Lab.gruppen and Lake introduce support for EAW with new Lake Controller

Lab.gruppen and Lake have announced the release of the latest version of Lake Controller software (v5.7) with accompanying firmware for both the Powered Loudspeaker Management (PLM) products and the LM 26 Digital Audio Loudspeaker processor.

By working with industry partners and leading end-users, Lab.gruppen and Lake’s engineers have designed the latest version of Lake Controller to offer greater flexibility and compatibility for end-users.

The PLM series products now support a new processing module type. Extensive filtering can be used to create both crossover and driver EQ, facilitating linear phase, minimum phase or arbitrary phase filters. The filters can also be used to create classic crossovers and specific driver EQ. Furthermore, the new module is capable of supporting EAW Focusing via the direct recall of EAW Greybox files into any PLM series device through the Lake Controller software.

This feature combines the loudspeaker optimisation of EAW Focusing parameters with the Lake Mesa EQ input stage on the PLM series platform. Offering a fully integrated system solution for sound reinforcement.

Håkan Gustafsson, product manager for Lake, commented: “These latest updates represent the greatest leap forward in terms of innovation that Lake has witness since the company moved to Sweden in 2009. 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.”