d&b audiotechnik introduces ArrayCalc 11.4

d&b audiotechnik has released ArrayCalc 11.4. The latest version offers a simplified interface function in conjunction with EASE 5 providing users with a efficient workflow for modelling sound systems and room acoustics.

For users such as acoustic planners, consulting offices and sound engineers, the link between ArrayCalc 11.4 and EASE 5 simplified the workflow. The previous process, considered time-consuming and error-prone, will now give way to a smoother experience.

“Users can now export the XLD file format with an extended set of information. This is the first significant simplification and streamlining of the previous transition between ArrayCalc and EASE,” commented Florian Hahn, Product Manager Software at d&b audiotechnik. “Facilitating the transfer of relevant data from ArrayCalc 11.4 to EASE 5 reinforces our commitment to providing solutions that simplify the lives of acoustic planners and sound system designers.“

The latest release of ArrayCalc, version 11.4, introduced an advanced export feature specifically for d&b system designs. It now offers export of the XLD format, consolidating relevant loudspeaker information into a single file. This XLD text file included the loudspeaker GLL type (e.g. XSL LA.gll), exact positioning, orientation, delay, and level information for each element of the sound system, as configured in ArrayCalc. This enhancement streamlines the handover process with EASE 5, allowing users to import the comprehensive XLD file directly into the simulation environment.

The new functionality is being supported onward from the R60 update of EASE 5, released in February 2024. With this consolidated approach, ArrayCalc 11.4 improved workflow efficiency for acoustic planners and engineers, enabling smoother collaboration and more accurate simulations.

Stefan Feistel, Managing Director of AFMG, commented: “The latest advances in integrated workflows between EASE and ArrayCalc are an important element of our long-term strategy to strengthen and expand our software interoperability. This not only simplifies the experience for our diverse user base, but also adds value to our offering. We look forward to the next integration steps on our roadmap with d&b!”