Audio Measurement and Analysis Software



Tutorials in German language:

Heinrich Weber, HoM for the ARTA software at the VISATON forum, has written a tutorials for DIY loudspeaker designers on using ARTA, STEPS and LIMP in German language entitled:

ARTA-Handbuch"  (version 2.4 in German) (C. Dunn translation of ARTA tutorial to English)
STEPS-Handbuch"  (version 2.4 in German) (C. Dunn translation of STEPS tutorial to English)
LIMP-Handbuch"  (version 2.5 in German) (C. Dunn translation of LIMP tutorial ver 2.4 to English)

H. weber has also written a handbook containing a collection of DIY tools for loudspeaker measurements (in German language) entitled:

"Hardware & Tools"  (version 1.01)
Annex 1 - Bau eines automatischen Drehtisches (version 1.3)

Video tutorial on design of rotating turntable (Vimeo link):


Manuals and tutorial in Spanish Language (Outdated):

ARTA manual de usuario Espanol v.1.2.0.pdf
Un pequeño compendio para los programas de la familia ARTA


Tutorial in Italian Language:

Guida alla famiglia di programmi ARTA, by Robert Grassilli


Application Notes:










            Download example program: Macro_for_ARTA_Loop_Measurement.exe.


          Download zipped folder with Wim Huyghe programs for DIY turntable drive:
          Video tutorial on using rotating turntable (YouTube link):  


User Case Studies:
  1. TMT-Vergleich (in german - pdf 2.4MB), writen by Timo Kirschke, shows how he used ARTA and STEPS in the evaluation of 13cm bass-midrange drivers. The work is done with pre-release version of ARTA.
  2. PAF212_Dokumentation (in German - pdf 21Mb) writen by Fabian Reimann, is very detailed technical report that shows how ARTA software is used in the design of an high quality PA loudspeaker system.
  3. Dokumentation_Entzerrung_der_B500A.pdf (in German), written by Stephen Becker, shows use of ARTA software in a design of an high quality loudspeaker.


Links to Measurement Hardware Interfaces:

  4. Artamessstic



Interesting papers:

1. I. Mateljan, K. Ugrinovic: The Comparison of Room Impulse Response Measuring Systems, Proceedings of the First Congress of Alps Adria Acoustics Association,  Portoroz, Slovenia, 2003.

2. I. Mateljan: Audio Quality Measurements in Communication Systems, Proceedings of the Second Congress of Alps Adria Acoustics Association, Opatija, Croatia, 2005.

3. I. Mateljan, H. Weber, A. Doric: Detection of Audible Resonances, Proceedings of the Third Congress of Alps Adria Acoustics Association, Graz, Austria, 2007.

4. Marko Horvat, Kristian Jambrosic, Hrvoje Domitrovic: Methods of Measuring the Reverberation Time, Proceedings of the Third Congress of Alps Adria Acoustics Association, Graz, Austria, 2007.

5. K. Jambrosic, M. Horvat, H. Domitrovic: The Influence of Excitation Type on  Reverberation Time Measurements, Proceedings of the Third Congress of Alps Adria Acoustics Association, Graz, Austria, 2007.

6. I. Mateljan, M. Sikora: Estimation of loudspeaker driver parameters, Proc. of 5th Congress of the Alps Adria Acoustics Association, Zadar, Croatia, 2012.

7. I. Mateljan: Models for the Estimation of the Loudspeaker In-Room Response, Int. Journal for Engineering Modelling, , vol. 6., no.1-4, 1993.

8. I. Mateljan: Loudspeaker Minimum Phase Estimation, 13th International Congress on Acoustics, Belgrade,  1989.


Many thanks to Heinrich Weber for nice German tutorial and continuous support and contribution in Application Notes.

Many thanks Chriss Dunn for translation of German tutorials to english language.

Many thanks to Angel Fdez.-Escalante Bárcena and Andrea Gutiérrez Pérez for translation of  Application Notes and Manuals in Spanish.

Many thanks to Goran Repanic for lot of experimental work.

Many thanks to all members of the Visaton Forum for discussions and suggestions.

Many thanks to Wim Huyghe for making electronic and software drivers for rotating turntable.

Many thanks to Lee Clinton for proof reading and correction of ARTA ver. 1.9.3 User Manuals and Application Notes