Symetrix releases Composer v5.1 software update

Symetrix has unveiled the latest version of its programming software for Edge, Radius and Prism DSPs, allowing integrators to programme a complete end-to-end DSP signal path using just one application.

In addition to DSP design, the manufacturer’s Composer v5.1 for Windows natively configures the setup and routing of Symetrix Dante I/O expanders, along with select third-party Dante devices.

The company says that major upgrades to the AEC set-up screen deliver faster and more efficient diagnostics and troubleshooting, while on the DSP side, AEC double-talk performance and comfort-noise quality have been significantly improved upon. A 20% increase in tail length, now 300ms, facilitates the algorithm’s adaptation performance in larger, more reverberant acoustic spaces. Flex EQ modules have been expanded to support up to 32 bands, increasing usability particularly when cleaning up regeneration due to room modes.

There is also expanded Composer native support for select third-party devices, notably the addition of Ashly. Composer’s Dante Flow Manager and site file reports now consolidate information on transmit and receive channels, providing a complete view of Dante utilisation in a single report.

With 5.1’s addition of embedded server audio metering and diagnostics support for all Radius, Prism, and Edge DSPs, integrators can troubleshoot any Composer-designed system just by launching a web browser and entering a specific unit’s IP address.

Composer v5.1 also makes information more centralised and accessible. An All Controls tab makes the Remote Control Manager a central hub for all aspects of control in the system by listing every parameter in the site file; filtering options make locating and assigning a particular parameter quick and easy. Additionally, ARCs and Remote Control Numbers have been split into their own tabs, providing more space to show longer lists of ARCs and controller numbers.

"We’re extremely excited about the updates made to this version of Composer. In addition to some major audio enhancements, we focused on software improvements to help our customers cut down on programming time, which ultimately leads to overall project cost reductions," said Ashley Kay, director of technical resources at Symetrix.

Symetrix Composer v5.1 is available for download immediately.