Voicemeeter Banana User Manual

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USER MANUAL
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VOICEMEETER BANANA 2.0.3.1
V.Burel revision 5 VOICEMEETER
BANANA
Advanced Virtual Audio Mixer for Windows
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V.Burel revision 5 This Document explains the additional functions added
to Voicemeeter Banana (Voicemeeter pro version) .
Thanks to read first the User Manual of Voicemeeter.
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INSTALLATION:
Run setup program and follow instructions.
Reboot after installation or de-installation
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not reboot after de-installation, virtual audio drivers might not be
completely de-installed and prevent you to install new version correctly. If it happens, you will be
obliged to de-install Voicemeeter’s Virtual audio device’s) manually.
(by the system / device manager windows system procedure).
Fair Trade, Affordable For Everyone
Voicemeeter is a donationware, free to download and free to use! It allows you to set the license
price according to your means, if you find this application useful.
Thanks for your participation and support!
Windows XP, VISTA, WIN7, WIN8, WIN8.1, WIN10 32/64 bits (MME, DX, WDM/WASAPI, KS, ASIO).
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V.Burel revision 5 Table of Content
INTRODUCTION: ........................................................................................................................................... 5 Voicemeeter Banana as Universal Virtual Audio Device: ......................................................................... 7 Voicemeeter as Audio HUB and Next Gen Audio Engine: ........................................................................ 8 Quick Startup Guide ..................................................................................................................................... 9 Remarks in case of problem. .................................................................................................................... 9 Connecting Voicemeeter to Audio device: ................................................................................................. 10 Selecting Input Devices. ............................................................................................................................. 11 Using Voicemeeter Virtual Inputs. ............................................................................................................. 12 Voicemeeter Virtual ASIO driver ............................................................................................................ 13 Audio Controls. ........................................................................................................................................... 14 Position 3D Panel: The Binaural effect. .................................................................................................. 14 Modulation Fx. ....................................................................................................................................... 15 Compressor / Gate. ................................................................................................................................ 15 Equalization / 5.1 Pan Pot. ..................................................................................................................... 15 BUS Master Parametric EQ. .................................................................................................................... 16 Special Routing Options on Output BUS. ............................................................................................... 17 COMPOSITE ........................................................................................................................................ 17 ASIO Routing Capabilities. .......................................................................................................................... 18 Integrated Recorder ................................................................................................................................... 19 Recording Options .................................................................................................................................. 19 Menu for Extra functions ........................................................................................................................... 21 VBAN: VB‐Audio Network .......................................................................................................................... 23 Configure VBAN Audio Stream ............................................................................................................... 24 Send audio stream to other computer: .................................................................................................. 24 Receive audio stream from other computer: ......................................................................................... 24 MACRO Buttons .......................................................................................................................................... 26 Configuring MACRO Buttons .................................................................................................................. 27 Voicemeeter Remote Requests .............................................................................................................. 28 Input Strip Parameters: ...................................................................................................................... 28 BUS Parameters: ................................................................................................................................. 29 Special functions to make timed fade in/out: .................................................................................... 29 System Settings Option: ..................................................................................................................... 29 Tape Recorder Options:...................................................................................................................... 30 Special Commands: ............................................................................................................................ 31 VB-AUDIO Voicemeeter
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V.Burel revision 5 VBAN Options: .................................................................................................................................... 32 AUTO Ducking (Trigger): ......................................................................................................................... 33 System Functions (to send command to Windows): .............................................................................. 34 System Execute .................................................................................................................................. 34 System KeyDown / KeyUp / KeyPress ................................................................................................ 35 List of Key Name: ................................................................................................................................ 35 Send M.I.D.I. Message ........................................................................................................................ 36 Voicemeeter Remote API (for developer only) ...................................................................................... 38 System Settings / Options .......................................................................................................................... 40 ASIO Driver support: ............................................................................................................................... 41 Getting Optimal Latency: ....................................................................................................................... 42 LATENCY WARNING: ........................................................................................................................... 43 Patch Composite .................................................................................................................................... 43 Patch Insert............................................................................................................................................. 44 M.I.D.I. Mapping: .................................................................................................................................... 45 Specifications: ......................................................................................................................................... 46 Voicemeeter Banana I/O Diagram: ........................................................................................................ 47 KNOWN ISSUES / RECOMMENDATIONS ................................................................................................ 48 No sound anymore on my computer! ................................................................................................ 48 Voicemeeter does nothing if you don’t use it .................................................................................... 48 Audio Stream becomes bad (sound is choppy, discontinued): .......................................................... 48 Output A1, A2 and A3 are not exactly synchronized. ........................................................................ 48 Voicemeeter Audio Stream can be stopped (no more sound, no meter display). ............................ 48 Audio Stream is stopped or corrupted after working well several hours. ......................................... 48 Command Line Installation: .................................................................................................................... 49 Voicemeeter Command Line: ................................................................................................................. 49 VB-AUDIO Voicemeeter
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V.Burel revision 5 INTRODUCTION:
Voicemeeter Banana is an advanced virtual mixing console able to manage 5 audio inputs (3
physicals and 2 virtual) and 5 audio outputs (3 physicals and 2 virtual) though 5 multichannel
busses (A1, A2, A3 & B1, B2).
As Mixing Console, Voicemeeter offers large amount of use case combinations: To mix in real
time your voice with your music, your movie, your video game or web radio and share it on
internet through VOIP applications. Voicemeeter is also able to let you manage 3 Headsets and
create new VOIP experiences …
Voicemeeter Banana integrates an audio recorder able to generate BWF, WAV, AIFF, or MP3
file in stereo. (and 4, 6, or 8 channels for WAV / AIFF format). Recording options allow recording
any pre-fader inputs or post fader BUS. Special Composite Mode will allow to record pre or post
fader inputs in multichannel mode.
Voicemeeter Banana offers a 6 cells full parametric EQ on every BUS, with the possibility to
make independent equalization on each channel (1-to 8). This is made to correct your P.A.
System from mono to 7.1 setup. In conjunction with Stereo Repeat Mode, it ‘s also possible to
use this Equalizer as stereo Cross Over to drive 2, 3, or 4 ways active speakers system.
Finally Voicemeeter Banana provides a better control on Compression / Gate effect by
presenting 2 different knobs and adds another modulation effect panel on the 3 physical input
strips.
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V.Burel revision 5 Voicemeeter Banana implements a simple matrix to let you manage input to output routing, and
make mix minus processing for every strips. So we have 5 push buttons per strip: A1, A2 A3
and B1, B2 to send each strip to whatever busses.
Voicemeeter Banana General Diagram (5 inputs / 5 Buses / 5 outputs Mixing Console)
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V.Burel revision 5 Voicemeeter Banana as Universal Virtual Audio Device:
Voicemeeter offers Virtual Audio Point on Input #4 & #5 and on BUS B1 and B2. These Virtual
Audio I/O’s (VAIO) support all possible Audio Interfaces and allows connecting any audio
applications, including audio pro DAW or musical instrument working with ASIO devices.
Audio interfaces type supported by Voicemeeter Virtual audio I/O (Voicemeeter VAIO).
Interface Type
Description
The MME API or the Windows Multimedia API (also known as WinMM) was
MME
WDM
KS
the first universal and standardized Windows audio API. This audio interface
type is expected to work with whatever audio device but with latency time
possibly around 100ms.
That we call WDM (Windows Driver Model) audio interface in voicemeeter is
handled by WASAPI : the Latest Microsoft Audio Functions to get best audio
performances and small latency (< 30ms) – available since Windows VISTA
Kernel Streaming or Direct Kernel streaming API allows low latency audio
streaming, since Windows XP, but unfortunately not all audio devices
provides this interface.
WaveRT
The WaveRT miniport driver is supported in Windows Vista and later Windows operating systems and can offers good audio performances and small latency (comparable to KS).
Direct-X
Direct-X Audio Interface is used by Video Game and some audio software.
Latency is usually comparable to MME,
Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) is a computer sound card driver protocol
for digital audio specified by Steinberg, providing a low-latency and high
fidelity interface between a software application and a computer's sound card.
ASIO
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Voicemeeter as Audio HUB and Next Gen Audio Engine:
Voicemeeter now includes VBAN features and Voicemeeter Remote API. VBAN allows to send /
receive audio stream to / from any computers of a local network. Voicemeeter Remote API
allows developing client applications and taking advantage of all Voicemeeter features, inter
connection with all audio interfaces type, audio device aggregation, mixing/routing functions,
MIDI and VBAN features, to create new powerful audio applications.
ASIO
WASAPI
3 Physical Input Devices to connect Microphone
USB Device
Headset
… or
ASIO in
(R) Macro Button Application
Is installed with
Voicemeeter and
Allows creating
complex actions
In one click.
4 client APP’s
Can Remote
Voicemeeter
DAW
VOIP apps
MME
Media Players
Direct‐X
Video Games
VBAN allows to send/receive Audio Over IP to or from any
local network computers
3 Physical Output
Devices to send audio to speaker, headset, 5.1 system, HDMI, SPDIF…
2 Virtual Inputs
To connect any
Audio applications
Voicemeeter is installed with Macro Buttons Application offering programmable buttons to act on
Voicemeeter by simple request script
Voicemeeter package also installs VoicemeeterRemote.dll and VoicemeeterRemote64.dll for
client application willing to control Voicemeeter by program.
More information on out forum:
http://vbaudio.jcedeveloppement.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=8&start=0
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V.Burel revision 5 Quick Startup Guide
Voicemeeter is a virtual audio mixer intended to replace the Windows Mixer. The quickest way
to configure Voicemeeter is to simply use it as default device and connect it to your main
playback device. Then all PC sounds will go through Voicemeeter before playing back to your
speakers.
Remarks in case of problem.
Installing Voicemeeter means installing audio driver. In some cases, the system might declare
this new driver as default driver (as default playback device for example). Consequently you do
no hear anything anymore since you do not run and configure Voicemeeter and your system
audio correctly (as it is shown above).
Windows System Audio Configuration is mainly located in Windows Control Panel / Sound
Dialog Box. This is where you have to go to check or set what is your default playback device
and what is your default recording device (and the communication option has to be set to "Do
Nothing" if you use Voicemeeter with VOIP applications).
In all cases, all is a question of audio configuration and it does not need to remove Voicemeeter
in case of problem. Voicemeeter is a simple Application endowed with an audio device driver, if
you don’t use it, there is no way to get trouble. But if you do, you need to avoid possible audio
device conflict and connect everything to Voicemeeter (to prevent other application to use audio
playback device already used by Voicemeeter).
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V.Burel revision 5 Connecting Voicemeeter to Audio device:
To make Voicemeeter working, you need at least to select the main output device used for BUS
A1. We recommend to select your best audio device here because it will be considered as the
master Audio Point giving the master sample rate and buffer size. ASIO or WDM device type
usually allow to get best performances (ASIO is present only for output A1).
The main audio output device A1 can work in 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz.
This will also be the main sample rate of the entire mixing process and Virtual ASIO points
(Voicemeeter will support whatever sample rate on other inputs or outputs points).
REM: If selecting an ASIO device for output A1, Voicemeeter’s inputs strips (if not already set)
will be automatically connected to related ASIO inputs (2 by 2) - until you select another audio
device on hardware inputs – Then it’s possible to use a single ASIO board to manage 3x stereo
input and 8 channel output (output BUS supports up to 8 channels).
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V.Burel revision 5 Selecting Input Devices.
An audio device can be selected for every physical strip by clicking on hardware input strip
section. Select audio input device on strip #1, for example your microphone! Then you will be
able to listen to your voice in real time.
As you can see on this picture, Input 1 and 2 use default ASIO device input (since it has
previously been selected as main audio device for output A1). But it does not prevent to select
another audio device input (from another audio device).
REM: it’s better to select WDM driver (present since Windows VISTA) to get best latency and
audio performances. If using MME driver you might have a bigger delay between input and
output. Use MME driver only if WDM are not present or does not work correctly with your audio
hardware configuration.
KS can be better than WDM in some cases but not all audio devices are presenting such audio
interface. In the example above, Jabra BIZ 2300 USB Microphone and onboard Audio Device
are not present as KS device, but only in WDM and MME.
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V.Burel revision 5 Using Voicemeeter Virtual Inputs.
Virtual I/O are connected to virtual audio devices installed with Voicemeeter. Playback devices
are used as virtual inputs while recording devices are fed with output B1 and B2 (the B Busses).
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V.Burel revision 5 Voicemeeter Virtual ASIO driver
Voicemeeter Virtual I/O’s support also ASIO interface with 4 different client applications. These
4 possible sources get signal from BUS B1 (for Voicemeeter Virtual ASIO) or B2 (for
Voicemeeter AUX virtual ASIO) and their outputs are mixed together on the Virtual Input (with
possible PC Sound already coming from usual windows audio interfaces.
For Recording Applications, take care about the loop back! You might have MUTED
outputs or disable monitoring otherwise output signal will come back on input infinitely.
Configure DAW Application
Configure Musical Instrument
Select Voicemeeter Virtual ASIO device
In whatever audio applications using ASIO
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V.Burel revision 5 Audio Controls.
While you are talking you can tweak your voice in real time with different controls; 2D Panel,
Audibility knobs or simple 3 bands Equalizer…
INTELLIPAN COLOR PANEL
Based on basic equalizer, this panel will
allow you to change the color of your
voice in a quick way.
It gives a spectral identity to your voice
by acting on 3 frequency bands and a
tiny reverb on the half top.
Position 3D Panel: The Binaural effect.
If you right click on panel you can switch to another effect able to position audio sources with a
simple room effect (works in stereo only).
Voicemeeter includes a binaural effect
able to give a spatial identity to audio
sources and then increase dialog
intelligibility (especially when everyone
is talking in the same time).
This effect works in stereo, so can be
used when recording a stereo stream to
improve the sound of the global mix.
This also can be used to simply
enhance your voice to stereo.
This kind of “psycho acoustic” effect is
used a lot since decades in audio
production to create a better “audio
scene” by positioning some music
tracks on different virtual location.
Today several FOH live mixing
consoles are proposing such advanced
Pan Pot, mainly because it allows
saving audio energy – while the regular
pan pot could completely remove the
sound from left or right.
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V.Burel revision 5 Modulation Fx.
If you right click on 2D Panel you can also get the Modulation panel below.
Based on Chorus effect, this panel allow to make various effects.
Just experiment by placing cursor wherever you want. Basically
chorus / phasing effect are on the bottom while modulation are
on the top. Modulation with feedback are on the left side while
simple modulation is on the right side. Depth is given by the
distance to the middle of the panel.
Compressor / Gate.
On each input strip there is 2 knobs to set compression and gate effect.
Compression is made with “auto make up”. Consequently it
gives a big boost to your voice while compressing it. Then you
can adjust the gain by decreasing the fader gain.
Equalization / 5.1 Pan Pot.
On both Virtual input strips, there is a simple 3 bands Equalizer and 5.1 Pan Pot.
EQUALIZER
3 Bands Equalizer to boost or remove bass, medium
and high frequency (treble).
5.1 Pan POT
Below the Equalizer a small 2D Panel allows 5.1
balance. It’s a simple process to position the sound
source in one of your 5 speakers:
- front left
- Front Center
- Front Right
- Rear Left
- Rear Right
Trick: All controls go back to default value if double click on it !
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V.Burel revision 5 BUS Master Parametric EQ.
Each BUS offers an EQ button to switch ON/OFF the Master 6 Cells Full Parametric EQ. Right
Click on this EQ button to open the EQpro-G6 Dialog Box.
It provides 6 EQ Cells for the 8 possible channels of the BUS. The Channel Selector allows
working on all channels in the same time or on a given channel only.
FLAT button will reset the Equalizer (according the channel selector)
A / B provides two different memories to define 2 different equalization settings and compare
them just by switching to A or B. EQ settings are always done in current selected preset (A or
B).
CH COPY: copy EQ settings of the current channel (to copy current channel equalization to
another channel for example).
COPY ALL: copy EQ settings of all channels (to copy entire equalization to another BUS for
example).
RIGHT CLICK on Gain / Q / Frequency Control to open a small Edit Box to enter value manually
/ precisely.
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V.Burel revision 5 Special Routing Options on Output BUS.
Voicemeeter provides additional routing modes for all Busses in order to use the possible 8
output channels in different ways.
MIX DOWN
This button is made to make a stereo mixdown with 5.1 or 7.1 sound coming from
DVD player on virtual input (strip #3). Left
and right channels, Center, Sub and rear are
combined to output on stereo speakers.
MIX DOWN A
Rear & side Speaker are mixed out of phase
to simulate surround effect in stereo
MIX DOWN B
Rear & side Speaker are mixed in phase
STEREO REPEAT
This button is made to use possible 8
outputs channels with a stereo signal. This
stereo signal is repeated to channel 3,4 / 5;6
and 7,8.
MIX DOWN A (Processing)
LEFT = FL + (70% FC) + SW + RL - SL
RIGHT = RL + (70% FC) + SW - RR + SR
MIX DOWN B (Processing)
LEFT = FL + (70% FC) + SW + RL + SL
RIGHT = RL + (70% FC) + SW + RR + SR
COMPOSITE
This last mode is made for audio post production. The 8 channels of the BUS can be composed
by whatever pre-fader or post fader inputs (or default BUS channel): In the System Settings
Dialog Box, user can define the Composite Patch.
With composite signal, it’s possible to record up to 8 channels composed by whatever
Voicemeeter Inputs or with a DAW connected to Voicemeeter virtual ASIO, or with the
integrated recorder. for example. It allows recording VOIP interview or conference and making
post production process after with up to 8 different tracks.
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V.Burel revision 5 ASIO Routing Capabilities.
With Voicemeeter 1.0.5.0 / 2.0.3.0 it is possible to route all physical inputs and busses to
possibly 64 I/O of the ASIO Driver selected as output A1. It is the optimal way to use
Voicemeeter with a professional audio board.
This is possible by selecting no device for physical input / physical bus. Then the system
settings dialog box proposes to select input channels / or output channels for bus A2 and A3:
In this example:
- Physical Input #2 gets audio from ASIO input channels 3+4
- Physical input #3 gets audio from ASIO input channels 5+6
- BUS A1 automatically uses 8 first output channel of the ASIO board
- BUS A2 will send audio to ASIO output channels 63+64
- BUS A3 will send audio to ASIO output channel 10 to 17 (8 channels).
WARNING: BUS outputs are copied in the ASIO output channels in logical order A1, A2, A3. It
means that A1 channels (1 to 8) could be replaced by A2 channels (if overlapping). For example
if A2 is routed to channel 1+2, it will overwrite output A1 channel 1+2 (you won’t hear the BUS
A1 anymore, since it is replaced by A2).
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V.Burel revision 5 Integrated Recorder
Voicemeeter Banana provides a simple player recorder to playback whatever WAV, AIFF, MP3,
M4A, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMA, WMV files and to record easily everything in WAV, BWF, AIFF or
even MP3 format:
Click on cassette top to select audio file to playback. Click on progress bar to position playback
cursor in audio file. You can click on RECORD at any moment. It will generate an audio file in
your document / Voicemeeter folder with an automatic name with a prefix, the current date, start
time and current file extension:
Example: Record
2015-01-02 at 11h23m24s.wav
Recording Options
Right Click on Tape Desk to get this recording option dialog box below:
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V.Burel revision 5 Per default recording options allows to record all pre fader inputs to simply record everything
coming in Voicemeeter But you can decide to record as well the output of a BUS.
PRE-FADER INPUTS
This option allows recording one or all inputs in stereo, independently from the fader gain (and
mute and solo states).
POST FADER OUTPUTS
This options is made to record the outputs of a BUS (from 2 to 8 channel) possible with
Composite options.
FILE OPTIONS:
The target directory and prefix of the filename can be defined by clicking on the related field and
select new directory or enter new prefix (prefix is Record if nothing is defined).
FILE TYPE:
File type can de defined as WAV, BWF, AIFF or MP3 (32 to 320 kbps). MP3 can record stereo
only while other format can support up to 8 channels (when recording a BUS).
File format, including sample rate, is defined independently than the format used by
Voicemeeter. For example, the recording file format can be set in 48 kHz while Voicemeeter is
running in 44100 Hz.
PLAY ON LOAD:
This option will playback the file automatically just after selecting it.
PLAYBACK GAIN:
This slider control the gain of the audio file being played back.
STOP RECORD AFTER DURATION:
Let you define the time of a record session. It’s a simple timer that will stop recording
automatically after the given duration (set it to 00:00:00 to disable it). This is for example
practical to record a movie or podcast with a known duration.
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V.Burel revision 5 Menu for Extra functions
By clicking on “menu” area, user gets access to different functions:
The additional menu is there to provide
additional functions:
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-
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To Restart Audio Engine.
To Release Audio File
To load or save current settings in
a given filename.
To reset Voicemeeter complete
settings
To set Voicemeeter in system tray
(in this case it will run on system
startup).
To decide if Voicemeeter is shown
on Windows startup.
To set Voicemeeter as always
visible (window on top).
To Run Macro Button Application
on Voicemeeter launch.
-
To hook key to control volumes on
Voicemeeter with keyboard
(Output A1 or Strip #1 level).
-
To open different configuration
dialog boxes (System settings,
Recording options, M.I.D.I.
mapping, VBAN Dialog Box).
-
To shutdown the application
-
System Settings Dialog Box allows to configure parameters related to audio device
management..
-
Tape Recorder Option Dialog Box is made to configure the audio file recording process.
-
M.I.D.I. Mapping Dialog Box allows to connect a M.I.D.I. Remote surface to Voicemeeter.
-
VBAN Dialog Box will help you to configure the VB-Audio Network functions, to
send/receive audio stream to/from any computer of your local network.
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V.Burel revision 5 VBAN: VB-Audio Network
VBAN Protocol, based on a simple UDP protocol, has been designed for real-time transport of
digital audio stream in IP-based network environments. It provides an easy ways to send /
receive audio to / from any computers on a local network.
Click on VBAN icon to open the configuration dialog box below and configure your incoming
stream (the audio stream from other computer you want to hear) and your outgoing stream (the
audio stream you want to send to other computers).
With Voicemeeter Banana, it is possible to listen 8x streams (on any input) and send 8x streams
to 8x different computers or mobile devices (audio source is given by selected BUS output).
A VBAN Stream in Voicemeeter can be set in any standard samplerate from 11025 Hz to 96
kHz in 16 or 24 bits resolution with 1 to 8 channels (mono sound to 7.1). It allows transporting
high quality audio in native PCM format on your local network.
It is possible to broadcast an audio stream by using the 255 IP Address. For example giving
192.168.1.255 as destination address will send stream to all computers of the network
192.168.1.xxx (REM: such broadcast UDP stream could not pass through router – usually
forbidding UDP broadcast)
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V.Burel revision 5 Configure VBAN Audio Stream
We can configure VBAN stream just by clicking on black fields in the dialog box. An edit box or
popup menu will appear to let you define parameters. UDP port used by VBAN is 6980 per
default. An Audio Stream is defined by its NAME, IP-ADDRESS FROM (and UDP port). To
receive an audio stream these 3 parameters must be the same on receiver.
Send audio stream to other computer:
To select an outgoing stream, define stream name and destination IP-address of the target
computer of your local network and switch it ON. The audio stream being sent will come from
the selected source (BUS A or BUS B)
Receive audio stream from other computer:
On incoming stream, RIGHT CLICK on “Stream name” area or “IP Address from” area to get the
list of current detected incoming stream and select it directly. Otherwise it is possible to edit
Stream Name and IP-Address manually. Switch ON the Stream to receive audio on virtual input
strip.
NETWORK QUALITY: This parameter, more useful on incoming stream, allows tweaking the
audio stream stability in case of bad or busy network. FAST means the network is able to
transport audio without delay or error, SLOW is made for busy network, where audio packet can
be delayed or lost more often than usual.
ERROR LED: shown on the right are blinking red in case of reception errors:
1- Overload: we received too much packets (audio stream comes too fast)
2- Corrupt: we received corrupted packets
3- Disorder: we received older packets
4- Missing: we missed packets (lost)
5- Underrun: we received not enough packets (audio stream comes too slow)
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V.Burel revision 5 MACRO Buttons
Delivered and installed with Voicemeeter, MACRO BUTTONS Application allows creating
programmable button to control Voicemeeter parameters. It is displaying several (4 to 80) push
or 2 positions buttons with a title / sub title and the possibility to assign a keyboard / mouse
shortcut and a MIDI message.
MACRO Button is an independent application using Voicemeeter Remote API. It is also
demonstrating the capability to develop a client application to control Voicemeeter by program.
This is made to allow creating any new applications, with custom graphic user interface, to
make automation, to make VCA or Auto Ducking process or even to process audio directly
inside Voicemeeter thanks to the different possible audio interfaces and API’s.
MACRO BUTTON application has been designed for Voicemeeter users, to make custom
actions, or group of action on the different Voicemeeter controls and parameters :
-
To mute a strip or a bus.
To change the gain on one or several strips / bus
To change or toggle BUS assignations on one or several strips
It is also possible to combine different requests to create complex action on Voicemeeter. For
example a PUSH TO TALK or AUTO DUCKING function could set the MUSIC Gain to -10db
and mute other talker in the same time.
-
To change voices color/audibility to make special announces.
To Restart Audio Engine.
To save or load a complete configuration file.
On Voicemeeter BANANA version, it is also possible to:
-
Make voice FX by changing Modulation and Color Panel.
Launch Sound by the integrated audio player
Make special correction with the bus parametric EQ
To remote all VBAN functions
Finally MACRO Buttons also provides system functions to:
-
Send Keyboard Event to System Queue (to remote other applications).
Execute any program (with possibly a command line).
Send M.I.D.I. Message to 2x possible devices.
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Right click on the button to open the dialog box below and configure your button. It is basically
possible to define 3 scripts of request(s); one for initial condition(s) (sent on startup), one sent
when the button is pushed and one when the button is released.
Button type can by PUSH or 2 Positions. Keyboard shortcut dropdown list proposes different
Key and Mouse buttons combinations.
M.I.D.I. Implementation allows assigning one M.I.D.I. Event to the button as well. The M.I.D.I.
codes are coming from the M.I.D.I. device selected in the Voicemeter M.I.D.I. Mapping Dialog
Box. Check LEARN box to get message from M.I.D.I. Device. Click on RESET to remove the
M.I.D.I. Code.
TRIGGER will allow to automatically handle the button according 2 thresholds on a selected
input strip level. IN threshold (green cursor) will push the button when level goes over… OUT
threshold (red cursor) will release the button when the level goes under. HOLD time define a
minimal time to let gate opened.
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Voicemeeter Remote Requests
Request is composed by a structured name and a value or a string behind.
Request example with numbers:.
Strip(0).mute=1;
Strip(0).mute=0;
// MUTE ON the first strip of Voicemeeter
// UNMUTE the first strip of Voicemeeter
Bus(0).mono=1;
// Set the first BUS in Mono mode
Bus(0).gain=-10.0;
Strip(0).gain=+6.0;
// set BUS Slider Gain to -10.0 dB
// set BUS Slider Gain to 0.0 dB
Command.Restart = 1;
// request to restart audio engine
Request example with string:.
Command.Load= “C:\My Documents\VMConfig1.xml”;
//load Config File
Input Strip Parameters:
Strip index is a zero based index related to Voicemeeter version (3 strips on Voicemeeter, 5 on
Voicemeeter Banana)
Strip functions/parameters
Parameter Name
Strip[i].Mono
Strip[i].Mute
Strip[i].Solo
Strip[i].MC
Strip[i].Gain
Strip[i].Pan_x
Strip[i].Pan_y
Strip[i].Color_x
Strip[i].Color_y
Strip[i].fx_x
Strip[i].fx_y
Strip[i].Audibility
Strip[i].Comp
Strip[i].Gate
Strip[i].EQGain1
Strip[i].EQGain2
Strip[i].EQGain3
Strip[i].Label
Strip[i].A1
Strip[i].A2
Strip[i].A3
Strip[i].B1
Strip[i].B2
Strip[i].FadeTo
i= strip zero based index.
Value Range
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
-60 to +12 db
0 to 10
0 to 10
0 to 10
-12 to +12 db
-12 to +12 db
-12 to +12 db
String
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
String
Remark
Mono Button
Mute Button
Solo Button
Mute Center Button
Gain slider
Physical Strip Only
Physical Strip Only
Physical Strip Only
Physical Strip Only
Voicemeeter 1 only
Virtual Strip Only
Virtual Strip Only
Virtual Strip Only
Strip Label
Out BUS Assignation
Out BUS Assignation
Out BUS Assignation
Out BUS Assignation
Out BUS Assignation
(dBTarget, msTime);
Ver.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
1
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V.Burel revision 5 BUS Parameters:
Bus index is a zero based index related to Voicemeeter version (2 busses on Voicemeeter, 5 on
Voicemeeter Banana)
Bus functions/parameters
Parameter Name
Bus[i].Mono
Value Range
Remark
Ver.
0 (off), 1 (mono) 2 Mono Button
1
(stereo reverse)
Mute Button
Bus[i].Mute
0 (off) or 1 (on)
1
EQ Button
Bus[i].EQ.on
0 (off) or 1 (on)
2
Gain slider
Bus[i].Gain
-60 to +12 db
1
BUS Mode
Bus[i].mode.normal
0 (off) or 1 (on)
1
BUS Mode
Bus[i].mode.Amix
0 (off) or 1 (on)
1
BUS Mode
Bus[i].mode.Bmix
0 (off) or 1 (on)
2
BUS
Mode
Bus[i].mode.Repeat
0 (off) or 1 (on)
1
BUS Mode
Bus[i].mode.Composite
0 (off) or 1 (on)
1
BUS Mode
Bus[i].mode.normal
0 (off) or 1 (on)
1
EQ cell On/Off
Bus[i].EQ.channel[j].cell[k].on
0 (off) or 1 (on)
2
EQ type of the Cell
Bus[i].EQ.channel[j].cell[k].type
0 to 6
2
Cell Frequency
Bus[i].EQ.channel[j].cell[k].f
20 to 20.000 Hz
2
Cell Gain
Bus[i].EQ.channel[j].cell[k].gain
-12 to +12 db
2
Cell
Quality
Bus[i].EQ.channel[j].cell[k].q
1 to 100
2
(dBTarget, msTime);
Bus[i].FadeTo
String
1
i= bus zero based index, j=channel zero based index (0 to 7), k=cell zero based index (0 to 5).
Special functions to make timed fade in/out:
Strip().FadeTo or Bus().FadeTo function allow to set the gain slider with a progressive fade by
settings a dB value and a time to reach it (time in ms between 0 and 120000). The parameter is
a string since it needs 2 parameters, example:
Strip(0).FadeTo= (-10.0, 500); //will set the slider to -10 dB in 500ms
Strip(0).FadeTo= (-20.0, 2000); //will set the slider to -10 dB in 2 seconds
Bus(0).FadeTo= (0.0, 1500); //will set the bus slider to 0 dB in 1,5 seconds
System Settings Option:
Voicemeeter remote API also allows changing different configuration parameters: Patch and
System Settings.
Patch Options
Parameter Name
Value Range
Remark
Ver.
ASIO Patch
patch.asio[i]
0 to ASIO input
1
0
=
default
BUS
Patch.composite[j]
0 to 22 (1 = first channel)
2
Virtual ASIO insert
Patch insert[k]
0 (off) or 1 (on)
2
i= input channel zero based index (for physical strips only – 2 channels per strip).
j= composite channel zero based index (0 to 7) COMPOSITE mode is maed of 8 channels.
k= input channel zero based index (0 to 21).
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System Settings
Parameter Name
Value Range
Option.sr
44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96kHz
Option.delay[i]
0 to 500ms max
Option.buffer.mme
128 to 2048
Option.buffer.wdm
128 to 2048
Option.buffer.ks
128 to 2048
Option.buffer.asio
128 to 2048
Option.mode.exclusif
0 (off) or 1 (on)
Option.mode.swift
0 (off) or 1 (on)
i= output zero based index (for physical bus only)
Remark
Preferred samplerate
BUS output delay
MME buffer size
WDM buffer size
KS buffer size
ASIO Buffer Size
WDM input exclusive
WDM swift mode
Ver.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Tape Recorder Options:
Voicemeeter remote API allows controlling the integrated recorder in Voicemeeter Banana.
Recorder Options
Parameter Name
recorder.stop
recorder.play
recorder.A1
recorder.A2
recorder.A3
recorder.B1
recorder.B2
recorder.record
Recorder.load
Recorder.samplerate
Recorder.ArmStri p(i)
Recorder.ArmBus(i)
Recorder.mode.recbus
Recorder.mode.PlayOnLoad
Recorder.bitResolution
Recorder.Channel
Recorder.kbps
Recorder.FileType
Recorder.gain
Value Range
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
File name to playback
Arming Input Status
Arming BUS Status
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
8, 16, 24, 32
1-8
For mp3 format
1 = WAV, 2 = AIFF, 3=BWF
100 = MP3
-60 to +12 db
Remark
Out BUS Assignation
Out BUS Assignation
Out BUS Assignation
Out BUS Assignation
Out BUS Assignation
Write only
0 to record inputs
32 is float type
Gain slider
Ver.
2
2
1
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
i= zero based index (0 to 5).
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Special Commands:
Special Commands are not made to change parameter but to make an action. Here some
command presented in the menu (write only of course).
Command Name
Command.Shutdown
Command.Show
Command.Restart
Command.Eject
Command.Reset
Command.Save
Command.Load
Value Range
1
1
1
1
1
String
String
Remark
Shutdown Voicemeeter
Show Voicemeeter
Restart Audio Engine
Eject Cassette
Reset All configuration
Complete filename (xml)
Complete filename (xml)
Ver.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Typical use:.
Command.Restart = 1;// request to restart audio engine
Command.Load= “C:\My Documents\VMConfig1.xml”; // load Config File
NOTE: command request are proprietary to other requests. It means other type of request could
not be processed if in the same request packet than a command request. For example
Shutdown Request, simply close the program without processing next request. LOAD request
reset all possible previous or next request present in the same packet.
EJECT cassette function (also present in the menu) is made to release audio file and let other
applications access on it.
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VBAN Options:
Voicemeeter remote API allows controlling VBAN features and all parameters presented on the
VBAN dialog Box. Then it is possible to remote VBAN functions to route/send/receive audio
to/from different computers.
VBAN Options
Parameter Name
vban.Enable
vban.instream[i].on
vban.instream[i].name
vban.instream[i].ip
vban.instream[i].port
vban.instream[i].sr
vban.instream[i].channel
vban.instream[i].bit
vban.instream[i].quality
vban.instream[i].route
vban.outstream[i].on
vban.outstream[i].name
vban.outstream[i].ip
vban.outstream[i].port
vban.outstream[i].sr
vban.outstream[i].channel
vban.outstream[i].bit
vban.outstream[i].quality
vban.outstream[i].route
i= zero based index (0 to 7).
Value Range
0 (off) or 1 (on)
0 (off) or 1 (on)
String
String
16 bit range
11025 to 96 kHz
1 to 8
VBAN data type
0 to 4
0 to 8
0 (off) or 1 (on)
String
String
16 bit range
Remark
VBAN functions
Stream On/Off
Stream Name
IP Address from
PORT (Ethernet)
Read only
Read only
Read only
0 = Optimal
Strip Selector
Stream On/Off
Stream Name
IP Address To
PORT (Ethernet)
11025 to 96 kHz
1 to 8
VBAN data type
0 to 4
0 to 8
1 = 16 bits PCM
0 = Optimal
BUS selector
Ver.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Like in the VBAN Dialog Box the following parameters change are producing an Audio Engine
Restart:
-
vban.Enable
vban.instream[i].port
vban.instream[i].quality
vban.outstream[i].quality
VBAN SampleRate:
11025, 16000, 22050, 24000, 32000, 44100, 48000, 64000, 88200, 96000 Hz
VBAN Quality:
0 (Optimal), 1 (Fast), 2 (Medium), 3 (Slow), 4 (very slow). Quality parameter is conditioning the
size of internal stack (also the latency) to cope to possible network instability and then increase
the stream stability if required. Optimal quality considers the network is able to transmit packet
in real time (with a good regularity), while very slow quality considers the network can have
timing problem and unexpected waiting cycles.
VBAN Bit Resolution / data format:
Allowed Format are 1 (16 bit PCM) or 2 (24 bits PCM).
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V.Burel revision 5 AUTO Ducking (Trigger):
With the TRIGGER, it is possible to make auto ducking and control any parameters or function
(REC button for example) according an input level.
In this example, the hardware input in#1 is the Microphone and the Strip(3) is the virtual input of
Voicemeeter Banana (used to get music). This virtual input will be faded to -15 dB and medium
EQ by -12 dB when the user will talk in the microphone, more precisely, when the microphone
level will go over -13 dB (to be adjusted according microphone level).
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System Functions (to send command to Windows):
In Macro Buttons application, some instructions are made for operating system to send
Keyboard Event or run “command line” like program. These special instructions, following a
“function” like syntax, can be inserted in the request script, with instructions for Voicemeeter.
System Command
function Name
System.KeyDown(szKey)
System.KeyUp(szKey)
System.KeyPress(szKey)
Value Type
String
String
String
Remark
Send Key Down +
Key Up
Ver.
1
1
1
System.Execute(exe, dir, arg)
Strings
These commands are not sent to Voicemeeter but directly to operating system.
1
System Execute
This function works like a “CreateProcess” or SheelExecute under windows and allow to start
any application with a command line argument.
System.Execute(szprogram, szworkdir, szcommand);
Example to open a web page with the internet explorer:
System.Execute("C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe",
"","-new www.voicemeeter.com");
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It is also possible to use system environment variable by using %envname% syntax.
Example to run the Microsoft WRITE Editor application
System.Execute("%windir%\write.exe","%TMP%","");
RUNNING DOS APPLICATION
To run command line program, you need to launch cmd.exe with /K command to specify you
want to execute the command after…
Example to run ipconfig in a DOS window:
System.Execute("%windir%\system32\cmd.exe","%windir%\system32","/K ipconfig");
/C Carries out the command specified by string and then terminates
/K Carries out the command specified by string but remains
Example to ping your internet router (usual address is 192.168.1.1):
System.Execute("%windir%\system32\cmd.exe","%windir%\system32","/K ping 192.168.1.1");
System KeyDown / KeyUp / KeyPress
This functions allow to send a combination of 1 to 4 keys by a simple string describing this
keyboard combination, like “CTRL+SHIFT + F10” or simply “0”.
System.KeyDown(szKey);
System.KeyUp(szKey);
Example:
System.KeyDown("A");
System.KeyDown("SHIFT+T");
System.KeyUp("A");
System.KeyUp("SHIFT+T");
System.KeyDown("CTRL+NP1");
System.KeyDown("ALT+F8");
System.KeyUp("CTRL+NP1");
System.KeyUp("ALT+F8");
KeyPress function send Down and UP message in a single function.
System.KeyPress("CTRL+NP1");
System.KeyPress("ALT+F8");
List of Key Name:
Regular Keys
0 to 9
A to Z
BACK
TAB
RETURN
ESC
NUM PAD
NP0 to NP9
NPMUL
NPADD
NPDOT
NPSUB
NPDEC
Special Key
BROWSERBACK
BROWSERFORWARD
BROWSERREFRESH
BROWSERSTOP
BROWSERSEARCH
BROWSERFAV
FUNCTION
SHIFT
CTRL
ALT
LWIN
RWIN
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SPACE
PAGEUP
PAGEDOWN
END
HOME
LEFT
UP
RIGHT
DOWN
INSERT
DELETE
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NPDIV
NUMLOCK
SCROLLLOCK
CAPSLOCK
PRINTSCREEN
PAUSE
CLEAR
SELECT
PRINT
PRINTSCREEN
HELP
APP
EXECUTE
BROWSERHOME
VOLUMEMUTE
VOLUMEDOWN
VOLUMEUP
MEDIANEXT
MEDIAPREV
MEDIASTOP
MEDIAPAUSE
LAUNCHMAIL
MEDIASELECT
LAUNCHAPP1
LAUNCHAPP2
PLAY
LSHIFT
RSHIFT
LCTRL
RCTRL
LMENU
RMENU
F1 to F12
F13 to F24
Send M.I.D.I. Message
In Macro Buttons 1.0.1.1 it is possible to select 2x MIDI output devices, defining out1 and out2
MIDI device. Then it is possible to send MIDI messages to these devices by a simple script.
4x request types are implemented (channel 1 to 16):
System.SendMidi(“out1”,
System.SendMidi(“out1”,
System.SendMidi(“out1”,
System.SendMidi(“out1”,
“note-on”, channel, note, velocity);
“note-off”, channel, note, velocity);
“ctrl-change”, channel, ctrl, value);
“prg-change”, channel, nPrg);
There is also a RAW DATA function to send any M.I.D.I. Message (including sys-ex).
System.SendMidi(“out1”, “data”, aa, bb , cc, ee, ff, gg, …);
(In this function only, values are in HEXA-Decimal: 00 to FF)
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V.Burel revision 5 Note that values are in decimal (0 to 127) in MIDI function except for data message, value are in
hexa decimal (16 based 0 to F / e.g. 90 = 9 x 16 + 0 = )
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V.Burel revision 5 Voicemeeter Remote API (for developer only)
The requests described above are based on Voicemeeter remote API (delivered and installed
with Voicemeeter as VoicemeeterRemote.dll). This API can be used by any third part
application programmed in any language to control Voicemeeter and take advantage of all its
features.
Since Voicemeeter 1.0.5.0 / 2.0.3.0, Voicemeeter Remote API provides an AUDIO API to
process audio inside Voicemeeter in 3 Different point. Download SDK and get more information
on our forum: http://vbaudio.jcedeveloppement.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=346
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V.Burel revision 5 EXTRA OPTIONS
Voicemeeter Latency
M.I.D.I. Mapping
Specifications
Known issues
Command line Installation
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V.Burel revision 5 System Settings / Options
Open the following System Settings Dialog Box by the menu:
This modal dialog box will show you the status of the different audio devices currently used by
Voicemeeter Banana.
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SR: is giving the current samplerate of the device (which can be different for each
device, Voicemeeter is based on multi points and multi formats audio engine able to
manage most of audio system configurations).
buf gives the current buffer size used by the audio device (Voicemeeter Audio engine
support different buffering on all audio points).
Ch: gives the number of channel managed by the devices (Voicemeeter can manage 1
to 2 channels on inputs and up to 8 channels on outputs).
r : gives the bit resolution of the device (voicemeeter uses 16bits resolution per default).
S: means “share mode” (applicable for WDM device only. KS is usually in exclusive
mode and MME in share mode. For WDM it depends on devices and audio engine
mode).
Note: Output A1 device configuration gives the main audio configuration of Voicemeeter
and the configuration of Voicemeeter virtual ASIO driver (Sample rate and buffer size). It
also means that all audio processing done in voicemeeter will be based on this sample
rate (if some audio points work in another sample rate, conversion will be done
automatically to this main sample rate.).
In this dialog box, you can change the latency used by MME, WDM and/or KS audio drivers.
Basically MME driver support buffering between 512 and 2048 samples , while WDM and KS
can go down to 256 samples (that makes audio processing very closed to the real time –
practically usable to sing on a song in real time – karaoke – or to play digital piano on music in
real time).
Some PC configurations (or some audio devices) will work very well with minimal buffering
values while other will not (the sound stream could be not stable and generates too much
sound’s cut). That’s why per default MME device uses 1024 samples buffering while WDM
device is using 512 samples (these default settings should work for 100% PC configuration
cases).
Under Windows XP, WDM driver are not available. (That we call WDM driver is audio device
driver that can be handled by Microsoft WASAPI, for better audio performances and quality).
But some audio device can support KS interface and then provide low latency support.
Preferred Main Sample Rate can be used as a wish to make Voicemeeter run output device A1
in the wanted sample rate (44.1, 48, 88.2, or 96 kHz). But it also depends on the audio device
current configuration (that could stay in its own sample rate anyway).
Engine mode provides a SWIFT mode to possibly improve real time (experimental option).WDM
Input devices are driven in SHARED mode per default to avoid possible WASAPI Exclusive
mode bug (see known issues).
ASIO Driver support:
Voicemeeter can use an ASIO driver as Output A1 (the main output). Then Voicemeeter will run
in audio pro conditions (like any DAW using ASIO device).
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V.Burel revision 5 If ASIO device is selected as output A1, Voicemeeter will send audio to the 8 first output
channels. But it is also possible to get the first input channels of the ASIO device routed to
Hardware Inputs of Voicemeeter. This is done by the ASIO PATCH allowing to select which
ASIO channel will be used for IN#1 left & right, IN#2 left and right…
It is also possible to open the ASIO Control panel of the main output device by clicking on its
name.
Getting Optimal Latency:
The choice of the Output A1 is critical since it gives the master sample rate and main buffer
size. So we recommend to select your best audio device as output A1 (preferred ASIO if
possible, WDM or KS otherwise) – with ASIO device the buffer size is given by the ASIO driver
itself (that can usually be set by the ASIO Specific Control Panel of your audio board). But it is
possible to specify a preferred ASIO buffer size (used if the driver accepts it).
To improve latency, you can also decrease the latency buffer size (for example down to 256)
especially with WDM or KS devices. If using WDM devices, you can again reduce global latency
(the time between microphone and speaker) by using SWIFT mode.
Activating WDM Input Exclusive mode (and Swift mode) will force audio engine to use smallest
buffer with WDM input devices. But this exclusive mode could not be stable and produce
various potential problems in the time (from audio crash to system freeze/crash – pending on
audio driver and O/S – see known issues section at the end of this document).
Virtual I/O latency can also be optimized by decreasing the Internal Latency of the Voicemeeter
VAIO driver by using specific VBCABLE Control Panel program. However decreasing internal
latency can produce discontinued or non-working stream in some cases, pending on different
buffering constraints (see VB-CABLE technical documentation).
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V.Burel revision 5 Virtual ASIO driver are adding a single buffer to the global latency (the size of this buffer is given
by the buffering of the output A1)
LATENCY WARNING:
CHANGING DEFAULT LATENCY, BY REDUCING BUFFER SIZE CAN DECAY THE AUDIO
STREAM, BRING UNSTABILITY, FREQUENT AUDIO CUT, STATIC, SYNCHRO LOST
(ROBOTIC VOICE).
If you get such problem, come back to default buffer size.
Patch Composite
Patch composite allows selecting inputs used in the 8 channels of the composite mode. It’s
possible to switch PRE-FADER input to POST-FADER inputs by click on “Select Pre-Fader
inputs…”.
The COMPOSITE Mode is used to get a composite signal on a BUS and be able to send or
record different channels, composed by given inputs (see USE CASE #3 in Voicemeeter User
Manual).
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V.Burel revision 5 Patch Insert
The Patch Insert allows activating insert for each input channel. This is applicable only if an
application is connected to the Voicemeeter Insert ASIO Virtual Device Driver. This driver
supports a single client to work as a pre-fader insert on possible 22 channels composing the 5
strips of Voicemeeter. Then it’s possible to use a VST Plug-in Host for example to insert plugins on any Voicemeeter inputs.
We made successful test with Minihost Modular Application (from Image Line Company:
www.image-line.com)
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V.Burel revision 5 M.I.D.I. Mapping:
Voicemeeter allows connecting a MIDI remote surface to control gain, mute, solo buttons of
every strips and busses.
You just need to select the right MIDI device and enter in Learn process to configure the M.I.D.I.
Mapping. This is expected to work with whatever M.I.D.I. Remote. You can even give a title to
your mapping and store it on disk or recall it from XML files.
Click on Learn (use TAB or up/down arrow key to learn next/previous control) and move your
M.I.D.I. Control. Click on M.I.D.I. Code area (black) to reset the M.I.D.I. Implementation (as it
was before learning process).
PTT option means “Push To Talk” and un-mute the related strip when pushing the button, mute
it when release it.
RESET MAP: reset entire M.I.D.I. mapping
LOAD / SAVE allow to recall and save M.I.D.I. Map from or to file (xml file).
M.I.D.I. Map name is a name defined by user to identify precisely the remote surface (stored in
M.I.D.I. Map XML file).
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V.Burel revision 5 Specifications:
Device Type:
Compatibility:
PC Configuration:
Number of Audio Device I/O:
BUS / Layer:
Audio Engine Capabilities:
Output A1 (Main):
Output A2:
Output A3:
3x Physical Inputs:
2x Virtual I/O:
2x Virtual ASIO I/O:
1x Virtual Insert ASIO I/O:
PC-Core Virtual Audio Mixing Console
Windows XP, VISTA, WIN7, WIN8, WIN10 (32 / 64 bits)
Min: Celeron / Duo Core 1.8 GHz - 512 MB RAM - Disk
< 100 MB
5 Inputs (3 physicals / 2 Virtual).
5 Outputs (3 physicals / 2 Virtual)
5x BUS (A1,A2,A3 and B1, B2) / Single Layer
32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96 kHz DSP Processing (defined
by Output A1 configuration)
WDM, KS, MME, ASIO (32 kHz to 96 kHz) - 1 to 8
channels
WDM, KS, MME (8 kHz to 192 kHz) - 1 to 8 channels
WDM, KS, MME (8 kHz to 192 kHz) - 1 to 8 channels
WDM, KS, MME (8 kHz to 192 kHz) - mono or stereo.
WDM, KS, MME, DirectX, WaveRT (8 kHz to 192 kHz) 1
to 8 channels
8 channels on virtual input, 2 on virtual outputs.
ASIO (32 kHz to 96 kHz) 8 Channels (in and out) / 4x Client
Applications.
Virtual ASIO configuration is given by Main Output A1 (SR
and Buffering)
ASIO (32 kHz to 96 kHz) 8 Channels (in and out) / Single
Client Application.
Virtual ASIO configuration is given by Main Output A1 (SR
and Buffering)
M.I.D.I. Implementation
(remoting):
Gain faders, Mute, Solo, M.C. (Configuration by Learn
process).
Strip Processing:
- "Color Panel" Control (Equalization).
- "Modulation" Control (Chorus).
- 3D Panoramic Control (source positioning by binaural
effect).
- Audibility Knob Compressor.
- Audibility Knob Gate effect).
- 3 Bands Graphic Equalizer (on Virtual Input).
- Mute / Solo.
- Integrated Limiter and Peak Remover.
- Mix Down to convert 5.1 or 7.1 to Stereo.
- Stereo Repeat (Stereo signal copied on channel 3,4 / 5,6 /
7,8)
- Master Full Parametric EQ (6 Cells / 8 channels).
- Mute / Mono
- Physical Output Synchronization Delay in system settings
dialog box.
BUS Processing:
Others:
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V.Burel revision 5 Voicemeeter Banana I/O Diagram:
Like a regular mixing console, Voicemeeter Banana can be represented with a usual I/O
Diagram even if connections are not made by real wire, principles stay the same.
Note that Virtual I/O provide Windows Interface (MME, KS, WASAPI, DirectX…) and ASIO
Interface (defined by Steinberg gmbh). It allows connecting regular windows audio application
as well as audio pro DAW using ASIO devices only.
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V.Burel revision 5 KNOWN ISSUES / RECOMMENDATIONS
Voicemeeter has been validated on different levels and should work 100% in most
configurations. However we have notified some few issues, mainly related to general system
configuration and Windows Audio Scheme understanding.
No sound anymore on my computer!
Voicemeeter is like a mixing console, it must be connected correctly to work correctly. If you set
Voicemeeter audio device as default device, Voicemeeter must be running (like switching ON
your mixing console) otherwise there might be no sound on your computer. When Voicemeeter
is running, it can get exclusive access to selected output device (A1, A2, A3) and prevent other
applications to use these playback devices. As Virtual Audio Mixer, all audio sources should be
connected to Voicemeeter to avoid possible conflict. When you connect your mixing console to
your amplifier, you connect nothing else to this amplifier and all sources are connected to your
mixing console. It’s the same with Voicemeeter.
Voicemeeter does nothing if you don’t use it
Voicemeeter application and Voicemeeter virtual audio device drivers do nothing if you don’t
use them and they cannot disturb or corrupt your system. If there is no sound anymore, it’s
because a bad audio configuration. Then you just have to check your default audio device in
Windows Control Panel / Sound Dialog Box (what is your default playback or communication
device? What is your default recording device ?…), and check the audio configuration of some
possible application that you previously configured to work with Voicemeeter (typically Skype).
Audio Stream becomes bad (sound is choppy, discontinued):
If the audio stream is not stable in the time, with too much cut in the sound, it means your
configuration does not support the current buffering latency on one of your audio device (usually
the one used for output A1). In this case you can increase the buffering in Voicemeeter System
Settings Dialog Box (768 or 1024 samples for WDM). If it’s not enough, select MME audio
device instead of WDM (especially for Output A1) because if Output A1 is not stable, it can
disturb all other audio stream: Output A1 Audio device is master while all other audio points are
slaves.
Output A1, A2 and A3 are not exactly synchronized.
On Voicemeeter every i/o are independent and we can hear more or less delay between them,
especially when using 3 audio outputs: if A1,A2 and/or A2 are routed to 2 or 3 audio devices,
the sound might be not exactly synchronized (one speaker output can be late and produce a
small echo with other speaker output). This is normal (according technical constraint) but can be
corrected by compensate one audio output with a delay line (see System Settings Dialog Box).
Voicemeeter Audio Stream can be stopped (no more sound, no meter display).
It can happen when changing audio system configuration (in Windows Control Panel / Sound
properties) or when plug or unplug USB device or when launching other program that could use
same audio device … In this case, simply restart audio engine or re-select an audio device out
A1 or input 1 or any other in Voicemeeter. It will restart audio stream automatically (otherwise it
could mean that audio device are used by other process and cannot be used anymore by
Voicemeeter).
Audio Stream is stopped or corrupted after working well several hours.
If “WDM Input Exclusive Mode” is set when using WDM device as input, some PC/Audio driver
configuration can be not stable and produce this unexpected behavior (including pops and
cracks in the sound) after hours of perfect streaming. In this case the workaround is to disable
Input Exclusive Mode in Voicemeeter System Settings (this is done by default) or use MME or
KS audio device on Inputs (instead of WDM device driver).
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V.Burel revision 5 Command Line Installation:
It is possible to make an automatic installation (or de-installation) by using command line
options. However it will need to reboot after installation (and after de-installation). So it’s
recommended to first call the setup program to uninstall possible previous version, then reboot,
and then install new version (and reboot again).
–h : to hide GUI –i : to install –u : to uninstall Voicemeeter Command Line:
Voicemeeter.exe and VoicemeeterPro.exe support some command to restart audio engine or to
run Voicemeeter with a pre-defined configuration file. It allows for example to add different
shortcut on the desktop to run Voicemeeter for different jobs.
To Restart Audio Engine by a shortcut use the following command line.
Voicemeeter.exe –R
(or “–r”)
It can be useful to restart audio engine from a shortcut, for example to re-activate a known USB
headset already connected to one Voicemeeter hardware input, but not physically plugged to
the computer. When re-plugged to the computer, Voicemeeter Audio Engine has to be restarted
to make it work again.
To run Voicemeeter with a specific configuration file, use these following command lines
(Voicemeeter must have been shut down before – if Voicemeeter is already running, it will do
nothing):
–l”filename.xml” or -L”filename.xml”
If the xml is in the same directories of voicemeeter.exe
–l”filename.xml” or -L”filename.xml”
If the xml is in the same sub directories of voicemeeter.exe
–l”subfolder\filename.xml” or -L”subfolder\filename.xml”
Or you can use absolute patch
–l”c:\folder\filename.xml” or -L”c:\folder\filename.xml”
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