Omnia Audio debuted a new iteration of its PC-based audio processing software called Omnia A/XE —Processed Audio Encoding for Windows.
It can process audio for a variety of applications, bitrate-reduced and linear. It runs as a background service and can be managed and configured remotely with a Web browser; it can process and encode multiple streams in various formats simultaneously.
“Omnia A/XE can encode directly to MP3 or AAC as well as feed a Shoutcast-style or Windows Media Server in the MP3 format, or feed Adobe Media server an AAC stream,” the company stated. “You can also pair it with your existing Windows Media, Real, mpgPRO or MP3 streaming encoder.”
AVirtual Patch Cable allows Omnia A/XE to receive, process and send audio to other software on the PC. The user can “tag” the stream with “now-playing” information received from automation systems or another application.
A scheduler allows streams to be started and stopped at specific times and processing presets can be changed on a schedule, “perhaps processing the morning show differently than the afternoon one.”
Features include adjustable wideband AGC with a three-band compressor/limiter, EQ and low-pass filter, and a look-ahead final limiter to prevent clipping.
The software is compatible with most “off-the-shelf” computers, Omnia said; requirements are Windows XP or later, 521MB RAM, 20 MB free hard-drive space and a network card.