‘A breakthrough for sound designers’: Meyer Sound unveils Spacemap Go

Meyer Sound has today launched Spacemap Go, a new spatial audio tool hailed by Steve Ellison, the firm’s director of spatial sound as “a breakthrough for sound designers and sound artists”.

Available now as a free app for Apple iPad, Spacemap Go can transform the thousands of Meyer Sound GALAXY Network Platform processors in the field into flexible, user-friendly tools for spatial sound design and mixing. It works with multiple GALAXY processors and can be controlled by a single iPad or with multiple iPads to provide a larger and more varied control surface, or to allow simultaneous control by multiple users. 

Spacemap Go can be implemented with a free update to GALAXY firmware and Compass control software. Users with existing GALAXY inventory only need to supply one or more iPads as appropriate for the application.

Furthermore, Spacemap Go is compatible with sound design and show control programs such as QLab and can be automated by popular DAWs such as Ableton Live, Apple Logic Pro X, AVID Pro Tools, MOTU Digital Performer and Reaper. 

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“Every GALAXY processor incorporates a powerful digital summing matrix, which serves an important function in system optimisation,” said Steve Ellison, Meyer Sound director, spatial sound. “With Spacemap Go, we have added a new creative layer over that technical layer. All the optimisation tools are still there, but now GALAXY does double duty as a powerful spatial sound mixer that can be intuitively operated in real time, programmed to follow automated cues or recall internal snapshots with smooth transitions and dynamic movement. In terms of accessibility, scalability and intuitive ease of use, Spacemap Go is a breakthrough for sound designers and sound artists.” 

Marc Chutczer, Meyer Sound vice president of R&D, added: “Spacemap Go gives sound designers a powerful and cost-effective spatial mixing tool that expands creative possibilities without taking them out of their normal workflow. It adapts to any application, starting with something basic like expanding a front stage mix to seven arrays in a concert setting. Beyond that, in theatrical and themed spectacular applications, it can do much more. You can pan sounds anywhere in the room, stopping and restarting or varying the speed, all with your fingertip.”

The Spacemap Go launch follows a busy period of activity for the US loudspeaker giant. Over the past month the company has made four senior executive appointments and deployed it largest Constellation system in the US to date.