Equalizer APO

A few months ago I ran into a Windows program called Equalizer APO (beta)  while I was searching on the Internet for a Windows counterpart of the OS X based program Audio Hijack 3.

Equalizer APO is a parametric / graphic equalizer for Windows. It is implemented as an Audio Processing Object (APO) for the system effect infrastructure introduced with Windows Vista.
(APIs like ASIO or WASAPI exclusive mode can not be used)

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Equalizer APO (beta)

Equalizer APO (beta)

Equalizer APO (beta)
Equalizer APO (beta)

Equalizer APO is a parametric / graphic equalizer for Windows. It is implemented as an Audio Processing Object (APO) for the system effect infrastructure introduced with Windows Vista.

    Features:

  • virtually unlimited number of filters
  • works on any number of channels
  • very low latency, which makes it suited for interactive applications
  • low CPU usage
  • modular graphical user interface
    Requirements:

  • Windows Vista or later (currently only Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 have been tested)
  • Sound card driver must support APOs (this includes most onboard sound drivers)
  • The application must not bypass the system effect infrastructure
    (APIs like ASIO or WASAPI exclusive mode can not be used)

Dynamic Range Meter (Mac)

Dynamic Range Meter (Mac)

dr-meter-windowsSimply allowing for peak headroom during CD mastering will lead to a significant improvement of sound quality with “normal” consumer playback devices, MP3 data compression formats, and with radio broadcasts.

Measurement and display of the Dynamic Rangeas well as splitting the dynamics into whole number values is not without complexity, as we have discovered through the research and development stages of finding this solution.

Dynamic Range Meter (Windows)

Dynamic Range Meter (Windows)

dr-meter-windowsSimply allowing for peak headroom during CD mastering will lead to a significant improvement of sound quality with “normal” consumer playback devices, MP3 data compression formats, and with radio broadcasts.

Measurement and display of the Dynamic Rangeas well as splitting the dynamics into whole number values is not without complexity, as we have discovered through the research and development stages of finding this solution.

Dynamic Range Meter (foobar2000 plugin)

Dynamic Range Meter (foobar2000 plugin)

dr-meter-windowsSimply allowing for peak headroom during CD mastering will lead to a significant improvement of sound quality with “normal” consumer playback devices, MP3 data compression formats, and with radio broadcasts.

Measurement and display of the Dynamic Rangeas well as splitting the dynamics into whole number values is not without complexity, as we have discovered through the research and development stages of finding this solution.

Review: Stage Accompany M57, The Netherlands

Below a piece of ASCII of a review of the SA M57 Studio Monitor which I wrote under the nickname “Webbie” at the SA-Vintage forum.
Dated: November 04, 2012.

Review: Stage Accompany, M57 Studio Monitor

Stage Accompany M57 and DS50 combo
Stage Accompany M57 and DS50 combo

Finally at last I’ve got the change to listen to a set of Stage Accompany M57 studio monitors (in combination with the new Stage Accompany DS50’s from the SA Digital Series). This was the first time the M57’s were used with DS50 digital amps.

Because other people were also anxious about the M57 and the DS50 I’ve invited them to a listen session in a restaurant called “Pegasus” at Ridderkerk (same Dutch town as the residence of Stage Accompany).
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Review: Stage Accompany Prompter PR34, The Netherlands

Below a piece of ASCII of a review of the SA Prompter PR34 which I wrote under the nickname “Webbie” at the SA-Vintage forum.
Dated: January 15, 2012.

Review: Stage Accompany, Prompter PR34

Stage Accompany Prompter PR34 brochure
Stage Accompany Prompter PR34 brochure

Last Sunday I had the privilege to play with the Prompter PR34 at the SA head quarters.
Damian, a friend of mine and a true JBL lover, was curious how these enclosures would perform. So we drove to Ridderkerk (The Netherlands) for a listening session. Continue reading Review: Stage Accompany Prompter PR34, The Netherlands

VacsViewer

VacsViewer

vacsviewerVacsViewer (MS Windows) is a free and very handy tool/file-viewer for those who work a lot with MLSSA, SmaartLive, SmaartTools, Smaart DI, Arta, WinMLS, MatLab and many other RTA like software.

 

 

VacsViewer imports, converts and exports frequency response curves, text impedance curves, SPL curves and impedance curves files.

Stage Accompany – SAnet Software

Stage Accompany – SAnet Software, binaries.

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SAnet

Stage Control V1.0:

The PPA1200 amplifier, the PPE2410 and the Blue Box are controlled by an internal microcontroller. In all devices the microcontroller is used to control operations, e.g. when the user touches a button. It’s also used to watch and control the electronic circuits, e.g. check signals against limits, driver digital to analogue converters and activate relays. And last but not least it serves the SAnet interface.

Progdev V2.0:

Updating is achieved by a download program. To be able to download microcontroller software to devices, Stage Accompany released the program Progdev V2.0.