• Any simulation can be produced and handled by SAMS
  • Parameters can be changed from dialog windows or the command line.
  • Displays can be set up for each process stage
  • Displays show 'animated' state of processing
  • The state of simulations can be saved to a text file.
  • Process modules can be turned on and off.
  • SAMS has a server mode so it can be controlled by external programs (MATLAB?).

Installing the Software

Ubuntu users can install SAMS from the PPA - see for details on how to do this.

For installation on other platforms see the Downloads page.


The simple auditory model simulator (SAMS) allows users to design, run and evaluate auditory models. It is backed up by the extensive collection of published and new models supplied by the development system for auditory modelling (DSAM ), formerly known as LUTEar. At the time of writing, SAMS is available for PC (Windows 98/NT/2000/Vista/7) and UNIX platforms. (A Macintosh version is also possible.)

The installation SAMS contains a simulation (AIM.spf) which runs the Auditory Image Model (AIM). This is the version of the AIM that Patterson and colleagues; recommend as a replacement for the old AIM software (aimR8).

SAMS was previously called AMS. The name was changed due to a name conflict with another application on the popular Ubuntu Linux platform