Originally Posted by audioguy
Now THAT is a great idea. Even if it only used the one mic probe, it would be incredible. It could generate the signals, provide the charts, etc. And I would'nt have to run either OmniMic or REW to see what was going on. Even if they took REW and built it into the Trinnov (so they didn't have to re-write all of the code) it would be a real huge time saver.
I would be interested in
thoughts on this proposal.
Eh, my first reaction is lukewarm at best. An old analogy of mine is about the car manufacturer trying to build a 4 wheel drive off-road sports car that also excels on the track. Unlikely. Any purpose built vehicle will outperform it in the environment it was designed for. Why not use the right tool for the job?
I use Smaart, REW, Arta, Terrasonde depending on what I am looking for. AudioTools is great, along with others. Why limit yourself to one system? Each tool has strengths. Even something incredibly powerful like a QSC Core processor is still just a DSP. It does what it does incredibly well, and still requires other exceptional tools to get the most out of it.
With many measurement tools, you also get the benefit of seeing changes in real time. When I am running Smaart for example with 5-8 mic locations, I can watch in real time any changes I make, looking at each location independently, or a spatial average of any set of mics. Entire seating area, front row only, back row only, primary seats, etc. *That* is the huge time saver, aside from being an incredibly powerful tool.
Unless the architecture of the Altitude completely changed, having all of that in one system would be incredibly time consuming. Take your measurements, across multiple locations, compile/compute, look at the graphs, make some changes, do it again. No thanks. And I would still want some independent system to verify SPL, do near field measurements, etc.
I've some thoughts about the electret condensers used in the microphone also, but given that Trinnov provides calibration files, probably irrelevant.