Venue Synthesis

3D Acoustic Simulation Software

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Venue Synthesis is JBL’s next-generation 3D acoustic simulation software, designed from the ground up to allow system designers and engineers to accurately predict the acoustical and mechanical performance of JBL sound systems. The streamlined and intuitive user interface expedites the entire design process, allowing system designers to transition from conception to deployment in record time. The new advanced acoustic engine generates high-resolution simulations to accurately match real-life performance, while the sophisticated mechanical engine generates precise system reports and array statistics. Offering unparalleled simplicity, accuracy, and speed, Venue Synthesis stands as the ultimate sound system design tool for any situation.

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Windows Mac SketchUp Plugin

3D Venue Models

Create venues from scratch using the built-in tools or import 3D models using common geometry file formats such as SketchUp, DXF, GCF, EASE, and CATT-Acoustics. Use the included tools to modify geometry and assign audience areas. Use Tags to organize geometry in logical groups.

 
 

Smart Drawing Tools

Import and scale images to quickly create models from basic 2D drawings. Use the Pen Tool to trace over images and use the Special Object Creator tool to create common architectural features, such as balconies and revolutions.

Direct SPL Mapping

Map Direct SPL using 1/12th octave high-resolution loudspeaker data and a variety of noise signals, including Pink-Noise, Pink-Noise IEC, Male/Female Speech, and Sine.

 
 

Array Grouping Tools

Sophisticated array and grouping tools allow users to create large multi-point arrays quickly. Use features such as symmetry and mirroring to accelerate design. Optimize large, distributed subwoofer arrays with the built-in Electronic Delay Steering calculator.

Delay Spread

Delay spread mode maps time offset variations across the venue. Use the built-in Delay Optimizer to generate delay values automatically to minimize time offset for delay towers and fills.

 
 

Headroom Analysis

Headroom Analysis tool ensures the system output requirements can be met. Use a variety of test signals to understand headroom impact from spectral content. Study headroom across system groups to ensure uniform limiting across the system.

Mechanical Validation

Use Mechanics Mode to validate and refine mechanical configurations. Use the Array Statistics tool to confirm safety factors. Quickly generate rigging manuals for crews or export data to ArrayLink.

 
 

System Integration

Open Venue Synthesis files in JBL control software such as Performance and Performance Manager. System configuration and DSP parameters automatically carry over, minimizing setup time. Scan QR codes to transfer mechanical setup information to ArrayLink.

3D Venue Models

Create venues from scratch using the built-in tools or import 3D models using common geometry file formats such as SketchUp, DXF, GCF, EASE, and CATT-Acoustics. Use the included tools to modify geometry and assign audience areas. Use Tags to organize geometry in logical groups.

 
 

Smart Drawing Tools

Import and scale images to quickly create models from basic 2D drawings. Use the Pen Tool to trace over images and use the Special Object Creator tool to create common architectural features, such as balconies and revolutions.

Direct SPL Mapping

Map Direct SPL using 1/12th octave high-resolution loudspeaker data and a variety of noise signals, including Pink-Noise, Pink-Noise IEC, Male/Female Speech, and Sine.

 
 

Array Grouping Tools

Sophisticated array and grouping tools allow users to create large multi-point arrays quickly. Use features such as symmetry and mirroring to accelerate design. Optimize large, distributed subwoofer arrays with the built-in Electronic Delay Steering calculator.

Delay Spread

Delay spread mode maps time offset variations across the venue. Use the built-in Delay Optimizer to generate delay values automatically to minimize time offset for delay towers and fills.

 
 

Headroom Analysis

Headroom Analysis tool ensures the system output requirements can be met. Use a variety of test signals to understand headroom impact from spectral content. Study headroom across system groups to ensure uniform limiting across the system.

Mechanical Validation

Use Mechanics Mode to validate and refine mechanical configurations. Use the Array Statistics tool to confirm safety factors. Quickly generate rigging manuals for crews or export data to ArrayLink.

 
 

System Integration

Open Venue Synthesis files in JBL control software such as Performance and Performance Manager. System configuration and DSP parameters automatically carry over, minimizing setup time. Scan QR codes to transfer mechanical setup information to ArrayLink.

Features

  • 3D Full System Mapping – Precise, full mapping of acoustic coverage on any audience and architectural plane
  • 2D System View – Visualize coverage, impact points and loudspeaker angles
  • 3D Hardware Renderings — View precise hardware product placement within the venue
  • Special Object Creator — Quickly create common architectural and audience areas
  • Import Drawing — Import and trace 2D schematics to quickly model venues at scale
  • Delay Optimizer — Optimize loudspeaker delays for the entire venue
  • 2D and 3D Views of Mechanical Configuration — Multiple views visually confirm safe and reliable system configuration
  • System Groups — Organize and link loudspeakers and arrays based on acoustic properties
  • System Group File Export — Full integration with JBL Performance and ArrayLink applications
  • Mechanical Equipment Validation — Ensures safe and feasible rigging
  • Safety Warning Notification System — Provides safety and reliability alerts in real time
  • Headroom Warning — Using lab-verified SPL data, if loudspeaker limits are exceeded, a warning provides specific headroom data so users can reduce levels accordingly
  • Mechanics Tools and Array Statistics — Ensures safe rigging and adherence to regulatory requirements
  • Rigging Manual Generation and Export — Supports field technicians with easy-to-read field manuals
  • Global Notifications — Be alerted to any safety and reliability issues across the system in real time

Supported JBL Systems:

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10, Windows 11 (x86, x64) (Windows on ARM is not supported yet)
  • macOS (Intel, Apple Silicon)

Downloads

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Software
platform icon Venue Synthesis
version 1.0.0, updated: Jan 2024
1.0.0     383 MB Jan 2024
platform icon Venue Synthesis
version 1.0.0, updated: Jan 2024
1.0.0     258 MB Jan 2024
platform icon Venue Synthesis SketchUp Plugin
version 1.0.1, updated: Jan 2024
1.0.1     916 KB Jan 2024

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