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  • Live voiceovers.

    I've been seeing a lot of questions on the forums lately on the topic of live voice over music. The SHOUTcast DSP works just fine for basic voice-over-music functionality but I found it a bit restrictive and not containing all the features that I wanted. That is the reason why I developed LiveWire, and is no longer in beta. The plugin does have some major caveats though:
    • For seamless operation all the music in the playlist has to be at the same bitrate, samplerate, and number of channels (mono/stereo/others).
    • It has to open the input device at the same rate as the currently playing song. Designing the plugin this way reduces the amount of pre-processing overhead to match audio buffers of differing formats, thereby severely reducing the amount of potential heavy CPU and memory usage needed in such a task.
    • For use with the SHOUTcast DSP you have to use a DSP stacker/chain plugin, and LiveWire must be arranged before or above the SHOUTcast DSP in the DSP chain.
    • There is a bit of a delay between what is sent to the DSP and what is outputted by it. This is due to the fact that buffering is required for proper operation.



    The features you will find in this plugin that I believed were missing in the mixing function of the SHOUTcast DSP:
    • The ability to actively select any valid input/source device without digging through the Windows control panels and then having to restart Winamp. This includes, but is not limited to, USB headsets, other audio cards, and virtual audio devices like Virtual Audio Cable.
    • The fact that it's a separate DSP you can chain it in a DSP stacker to produce a wider range of isolated voice-over effects on the stream.
    • It can automatically fade down the music playing from Winamp and fade mix-in without you having to press any other buttons and then fade it back up when it's done (this was a big one for me.)


    It's also completely 100% free, forever, to any individual/entity/corporation/whatever. There is no trial version or lite version or nags or advertisements. 100% free permanently. The only person it cost was me for my time to create it.

    I know at first it can look intimidating but if you play with it long enough you can tweak it to suite your desires. I only ask you to at least give it a try.
    | Opus Audio Codec plugins 2.0 | Embedded Album Art | DiskWrite |
    | Save your playlist first! | Live voice-over | X-Fade 2.5 |
    | AterKast (Source DSP) | More of my stuff... |

  • #2
    Got apaypal address to donate into its development?
    KNSJ.org 89.1 FM San Diego

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    • #3
      I was experimenting to see if it would work with my Icecast stuff. Unfortunately my edcast is giving me a Divide by zero error in the stacker.

      BUT A NICE Suprise.

      I found out Butt (Broadcast using this tool) works with live stereo mix in Vista/Win7.

      The only downfall is that butt was not configured properly to handel the xsl metadata transfer for Icecast. Works for what-u-hear, but no dice on getting display info to update properly. For winamp? Works like a champ. Only handles one encoder, but works like a champ.
      KNSJ.org 89.1 FM San Diego

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      • #4
        Originally Posted by Brutish Sailor View Post
        Got apaypal address to donate into its development?
        No, it's basically complete so there's no need to develop it further (unless usage explodes and PMs flood in for other features) except to maybe add some buffer control configuration stuff at my leisure if it becomes an issue. Since it really only required my time to make it there would be no point in getting money for it.

        Thanks for the offer though.
        | Opus Audio Codec plugins 2.0 | Embedded Album Art | DiskWrite |
        | Save your playlist first! | Live voice-over | X-Fade 2.5 |
        | AterKast (Source DSP) | More of my stuff... |

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        • #5
          Originally Posted by Brutish Sailor View Post
          I was experimenting to see if it would work with my Icecast stuff. Unfortunately my edcast is giving me a Divide by zero error in the stacker.

          BUT A NICE Suprise.

          I found out Butt (Broadcast using this tool) works with live stereo mix in Vista/Win7.

          The only downfall is that butt was not configured properly to handel the xsl metadata transfer for Icecast. Works for what-u-hear, but no dice on getting display info to update properly. For winamp? Works like a champ. Only handles one encoder, but works like a champ.
          Oh, can you PM me your setup so I can check it out?
          | Opus Audio Codec plugins 2.0 | Embedded Album Art | DiskWrite |
          | Save your playlist first! | Live voice-over | X-Fade 2.5 |
          | AterKast (Source DSP) | More of my stuff... |

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          • #6
            Which part, for BUTT?

            This is the setup I have, (Plus oddsock MJ playlist maker.)

            KNSJ.org 89.1 FM San Diego

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            • #7
              I think one of the answers is to hunt down Daniel Noethan and see what it would take for him to update his software for Icecast.

              Im pretty sure the Error with the DSP stacker was a conflict between the Edcast and Spacials old DSP stacker.
              KNSJ.org 89.1 FM San Diego

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              • #8
                Looks like whatever conflict edcast is having, its with my comp. Did a clean install of winamp and attempted to load it up....

                KNSJ.org 89.1 FM San Diego

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                • #9
                  Going to try livewire, winamp lite, and Spacial DSP stacker.
                  KNSJ.org 89.1 FM San Diego

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                  • #10
                    NOPE: Its a conflict between Spacials DSP stacker and Edcast.

                    Had edcast running. as soon as I pluged in the DSP stacker, it all went to hell in a SAM basket.
                    KNSJ.org 89.1 FM San Diego

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                    • #11
                      Any DSP stacker with edcast seems like no dice on Vista. Side note: Multiple DSP stacker just crashed my Winamp, then winamp crashes on opening every time after that. Apparently this isnt the first time thats happened
                      KNSJ.org 89.1 FM San Diego

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                      • #12
                        OK, next Icetest, Winamp, Livewire, and edcast standalone.
                        KNSJ.org 89.1 FM San Diego

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                        • #13
                          Originally Posted by Brutish Sailor View Post
                          ...it all went to hell in a SAM basket.
                          I thought that was more than mildly amusing.

                          I don't have Windows Vista to test with but I'm not crashing with Edcast DSP with LiveWire on Multiple DSP 1.3 on Windows XP Home.
                          | Opus Audio Codec plugins 2.0 | Embedded Album Art | DiskWrite |
                          | Save your playlist first! | Live voice-over | X-Fade 2.5 |
                          | AterKast (Source DSP) | More of my stuff... |

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                          • #14
                            Had to get some sleep (been a while). I think it has something to do with whole user/admin/program permissions thing.

                            I run XP on desktop. and it seems to run.

                            Going to try again, but this time, after I get it re-installed, close, and reopen as administrator. I have a hunch its something to do with the stacker opening the DSP plug-ins thats causing Vista to crap out with winamp.
                            KNSJ.org 89.1 FM San Diego

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                            • #15
                              Brutish Sailor ... if you still suspect edcast ... try edcast from here - http://users.tpg.com.au/radiorio/ - cleaned up a lot of code, fixed a few annoying bugs, compiled with VS2008 - never know, could fix a bug or two
                              "If you don't like DNAS, write your own damn system"

                              So I did

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