Martin Audio upgrades MLA software

Martin Audio has released a significant upgrade to Display, its prediction software for MLA Series systems.

Display is the numerical optimisation process that eliminates lengthy trial-and-error tuning sessions, so that an MLA Series system achieves the required audience coverage straight out of the box.

Based on an accurate acoustic model of array behaviour, it gives a precise prediction of the direct sound produced over the audience as well as areas where sound is to be minimised. It takes the guesswork out of array design, deployment and control ? generating ready-to-use DSP filter configurations and comprehensive rigging information, including mechanical load safety analysis.

The process evaluates thousands of potential array configurations against multiple target functions such as frequency response, flatness and sound leakage into non-audience areas, allowing the engineer to retain full artistic control over the system’s balance or ‘house curve’.

The Display 2.2 software upgrade represents what R&D director, Jason Baird, describes as “the world’s most accurate prediction and optimisation array software, bar none.”

Users can expect increased accuracy, improved sonic consistency and faster splay optimisations, as well as richer graphics and enhanced usability.

Martin Audio’s research engineer Ambrose Thompson was responsible for leading the software development, and he commented, “MLA is the clear leader in providing superior coverage for every member of the audience while ensuring sound spillage is controlled. Now with this enhanced functionality it’s even more accurate, faster and easier to use, and makes MLA sound better than ever before.”

To take into account the input EQ changes required, Display 2.2 is being released in tandem with VU-NET 2.0 control and monitoring software, allowing for the Input EQ to be adapted automatically to the new output from Display 2.2, and VU-NET 2.0. Furthermore, it will also support CDD-LIVE!, enabling a cohesive architecture of control and monitoring for Martin Audio systems.

The Display 2.2 upgrade is automatically sent to existing MLA owners, while VU-NET 2.0 can be downloaded from Martin Audio’s software webpage.