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  • 3D acoustical simulation
  • Real time mapping in Coverage and Delay modes
  • User-friendly 3D graphic interface
  • Modular multiple window display
  • Temporal mapping for time delay optimization
  • Subwoofer acoustical and mechanical data

New features in Soundvision 3.0.9 include:

  • Added the possibility to use Kara as downfill of a K2 flown array (KARADOWNK2).
  • Added an additional FIR plateau filter centered at 1250 Hz.
  • Reduced Kiva II rear rigging point working load limit.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Features in Soundvision 3.0.8:

  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

Features in Soundvision 3.0.7:

  • Added Syva, Syva Low and Syva Sub.
  • Adjusted calibration of subwoofers.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Refer to the readme file and the Soundvision Help for complete details.

Acoustical Simulation Program
Developed for sound designers, Soundvision is dedicated to the acoustical and mechanical simulation of L-Acoustics systems (WST line arrays and Coaxial point source technologies).
Benefiting from L-Acoustics long term experience in the modelling of acoustic sound sources, Soundvision is the first 3D sound design program capable of operating in real time.

Real time calculation of SPL and visualization of system coverage
Soundvision allows the calculation of sound pressure level (SPL) coverage, SPL mapping and delay coverage (or mapping) for complex sound system and venue configurations.
Either horizontal (plan) or vertical (cut) views can be selected to enter room coordinates or to define loudspeaker placement/aiming. Impact coverage, SPL mapping or delay is then based on direct sound calculations over the defined audience geometry.

Selectable user modes for different operator profiles
Coverage mode provides a practical tool for the touring sound engineer while mapping mode provides more detailed information for the audio consultant. System time alignment of multiple loudspeakers or arrays can be visualized with delay mode and the mechanical data provides detailed set-up information for installer and riggers.

Online Soundvision pre-modeled venue database
The world venue database allows the insertion of the touring kit into the a pre-modeled venue file. The engineer can quickly prepare and optimize the sound design variations specific to each venue. Thanks to the contributions of the Soundvision user community, engineers on the road can accurately anticipate on the planning of their sound design and system optimization even if not present on site.

Engineers wishing to donate to the database are invited to observe the following guidelines in the effort to maintain a SOUNDVISION drawing standard.

The X,Y & Z Axis zero reference point should be identified by a fixed point, not dependant on the type of event:

- Theatre or Shed: fire curtain
- Arena: Venue Center usually directly under the scoreboard (Most venues are symmetrical)
- Stadium: Center of the field. (Pitchers mound for baseball fields) determined by the playing field area marks

Audience listening levels should be added after the room is designed, only to audience seating or standing surfaces only. Paths or walking surfaces should not incorporate these levels. As an average these guidelines should be as follows, 1.2m (3.09') for seating and 1.8m or (5.09') for standing.

Measurements should be verified by the systems engineer before finalizing the system design.

To send your files, please contact

TitreCountryStateCityVenue TypeDocument
Brisbane City HallAustraliaBrisbaneOther
Rod Laver ArenaAustraliaMelbourneArena
Salzburg ArenaAustriaSalzburgArena
Brussels Cirque RoyalBelgiumBrusselsAmphitheatre
Sofia National Sport CentreBulgariaSofiaArena
Ottawa Canadian Tire CentreCanadaOttawaStadium
Kaohsiung Kaohsiung ArenaChinaKaohsiungArena
Zadar Arena Visnjik ZadarCroatiaZadarArena
Amphithea AngersFranceangersAmphitheatre
Espace CaratFranceangouleme
Antwerpen Sport PalaceBelgiumAntwerpenArena
Amsterdam ArenaNetherlandsAmsterdamArena
Royal Carre TheatreNetherlandsAmsterdamTheater
Ziggo DomeNetherlandsAmsterdamArena
Théâtre OlympiaFranceArcachonTheater
Decatur HSUnited statesArizona-decatur
Grand Canyon University Brazell StadiumUnited statesArizona-phoenixStadium
Phoenix StadiumUnited statesArizona-phoenixStadium
University of Arizona StadiumUnited statesArizona-tucsonStadium
Diogenis PalaceGreeceAthens
Votanikos LiveGreeceAthens
Stade Jean PellezFranceAubiereStadium
Le MouzonFranceAuch
Town HallNew zealandAuckland
Jubilee Hall ImpactThailandBangkok
Siam Pic Ganesha Center of Performing ArtsThailandBangkok
Palau San JordiSpainBarcelona
Tianqiao TheatreChinaBeijing
Odyssey ArenaIrelandBelfastArena
Barenboim Said AkademieGermanyBerlin
O2 World ArenaGermanyBerlinArena
Olympia StadiumGermanyBerlinStadium
Bjcc ArenaUnited kingdomBirminghamArena
Nec ArenaUnited kingdomBirmingham
Gaira CartagenaColombiaBogota
Pala MalagutiItalyBologne
Le Pin GalantFranceBordeaux
Place de la BourseFranceBordeaux
Stade Chaban DelmasFranceBordeauxStadium
Forest NationalBelgiumBrussels
Sport ArenaHungaryBudapestArena
Théâtre HerouvilleFranceCaenTheater
Saddle DomeCanadaCalgaryArena
Scotiabank SaddledomeCanadaCalgaryArena
MasonicUnited statesCalifornia-hollywood
Disney Concert HallUnited statesLos AngelesAmphitheatre
Dolby TheatreUnited statesCalifornia-los-angelesTheater
Dorothy Chandler PavilionUnited statesCalifornia-los-angeles
Pantages TheatreUnited statesCalifornia-los-angelesTheater
Staples CentreUnited statesCalifornia-los-angeles
The Bowery Left LlcUnited statesCalifornia-los-angeles
Trinity AuditoriumUnited statesCalifornia-los-angeles
Civic CenterUnited statesCalifornia-san-diegoAmphitheatre
Le RadiantFranceCaluireAmphitheatre
Cesaria AmphytheatreIsraelCesariaAmphitheatre
Great HallChinaChongqing
Rhein Energy Stadiumcologne Rhine Energy StadiumGermanyCologneStadium
red_rocksUnited statesColorado-morrisonAmphitheatre
HS AuditoriumUnited statesConnecticut-granbyAmphitheatre
John Lyman CentreUnited statesConnecticut-new-haven
Mohegan Sun ArenaUnited statesConnecticut-uncasevilleArena
Rioch StadumUnited kingdomCoventryStadium
Baseball StadiumKorea, republic ofDaeguStadium
Mansion HouseIrelandDublin
Olympia TheatreIrelandDublinTheater
The PointIrelandDublin
Itu ArenaGermanyDusseldorfArena
Mitsubishi Electical HalleGermanyDusseldorf
Liquid RoomUnited kingdomEdinburgh-(scotland)
Murray FieldUnited kingdomEdinburgh-(scotland)
PlayhouseUnited kingdomEdinburgh
Usher HallUnited kingdomEdinburgh-(scotland)
La ForgeFranceFirminy
Le FirmamentFranceFirminy
Veterans Memorial ArenaUnited statesFlorida-jacksonvilleArena
Amalie ArenaUnited statesFlorida-tampa-bayArena
Fukuoka DomeJapanFukuokaStadium
Veltins ArenaGermanyGelsenkirchenArena
Palexpo ConferenceSwitzerlandGeneve
Ntgent SchouwburgBelgiumGent
Falcons NSPUnited statesGeorgia-atlanta
Gwinnett CenterUnited statesGeorgia-duluth
Clyde AuditoriumUnited kingdomGlasgow-(scotland)
Celtic ParkUnited kingdomGlasgowArena ArenaUnited statesGlendaleArena
Scandinavium ArenaSwedenGothenburgArena
Hyang Gi ChurchKorea, republic ofGwang-ju
Théâtre HagueneauFranceHagueneauTheater
Color Line ArenaGermanyHamburgArena
Hartwall ArenaFinlandHelsinskiArena
Jyske Bank BoxenDenmarkHerningArena
Quan Khu 7 StadiumViet namHo-chi-minhStadium
Hkapa Drama CenterChinaHong-kong
Hong Kong ColiseumChinaHong-kong
Tsuen Wan Town HallChinaHong-kong
Marion PacUnited statesIndiana
Civic TheaterSouth africaJohannesburgTheater
Coca Cola DomeSouth africaJohannesburg
FNB StadiumSouth africaJohannesburgStadium
NSK ArenaUkraineKievArena
Le VendespaceFranceLa-roche-sur-yvon
Manuel Doblado TheatreMexicoLeon
Casino de LilleFranceLille
Nouveau SiècleFranceLille
Stade MauroyFranceLilleStadium
Zenith de LilleFranceLilleAmphitheatre
Monumental StadiumPeruLimaStadium
Atlantico ArenaPortugalLisbonArena
Albert HallUnited kingdomLondonOther
Barbican CentreUnited kingdomLondon
CitizensUnited kingdomLondon
Hammersmith ApolloUnited kingdomLondonTheater
London ColiseumUnited kingdomLondon
Rugby StadiumUnited kingdomLondonStadium
Halle Tony GarnierFranceLyon
Théâtre de FourvièreFranceLyonTheater
Teatro RealSpainMadrid
Erie Insurance ArenaUnited statesMaine-bangorArena
Manchester City StadiumUnited kingdomManchesterStadium
Sap ArenaGermanyMannheinArena
Dôme de MarseilleFranceMarseille
Espace JulienFranceMarseille
Gillette StadiumUnited statesMassachusetts-foxboroughStadium
Mesa Arts Center Ikeda TheaterUnited statesMesa-arizona
Les Arènes de MetzFranceMetzArena
Mexico City ArenaMexicoMexico-cityArena
AaaUnited statesMiami
Forum AssagoItalyMilan
Target CentreUnited statesMinnesota-minneapolisArena
Family ArenaUnited statesMissouri-st-louisArena
Espace François MitterandFranceMont-de-marsan
Zenith SudFranceMontpellier
Bell CentreCanadaMontrealStadium
Wilfried PellettierCanadaMontreal
Rainbow HallJapanNagoya
Cité des Congrès salle 2000FranceNantes
Palais des Sports de BeaulieuFranceNantesArena
Vegas Night ClubUnited statesNevada
Performing Arts Center Prudential HallUnited statesNew-jersey-newarkAmphitheatre
Citi FieldUnited statesNew-york-city
Avery Fisher HallUnited statesNew-york-manhattanAmphitheatre
Forest Hills StadiumUnited statesNew-york-manhattanStadium
Lincoln CentreUnited statesNew-york-manhattanAmphitheatre
Radio City Music HallUnited statesNew-york-midtownAmphitheatre
Palais NikaiaFranceNice
Koenig Pilsener ArenaGermanyOberhausenArena
Metronom TheatreGermanyOberhausen
Mapfre StadiumUnited statesOhio-columbius
Cox CentreUnited statesOklahoma-oklahoma-cityArena
Avalon BallroomCanadaOntario
Molson AmphitheatreCanadaOntarioAmphitheatre
Zénith d'OrléansFranceOrleansAmphitheatre
Osaka DomeJapanOsakaStadium
Arena of Stars - Genting - HighlandsMalaysiaPahangArena
Accorhotels Arena ParisFranceParisArena
Carrousel du Louvres Le NotreFranceParis
Casino de ParisFranceParis
La CigaleFranceParis
La VilletteFranceParis
Le Grand RexFranceParis
Palais des CongrèsFranceParisAmphitheatre
Palais des SportsFranceParisAmphitheatre
Parc des PrincesFranceParisStadium
Salle AdyarFranceParis
Stade de FranceFranceParisStadium
Studio des Champs ElyséesFranceParisTheater
Théâtre Agora EvryFranceParisTheater
Théâtre du ChâteletFranceParisTheater
Zénith de ParisFranceParis
Bone ClubThailandPattaya
Bpa PalaisItalyPesaro
Gymnasse Lawson BodyFrancePoitiersStadium
Hala LetneCzech republicPrahaArena
Tesla ArenaCzech republicPrahaArena
Kia TheatrePhilippinesQuezon-araneta-centreTheater
Skilled ParkAustraliaRobinaStadium
Auditorium Santa CeciliaItalyRome
Palalottomatica RomaItalyRome
Rome ColiseumItalyRome
Zenith RouenFranceRouenAmphitheatre
Politia LiveGreeceSalonica
Jose Miguel Agrelot ColiseumPuerto ricoSan-juan
Center for the Performing ArtsUnited statesScottsdale-Amphitheatre
Blues Quare Music HallKorea, republic ofSeoul
Mercedes ArenaChinaShangaisports facility
Hallam FM ArenaUnited kingdomSheffieldArena
The Star Performing Art CentreSingaporeSingapore
North Charlestron PacUnited statesSouth-carolina
Spladium ArenaCroatiaSplit
Zenith EuropeFranceStrasbourg
Bank Atlantic Center Ft LauderdaleUnited statesSunriseArena
Anz StadiumAustraliaSydneyStadium
Capitol TheatreAustraliaSydneyTheater
Lyric TheatreAustraliaSydneyTheater
Star CityAustraliaSydney
Taipei ArenaTaiwanTaipeiArena
Nokia ArenaIsraelTel-aviveArena
AT&T StadiumUnited statesTexas-arlingtonStadium
Frank Erwin CenterUnited statesTexas-austinAmphitheatre
Dodge ArenaUnited statesTexas-hidalgoArena
Toyota CentreUnited statesTexas-houstonArena
Freeman ColiseumUnited statesTexas-san-antonioAmphitheatre
Tokyo DomeJapanTokyoStadium
Air Canada CentreCanadaTorontoArena
Alexandra TheatreCanadaTorontoTheater
Zenith OmegaFranceToulon
La Halle Aux GrainsFranceToulouse
Opéra de ToursFranceToursTheater
Turkuhalli ArenaFinlandTurkuArena
Maverik StadiumUnited statesUtah-loganStadium
Pabellon Municipal Fuente San LuisSpainValencia
Queen Elizabeth TheatreCanadaVancouverAmphitheatre
Rogers ArenaCanadaVancouverArena
Open AirDenmarkVarde
Verona ArenaItalyVeronaArena
Opéra de VichyFranceVichyTheater
Mar De VigoSpainVigo
Parque TabascoMexicoVillahermosa
Siemens ArenaLithuaniaVilniusArena
Altria TheatreUnited statesVirginia-richmondTheater
Le Grand AngleFranceVoiron
Rfk StadiumUnited statesWashington
Mittlehessen ArenaGermanyWetzlarArena
Resch CenterUnited statesGreen BayArena
Bradley CenterUnited statesMilwaukeeArena
Marcus AmphitheatreUnited statesMilwaukeeAmphitheatre
Uihlein HallUnited statesMilwaukeeOther
Us Cellular ArenaUnited statesMilwaukeeArena
Young AuditoriumUnited statesWisconsin-whitewaterAmphitheatre
Zagreb ArenaCroatiaZagrebArena
Novesta HallCzech republicZlinArena
Olympic StadiumRussian federationSotchiStadium
Sunderland StadiumUnited kingdomSunderlandStadium
Tennessee TheatreUnited statesTennessee-knoxvilleTheater
Tennessee TheatreUnited statesTennessee-knoxville
Plaza MonumentalMexicoAguascalientes
Nokia TheatreUnited statesCalifornia-los-angeles
O2 ArenaIrelandDublinArena
National StadiumPeruLimaStadium
O2 ArenaUnited kingdomLondonArena
Joe Louis ArenaUnited statesMichigan-detroit
Joe Louis ArenaUnited statesMichigan-detroitArena
National StadiumSingaporeSingaporeStadium
Nokia TheatreUnited statesGrand PairieTheater
Plaza MonumentalMexicoTijuana
Parc des ExpositionsFranceAlbi
Parc des ExpositionsFranceLa-rochelle
Parc des ExpositionsFranceMulhouse
Olympic StadiumItalyTorinoStadium
Olympic StadiumAzerbaijanBakuStadium
Olympic StadiumChinaChongqing
Olympic StadiumCanadaMontrealArena
Minsk ArenaRussian federationMinskArena
Nottingham ArenaUnited kingdomNottinghamArena
Salzburg ArenaAustriaSalzburgArena
skk-arenaRussian federationSt.-petersburg
St Petersburg ArenaMexico, Russian federationSt.-petersburgArena
Yokohama ArenaJapanYokohamaArena
ArenaUnited statesLouisiana-new-orleansArena
Dickies ArenaUnited statesFort WorthArena
Stade des AlpesFranceGrenobleStadium
St Jakob ParkSwitzerlandbaselStadium
Wembley ArenaUnited kingdomLondonArena
Salle Gaston MedecinFranceMonacoArena
Sachsen ArenaGermanyRiesa
Mercedez Benz ArenaGermanyBerlinArena
Bossard ArenaSwitzerlandZugArena
Metropolitano StadiumSpainMadridStadium
Verti Music HallGermanyBerlinDefault
Five Point AmphitheatreUnited statesIrvine
Red Bull ArenaUnited statesHarrisonArena
Mts Bell CentreCanadaWinnipegArena
Payne Whitney GymUnited statesNew HavenArena
Groupama StadiumFranceLyonStadium
U ArenaFranceNanterreArena
Icc TheatreAustraliaSydneyTheater
Concert HallUzbekistanTachkentTheater
Vivint Smart Home ArenaUnited statesSalt Lake CityArena
Arene De ChartresFranceChartresArena
Eurogress Saal EuropaGermanyAachenAmphitheatre
Grand West ArenaSouth africaCape TownArena
Royal ArenaDenmarkCopenhagenArena
La Scene MusicaleFranceBoulogne-BillancourtAmphitheatre
Iss DomeGermanyDusseldorfStadium
Les Folies BergeresFranceParisOther
The Park TheatreUnited statesLas VegasOther
Heping Basketball GymnasiumTaiwanTaipeiArena
Acropolis PueblaMexicoPueblaArena
Arena Mexico CityMexicoMexico-cityArena
Auditorio NacionalMexicoMexico-cityAmphitheatre
Deutsches TheatreGermanyMunichTheater
Allianz ArenaGermanyMunichStadium
Forum Arena HorsensDenmarkHorsensArena
Arena ArmeecBulgariaSofiaArena
Designed to streamline the process of generation and edition of venue models for Soundvision, SU4SV freeware is available for download from the L-Acoustics® web site.

SU4SV is a plugin to use in SketchUp software. It allows importing/exporting venue models between SketchUp and Soundvision.

SU4SV is available for Windows and for Mac OS.

With SU4SV, SketchUp can be used as a file conversion platform between Soundvision and CAD software (AUTOCAD, DXF…) or acoustic simulation software (CATT, EASE, ODEON…).

In addition to its conversion capabilities, SU4SV features a concave surface selection tool.

Converting old .sv* files

How to convert files from previous versions of Soundvision (.svd, .svs and .svc) to the new format.

.svd, .svs and .svc files can only be opened on Windows operating systems.

Mac OS users: open .sv* files on Windows, then save them as the corresponding .xml*, compatible with Mac OS.

  • .svd -> .xmlp
  • .svs -> .xmls
  • .svc -> .xmlc

For questions and issues, contact the Soundvision support team:

  • Operating systems: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and macOS from Mavericks (OS X 10.9)
  • RAM: 1 GB minimum
  • Processor speed: 1.2 GHz minimum
  • Available hard-disk space: 100 MB minimum
  • Video card:
    • Intel HD, Iris graphics (Intel GMA and Intel Extreme Graphics are not supported).
      Note: PC users equipped with an Intel HD Graphics 5500 graphics card (i3-5005U, i3-5015U, i3-5010U, i3-5020U, i5-5200U, i5-5300U, i7-5500U and i7-5600U processors): update the drivers to version (from Intel package version or higher. Previous versions of the drivers may give unexpected mapping results.
    • GeForce cards series 8 and above.
      Note: The following models are not compatible: GeForce 256, GeForce 2 series, 3 series, GeForce 4 series, GeForce FX series, GeForce 6 series, GeForce 7 series.
    • ATI Radeon HD 2000 series and above.
  • Third-party software: Adobe® Reader®
  • (optional) dedicated USB port - to open .sv* files without a hardware key (Windows only), refer to the Soundvision Help or the Support tab

Refer to the SOUNDVISION OPTIMIZATION technical bulletin for more information on the optimization of the computer configuration and the troubleshooting procedures.

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 are registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Mac and macOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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