September 3, 2013 in Music and Recording (E)
[prMac.com] Waterloo, Ontario - SuperMegaUltraGroovy today is proud to announce the immediate availability of FuzzMeasure 3.3, an update to the company's award-winning audio and acoustics measurement package for OS X. This release offers many general improvements, including a major overhaul of its audio engine, as well as improvements to the Waterfall plug-in.
FuzzMeasure is an audio and acoustic measurement tool for audio and live-sound professionals that first launched in 2004 and won an Apple Design Award in 2006. The application has been used by thousands of professionals around the world ranging from loudspeaker product engineers, to live sound engineers and installers to acoustic professionals and studio engineers.
FuzzMeasure is regarded as an easy-to-use program that offers a wide range of options for visualizing measurement results. With one click, FuzzMeasure plays a swept sine wave signal to measure an impulse response (a.k.a. a transfer function) that then yields Frequency Response, Phase Response, Waterfall, and other valuable graphs that explain the behavior of an acoustic space, a loudspeaker, or even audio components.
The audio engine improvements in FuzzMeasure 3.3 open the doors to enabling stimulus playback over multiple channels at once - a long-requested product feature. In addition, the engine has been improved in such a way that audio delay values between measurements have been stabilized greatly and improve comparisons between multiple records when not using automatic correction.
"FuzzMeasure 3.3. offers a much more stable measurement experience for users that were previously unable to work with a loopback cable due to hardware restrictions," says Chris Liscio, founder, SuperMegaUltraGroovy, Inc. "The new audio engine also further improves FuzzMeasure's stability when a loopback cable is used. We urge any users that have had trouble with this feature in the past to re-evaluate its performance with this new version."
In addition to improving stability and performance, FuzzMeasure's Waterfall plug-in has been optimized for better usability. Rather than operating within a measurement record's analysis window, the Waterfall now calculates its graph using the entire impulse response measurement and stores parameters at the document level rather than the record level.
"The modifications to the Waterfall plug-in were long overdue. Comparing multiple records was very difficult when the waterfall parameters were different for every measurement," says Liscio. "I'm confident that even novice users of the product will be able to produce coherent graphs with very little friction."
Pricing and Availability:
FuzzMeasure 3.3 is a free update for customers running 3.0 and later. FuzzMeasure 3.3 costs $150 (USD) for new users, and $75 for users upgrading from 2.0 or earlier. FuzzMeasure 3.3 requires a minimum of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or better to run, and supports OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. More information, and a free demo, can be found at their website.
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