Breaking barriers of sound and language at Auto Shanghai 2023
7 February 2023 – Berlin-based pro audio company HOLOPLOT returned to this year’s show to reveal the Beta version of its new design and simulation software ‘HOLOPLOT Plan’ as well as the new rigging system for its X1 product series - once again winning Best in Show in the process.
More than just a loudspeaker, the X1 series - consisting of the Modul 96 full-range speaker and the Modul 80-S loudspeaker with built in sub - is a fully integrated system which combines sophisticated software and IoT capabilities. By combining 3D Audio-Beamforming and Wavefield Synthesis sound can be steered vertically and horizontally, directly to a listener’s precise location.
HOLOPLOT brought these capabilities closer to the end user than ever before, delivering an open demo and seminar program, showcasing and explaining the effects of 3D Audio-Beamforming, coverage zones, virtual source localization and multi-zones on systems designs for some of its latest projects.
Workstations on the HOLOPLOT Booth gave visitors the opportunity to get hands on with the Beta version of HOLOPLOT Plan, the company’s newly developed sound system design software.
“We’re currently running an Early Access Program for HOLOPLOT Plan, onboarding users via a tailored program that provides a thorough understanding of Matrix Array technology. Our program allows designers to realise creative and effective HOLOPLOT systems. At ISE we used Plan as a vehicle to explain X1’s unique capabilities. It’s been a great opportunity to visually illustrate what our technology can do before sending people to our demo room. The combination of both experiences created a comprehensive overview of HOLOPLOT audio technology for the visitor and resulted in packed demo sessions and plenty of interesting conversations.” Michael Kastner, Head of Product at HOLOPLOT.
HOLOPLOT Plan makes designing, simulating, and setting up a HOLOPLOT sound system simple and intuitive and was explained in more detail at seminars inside the HOLOPLOT audio demo room in Hall 8. Using Plan’s 3D graphical interface, Matrix Arrays of different configurations can be designed, and sound fields based on 3D Audio-Beamforming and Wave Field Synthesis technologies can be created.
The software simulates and visualizes direct sound pressure levels, providing a realistic prediction of the audio coverage in the venue. For further analysis and advanced simulations, projects can be exported to EASE.
Those interested in joining the Early Access Program can sign up here
X1 took flight
Another first for ISE was the launch of the company’s brand new X1 rigging system, which could be seen in action inside the HOLOPLOT demo room.
Thanks to its new rigging system, X1 is now more flexible than ever. Arrays can be built vertically and horizontally and are infinitely scalable - opening the door for X1 into both the fixed installation and rental market. From multi-purpose event spaces, large-scale live entertainment venues, auditoriums, concert halls to places of worship or theme parks - X1 transforms sound experiences inside any given space.