Linea Research, UK – December 2022… Linea Research has announced the first beta release of System Engineer 8, the company’s new control and telemetry software platform. Redesigned from the ground up, System Engineer 8 provides software control over the M and C Series of networked DSP amplifiers and the ASC48 Advanced System Controllers.
Taking a new workflow-oriented approach, System Engineer 8 divides into three main sections for easy navigation. Discovery and synchronisation of connected devices is instantaneous, and the three workflow views, Setup, Presets, and Tune, simplify navigation making system configuration fast and intuitive.
The Setup view allows the operator to configure the device’s global features. It includes the new flexible input routing mixer/matrix, channel assignment, networking, and bridging.
Preset view is where presets can be created, edited, and saved to the computer. Preview a selected preset in the browser window before dragging and dropping it into an intended device. Presets can also be created offline using a virtual device ready for deployment once connected to the hardware.
Tune view is where detailed configuration takes place. Dedicated Quick View buttons for Mutes, Gain, Delay, EQ, X-Over, Polarity, Impedance and Current provide Quick View information for each module in the Explorer section. Click on the information in the module, it will expand in the Detail section below for editing and adjustment.
Within Tune view, EQ Toggle is a new feature that allows users to toggle between different equalisation on the same audio signal. This feature is available on the input, output and groups.
System Engineer 8’s Grouping functionality allows several modules to group for unified control with Overlay EQ, Delay, Gain and Mute. Modules can be assigned to any of the twelve available groups or assigned to multiple groups making this feature very powerful for controlling large systems and installations.
System Engineer 8 is currently available on Beta release. Download it from the Linea Research website https://linea-research.co.uk/systemengineer8/ . As this is a Beta release, some features are still in the refining stage. New features are in development and will be added, with a final release due next year.