" Looking for a good FREE Audio Processor (stand alone) "
Well it wil do you no harm to check this out
requires: VAC http://ntonyx.com/vac.htm
or twin soundcards
" What Is MBL4
MBL4 is a 4 band audio processor.That is the simple bit.
The inspiration for MBL4 comes from the multiband processors that have been used in broadcasting for decades.This form of processor is now to be found in studios for mastering purposes.In recent years the trend has been a move toward digtal implementation of the processing.This opens up a lot of interesting possibilities but this does not come without problems in other areas.
The usual processor for audio DSP is the Motorola 24bit processor family.This family is aimed at audio but by todays standards is underpowered.There are processors that have greater than 10 of these processors to achieve what is needed.Here comes the suprising bit.One 400MHz Pentium II can replace all these processors (it has built in DSP instructions.Intel call them MMX).A PC is cheap and writing for a single processor is much easier and more flexible than for 10.There are drawbacks (of course) but they are relatively unimportant.The principle one is the delay from input to output (1 - 2 seconds typically).The other one (that I can think of at the moment) is the lack of a stereo coder.(This only applies to FM broadcasters).And finally MBL4 is very cheap compared to hardware processing boxes.
MBL4 comes in two versions.Studio & Broadcast.The broadcast version is aimed at the traditional AM/FM broadcasters.The differences are principally the addition of suitable low pass filtering (15kHz for FM & 5Khz for AM) and pre-emphasis (HF Limiter) for FM broadcasters.
The processing architecture is traditional.The underlying code that implements the architecture is highly developed and the performance far exceeds anything that can be done with analog equipment.
Each version of MBL4 comes with two implementations.A stand alone executable and a plug in version.The plug in version is implemented as a 'Direct Show' filter.(Also known as a DirectX plug in)."
Much CHEAPER than the latest "Sound Solution XAP (Stand Alone)"
Regards: Double Q