Martin Audio Introduces new Sub-Array Tool in Beta 5 Release of DISPLAY 3

Martin Audio has released a major update to its 3D prediction software, which includes a new sub-array tool that has been praised by user trials for its power.

The software, called DISPLAY 3, is designed for both live and installation projects and can work seamlessly with SketchUp for venue modelling. The software includes many of Martin Audio's line array, constant curvature, point source and subwoofer solutions, making it ideal for system design and prediction in a 3D environment.

The latest beta version of the software includes a new sub-array tool that enables quick design of linear arrays of subwoofers.

Traditional techniques have been used to determine the EQ required to approximate and steer far-field beams. The focus of this new version is on speed, using a small set of parameters to simplify the design process.

The software supports two types of sub-array configurations: Broadside Stack and Castellated. Castellated arrays have three preset styles: Bookend, Buttress, and Uniform. The beam width can be adjusted from 1 degree to 180 degrees to help users achieve the desired coverage. While Castellated currently only supports subs with cardioid settings, more options will be added in the future.

While it is the first iteration of this sub-array tool, I believe it already sets a new benchmark in prediction software.

Ambrose Thompson, research director, commented: “While it is the first iteration of this sub-array tool, I believe it already sets a new benchmark in prediction software, and I’m delighted that user trials have also re-confirmed this.”

In addition to the new tool, the Beta 5 release of Martin Audio's 3D prediction software also includes several other updates. These updates include an early version of a tool to display the frequency response at any position on a surface, as well as support for flown deployments of the company's latest product, TORUS 8.

A new control has also been added to the Loudspeaker Property Inspector that allows users to constrain aiming angles to those available for the pin locations in the lift bar.

Default speaker insertion heights have been included as well. Finally, the software now includes BlacklineX point source and subwoofer solutions.

Summing up, Thompson said: “This is a significant update to DISPLAY 3 that I’m confident our users around the world will relish. As with all things software, there are always new developments required and we are already hard at work on the next set of updates.”