Simulation

Simulation

The d&b simulation software delivers two promises: a sound reinforcement system which ensures that sound is transferred consistently to every member of the audience exactly as intended, while assessing the audible impact on the areas outside of the intended listening zones. With these tools, the optimal sonic experience is delivered reliably and faithfully to the right ears, not the wrong ones.

d&b ArrayCalc simulation software accurately predicts the performance of all d&b line arrays and columns as well as a selection of point source loudspeakers and subwoofers. ArrayCalc models the exact performance of the system in a given space defined by the user, taking into account input levels as well specific d&b filtering options. All level distribution information is displayed using a 3D plot of the venue, which also maps coverage details for various frequency bands as well as broadband pink noise. This ensures that the system is within mechanical and safety limits and will perform exactly as expected, meaning system configurations can be defined before even entering the venue.

The d&b NoizCalc immission modelling software analyses the transmission of sound, and calculates the noise immission on the wider environment. It takes the complex loudspeaker data from the d&b ArrayCalc simulation software and models the immission in the far field using the ISO 9613-2 or Nord2000 calculation standards. Using 3D geographical data, NoizCalc overlays an accurate prediction of the transmission effects across the terrain from the audience listening area into the surrounding region. NoizCalc can be used to evaluate the effects of the loudspeaker reinforcement system on the local area, allowing system designers to assess any potential noise issues during the event planning stage.