Meyer Sound announced the introduction of a new Spacemap Go plug-in for the VENUE 7 software platform and the Pro Tools digital audio workstation. Available immediately, the free AAX plug-in enables users of Avid VENUE | S6L systems to directly access functions of the Spacemap Go spatial sound design and live mixing tool from the console’s built-in touchscreen and control surface. The new plug-in also allows the integration of Spacemap Go snapshots into the VENUE master show file to create virtual loudspeaker layouts and automate dynamic panning within the immersive sound field. The parallel introduction of a plug-in for Pro Tools, the de facto industry standard for digital audio workstations, allows the creation of audio projects incorporating Spacemap Go functions.
Spacemap Go is a spatial sound design and live mixing tool that uses Meyer Sound’s GALAXY Network Platform in an intuitive iPad app. Snapshots can be created in most DAWs and integrated into the S6L master show file for static placement or dynamic movement of sound. Snapshots can be fully automated or synchronized in conjunction with live, on-the-fly trajectories using the console control surface, one or more iPads, or both simultaneously.
When installed in VENUE 7, the Spacemap Go plug-in functions as a client of the Spacemap server. The setup is automatic when the console and the server (in the GALAXY Network Platform) are connected to the same network. No IP addressing or port management is required. Functions accessible on the S6L control surface (touchscreen and CKM module knobs) include X/Y position, crossfade, spread, trajectory status (play/pause/stop) and trajectory rate for each channel. Also accessible are snapshot recall at the Channel, Mix and System levels as well as Mix Level for the global system.
“I’m thrilled to see Meyer Sound join the S6L platform with the addition of plug-in control for Spacemap Go,” said Robert Scovill, Avid’s senior specialist for live sound products. “Having this level of object access at the channel strip of S6L, in conjunction with an iPad running Spacemap Go, provides much-needed control and flexibility when mixing in an immersive environment. Combined with the Milan network compatibility of S6L and the Meyer Sound GALAXY processor for easy audio transport, it’s a match made for the times.”
Avid VENUE | S6L is a unified live sound platform with full software, hardware and show file compatibility across the entire line. Control of Waves and AAX plug-ins are supported from the console surface, and 128-tracks of built-in Pro Tools recording enable a time-saving Virtual Soundcheck capability.
VENUE | S6L (with the optional AVID 192 card) and the GALAXY Network Platform are certified by the Avnu Alliance as compliant with the AVB-based Milan network protocol. This unique combination of network interoperability, flexibility, and powerful features presents sound designers and live performance engineers with the industry’s most advanced toolset for creating and controlling immersive sound environments.
“I’m delighted by the way the two companies worked together on this project,” said Robb Allan, Avid principal product manager, live sound. “I look forward to other joint ventures, particularly as we now share the same Milan-based network infrastructure.”
The new Spacemap Go plug-in is compatible with VENUE 7 and later software and version 1.2.0 of the Spacemap Go app for iPad. The plug-in is free and may be downloaded from the Meyer Sound website. The Meyer Sound Spacemap Go plug-in also is available in the AU and VST formats.