EASE support for MLA
WORLD: Martin Audio is supporting its install clients with the provision of specific GLL files for designs using MLA, MLA Compact or MLA Mini in an EASE model.
‘The increasing demand for multi-cellular technology in an installation environment has driven this development as an initial in-house solution,’ said Andy Davies, head of Product Support Group for Martin Audio. ‘However, we are also working towards making this a simple addition to future iterations of our free-to-own Display software.’
In order for the manufacturer to supply a GLL file, an EASE ‘packed’ project file of the venue showing the array location points, together with the appropriate Display2 file for the venue are required. ‘We can then extract the necessary data from the Display2 file and, via additional software, generate the specific GLL; this will include the inter-cabinet and array tilt angles, together with all the associated filter coefficients generated within Display2 to meet the set objective targets,’ explained Mr Davies. ‘It will also incorporate the appropriate Case Data for a visual representation of the proposed array within the EASE model.’
The GLL will then be inserted into the EASE model at the predefined location points and the coverage prediction checked to coincide with the Display2 output. The EASE model will then be ‘packed’ and returned to the installer or designer. Should any anomalies in coverage be discovered, or any circumstances arise where it is felt that improvements to the overall performance of the system could be achieved, then this will be advised when returning the EASE project.
‘By providing additional support to installers and sound designers we hope it will be possible for them to win more contracts and to further showcase the benefits of our MLA technology,’ concluded Mr Davies.