06.07.11

EAW, Powersoft and Lab.gruppen partnership bears fruit

The latest software upgrades for Lab.gruppen’s PLM Series amplifiers and Powersoft K Series DSP provide support for EAW Focusing. The product development comes after EAW entered a strategic partnership with Lab.gruppen and Powersoft last year.

The strategic partnership paved the way for the manufacturers to integrate proprietary EAW DSP algorithms into a subset of their product lines.

Jeff Rocha, vice president and general manager of EAW, said: “Our partners, Lab.gruppen and Powersoft have developed new firmware for their DSP-enabled amplifiers that allows direct importation of standard EAW Greybox files – the very same files that you can currently load into an EAW UX8800 Digital Signal Processor. This brings the power of EAW Focusing to a wider range of hardware platforms and provides a huge advantage for end users in terms of compatibility and consistency.

“Any files that we have created to date and any files that we will create moving forward will be fully compatible with both manufacturer’s DSP enabled amplifier platforms. Some of our competitors maintain independent libraries of hardware specific processor settings for their products which often requires compromises in the settings to tailor the filters to the feature set and capabilities of the other manufacturer’s product. But by partnering directly with Lab.gruppen and Powersoft, we’ve been able to work directly with them to re-architect their firmware such that either manufacturer can directly load the same native EAW Greybox as the UX8800.”

The latest version of the Lake Controller Software (v5.7), featuring accompanying firmware for both Lab.gruppen’s PLM products and the LM 26 Digital Audio Loudspeaker Processor, was developed by engineers at Lab.gruppen and Lake, working alongside EAW engineers and leading end users.