Omnia Audio said it is upgrading purchasers of previous Omnia A/X software to its new Omnia A/XE for free.
The A/XE is described as providing "supercharged streaming audio processing for the PC" with integrated streaming encoding capabilities. Managing Director Denny Sanders said improvements were based on user feedback. It is capable of processing multiple audio inputs for a variety of applications, bitrate-reduced and linear; it runs in the background as a Windows service and can be managed and configured remotely with a browser.
"One instance of A/XE can process multiple audio inputs, encode each input in multiple formats and send each to multiple servers allowing you to reach the largest listener audience," the company states.
"Encode directly to MP3 or AAC, feed a Shoutcast-style or Windows Media Server in the MP3 format, or stream to Adobe Flash clients through a Wowza Media Server. You can also pair Omnia A/XE with third-party encoders such as Adobe Flash Live Encoder, Windows Media, and Real."
Using its virtual audio cable driver, A/XE can accept audio from other applications on the same PC without needing to go through a physical sound card, Omnia states. The virtual audio cable driver also allows A/XE to feed the processed audio to other applications on the PC.
Omnia A/XE includes a license to the multi-channel version of the Axia IP-Audio driver. "Customers that have a Livewire installation can use the Axia IP-Audio driver to read or write audio directly from the network without the need for hardware audio cards."
Processing provided in A/XE includes adjustable wideband AGC with a three-band compressor/limiter, EQ and low-pass filter, and a look-ahead final limiter to prevent clipping.