Lake Technology has released Version 3.1 of its Lake Controller software for Lake Contour digital loudspeaker and Lake Mesa Quad EQ digital matrix processors. Lake Controller V. 3.1 introduces new and improved features in response to user requests, such as MIDI and AMX control options, a user interface with additional features such as improved data-entry method and direct access to online utilities.
MIDI control of Lake Contour and Lake Mesa Quad EQ units is now implemented using system-exclusive MIDI messaging, offering external control and automation of frame preset recall, input mute/unmute and overlay bypass/insert. External control of Lake Contour from AMX-compliant devices, such as commercially available control touchscreens, is now available with the addition of a special firmware upgrade, available directly from Lake Technology.
Onscreen data-entry improvements include the expansion of available keyboard shortcuts to allow fast system navigation and adjustment when a keyboard is attached to the Lake Controller PC. Additionally, a smaller version of the full onscreen keyboard is now displayed when numeric values are being edited, displaying only those relevant keys.
Newly introduced designer worksheets speed up the system integration process by providing system designers with rapid data-entry tools. Data is entered and viewed through the real-time spreadsheet-style interface, which is accessible in Designer mode via module properties. Parameter values for Contour and Mesa Quad EQ processors are directly accessible, may be adjusted in real time and can be quickly and easily copied and pasted between spreadsheet cells.
A new All-Pass Filter function has been made available in Designer mode. The new feature introduces first-order and second-order All-Pass filters to allow phase adjustment on the XOVER and aux output tabs of Contour processors only.
Version 3.1 Lake Controller User and Designer modes manuals have additionally been released, containing details regarding the new functionality. Spanish-language versions are also available from the Lake Technology Website and on the installation CD-ROM.
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