L- Acoustics announces the availability of Version 1.4 of Soundvision, the manufacturer’s three-dimensional sound design program. The latest software version incorporates prediction data for the new KIVA™ System (KIVA/KILO) and allows for new coaxial point source systems (8XT/12XT) to be powered by L- Acoustics’ new LA Series Amplified Controllers (LA4/LA8).

Furthermore, Soundvision v1.4 continues to retain the all of the program’s most recent enhancements from the previous version, including dual-core processor compatibility and the implementation of temporal mapping, speaker grouping, and subwoofer visualization.

Designed with a convenient, intuitive graphical user interface, Soundvision allows for the calculation of sound pressure levels (SPL) and coverage mapping for complex sound system or venue configurations.

Room geometry and loudspeaker locations are defined in 3D and simplified operating modes permit the user to work in 2D to rapidly enter data. According to user preference, either horizontal (plan) or vertical (cut) views can be selected to enter room coordinates or to define loudspeaker placement/aiming. SPL plus coverage mapping are then based on direct sound calculations over the defined audience geometry where each loudspeaker model is calibrated based on a reference user preset.

Designed for the Windows® PC platform, Soundvision features a user-friendly interface with multiple toolboxes that allow for convenient entry of room and loudspeaker data while at the same time displaying coverage or mapping results along with 2D Cutview, Target and Source Cutview information. All toolboxes can be displayed simultaneously, providing the user with a complete control interface that permits for rapid system optimization.

Using sophisticated modeling algorithms, Soundvision offers several levels of technical support for users of L- Acoustics products. Due to its speed and ease-of-use, coverage mode is well suited to the needs of touring sound engineers and touring sound companies. More detailed information is available in mapping mode, providing an invaluable tool for the audio consultant or sound designer. For the installer, the physical properties provided in mechanical data mode provide useful practical information for fixed installation applications