EAW, Powersoft and Lab.gruppen partnership provides new software upgrade

A strategic partnership between EAW, Lab.gruppen and Powersoft has resulted in a new software upgrade, providing exclusive support for EAW Greybox processing from within Lab.gruppen PLM Series amplifiers and Powersoft K Series DSP Series amplifiers.

Jeff Rocha, EAW vice president and general manager, stated, “Our partners, Lab.gruppen and Powersoft have developed new firmware for their DSP-enabled amplifiers that allows direct importation of standard EAW Greybox files – the very same files that you can currently load into an EAW UX8800 Digital Signal Processor. This brings the power of EAW Focusing to a wider range of hardware platforms and provides a huge advantage for end users in terms of compatibility and consistency. Any files that we have created to date and any files that we will create moving forward will be fully compatible with both manufacturer’s DSP enabled amplifier platforms.

"Some of our competitors maintain independent libraries of hardware specific processor settings for their products which often requires compromises in the settings to tailor the filters to the feature set and capabilities of the other manufacturer’s product. But by partnering directly with Lab.gruppen and Powersoft, we’ve been able to work directly with them to re-architect their firmware such that either manufacturer can directly load the same native EAW Greybox as the UX8800.”

Developed by engineers at Lab.gruppen and Lake, working alongside EAW engineers and leading end users, the latest version of the Lake Controller Software features accompanying firmware for both Lab.gruppen’s PLM products and the LM 26 Digital Audio Loudspeaker Processor. The software is designed to offer greater flexibility and compatibility for end users.

The new module is capable of supporting EAW Focusing through the direct recall of EAW Greybox files into any PLM Series device via the Lake Controller software.

This unique feature combines the loudspeaker optimisation of EAW Focusing parameters with the Lake Mesa EQ input stage on the PLM Series platform for the first time. Users can now recall Greybox output processing files directly into PLM Series and then create groups and tune any EAW loudspeaker at any granularity via the industry standard Lake Controller.

Håkan Gustafsson, product manager for Lake, added: “The supporting of EAW Focusing, coupled with the Lake Mesa EQ and the powerful performance of the PLM Series, means that we can provide the end user with the kind of functionality that is simply unrivalled in the world of pro audio.”