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PSSO Compact Line Array – the simulation software

July 28th, 2011 Posted in PSSO, Videos, worth knowing Tags: , , , , ,


In order to facilitate the use of the Compact Line Array, PSSO presents a simulation software for the users. This software is based on the Engine of RAY-END (former GPA). We would like to introduce this software to you with a little introduction and five short tutorial videos.

If you have not dealt with Line Arrays in general, we recommend to read the article „The line array in theory and practice“ explaining the basics of line array technology and the PSSO Compact Line Array.

The simulation software is very intuitive and only presents those functions really needed in sound engineering.

After starting the software, the number of hi-mid-speakers (CLA-228) and the array position have to be defined. After confirmation, the number of flying basses (CLA-115) can be modified. All settings of the flying speakers can be modified under „Array“ in order to compare different combinations. If you like to add floor bass, the number and position can be chosen under „Subs“. Please make your settings under „Crossover“ as close as possible to the used controller presets. Otherwise the simulation may be incorrect.

After these basic settings which can also be saved as basic setup, you can enter the audience area in the coordinate system. Please use the fat line on the top left in the toolbar. You can activate the banana shape of the line array lines under „Array“ „Auto-Splay“. You should not have extreme angles, otherwise please correct the position of the array.

If you click on „Generate“ on top of the coordinate system, you can view the radiation behavior of the systems. After some modifications concerning the elements and the position of the array, you can view the behavior of the complete system by maximizing the coordinate system. Please note that calculating with maximum view will take significantly longer. You can also save any simulation by clicking the disk symbol on the right bottom in jpg format.

Under „Microphones“ you can position measuring microphones in any place. In this way you can analyze the expected frequency pattern in different audience positions.

Some more detailed information is included in the five tutorial videos we prepared for you.

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