DSP PC-Tool Version 3

Here you can find the latest version of the DSP PC-Tool V3

The DSP PC-Tool Software Version 3 is a completely revised version of the previous Version 2 with several new and enhanced features and is used for easy configuration of Audiotec Fischer DSP products. Despite its increased functionality, this software is just as intuitive and easy to use as its predecessor. During development, we made a point of not changing the well-known and much praised Look & Feel that was first created. Anyone familiar with the previous software will be able to find their way around and take advantage of the benefits brought in Version 3. Thanks to the integrated demo Mode, users are allowed to extensively test the software without a connected DSP or amplifier with integrated DSP.

The features of the DSP PC Tools V3 at a glance

  • Clear and structured user interface, divided into 5 areas
    • Main: All channel parameters can be selected and configured at a glance
    • DCM: Device specific & software specific settings
    • IO: Freely configurable input and output signal matrix via drag & drop GUI for easy routing of all signals
    • Time: Overview of all channels for practical setting of runtime and phase
    • RTA: Integrated measurement program for simple frequency analysis in the vehicle
  • One software for everything - Almost all Audiotec Fischer products are compatible with this software, so that the configuration process remains the same across all products
  • Extensive configuration of the high and low pass filters
    • Frequency can be set via arrow keys in 1/48 octave steps and by keystrokes in 1 Hz increments
    • 5 different filter characteristics available - Butterworth, Bessel, Tschebychev, Linkwitz and Self-Define
    • Slope per filter to -42 dB / oct. (64 Bit DSPs) or -30 dB / oct. (56 Bit DSPs)
  • Phase, polarity and running time
    • Run-time correction are adjustable at very fine resolution levels; 
      at 96 kHz sampling rate in 0.01 ms / 0.35 cm / 0.14 inch increments 
      at 48 kHz sampling rate in 0.02 ms / 0.7 cm / 0.28 inch increments
    • Polarity is separately adjustable for each input and output signal 
      Selections are between normal (0 °) and inverted (180 °)
    • Detailed phase settings for high-frequency, mid-range, and subwoofer channel Phase 
      in the high and mid-tone channels, they are adjustable in 11.25 ° Phase setting increments 
      in the subwoofer range, they are adjustable in 5.625 ° increments
  • Output levels of each channel are adjustable in 0.25 dB increments
  • An Extensive frequency graph for graphic representation of all the planned acoustic settings
    • Representation of the amplitude response and the phase position
    • Simultaneous visualization of several output channels for the presentation of reusable loudspeaker installations
    • A summary of all the current frequency settings
    • Shows the RTA traces
  • Extremely powerful, channel-separated equalizer
    • Various EQ adjustment modes selectable
      • FineEQ (Paragraph EQ) 
        Resolution of the EQ level can be adjusted in 1 dB, 0.5 dB or 0.25 dB increments
        Q-factor adjustable between 0.5 and 15 
        Visualization in red
      • Parametric EQ 
        resolution in 0.01 dB increments 
        Q-factor adjustable between 0.5 and 15 
        Visualization in blue
      • Allpass filter 
        Selection between 1st order (90°) and 2nd order (180°) 
        Q-factor adjustable between 0.5 and 2 
        Visualization in yellow
      • Low- and High level Filters 
        Frequency adjustable in 1-Hz steps 
        Q-factor adjustable between 0.1 and 2 
        Visualization in green
  • Touch screen optimization for Windows tablets
  • Various hotkeys for easy control of all important functions via keyboard (F-keys for channel selection, number keys for mute, E for equalizer, H for highpass, etc.)
  • Currently supports all Windows operating systems as of Windows XP - future support has already been integrated

Here you can download the DSP PC-Tool Version 3

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Public beta release!

Download: ATF DSP PC-Tool Version 3.40a

Release date: 23.06.2016

Supported devices
BRAX
  • NOX4 DSP
HELIX
  • DSP
  • DSP PRO
  • P SIX DSP / MK2
  • V EIGHT DSP
MATCH
  • PP 82DSP
  • PP 62DSP
  • PP 52DSP
  • M 5DSP
  • DSP
Version Description
3.40a
  • HELIX V EIGHT DSP has been implemented
  • DCM - Source Volume Control is set to enabled by default for DSP amplifiers
  • Added a "Factory Reset" Option to the DSP PC-Tool launcher at the bottom left corner (only when device is connected)
  • Further information about bugfixes and optimizations will be published next week

3.31a

  • Compatibility between HELIX DSP PRO and DIRECTOR (V1.40) has been improved
  • Labeling mistake in DCM of HELIX P SIX DSP MK2 has been corrected
  • Issue when using a MATCH PP 62DSP in combination with a MEC Optical In has been solved

3.30a

  • MATCH M 5DSP has been implemented
  • DCM - DIRECTOR Tone Control has been added: This is a new feature which can be activated in the DCM menu of the DSP PC-Tool under the DIRECTOR section. After the activation a new soft key is available in the DIRECTORs softkey assignment. This function allows to control bass and treble level in a similar way a shelf-filter does - Gain can be adjusted to +/- 6 dB in 0.25 dB steps and as well the crossover frequency for bass (10 - 1 kHz in 10 Hz steps) and treble (1 kHz - 20 kHz in 100 Hz steps) on the fly. The functions can be switched by using the pushbutton.
    The activation of the Tone Control feature deactivates the second EQ band of each DSP-channel. This EQ band can be replaced by any other EQ band by using the parametric EQ.
  • Main - the afp-file import has been further improved and now applies also all FineEQ adjustments.
  • DCM - The minimal adjustbale Power Save Mode time has been reduced to 10 seconds. The standard value is still set to 30 seconds.
  • Main - Occasionally incorrect display of the frequency graph has been corrected (no acoustical effect)
  • Minor bug fixes und optimizations

3.28d

  • Minor bug fixes for PP 62DSP, loading old afp-files and issues with the password protection
3.28b
  • HELIX P SIX DSP MK2 and MATCH PP 62DSP have been implemented
  • Main - new frequency graph implemented
  • New verification process added for checking DSP OS updates
  • MicroSD-file export function unlocked (Key 'F9') for creating plug & play sound setup files
  • Minor Bugfixes
3.20a
  • BRAX NOX4 DSP and MATCH DSP were implemented to the DSP PC-Tool & DIRECTOR
  • IO - 5 full parametric input EQ bands added for DSP PRO und P SIX DSP
  • IO - Adjustable for each analog input signal pair
  • IO - new EQ adjustment concept implemented for input EQs
  • DCM - password protection added
  • DCM - Input gain controls can ge activated for each signal group (visible in IO)
  • Minor bug fixes for sound setup switch and phase adjustments for 56-Bit DSPs
3.15b
  • Several minor bug fixes in DCM menu
  • MATCH PP 82DSP - Issues  with 5- and 8-channel mode solved
  • DIRECTOR compatibility extended
3.15a
  • DIRECTOR integration completed - Access to additional memory locations activated.
  • New setup menu implemented which allows to load, save, rename and delete sound setups.
  • Updating the DSP operating software now always applies on both internal memroies. Please note that both sound setups are unconfigured after the update and have to be reprogrammed.
  • DCM (HELIX P SIX DSP) - Added  the feature 'Dynamic headroom management" which allows to increase the maximum output power of each channel pair by accepting higher distortion.
  • DCM - The signal detection of the digital / optical input(s) is set to manual by default to avoid an inadvertent activation of the input after the update process is completed.
3.11c
  • Bugfixes for MATCH PP 82DSP
  • Multilanguage: Chinese language support completely implemented
3.11b
  • Loading of afp-files from DSP PC-Tool V2 is now enabled. The loading file screen shows now an option to choose the file extension in the lower right edge. The actual version transfers the following adjustments: High- and lowpass filter settings, time alignment settings, output level and EQ gain settings. The next software release will also transfer center frequency and Q-factor adjustment of the EQ. Adjustments of the DCM menu will not be supported. It is strongly recommended to check all adjustments after the transfer.
  • The calculation of high- und lowpass filter has been improved.
  • Multilanguage support has been implemented. Languages will now be added frequently and can be selected in the top right corner of the launcher.
  • Several bug fixes for 56 Bit devices have been implemented.
3.10b
  • HELIX DSP, MATCH PP 52DSP and MATCH PP 82DSP have been implemented in the DSP PC-Tool (live & demo mode)
  • Main - Mute buttons were added to the graph window for faster muting
  • Main - The frequency graph will be shown dotted while the channel is muted
  • Main - When activating a graph in the graph window it will now be shown permanently until it gets deactivated in the same way. Permanently displayed channel graphs will be named bold
  • Main - Linked subwoofer channels will also have the time alignment adjustments linked. This counts only for subwoofer channels.
  • DCM - Release timer in the signal management have been improved. The release time will now be deactivated when manual signal activation is set.

 

HELIX DSP - the following features have been added:

  • full parametric EQ
  • Shelving filter (first and last EQ band)
  • EQ bands adjustable in 0.25 dB steps
  • all 8 channels can be freely configured - no designaed subwoofer output
  • advanced phase control
  • separate routing matrices for every signal input
  • RCA input E + F can be configured as an AUX input
  • both internal memory slots can be configured directly via the DSP PC-Tool

 

MATCH PP 52DSP - the following features have been added:

  • Full parametric EQ
  • Shelving filter (first and last EQ band)
  • EQ bands adjustable in 0.25 dB steps
  • Advanced phase control
  • Separate routing matrices for every signal input
  • Different input routings available
  • Both internal memory slots can be configured directly via the DSP PC-Tool

 

MATCH PP 82DSP - the following features have been added:

  • Full parametric EQ
  • Shelving filter (first and last EQ band)
  • EQ bands adjustable in 0.25 dB steps
  • Advanced phase control
  • Free signal routing for all 8 channels
  • Separate routing matrices for every signal input
  • Two different operation modes available (5-channel plug & play mode or 8-channel mode)
  • Both internal memory slots can be configured directly via the DSP PC-Tool
3.06b
  • The HELIX P SIX DSP has been implemented in the DSP PC-Tool (live & demo mode)
  • Main - The adjustment range of the shelving filter has been increased
  • DCM - The loading & saving procedure has been improved
  • DCM - Release times in the signal management tab were adjusted
  • IO - Fixed an issue when displaying routed signals
  • Time - Assigned channel names will be displayed correctly like named in the IO menu
  • RTA - A function for loading microphone calibration data has been implemented. The specific corrections have to be added in the 'cal.txt' file in the installation folder of the DSP PC-Tool (default: C:program filesATF DSP PC-Tool 3.xx). The corrections are starting in row number three, should be added in the same format and every correction has to be written in a separate row. You can add as many corrections as you need. After the "cal.txt" is loaded correctly you will find a small symbol between the Autoset and the Settings button in the RTA window.
  • The backend has been reworked to allow a faster implementation of supported products
  • The launcher has been changed to select supported devices for demo mode
3.04
  • RTA - Output channel names will be displayed correctly after changing from IO menu directly to the RTA in the main window
  • IO - Fixed an issue that no inverted signals could be created or summed in the digital routing matrix
  • Time - Fixed issues of the delay groups while using the "Delay" Mode
3.03
  • Main - The link function will now transfer all EQ adjustments (FineEQ, parametric EQ, Shelf EQ) to all linked channels
  • Main - Added a function to reset menu to delete the complete signal routing
  • Main - "Cancel" button was added to the closing dialog
  • Main - Added a warning message to the bypass button of the highpass filter section
  • DCM - The adjustments made for the mode switch of the URC 2A are now automatically activating the manual source selection in the signal management slide
  • DCM - Upgraded support for HELIX EXTENSION CARDS
  • IO - Revised name change function of the input signal section
  • IO - the extended signal mixer adjustments are now showing the status of the polarity switch and we have added a new panel which shows the percentaged not used signal ratio
  • Time - Time delay slider does not stop any more at specific positions when moving via arrow keys
  • RTA - Activating the Autoset function will now automatically mute all unlinked channels
  • HELIX DSP PRO - Improvements of the digital signal routing to avoid potentional activation noises of digital signal sources
  • Several small improvements
3.01b
  • Completely new developed DSP PC-Tool with a huge feature upgrade, new designed sections, improved RTA functions - further informations are noted in the DPS Special magazine Vol. 2

Quick Tips and ATF Sound Tuning Magazine

Quick Tip - Main Menu

In the main menu, various sections such as the channel selection, crossovers, time correction and the equalizer are displayed at the same time and thus provide an overview of the current settings. 
The following graphic gives you some helpful tips for working in the main menu. Detailed information about the different areas can be found in our Sound Tuning Magazine.

Quick Tip - Channel Routing Menu

The Channel Routing menu is used to organize all input and output channels. Here you can name the channels individually; mix input signals together and assign the input signals to the outputs.
The graphic on the left shows you how easy it is to organize the inputs and outputs with the DSP PC-Tool. More detailed information on channel routing can be found in our Sound Tuning Magazine.

Sound Tuning Magazine

Loads of helpful tips and tricks on how to use our DSP PC-Tool software, plus numerous little tip bits of advice for properly calibrating your sound equipment can also be found in our Sound Tuning Magazines.
They are free to download: Sound Tuning Magazine