The Cinema Designer (TCD) is described as the world’s leading software tool for home cinema design, used by home cinema design professionals worldwide. With its advanced technical calculations and intuitive workflow, TCD creates impeccable home cinema designs, in a matter of just minutes, says its creator. Founded in 2014 by experienced home cinema designer Guy Singleton, TCD is committed to making home cinema design a standards driven process. TCD has been created to make short work of the very complex and time-consuming work involved in creating a perfect home cinema design.
Since early 2022, when ownership of the software returned to its original creators, the TCD team have been working to create a ground-up redesign.
TDC has announced that TCD 2.0 is launching today on March 17, 2023.
All of the systems >7000 users (as of 08/03/23) from 66 countries around the world will immediately and automatically have access at no extra cost to the exciting new features and enhanced functionality, which includes:
· New 3D model to build your cinema environment.
· New bass and model wave forms to show where those nulls and room modes will occur.
· Interactive speaker layouts which move real-time with the MLP location.
· New database features allowing the user / designer to add their own products for each design.
· New VR viewer inside the browser window in real-time.
· New CABS (double bass array) features.
· New acoustic treatment placement (within predetermined zones for absorption, diffusion, reflection, and bass management) (due April 2023)
· New TCD pro features – these features are for content creation spaces and production studios. (due April 2023)
· Performance facts – allows manufacturers to add deep-dive technical data about their products
Over the coming weeks, Guy Singleton, creator of TCD, will host online training webinars for users of the tool. Aimed at small groups, Guy will introduce participants to the tool’s workflow, with a focus on the new features. The sessions are being filled on a first come, first served basis, and are filling up quickly. (To sign up for a session, users should email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
“TCD is committed to providing our users with the most advanced and intuitive tool for home cinema design,” says Guy, founder of TCD. “These new features are the result of our extensive redesign, and we believe they will make the home cinema design process even more efficient, enjoyable and profitable for our users.”
Over recent weeks, the TCD team have been busy previewing the new features with manufacturers and we are delighted that the redesign has been so well received by them.
Daryl Friedman – Global President and CEO, CEDIA, says, “After viewing a demo of TCD 2.0, I am convinced that it will continue to revolutionize the industry, and CEDIA members will undoubtedly benefit from its new, game-changing features. CEDIA’s partnership with TCD enables our members to access to this exciting platform at a substantial cost reduction, and I look forward to personally working with Guy to champion this valuable member benefit within the CEDIA community.”
David Pedigo – Global Director of Training, Trinnov, adds, “We at Trinnov Audio strongly believe in The Cinema Designer and encourage all integrators to utilize it in your cinema and media room designs, regardless of size. TCD 2.0 is an immensely powerful tool providing technically accurate cinema design based on engineering and industry best practices.”
Mike Beatty, Managing Director at distributor Pulse Cinemas, remarks, “A big thank you for introducing TCD 2.0 to the team this week Guy. We were all blown away by the many impressive improvements and are now considering in detail how best to implement the platform to ensure our dealers can share in everything it has to offer. It is hard to imagine or calculate how many hours of work you have saved dealers all around the world by creating this impressive planning and project execution platform.
“Our aim is to now implement TCD alongside many of our other key services to ensure dealers have the capability of planning and installing the very best cinemas. With TCD on their side they can save hours of time creating an accurate blueprint for each project fast-tracking their work and providing them with increased capacity and operational speed.”
Other comments came from Sasha Defranceschi CTO and Co-owner – Adeo Group, who says, “If you are designing Home Theater systems and rooms, The Cinema Designer software should absolutely be the basis of your workflow. It adds amazing speed, precision and efficiency to this process, while elevating the possibility for project wins. TCD 2.0 brings this to another level. I am truly excited in further integrating Screen Research with this amazing tool, in the near future.”
Sawan Nichani – Founder of MACBEE, says, “TCD 2.0 represents a significant leap forward in private cinema design technology, with new features and capabilities that make it a must-have tool for professionals in the industry.”
With so many brilliant manufacturers included within the tool (almost 100), TCD becomes an even more powerful and indispensable resource for the industry.
Guy concludes, “We are home cinema designers at heart; proud that TCD has revolutionised the design process and that, as a result, standards have increased across the board, which is great for designers, manufacturers, and end-users alike. We are now very excited to bring the TCD 2.0 enhancements to users, as we know that this takes TCD to a new level.”