SpinAudio announced the release of ASIO FX Processor, an application for turning a PC with audio card into a real-time multi-effect processor.
ASIO FX Processor is a standalone application that allows you to stream audio from a sound card input to the sound card output while passing it through a chain of four VST plugins. The streaming is based on Steinberg's ASIO 2.0 interface technology, so using a professional audio with optimized ASIO drivers it is possible to process audio in real-time with a latency down to a few milliseconds.
ASIO FX Processor supports running multiple instances, so if you need to process more than one input you can run another ASIO FX Processor instance and set it to take sound from other input. The outputs can be the same - ASIO driver will mix the signals automatically and in-sync. The state of the application that includes loaded plugins, their state and setups, midi map and I/O routing can be saved as setup file, so that you can quickly restore the multi-instance configurations.
The application provides automation of plugin parameters through MIDI, so you can use your external MIDI controller or a sequencer through a loop-back driver to change plugin parameters in real-time. A convenient MIDI map editor with a learn function is available within the application.
ASIO FX Processor precedes a product called Virtual Mixing Console preliminary planned to be released in Q3, 2002. Virtual Mixing Console will provide a comprehensive solution for turning your PC with audio card into a multi-channel digital audio mixer with flexible routing and real-time effect processing using VST plugins.
The product is available in two versions: full and LE (Light Edition). The full version can be purchased in the SpinAudio OnLine Shop for 40 USD. The LE version, that provides one slot for loading plugins and has the same audio streaming engine as the full version is available for downloading from SpinAudio web site for free of charge.