Loading FIR Filters & Loudspeaker Settings into Powersoft Armonia

Load via Direct-To-Processor Function (in FIR Designer M, FIR Designer or FIR Creator EX):

X, Ottocanali, Quattrocanali & DueCanali series amplifiers

Use the DTP dialog to create a XML file for “Speaker EQ” or “Output EQ” on Powersoft amplifiers, containing IIRs, gain, polarity, delay and up to 2048 FIR taps @ 48 kHz.

Data transfer involves manually exporting the XML file and loading into Armonia. If only the FIR filter is required, on the FIR Designer “Export” tab, save a FIR filter as “Text file (Powersoft Armonia)” for subsequent loading into Armonia. (See at the bottom of this page.)

Screenshot of FIR Creator EX dialog boxes for Lake & Powersoft

Armonia Pro Audio Suite

Download and install Powersoft Armonia Pro Audio Suite from here.

  • Run Armonia
  • Click Modules List on the left hand side.
  • Select a DSP capable amplifier – e.g. X Series X4 Dante – and drag it onto the right hand side workspace.

  • Double-click on the amplifier. The following view appears. Armonia as three different EQ blocks; Adv EQ, Spk EQ and output channel EQ and processor or Ways. FIR Designer DTP can create XML files for Spk EQ and output EQ or Ways. When exporting a XML file from FIR Designer, choose one of the two formats.
    • Speaker EQ: Supports 2048 tap FIR filter and IIR filters.
    • Output EQ (Ways): Supports 2048 FIR filter, IIR filters, gain polarity and delay.

  • To load an Output EQ XML file into Armonia, double-click on one of the output Ways blocks.

  • The output EQ page appears. Click Load and select the XML file from FIR Designer. (In lower right hand side of the File Open dialog, select xml import file (*.xml).)

  • All settings from the XML are loaded. Click C FIR to see the FIR response.

  • … and click other filters to see their loaded settings.

Loading a FIR filter only

  • To load a FIR filter only into Armonia, on either the Spk EQ or output Ways block, click the C FIR button then click Settings.

  • On the FIR Settings page, click Import.

  • On the Import Taps? dialog, click Yes, then select the txt or csv file from FIR Designer. The filter will load into one of the “taps” overlays – in this case Taps 0.

  • Click on Taps 0 and click Apply. This copies the Taps 0 filter into the current C FIR filter.

  • Click Enable, then close the Settings window.