d&b audiotechnik is showcasing its new HeadroomCalc software for sound engineers, system planners and consultants at the ISE show in Barcelona this week.
Available in ArrayCalc V11, the patent-pending HeadroomCalc technology now predicts the reaction of a d&b system to a specific audio signal, designed to provide a more precise sound pressure level (SPL) and headroom calculation than ever before.
“It is d&b’s mission to provide superior and more comprehensive predictability of system performance. HeadroomCalc represents significant progress in predicting accurate system performance that will impact the planning and execution of future audio projects," commented Florian Hahn, Product Manager, Software at d&b audiotechnik. "We want to share this progress with integrators and consultants around the world to help them make their designs even more predictive and reliable, especially when it comes to planning fixed installations."
Accurate prediction of the system’s performance is required for a number of reasons:
To choose the right system and/or system amplifier, both of which influence the budget needed for a project.
To comply with health and safety regulations at live events that specify the limits regarding onsite sound exposure levels.
To prove that pre-recorded alarm messages can be reproduced with a certain SPL (sound pressure level) to satisfy tenders or legal requirements.