|30th July 2008, 10:48 PM||#1|
Speaker CAD programs...
Anyone know of any recently updated webpage (wiki, perhaps) listing/discussing all the available speaker CAD softwares?
Here are a couple that I had not heard of before today:
Other interesting free (or demo) programs I'd noticed previously include: Cliowin 7 Demo, ARTA demo mode, LspCAD 6.25 Demo and LspCAD 6.25 Lite, Speaker Workshop (free), Basta, and, WinISD and WinISD Pro (both free)
With the Cliowin 7 Demo I can't figure out how to take a measurement?
|24th July 2010, 07:27 PM||#2|
Anybody know how to use the Demo version of Cliowin?
It's version 7 on this page here: http://www.audiomatica.com/clio10/download10.htm
Also, since I first made this thread another excellent and free program has appeared:
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|25th July 2010, 12:54 PM||#3|
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I think the CLiowin demo is only a demo of software features, since Clio is a hardware based system. I have used it to view files from a friend who has Clio, and it is a very nice program, relatively intuitive.
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|25th July 2010, 01:54 PM||#4|
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Hi Critofur, another very powerful (and free) program is akabak sorry can't coment on cliowin haven't tried it.
there is a great akabak thread here on diyaudio Akabak Simulator
I've played with it, and it is very powerful. Steep learning curve (but made easier by the dummies guide in the thread above).
and yes Holm Impulse is great That's a rediculously flat response you have in your holm graph as well!!!!! is it real?
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|4th August 2010, 09:52 AM||#5|
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I'm a bit confused about the subject here. Are we discussing speaker CAD software, or just software useful in speaker building, and, are they also supposed to be freeware? Some software mentioned earlier are not much CAD in my opinion, and most given already seem to be available in a free version. Just want the uncertainty to be gone before adding..............?
|9th August 2010, 01:58 AM||#6|
Well, ANY software which is useful for the design of audio speakers could, at least loosely, be considered "speaker CAD" software, right? None of the audio/speaker specific programs are really full-flegded "CAD" programs in the sense that people normally think of "CAD" (Autocad, Solidworks, etc).
Please, talk about whatever kinds of programs you want, as long as they're helpful in the design and/or testing of loudspeakers.
I just bought SoundEasy finally, but I'm sure I'll be using the other programs for some time to come, as SoundEasy is very much not easy, IMO.
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|13th August 2010, 04:25 PM||#7|
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First some measurement tools, and the first batch is Mac biased.
Some things are free, others cost from very little to "very much"
I do hope that something will be of use for someone
Audiofile Engineering - Spectre
Audio Test (test signal generator) + ProPhase (phase analyzer)
katsura shareware - for creative Mac OS X users
Mac the scope
Mac the Scope
Waavebox (signal generator)
AudioLeak loudness level analyzer (free)
Channel D Software Product Information
FuzzMeasure Pro 3
Electroacoustics Toolbox v2.1.9 for Macintosh OS X
Downloadable test tones
Realm of Excursion
Sigview spectrum analyzer - FFT based signal analysis software
Dual Channel FFT
Dual Channel FFT : Free Music Software : FreeMusicSoftware.org
Active filter workshop
Active Filter Workshop
Linear Technology - LTspice IV Downloads and Updates
FRD Consortium (collection of useful tools)
ATB PC Pro
kirchner-elektronik.de ATB PC PRO
Sirp, The Edge, XDir (speaker analyzer, baffle diffraction sim and directivity sim (in that order))
Products from Tolvan Data
LinearX Systems Inc - Products
DRA Laboratories - MLSSA Acoustical Measurement System
Audio Spectrum Analyzer and Acoustics Software
Woofer Tester (the original)
Jeff Bagby's software
Bass Box Pro
HT Audio home page
Telstra BigBlog -
Grenander Software Workshop
About Redrock Acoustics - LoudSpeaker Design, Testing and Engineering Services Consultants
|15th August 2010, 12:39 AM||#9|
1) You have to have Microsoft Office and be running Windows.
2) It doesn't measure.
3) Does it have baffle simulation built in? I think it does not have diffraction simulation - but those can be addressed with other free programs.
4) It doesn't have a full crossover CAD system, or the very nice crossover simulators that either LspCAD or SoundEasy have which allow you to listen to your speaker without building the crossover first.
I certainly do recommend it though, still useful, and much less steep learning curve than other programs like Speaker Workshop (and the two mentioned above).
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