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Sound Solution is verrrry cool indeed!
Also the following site (called the Digital Statesman) offers its version of Optimod style pre-sets for Sound Solution as well as some helpful instructions on how to get it all up and running:
I have tried the “Ver 1.2 CPU Economy” out on an old “corporate castoff” computer (Dell Pent Celeron 500 Mhz 64 MB RAM Win 98 SE) with WinAmp 2.95 (also DSP Stacker plug-in) and it seems to work fine with stuff played by Winamp that is on the local (small) hard drive. (I also have a couple more old castoff Win 98 SE Pent IIs available – 450 Mhz and 300 Mhz – for free.)
❓ HELP! However, maybe you all can help me on the next step. HELP!
I would like to take a different XP or Win 2K PC as the automation source or music player, not using Winamp, but initially Windows Media Player (with mp3s) and maybe later Direttore (currently free) or another automation program. Call it the “Automated Studio PC.” Then feed that PC’s audio card line out into the audio card line in of the Sound Solution PC. Finally take the audio card line output of the Sound Solution PC as the audio source for an FM xmtr. (Maybe also much later have the Sound Solution PC feed a streaming audio server like Shoutcast, but I am not nearly ready for also that project).
Problem is when I use that 2nd Automated Studio PC as the Line in for the Sound Solution PC, it seems to bypass Sound Solution plug in, and the output is not processed. Again, using WinAmp itself and local drive content as the sound source — no problem.
It is probably a WinAmp or audio card setting, but I am lost here and hope some of you may have figured this out already.
(Incidentally, my feeling was that since the old PC hardware was “free” to me, to try software digital audio processing, rather than buying a hardware limiter/compressor/AGC, like a real Optimod, or more realistically an Alessis. Also I would guess that eventually we will all be headed towards software based audio processing and studio functions…)
Anyway, I would certainly appreciate any pointers or other feedback on this. Many thanks.