The Cinema Designer launches TCD 2.0

The Cinema Designer (TCD), a software tool for home cinema design used by home cinema design professionals around the world, has announced the launch of its redesign.

Available now, TCD 2.0 has been created following the ownership of the software returning to its original creators in 2022 after having been acquired by CEDIA in 2018.

The new update allows TCD’s 7000+ users from 66 countries to have immediate access at no extra cost to new features and enhanced functionality, including:

  • New 3D model to build a cinema environment.
  • New bass and model wave forms to show where 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 in April 2023.
  • New TCD pro features – these features are for content creation spaces and production studio – due in April 2023.
  • Performance facts allowing manufacturers to add deep-dive technical data about their products.+

TCD’s founder and creator, Guy Singleton will host online training webinars in the coming weeks for users of the tool. Aimed at small groups, he 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 fast. To sign up for a session, users can email

“TCD is committed to providing our users with the most advanced and intuitive tool for home cinema design,” said Singleton. “These new features are the result of our extensive redesign, and we believe they will make the home design process even more efficient, enjoyable and profitable for our users.”

Select users have been trialling the new software over recent weeks and have left very positive feedback. “After viewing a demo of TCD 2.0, I am convinced that it will continue to revolutionise the industry, and CEDIA members will undoubtedly benefit from its new, game-changing features,” said Daryl Friedman, global president and CEO of CEDIA. “CEDIA’s partnership with TCD enables our members to access 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 at Trinnov Audio added: “We at Trinnov Audio strongly believe in The Cinema Designer and encourage all integrators to utilise 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.”

With almost 100 manufacturers included within the tool, TCD becomes an even more powerful and indispensable resource for the industry.

Concluding, Singleton said: “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.”


Most Viewed