Omnia.9/XE Brochure
OMNIA .9/XE
ULTIMATE AUDIO MANAGEMENT FOR SERIOUS STREAMING
OVERVIEW:
ADVANTAGES:
With the proliferation of mobile devices and tablets,
more and more people will be accessingstreams on the
internet. It is more important than even that an internet
stream is competitive and desirable in both audio integrity, stability, and compatibility.
Omnia 9/XE is the solution.
Based on the technology found in the popular Omnia.9
Undo with De-clipper prevents listener fatigue by removing
distortion and selectively undoing the over-compression
so common in mastering today.
audio processor, 9/XE is not simply a streaming processor-encoder, but a complete audio management system
which will actually improve the flaws found in most recorded source material – both music and voice – as well
as address the specific technical challenges of internet
distribution.
Optimizes sound quality of low bit rates by literally removing distortion components so that they do not waste bits
during encode
6-band Parametric EQ for your signature sound
Downward Expansion (source noise reduction)
OMNIA.9/XE | ULTIMATE AUDIO MANAGEMENT FOR SERIOUS STREAMING
FAQS
How do I configure Omnia.9/XE?
Omnia.9/xe comes with both a GUI application and a
service which contain the exact same processing. During initial set-up (sound card configuration etc), use the
Multiband stereo enhancer
GUI application. Once initial configuration is done and
PLUS:
tested, switch over to using the Service, which you can
then control with NfRemote from any computer. Every-
hh Software only, no special cards required
thing can be controlled with NfRemote except for which
hh Includes Virtual Audio Cable to receive audio from
other programs on the same machine
sound cards to use. Omnia.9/xe and NfRemote are standard Windows 32-bit native applications and do not use
hh Includes AXIA LiveWire driver
Microsoft.NET or similar.
hh Runs as a Windows service in the background, no
need to log in
Can I use Omnia.9/XE for audio processing
hh Manage from anywhere with NfRemote, locally or
across the internet
without encoding the audio?
hh Up to 16 fully independent stereo processors in one
instance, and up to 8 instances on one machine. Pay
only for what you need. Upgrades available.
has one local sound card output. However NfRemote
hh Local monitor output with patch-point selection and
full speaker controller
computer, for example while adjusting the processing.
hh Flexible remote control application with touch
screen support, comprehensive instrumentation,
and remote audio streaming of any patch-point, also
includes full speaker controller
What formats can 9/XE use for encoding?
hh Separately adjustable sample rate (high quality
conversion) and gain control per encoded stream.
has been standardized under both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4.
Omnia.9/xe is primarily designed for streaming and only
has built in dedicated PCM audio streaming for monitoring, so that you can monitor with low delay from any
9/xe can encode audio to MP3, AAC, HE-AAC v1/v2 h (aacPlus), MP2 and WMA. Low complexity AAC (AAC-LC) and
high efficiency AAC (HE-AAC) are both supported. AAC
The format most commonly used is MPEG-4 AAC-LC. Of-
hh Extremely high audio quality, efficient CPU usage and
low memory footprint.
ten this is called just ‘AAC’. HE-AAC adds Spectral Band
Replication to AAC and it is sometimes called AAC+
(sometimes seen as ‘aacPlus’ or ‘AACplus’). There is also
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
an HE-AAC v2 format which adds parametric stereo op-
hh System requirements: 9/XE will run on Windows XP
or newer. Minimum requirements are Core 2 Duo, 512
MB RAM.
A Core i7 2600 and 4 GB RAM comfortably runs 16
stereo processors with several encoders each.
hh Supports multiple ASIO and WDM (Wave/DirectSound/Kernel Streaming) audio interfaces simultaneously.
Input selection can be done on the fly.
hh Simultaneous MP3/AAC/aacPlus/MP2/WMA encoding, compatible with Shoutcast, Icecast, Wowza and
Windows Media servers.
timizations to HE-AAC. Sometimes this is called AAC+
v2 or Enhanced AAC+. 9/xe can also use Windows Media
codecs installed on the system, 48kbps or higher.
What servers can 9/XE feed?
9/xe can directly feed SHOUTcast-style servers (SHOUTcast, h Icecast, Steamcast, etc.). The Wowza server is
also supported for streaming to Flash clients. Windows
Media streams can be sent to Windows Media server.
Adobe Media Server is NOT supported at this time but is
being considered for a future version.
OMNIA AUDIO | 1241 SUPERIOR AVENUE | CLEVELAND, OH 44114 USA
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OMNIA.9/XE | ULTIMATE AUDIO MANAGEMENT FOR SERIOUS STREAMING
Can I use 9/XE with a third-party encoder?
There is only one output, primarily for monitoring, so 9/XE
How does Undo repair the damage caused by today’s
poor mastering practices?
is designed to be used with its built in encoders only.
Undo is two stages:
First, the de-clipper removes distortion by detecting
What is the Virtual Audio Cable driver?
The Virtual Audio Cable driver, included with 9/XE, simulates a sound card and allows the audio to be sent from
the output side of the driver to the input side. This
forms a “patch cable” that applications can use to pass
clipped edges of the waveform and resynthesizing the
missing part. Unlike simpler algorithms, no distortion is
ever created as the resynthesizing is performed entirely
in frequency domain.
audio from one to another. Multiple cables can be used
Second, the amount of short-term dynamics is detected
at the same time.
for each of 5 frequency bands, and automatically controls
the threshold and expansion ratio of 5 upwards expand-
How do I pass Metadata to 9/XE?
ers, to undo excessive compression and peak limiting.
All parameters can be set through HTTP, including Metadata.
Both techniques together result in an incredible “is that
really the same recording” level of improvement. Audio
Example:
quality of low bit rate codecs is also vastly improved, as
http://127.0.0.1:7380/parameter/pgm_0/enc/stream_
a less distorted waveform is less complicated for the co-
metadata=Doobie%20Brothers%20-%20Long%20
dec to encode (thus using fewer bits) and more dynamic,
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punchy sound gives the codec a place to hide the bit rate
This same HTTP interface can also be used to recall presets, change the input source, change encoder destinations. Everything is available.
reduction artifacts.
What happens if I play something that is already well
mastered through Undo?
Almost nothing! The algorithm is designed to be selfadjusting, and already clean content receives very little
processing, to avoid sounding over-enhanced. It is safe
to use on everything, and results in an unprecedented
level of pleasant consistency for your listeners.
OMNIA AUDIO | 1241 SUPERIOR AVENUE | CLEVELAND, OH 44114 USA
MAIN: +1.216.241.7225 | 24/7 SUPPORT: +1.216.622.0247 | OMNIAAUDIO.COM
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