The Cinema Designer launches high render channel count immersive audio home cinema update
The Cinema Designer (TCD) has announced that a new Trinnov update is now live, enabling users to quickly and accurately design high render channel count home theatres with ease.
The cloud-based design tool incorporates Trinnov Audio’s recommended speaker whitepaper, which allows home cinema installers to confidently design technically accurate 32-channel count Dolby Atmos and DTS:X home cinemas in a matter of minutes.
“Designing high channel count theatres for optimal results is something few people have much experience doing. The Cinema Designer incorporates the experience we have gained by being involved with virtually all of the high spatial resolution residential systems completed to date,” says Trinnov Audio director of sales for high end audio in the Americas Jon Herron.
The TCD high render channel count update eliminates the guesswork when it comes to placing all the required loudspeakers accurately in a room in a way that is relative to the listening area, while eliminating equipment combinations that simply won’t work.
Users can quickly and easily produce a standards-based, scientifically designed set of drawings, complete with information about the performance that should be expected from their particular combination of speakers and amplifiers.
“Even within the high-end theatre community, most systems have been stuck at around 11 channels, plus subwoofers. Many designers are not entirely comfortable with the naming conventions, much less the use of all the ‘new’ speaker locations available to them, nor which ones are the most important when deciding to increase the channel count beyond 11.1. TCD incorporates industry standards and Trinnov’s own experience in designing these high channel count theatres into its design algorithms,” says Jon.
TCD allows the designer to quickly hone in on the optimal range of equipment for the particular project, producing a 30 page proposal ready to deliver to the client for review, including creating a 3D CAD drawing in 30 seconds.
“Most effective design teams have the ability to generate this sort of documentation but the cycle of revisions, changed orders, etc. takes weeks – even months. The time it takes someone to create TCD designs and selling documents is between five and ten minutes,” says Jon.
Trinnov Audio founder, chairman and chief executive says TCD is a game changer in the way it allows integrators to specify a project according to industry standards, within minutes.
“TCD really helps to save time on the mechanical, technical aspects, making sure that the projects are compliant with industry standards, allowing the integrator to spend more time with the customer thinking about the decision that a computer cannot make: focussing on the art of creating a great home theatre.”