Commercial and research versions
CATT-Acoustic is available in three versions:
- A free demo/evaluation version (even with limited demo auralisation). Room modelling is not limited and any model created with the demo can be used with the full version. The demo can be downloaded from www.catt.se
- Full prediction and demo auralisation (non-commercial research/education license at a 35% discount)
- Full prediction and full auralisation (non-commercial research/education license at a 35% discount). This also comes with The FIReverb Suite, ReflPhinder and GratisVolver Pro included.
CATT-Acoustic is licensed per site, rather than per seat. You can load onto several machines at the same office or university department but if you have several offices you must buy one licence per office where it will be used. There is a discount for 25% for additional office licences within the same territory (in our case, the UK or Ireland). Updates must be handled by one office, with all offices updating at the same time, and all offices must use the same version (i.e. prediction or full auralisation).
Upgrades and support
When you buy CATT-Acoustic you get free updates and support for the first 6 months. Thereafter updates and support are priced at 15% of the full purchase price per 6 month period, or 20% per 12-month period. Updates do not have to be contiguous, and the software will continue to run if the updates period expires. You also have access to info and downloads from the CATT-Acoustic User website which includes data files and other useful information.
Where to find out more
A full working demonstration version (but with a limit on modelling parameters to make sure it isn't actually usable commercially, or for a thesis or article) can be found on the CATT web site www.catt.se. You will need to request a key-file to “unlock” the demonstration. It is really essential for anyone considering buying CATT-Acoustic to spend some time with the demo - like all programs of this type, you do need to build up a good understanding of what you are doing and why before you can get sensible results. It especially requires an understanding of geometrical acoustics, but that holds true for all similar software.
There is a lot of background and technical information on the website, so have a good browse. Users also have access to an additional website with a lot of download information, data, speaker directivity files, absorption coefficients etc.
If you have any questions or if you require information on pricing or any other aspect of CATT-Acoustic, please either telephone 01603 721511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.