Sound Design

What's New

What's New in Version 1.5

Version 1.5 brings some great new features to Sound Design, such as those shown below.

A lot of the suggestions for new features that have been added to Sound Design 1.5 have come from our users, for which we’re incredibly grateful. If you have a suggestion for something you’d like to see in Sound Design, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Show Node Values on Canvas

You can now look at the values at the output nodes of a single module by selecting it with the mouse, or all modules on the canvas by pressing F10. You can also select a variety of single-figures to be shown if you’re vieweing octave or third-octave data.

Click the image to the right to see the relevant entry in the On-Line Sound Design User Guide.

Chain Select

Version 1.5 provides a much simpler, more intuitive method of selecting the parts of your assessments you want to view as spreadsheets, print, and export to a .xlsx file.

Click the image to the right to see the relevant entry in the On-Line Sound Design User Guide.

Interactive Spreadsheet Viewer

The spreadsheet viewer has been completely rebuilt in version 1.5. It is now interactive, meaning that you can modify your assessments using the spreadsheet viewer as well as on the canvas. Single figures (e.g. dBA, NR, Rw etc.) can be added with a couple of mouse clicks. Also other options like the number of decimal places shown can also easily be changed. Spreadsheet views are also saved within containers, and automatically reloaded when the host container is added to the canvas.

Click the image to the right to see the relevant entry in the On-Line Sound Design User Guide.

Logic Toolbox

You can now easily build-up equations with the most complicated conditions using the new logic toolbox components. The Logic Toolbox contains all the usual logic functions (AND, OR, etc.), as well as a new if-then-else component that adds new nodes everytime you connect an input to it, allowing you to evaluate as many conditions as you like.

Click the image to the right to see the relevant entry in the On-Line Sound Design User Guide.

Other features

  • Paste clipboard data directly from excel into the canvas components and data dialogs
  • Export all calcs to a single .xlsx file
  • Receive alerts when a database you’re using has been updated by someone else
  • Much more efficient saving and loading, both in terms of file size and loading/ saving times
  • Projects auto-saved every 5 minutes to a back-up file which can be recalled in the event of a crash
  • Containers are prevented from going beyond the bounds of the canvas when exploded
  • Selecting based on direction
  • General bug fixes and improvements.

Evaluate Sound Design

Click the image to the right to download Sound Design. Once installed, you can evaluate Sound Design for 30 days before the programme will prompt you for a full license code. If you would like to evaluate it for longer, feel free to get in touch with us and we'll be happy to generate a longer term evaluation license for you.

Don't forget to download the Example Database to give you some data, full calcs and print objects to play around with!

Sound Design Overview

Click on the image to the right to view a flyer that will give you a bit more detail about what Sound Design is, and how it works.

Getting Started

If you're evaluating Sound Design, or you've recently purchased it and are looking to get stuck in, our Getting Started guide is a good place to start. Click the image to the right to download the guide.

Sound Design User Guide

Click the image to the right to download the Sound Design User Guide. This is useful if you want to find out how to do something specific with the programme. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with us and we'll do everything we can to help.

On-Line User Guide

Click the image to the right to go to the on-line user guide. This contains the same information as in the pdf version, and as accessed through the in-programme help file (accessed by pressing F1).

End-User License Agreement

Click the image to the right to download the Sound Design End-User License Agreement. You should read this before using Sound Design.