install System Definition Files in EASE Focus 2.5:

  1. Unpack the ZIP archive to a temporary directory.
  2. From within EASE Focus 2 import the data files of your choice into the local database by means of the Import System Definition command from the Edit menu (Ctrl+I).
  3. Delete the files in your temporary folder from 1.