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Lake has introduced the brand new release of its Lake Controller software – version 6 – marking a critical leap forward in the development of the ubiquitous live sound processing environment. This latest release heralds some highly anticipated new functionality as well as a host of performance improvements.
In addition to general enhancements, including optimization for Windows 7 and improved performance for large system networks, Version 6 will include support for the forthcoming Yamaha MY8-LAKE card, bringing Lake Processing to Yamaha’s extensive line of digital audio mixing desks and further enhancing the market’s uptake of Lake as a true standard in live sound processing.
Perhaps more significantly for Lake’s existing user base however, is the advent of new integration potential with market-leading real-time acoustical spectrum analysis software; with Version 6 supporting full integration with both Smaart 7 and WaveCapture’s Live-Capture. The new plug-in support allows measurement traces from either platform to be shown directly within Lake Controller, enabling the user to configure and tune a system accordingly – all in real-time. This significant new functionality has been highly anticipated by users for some time now, and Version 6 promises to deliver on that powerful potential – irrespective of a users personal preference of measurement platform, be it Smaart or WaveCapture.
In addition to the long-awaited Smaart 7 integration, Lake support for WaveCapture’s suit of tools has been further enhanced (Live-Capture has been supported since Version 5 of Lake Controller). Now, filters can be defined and transferred directly any networked Lake device.
With Live-Capture Pro, several measurements can now be captured and averaged, with a defined target response, allowing the optimizer to find ideal placements of filters with which to achieve that target. The WaveCapture program can then transfer theses filter parameters to the desired module or group overlay on the Lake devices. For example, Live-Capture Pro can find optimal EQ-parameters to voice a sound reinforcement system towards a target response. The Room-mode analyzer is integrated with the optimizer and can generate filters to cure room resonances.
All of the enhancements and added functionality delivered with Lake Controller Version 6 and the new 3rd party tools serve to reinforce Lake’s position as a leader in live sound digital audio processing. Such technological advancement has a consequence for users of older Lake processing hardware however, and unfortunately this means that with the advent of Version 6, legacy hardware products are no longer supported. In tandem with v6 release however, will be a secondary release which will mark a continued – but separate – release path for those wishing to continue utilising legacy hardware.
Our aim is to ensure that Lake remains at the very forefront of digital audio processing and meets the increasing demands of the pro-audio community. As such, the new release path will be the focus of new development going forward, while the version 5 release will be subject to ongoing support only; in the form of critical fixes.
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