Software Support

SystemVUE 3.8.20 Software

Download the new SystemVUE 3.8.20 Preliminary Manual: SystemVUE 3.8.20 Preliminary Manual
www.vueaudio.com/vue-package/systemvue-3-8-20-manual/

Follow instrcutions to install 3.8.20 software and firmware update h-Class systems and VUEDrive System Engines

Download SystemVUE 3.8.20 for your Operating System:
SystemVUE 3.8.20 32-Bit Windows Installer
SystemVUE 3.8.20 64-Bit Windows Installer
SystemVUE 3.8.20 OS Installer

SystemVUE 3.8.20 Factory Configuration Presets & Flash Files
PDF describes the products and configuration supported in the standard software release:
systemvue-3-8-20-flash-file

 

Link to SystemVUE Product Page 

Coming soon SystemVUE for the iPad (Will be in Apple App Store soon)

Coming Soon: SystemVUE and V4 – V6 – h-class Quick Start Guide

SystemVUE SOFTWARE INSTRUCTIONS

The Current Preliminary SystemVUE Manual can be downloaded from: SystemVUE 3.8.20 Preliminary Manual Installation Instructions

  • Download SystemVUE 3.8.X beta software from the link included
  • Install software on any intel based Mac preferred, or a Windows 7-10 machine (refer to systemVUE manual for install instructions)
    • Make sure firewall settings are set for trusted networks
    • Connect only one SystemVUE PC at a time – If more than one computer on the subnet is running SystemVUE only the first one to log on the network will capture VUE systems on the network, the connection may become un-reliable if there are multiple SystemVUE instances on the same network.
  • Connect V-System Engines and H-Class systems ethernet ports using standard Cat-5e cables (100M cable length max)
    • To an existing network using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol – Wikipedia Entry for DHCP) or you can create a DHCP based network by configuring a WiFI access point or other type of Routers (Cable Modems) to provide DHCP (typically the default configuration) this will supply a usable IP address to devices connected to the home network
    • Or directly to the LAN port of the PC for ad-hoc access
    • Fixed IP systems are possible, but not documented yet-contact VUE directly for further support
  • Launch SystemVUE software (refer to SystemVUE manual for operation instructions)
  • Power On VUE devices
  • Observe units coming on-line in the SystemVUE browser window and establishing link status
  • Select the “wink” button on each h-Class device to identify each unit via the blinking blue LED on the front or back of the speaker
  • Use the individual units control panels to “name” devices; i.e. AL-4 mains, Left HS-25 Sub, Right HS-25 Sub, and so on
  • Use the “make new group” function to combine multiple like devices into zones; i.e. Tops, Subs, Delays, etc.(refer to SystemVUE manual for further detail)
  • Any changes made in a control panel of one device in a group will make the same changes in all units in the group (all other like, grouped devices will follow accordingly)
  • Select appropriate preset from the drop down menu; either “al-4 Array 3 V4 r1”, or “al-4 Array 2 V4 r1”, or “Hs-28 80hz” typically
    • Array 3 for arrays of 8 or more al-4 elements reducing low frequency energy or smaller arrays with maximum splay or Array 2 for arrays of 4 al-4 elements or more with medium splay. (tops)
    • 60, 70, or 80hz for hs-28 (subs)
    • 70, 80, or 90hz for hs-25
  • If you are using the AES Digital input you can change the input from the default:
    • AES A
    • AES B
    • AES Mono (A+B)
  • Per output for V system engines, or per system for h-Class systems
    • Toggle “mute” with the labeled push-button
    • Adjust “delay” with by entering the desired time in the text box
    • Raise or lower the “volume” with the fader  or by entering the desired time in the text box

HARDWARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • For stereo V4 operation
    • Connect Left signal to input A, and Right to input B
    • Connect Left al-4 cable to output A, and Right al-4 cable to output B
      • ! ONLY USE NL-4 CONNECTOR CABLES, NEVER NL-2 !  Output A & B have LF signal on pins 1+/-, and HF signal on pins 2+/-
  • For mono V4 operation
    • Connect Mono signal to input A
      • Connect a xlr jumper cable from thru A to input B or in system VUE you choose to use Ch.A input to be routed to Ch.B output.
    • Connect al-4 array, zone 1 to output A, and zone 2 to output B
      • ! ONLY USE NL-4 CONNECTOR CABLES, NEVER NL-2 !  Output A & B have LF signal on pins 1+/-, and HF signal on pins 2+/-
  • For AES operation
    • Connect 110Ohm AES signal cable to each V4 AES input
      • AES “thru” connect to AES/EBU out.
  • On all h-Class systems
    • If no computer is present for SystemVUE control, depress the recessed “RESET” button on the amp panel to recall factory configuration
  • On all V system engines
    • Wink and sleep capability available in SystemVUE or sleep function available on front panel of V4-6-d Engines.
  • For Ground Stack al-4 systems on hs-28
    • add 4MS of delay to each al-4 array
  • For Ground Stack al-4 systems on hs-25
    • add 3MS of delay to each al-4 array

Archive Page for SystemVUE 3.8.5

SystemVUE Software Archive

SystemVUE and V4 – V6 Quick Start Guide

SystemVUE-Manual-3-8-5-06-1Download the new SystemVUE 3.8.5 Preliminary Manual:
SystemVUE 3.8.5 Preliminary Manual

Follow instrcutions to install 3.8.5 software and firmware update h-Class systems and V Series System Engines

Download SystemVUE 3.8.5 for your Operating System:
SystemVUE 3.8.5 32-Bit Windows Installer
SystemVUE 3.8.5 64-Bit Windows Installer
SystemVUE 3.8.5 OS X Installer


 

SystemVUE SOFTWARE INSTRUCTIONS

The Current Preliminary SystemVUE Manual can be downloaded from: SystemVUE 3.8.5 Preliminary Manual Installation Instructions

  • Download SystemVUE 3.8.X beta software from the link included
  • Install software on any intel based Mac preferred, or a Windows 7 machine (refer to systemVUE manual for install instructions)
    • make sure firewall settings are set for trusted networks
    • Windows 8 NOT SUPPORTED ( testing with Windows 8 requires you to modify security settings to allow installation)
    • Connect only one SystemVUE PC at a time – If more than one computer on the subnet is running SystemVUE only the first one to log on the network will capture VUE systems on the network, the connection may become un-reliable if there are multiple SystemVUE instances on the same network.
  • Connect V-System Engines and H-Class systems ethernet ports using standard Cat-5e cables (100M cable length max)
    • to an existing network using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol – Wikipedia Entry for DHCP) or you can create a DHCP based network by configuring a WiFI access point or other type of Routers (Cable Modems) to provide DHCP (typically the default configuration) this will supply a usable IP address to devices connected to the home network
    • or directly to the LAN port of the PC for ad-hoc access
    • Fixed IP systems are possible, but not documented yet-contact VUE directly for further support
  • Launch SystemVUE software (refer to SystemVUE manual for operation instructions)
  • Power On VUE devices
  • Observe units coming on-line in the SystemVUE browser window and establishing link status
  • Select the “wink” button on each h-Class device to identify each unit via the blinking blue LED on the front or back of the speaker
  • Use the individual units control panels to “name” devices; i.e. AL-4 mains, Left HS-25 Sub, Right HS-25 Sub, and so on
  • Use the “make new group” function to combine multiple like devices into zones; i.e. Tops, Subs, Delays, etc.(refer to SystemVUE manual for further detail)
  • Any changes made in a control panel of one device in a group will make the same changes in all units in the group (all other like, grouped devices will follow accordingly)
  • Select appropriate preset from the drop down menu; either “al-4 8pac V4 r1”, or “al-4 4pac V4 r1”, or “Hs-28 80hz” typically
    • 8pac or 4pac for arrays of 8 or 4 boxes accordingly (tops)
    • 60, 70, or 80hz for hs-28 (subs)
    • 70, 80, or 90hz for hs-25
  • If you are using the AES Digital input you can change the input from the default:
    • AES A
    • AES B
    • AES Mono (A+B)
  • Per output for V system engines, or per system for h-Class systems
    • Toggle “mute” with the labeled push-button
    • Adjust “delay” with the rotary knob, or by entering the desired time in the text box
    • Raise or lower the “volume” with the fader  or by entering the desired time in the text box

HARDWARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • For stereo V4 operation
    • Connect Left signal to input A, and Right to input B
    • Connect Left al-4 cable to output A, and Right al-4 cable to output B
      • ! ONLY USE NL-4 CONNECTOR CABLES, NEVER NL-2 !  Output A & B have LF signal on pins 1+/-, and HF signal on pins 2+/-
  • For mono V4 operation
    • Connect Mono signal to input A
      • Connect a xlr jumper cable from thru A to input B
    • Connect al-4 array, zone 1 to output A, and zone 2 to output B
      • ! ONLY USE NL-4 CONNECTOR CABLES, NEVER NL-2 !  Output A & B have LF signal on pins 1+/-, and HF signal on pins 2+/-
  • For AES operation
    • Connect 110Ohm AES signal cable to each V4 AES input
      • AES “thru” connection NOT SUPPORTED at this time
  • On all h-Class systems
    • If no computer is present for SystemVUE control, depress the recessed “RESET” button on the amp panel to recall factory configuration
  • On all V system engines
    • No wink or sleep capability at this time
  • For Ground Stack al-4 systems on hs-28
    • add 4MS of delay to each al-4 array
  • For Ground Stack al-4 systems on hs-25
    • add 3MS of delay to each al-4 array

Archive Page for SystemVUE 3.4.8

EASE Focus

EASE FOCUS 2.5 for use with VUE Line Arrays Systems

EASE Focus Acoustic Modeling Software

header_afmg_focus2 EASEFocus2EASE Focus 2 is a three-dimensional, acoustic simulation software for the configuration and modeling of line array systems, digitally steered array and conventional loudspeakers. EASE Focus 2 is free for the VUE has licensed the al-4, al-8 and h-class family of products to for use in EASE Focus 2.0 and above.

Great efforts have been made to keep EASE Focus intuitive and easy-to-use while introducing three- dimensional coordinates and many new features. It can be considered a tool for both the end user, who needs to set up the sound system for a show, as well as for the R&D engineer, who is interested in the acoustic qualities of the array design. EASE Focus is the optimal tool for easy and quick prediction of the sound system performance in a given venue.

EASE Focus 2 is also the first of AFMG’s software packages that incorporates the new FIRmaker technology. Using advanced numerical algorithms, AFMG FIRmaker allows calculating specific FIR filters for line arrays and column loudspeakers. These FIR filters are derived based on the layout of the venue and the design goals specified by the user. Compared to conventional beam-steering FIRmaker optimization does not require any manual aiming.

EASE Focus 2.5 includes the following features:

  • 3D modeling of direct sound, displayed in horizontal and vertical cutting planes.
  • Support for EASE GLL files and data exchange with EASE and other AFMG software packages.
  • Export your full array configuration for further use in EASE.
  • Capability to use multiple sound sources, both line array systems and regular loudspeakers, in a single project.
  • Support for FIRmaker / VUEPoint digitally steered arrays and other configurable loudspeakers; this requires an additional proprietary DLL that can provide e.g. beam steering filters.
  • Virtual equalizer for tuning a line array in the simulation.
  • Full frequency range from 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
  • High accuracy due to high internal data resolution and GLL data format. See AFMG white papers and AES articles for details.
  • Many helpful features for pre-production and on-site setup, e.g. extensive PDF-reports, additional rigging details, etc.
  • Support for multiple languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French


Resources:

AFMG Focus Download Page: focus.afmg.eu/index.php/fc-downloads-en.html

Download Page for EASE Focus 2 Manual (pdf): www.vueaudio.com/vue-package/ease-focus-2-5-manual-pdf

Direct Link to Download EASE Focus 2.5.10 - Installer for the EASE Focus 2 Acoustic Modeling Software (Program and Demo Data) Size: 23 MB: EASE Focus 2.5.10 

EASE Focus 2 runs on Microsoft Windows XP or higher (Tested W7, W8). Microsoft Windows XP: Please install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or higher. Currently, there is no version of EASE Focus 2 available for the the OS X platform. Focus can be run on OS-X using any supported Windows version running in a virtual machine using Parallels or VMware Fusion or directly with Bootcamp.

VUE GLL Files for Ease FOCUS 2.5

VUE System Definition Files for use in EASE Focus: www.vueaudio.com/vue-package/vue-system-definition-files-glls-single-zip-for-ease-focus/

How to install System Definition Files in EASE Focus 2.5:

  1. Unpack the ZIP archive to a temporary directory.
  2. From within EASE Focus 2 import the data files of your choice into the local database by means of the Import System Definition command from the Edit menu (Ctrl+I).
  3. Delete the files in your temporary folder from 1.