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SIM 3 Release Notes

Version Release 1.7.2 - Code Date: April 30, 2008 - Release Date Aug. 25, 2009

Galileo Loudspeaker Management System Integration

Branch Setup > Switchers: Addresses 0-14 are now available for Galileo. To measure a Galileo using SIM3 simple connect the buss cable between the 2 devices using the Line Switcher port on the back of SIM3. There are 4 branch combinations available when measuring the Galileo:

  1. Combination One:
    Console = Galileo Output Post Matrix (ex. Ad 0, Ch 1 Sw 0, Cons 1). This uses the output of the Galileo Summing Matrix as the signal that feeds the Console buss.

    Processor = Galileo Output Post Processing (ex. Ad 0, Ch 1 Sw 0 Proc 1). This uses the output of the Galileo Output Processing as the signal that feeds the Processor buss.

    Note: Selecting Cons 1 on the Console channel will not automatically select Proc 1 on the Processor channel. The transfer function shown will represent the output processing applied using Galileo.

  2. Combination Two:
    Console = Front Panel Signal Generator (ex. Ad FP Ch 0 Generator). The SIM signal generator is used as the signal that feeds the Console buss.

    Processor = Galileo Output Post Processing (ex. Ad 0, Ch 1 Sw 0 Proc 1). This uses the output of the Galileo Output Processing as the signal that feeds the Processor buss.

    Note: The transfer function shown will include any input and output processing applied using Galileo and/or the mixing console.

  3. Combination Three:
    Console = Front Panel Line Input 1 (ex. Ad FP 1 Line In 1) This uses the signal received at Line Input 1 which can be in parallel to the console output feeding Galileo.

    Processor = Galileo Output Post Processing (ex. Ad 0, Ch 1 Sw 0 Proc 1). This uses the output of the Galileo Output Processing as the signal that feeds the Processor buss.

    Note: The transfer function shown will include any input and output processing applied using Galileo and/or the mixing console.

  4. Combination Four:
    Console = Galileo Output Post Matrix (ex. Ad 0, Ch 1 Sw 0, Cons 1). This uses the output of the Galileo Summing Matrix as the signal that feeds the Console buss.

    Processor = Galileo Output Post Processing (ex. Ad 1, Ch 2 Sw 1 Proc 2). This uses the output of the Galileo Output Processing as the signal that feeds the Processor buss.

    Note: Selecting Cons 1 on the Console channel will not automatically select Proc 2 on the Processor channel. The transfer function shown will represent the output processing applied using Galileo.

 

Version Release 1.7.0 - July 24, 2006 - Code Date: June 28, 2006

SIM System II Files

  • Sim 3 can now import Sim System II files and data.

Galileo 616 (Must have Galileo Firmware 1.7.0)

Branch Setup > Switchers: Addresses 10-14 are now reserved for Galileo 616. To measure a Galileo using SIM3 simple connect the buss cable between the 2 devices using the Line Switcher port on the back of SIM3. There are 3 branch combinations available when measuring the Galileo:

  1. Combination One:
    Console = Galileo Output Post Matrix (ex. Ad 10, Ch 1 Sw 10, Cons 1). This uses the output of the Galileo Summing Matrix as the signal that feeds the Console buss.

    Processor = Galileo Output Post Processing (ex. Ad 10, Ch 1 Sw 10 Proc 1). This uses the output of the Galileo Output Processing as the signal that feeds the Processor buss.

    Note: Selecting Cons 1 on the Console channel will automatically select Proc 1 on the Processor channel. The transfer function shown will represent the output processing applied using Galileo.

  2. Combination Two:
    Console = Front Panel Signal Generator (ex. Ad FP Ch 0 Generator). The SIM signal generator is used as the signal that feeds the Console buss.

    Processor = Galileo Output Post Processing (ex. Ad 10, Ch 1 Sw 10 Proc 1). This uses the output of the Galileo Output Processing as the signal that feeds the Processor buss.

    Note: The transfer function shown will include any input and output processing applied using Galileo and/or the mixing console.

  3. Combination Three:
    Console = Front Panel Line Input 1 (ex. Ad FP 1 Line In 1) This uses the signal received at Line Input 1 which can be in parallel to the console output feeding Galileo.

    Processor = Galileo Output Post Processing (ex. Ad 10, Ch 1 Sw 10 Proc 1). This uses the output of the Galileo Output Processing as the signal that feeds the Processor buss.

    Note: The transfer function shown will include any input and output processing applied using Galileo and/or the mixing console.

Navigation

  • Delay Finder: Autoset Delay now much faster
  • Frequency Response: Delay Times now listed at the top of each measurement window
  • Shift+F7 and shift+F8 control master gain, all gains move up/down together.
  • Right-clicking on generator buttons now brings up appropriate generator dialog.
  • On-screen buttons for zoom select, branch and gains now have mouse-over help windows (tool tips, balloon help). 
  • Generator: selecting sine wave now allows user to enter a value for Cal (the value in Vrms when the generator knob is fully clockwise).

Help

  • Help > Shortcuts: Displays a list of all available keyboard shortcuts.
  • Help > About window now shows % of compact flash used. A warning will be displayed when compact flash filled to 95% or more.
  • Help > About window now shows screen resolution.

Display

  • Settings > Choose Colors: Customizeable trace colors, available under single view only.
  • Vertical scale settings are now stored with the project.
  • Calibrate Mic dialog now displays mic sensitivity in mV/Pascal.

DataGroup functions

  • Data > Store: Grid view now available for storing and recalling traces.
  • Data Store/Recall: Input meters average and peak values are now stored with the measurement, and displayed on the data store/recall panel.

Frequency Response

  • Phase 0 or 180 degrees center may now be selected by clicking on the vertical ‘deg’ label to the left of the phase screen.
  • Processor or inverse processor (1/processor) may now be selected by clicking on the ‘Processor Amplitude’ or ‘Processor Phase’ labels above the trace screens.
  • Percent or dBSN may now be selected by clicking on the vertical ‘percent’ label to the right of the coherence display.

Bug Fixes

  • Stability improved for projects containing more than 32 Branches.

 

Version Release 1.6.42

Display

  • Set display to show dark traces on white background for greater visibility in sunlight and better printouts
  • Export screenshots to .bmp files
  • Export or print DataViewer to .bmp files
  • Safe status shown on Speaker and Switcher tabs

Navigation

  • Onscreen horizontal zoom buttons in Band Spectrum, Line Spectrum and Frequency Response displays
  • Keyboard control of graph cursor movement

Microphone functions

  • Microphone calibration for accurate SPL readings (requires third-party mic calibrator tool)

DataGroup functions

  • Delete multiple DataGroups
  • Edit notes for previously-created DataGroups
  • DataGroups saved with new international date format

Bug Fixes

  • DSP Driver Bug: On rare occasions, some SIM 3 machines would freeze at startup during the splash screen. Install and Recovery v1.6.42 installs a new DSP driver to fix this problem.
  • DSP Firmware Bug: A small number of early SIM 3 machines were shipped with DSP firmware that was incompatible with v1.6.0. Install and Recovery v1.6.42 now checks and updates the DSP firmware if necessary.
  • The Switcher tab configuration anomalies have been solved.
  • A capital letter M (Shift + M) can now be entered without difficulties.
  • Meter gains will now track Branch 0 FP Mic 1.

For detailed information about the features in version 1.6.42, please download the “What’s New” document: SIM3_Whats_New_1.6.42 (PDF)

 

Version Release 1.6.0

  • New Console Check, Mic Compare and Mic EQ modes
  • More keyboard shortcuts, including the QuickStore shortcut for saving measurements
  • High-resolution THD measurement
  • All delay values shown on Edit Branches page
  • Overall level control window for Trace Offsets
  • Delay Finder improvements
  • Choice of processor averages for Frequency Response measurement

For detailed information about the features in version 1.6.0, please download this document: SIM3_Whats_New_1.6.0 (PDF)

For more information on SIM 3, please contact your Meyer Sound dealer or send us a message at: SIM3@meyersound.com

Software

Request SIM 3 v1.7.2 Upgrade
(SIM-3022 audio analyzer hardware required)

Request the Setup and Data Viewer Application v1.7.2

Release Notes

SIM 3 v1.7.2 Release Notes

Galileo Compatibility

Whats new in SIM 3 v1.6.42 (PDF)

Whats new in SIM 3 v1.6.0 (PDF)

User Guides

SIM 3 Remote Setup Guide (3.6 MB PDF)

SIM 3 User Guide (9.5 MB PDF)

SIM 3 Setup and Data Viewer Installation Guide (PDF)

Application Notes

SIM 3 Measuring Unbalanced Devices (PDF)

SIM 3 Testing and Verifying XLR Cables (PDF)

SIM School

Seminar/SIM School Calendar