• Meyer Sound launches Spacemap Go, a tool for spatial sound design and mixing

    Meyer Sound has officially released Spacemap® Go for spatial sound design and mixing. Available now as a free app for Apple iPad (any iPad capable of running the latest iPadOS), Spacemap Go can transform Meyer Sound GALAXY™ Network Platform processors into tools for spatial sound design and mixing. Spacemap Go works with multiple GALAXY processors, and it can be controlled by a single iPad or with multiple iPads to provide a larger and more varied control surface, or to allow simultaneous control by multiple users. Spacemap Go can be implemented with a update to GALAXY firmware and Compass control software.

    Spacemap Go offers seamless compatibility with popular sound design and show control programs such as QLab. For example, a complex sound design can be assembled using QLab in the studio, perhaps initially combining all multichannel cues into a stereo rough mix for reference. When on site, the tracks can be quickly expanded into a multi-channel spatial mix using Spacemap Go’s templates for common multi-channel configurations. The templates can be customized for a particular setup, while panning trajectories can be created with the touch of a finger and, if desired, captured for playback during performance. Although spatial trajectories can be created, edited and stored using the graphical interface, the detailed matrix remains immediately accessible for reference or direct data entry.

    In addition to QLab, Spacemap Go can be automated by popular DAWs such as Ableton Live, Apple Logic Pro X, AVID Pro Tools, MOTU Digital Performer, and Reaper, taking advantage of the iPad’s multi-touch interface for effortless spatial automation. GALAXY now supports the RTTrPM protocol, allowing integration with real-time tracking systems such as BlackTrax.

    Systems are configured by Spacemap Go using any combination of GALAXY 408 or GALAXY 816 using Milan AVB, AES3 or analog as inputs and outputs. Spacemap Systems can be configured for up to 32 inputs and as many outputs as are provided by the processors. Each GALAXY provides up to 232 matrix crosspoints. Multiple iPads may be used to control a system, providing immediate access to additional channels or allowing simultaneous access to different screen views.

    Meyer Sound is hosting a series of public roundtables November 4, November 11, November 18, and December 2. Throughout each discussion, Meyer Sound panelists will be available for Q&A. Register for the 9 AM PST sessions here and the 5 PM PST sessions here.

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