Audio Director Manager (Audir)

Version 2.0

This is the first release under the name Audir (this program was formerly named Vacro). See the Users Guide for details and known issues to date. This release is dynamic: Updates to it that do not become new releases will replace older ones.

Revision 184, posted March 7, 2016

Revision 178, posted February 5, 2016

This release adds a stand-alone installer. This works without requiring Python to be installed.

Revision 175, posted February 5, 2016

This is the first revision released since Vacro revision 84. There are many changes. The two most notable changes are the addition of Sound eXchange (SoX) support and the ability to edit repeaters in a Notepad window and update them in real time.

A SoX process can now be used as a sound recorder, a sound or URL stream player (probably less commonly needed), or a repeater. In any of these roles, SoX provides approximately 64 effects that can be applied to audio streams in real time. Examples include high, low, and bandpass filtering, equalizers, compression/expansion (of dynamic range), pitch alteration, and even AM and FM synthesis. Audir includes a few custom SoX effect shortcuts for convenience as well.

There is a new edit command that opens a Notepad window listing all loaded repeaters. From this window, repeaters can be stopped, started, modified, or closed. New repeaters can even be launched from this window, though caveats apply; see the Users Guide for details. This feature makes experimenting with SoX effects easy and fast and even simplifies saving and updating saved repeaters.

Other changes:

Download: Version 2.0 Zip containing source and stand-alone Windows executable

Version 1.0

This is the first Vacro release. See the Users Guide for details and known issues to date. This release is dynamic: Updates to it that do not become new releases will replace older ones.

Revision 84, posted November 7, 2015

The list of available named repeaters produced by typing the launch command with no arguments now omits named repeaters that are already loaded.

The defaults command may now be typed with no arguments to display the defaults for both MME and KS repeater types at once.

The manual now includes a Quick Start section.

Revision 80, posted October 27, 2015

Selection lists for repeaters and devices allow multiple selections at once; so, for example, it is possible to close several repeaters at once. Numbers may be separated by commas and/or spaces, and ranges like 1-3 and 1..3 are also supported.

There is now a defaults command for setting up default repeater options. defaults MME /BufferMs:100 sets up a default buffer length for MME repeaters. See the manual for a list of supported options.

Repeaters named on the command line are saved under that name for future reference, and the launch command supports launching them by name: MME l1 l2 12 creates a repeater named "12" that connects VAC line 1 to line 2. Subsequently, launch 12 can be used to launch it. launch 12 /BufferMs:200 launches it with a 200 ms buffer length without changing the normal buffer length for that repeater.

There is now a delete (or just del) command for deleting saved repeaters.

The manual includes a succinct command list near the beginning.

Vacro attempts to set its console title to "Vacro."

Revision 61

First public revision posted. Allows repeaters to be created, closed, started, stopped, shown, hidden, and listed from within Vacro.

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