ULYSSES Speaker Builder

What are Speaker Data and Balloons?

For calculations like the direct and reverberant sound level, STI figures ​​(volume, intelligibility) you need the 3-dimensional radiation data (acoustic properties, directivity) of the sources.
Usually the 3-dimensional radiation data of loudspeakers is determined by the manufacturer or in measuring laboratories and displayed for different frequency ranges in tables or as 3D balloons. Each speaker data set consists of several thousand measured values, at least.

Creation, administration and viewing of speaker data

The normal user does not generate loudspeaker data himself but uses the manufacturer's data.
The Speaker Builder does not do any calculations in this case.

With the Speaker Builder, however, the speaker data and characteristics as well as the dispersion characteristics of speakers in the ULYSSES loudspeaker databases (* .usb) can be viewed.

Manufacturers and laboratories can use a special license version of the Speaker Builder to create loudspeaker databases (* .usb) for their speakers, which can then be used in ULYSSES models.
The databases are octave-based from 125Hz to 8kHz and are of 5 degree angular resolution. <

Use of speaker data in your model

Using the ULYSSES design engine, speakers and other sources from the databases can then be "mounted", aligned, leveled, equalized and also delayed directly in your model.

With these sources(speakers) mounted and powered electro-acoustic calculations such as sound levels and STI values ​​(volume, intelligibility), etc. can be performed.
Sample databases are included in the ULYSSES software package.

Please find more information about speaker data and a selection of ready-to-use databases (* .usb) for different manufacturers here »

Speakers and other sources - Databases for download

Please find more information about speaker data and a selection of ready-to-use databases (* .usb) for different manufacturers here »

Units and languages

ULYSSES is switchable from metric (metric units such as m) to imperial (US units such as feet)

There is also a ULYSSES version with English user interface available. In both language versions, units can be metric (metric units such as m) are switched to imperial (US units such as feet).

Free demo version

Saving and exporting models requires a license for the ULYSSES Design Engine.
A demo version for testing all functions, but without the ability to save and export projects is also available.

Download the free ULYSSES Demo version »

Operating Systems, Hardware, Licensing

Microsoft-Windows Operating Systems

ULYSSES can be installed on all Microsoft Windows 32 and 64 bit operating systems (Win 95 through Win 10).

Mac OS and Linux, Virtual Machines

Of course, ULYSSES also runs on Mac OS and on Linux (with WINE etc.) 32 and 64 bit operating systems as well as on virtual machines..

Low Hardware Requirements

The hardware requirements are minimal. ULYSSES runs on 256MB RAM on almost all processors starting at 486DX. The free space on the hard disk should be at least 500MB.

On modern hardware, the simulation calculations are correspondingly faster. So: the faster the processor, the faster it can be simulated.

A mouse, a trackball, a touchpad, etc., and a keyboard with function keys (F1-F12) are highly recommended because of the input capabilities in the 3D CAD engine!

The graphics card must have at least one high-color card with min. 800x600 pixels.

For auralizations (auditioning), a sound card with 16Bit / 44.1kHz adjustment is required.

Server Operation

ULYSSES must be installed locally and can not be installed or run on a server as a server-client service.

Licensing

ULYSSES licenses are always assigned to a computer and are tied directly to the hardware of the computer.
If you need to format or change the hard disk, or if you want to use another computer, they will change Computer identification number. and you need new, matching license number. This matching license no. need to be special for the "New" or "modified" machine will be generated. Registered full-version users will only be charged a processing fee for a full calendar year no more licenses are renewed than you own in total.
Registered full-version users will only be charged a processing fee for a full calendar year no more licenses to be renewed than you own in total.

Royalty

UULYSSES Licenses are always delivered in 3 packages, i. e. you get at least licenses for 3 computers.
If you need more licenses, 6-er, 9-er 12-er u. s. w. Packages available.
You can find the license fees here

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