Ramsete is available in three different versions:
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Ramsete comes with a dedicated 3D-surface CAD (compatible with AutoCAD), a general purpose program for modeling the sound source's power and directivity, and powerful visualization and post processing utilities.
equipped with the format conversion utility Audio Converter :
this enables the energy impulse responses to be converted in
wide-band binaural pressure impulse responses, which can then be
convolved with anechoic signals (speech, music or noise) to
evaluate subjectively the simulated sound field. For
understanding more about auralization through convolution, have
a look at the Convolution page.
Furthermore, Ramsete can easily be interfaced with the companion auralization program, Aurora: it is one of the best convolution software available, but it can also be used with experimental impulse responses (for example obtained using MLSSA or TEF), and includes routines for generating MLS or IRS stimula and to deconvolve the impulse response from them. Please note that Aurora is a separate, stand-alone package, it is not shipped with Ramsete. The forthcoming Ramsete II program, anyway, shall include some of the auralization capabilities which are actually found only by separately purchasing Aurora. Ramsete software package has been restructured.
The Pyramid Tracing avoids the coverage problems previously found with conical beam tracers
The original tail correction implemented in Ramsete enables the reconstruction of the whole sound decay, without any "hybrid" approximation for the late part of it
A proper choice of the tail correction parameters Alfa and Beta enables very fast calculations with a little number of pyramids also in highly non sabinian cases
Ramsete features also some important, unusual modeling capabilities:
- Source characterization with octave-band directivity balloons automatically computed from ISO3744 Power Level measurements
- Diffraction from free edges of obstructing panels
- Evaluation of the sound passing through insulating panels, enabling also indoor-to-outdoor simulations