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On 12/9/2020 at 7:40 PM, giordy60 said:

hi Flavio

DIrac always one step ahead 👌

 

Hi Giordy,

I've very limited time for forums but it's great when I have the opportunity to hear from you again 🙂

Warning: My posts may be biased even if in good faith, I work for Dirac Research :-)

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On 12/7/2020 at 10:28 PM, flak said:

We are beta testing a Dirac Live version which adds systemwide correction of all audio from the computer by adding a virtual soundcard in addition to the plugins.

It's available for Windows only and it works as Stereo and Multichannel.

If interested in testing it, one can contact us as usual at https://helpdesk.dirac.se

(you'll need to "Sign up for an account")

 

:) Flavio

Trying out the Beta version and it seems to work really well. I can finally use Roon with it which is great ! Way to go....

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It was released, right? 

 

2021-01-28

Dirac Live Processor v1.4.0 Changelog

Added

  • Standalone version for Windows
  • 7.1 and 7.1 SDDS surround configuration

Fixed

  • 7.1 surround rear and side channel configuration error during the measure process
  • Show about window could crash some 32 bit hosts
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I used yesterday for the whole day new driver with TuneIn. It worked nicely, but only in 44100 Hz (as Windows Audio exclusive). Sound was mostly distorted for anything else than 44100

 

TuneIn, Spotify, Netflix - sadly these apps don't have any rudimentary settings for device selection and sample rate controls.. 

 

P.S. This standalone audio was a complete surprise for me. It was really frustrating after removal in Dirac v2, these virtual cables never worked for me, the only thing worked was Jriver audio driver, but it was so heavy..  Really nice Dirac re-introduced standalone processor and also improved it on previous version. 

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2 hours ago, serum 121 said:

Wonder if the new Roon 1.8 will have any issues when being used on Windows 10 with Dirac 3...

 

And 1. 7 works? 

Interesting to know which mode and which bitrates. 

 

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On 12/8/2020 at 12:58 AM, flak said:

We are beta testing a Dirac Live version which adds systemwide correction of all audio from the computer by adding a virtual soundcard in addition to the plugins.

It's available for Windows only and it works as Stereo and Multichannel.

If interested in testing it, one can contact us as usual at https://helpdesk.dirac.se

(you'll need to "Sign up for an account")

 

:) Flavio

 

Hi @flak

 

Does this now include multichannel bass management and DSP crossover support?

 

 

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5 hours ago, michael123 said:

I used yesterday for the whole day new driver with TuneIn. It worked nicely, but only in 44100 Hz (as Windows Audio exclusive). Sound was mostly distorted for anything else than 44100

 

TuneIn, Spotify, Netflix - sadly these apps don't have any rudimentary settings for device selection and sample rate controls.. 

 

P.S. This standalone audio was a complete surprise for me. It was really frustrating after removal in Dirac v2, these virtual cables never worked for me, the only thing worked was Jriver audio driver, but it was so heavy..  Really nice Dirac re-introduced standalone processor and also improved it on previous version. 

 

Hi @michael123

 

So for example using Spotify, does this mean you only need 2 apps? Just Spotify and Dirac Live app?

 

No need for a 3rd party app to route the audio and no need for a VST plugin etc etc ?

 

Can you show some screenshots showing what it looks like to have Spotify playing through Dirac Live ?

 

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18 minutes ago, asdf1000 said:

 

Hi @michael123

 

So for example using Spotify, does this mean you only need 2 apps? Just Spotify and Dirac Live app?

 

No need for a 3rd party app to route the audio and no need for a VST plugin etc etc ?

 

Can you show some screenshots showing what it looks like to have Spotify playing through Dirac Live ?

 

 

Dirac Live is a calibration app, you don't need for playback.

Processor is the Dirac DSP, which is available as either VST or, now, standalone, app, that is (1) wrapper around VST (2) Sound Device driver.

 

You just select a system device as 'Dirac', and then Spotify (or anything else) uses it.

 

The problem is that for the sound is not acceptable at the moment - cracking

 

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4 minutes ago, michael123 said:

or, now, standalone, app, that is (1) wrapper around VST (2) Sound Device driver.

 

You just select a system device as 'Dirac', and then Spotify (or anything else) uses it.

 

Thanks! Regarding this part quoted, can you kindly share screenshot how this visually looks, for Spotify for example

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39 minutes ago, asdf1000 said:

 

Thanks! Regarding this part quoted, can you kindly share screenshot how this visually looks, for Spotify for example

 

I attach here, but this is not really 'how it looks', I merely opened here sound devices, properties, and config panel of the processor.

 

Spotify looks like Spotify. As I said, there is no any place in Spotify related to device selection or options, this is not Roon neither JRiver.

 

You select your system output device in Windows, and that is what Spotify will use.

Dirac.png

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50 minutes ago, michael123 said:

 

I attach here, but this is not really 'how it looks', I merely opened here sound devices, properties, and config panel of the processor.

 

Spotify looks like Spotify. As I said, there is no any place in Spotify related to device selection or options, this is not Roon neither JRiver.

 

You select your system output device in Windows, and that is what Spotify will use.

Dirac.png

 

Thanks!

 

Ok so Spotify (or Netflix etc) plays to "Speakers Dirac", which is actually 'Dirac Live Processor'.

 

And in Dirac Live Processor you can set output to USB DAC?

 

That's kind of the screenshot I was after, as that would be the most important screen showing how to get Windows audio to USB DAC.

 

 

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1 minute ago, asdf1000 said:

 

Thanks!

 

Ok so Spotify (or Netflix etc) plays to "Speakers Dirac", which is actually 'Dirac Live Processor'.

 

And in Dirac Live Processor you can set output to USB DAC?

 

That's kind of the screenshot I was after, as that would be the most important screen showing how to get Windows audio to USB DAC.

 

 

 

Yes. 

You select available mechanisms - Windows Audio, Asio, then select the actual audio device, and buffer size. 

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8 minutes ago, michael123 said:

 

Yes. 

You select available mechanisms - Windows Audio, Asio, then select the actual audio device, and buffer size. 

 

Thanks can you share a screen of that? As that's the most important screen that ties it all together.

 

Many thanks

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16 minutes ago, michael123 said:

 

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Thank you ! That screenshot together with the screenshots you shared earlier shows the full picture now.

 

Very cool to have this as standalone app finally.

 

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