Revox A76. An Audiophile Fm Tuner
Revox A76. An Audiophile ANALOGUE Fm Tuner

 

A Legend "Orban Optimod 8100A1/Xt2"

Talking About Music NOT Sinewaves


The above photo shows my working Optimod 8100A1/XT2 within its nominal gain reduction.
The VU hit 80% due the installed AFC (Fm Filter) Card # 0. The XT2 is modified back to first
Original XT version (a really 6 band processing) which split the band #5 from #6 and added
A coupling scheme between band #5 and #6. This mod gives a more open HF presence.



Garbage IN ..... MORE .... Garbage OUT
Remember, successful audio processing results all starts at the source.
If you cannot listen to your station all day without irritations, there's work to be done. 
Robert Orban


Processing is a Sophisticated & Intelligent ART
.
Processing units designed just to raise the detail & warmth of music.
They are NOT loudness weapons to KILL the sound of music.  



 

Management need to realize a few facts of life to achieve a sound that is the best compromise between what they want and their listeners want. The main one is YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE THE LOUDEST THING ON THE DIAL TO GET THE BIGGEST AUDIENCE. People don't listen to a station because it's loud; they listen because they like the content:-) Research in the USA has demonstrated stations that process the living crap out of their programming have very low listening hours. Interestingly many of these stations "back off" the processing during survey periods to try to get their hours up a bit.

 

Robin Simpkins Sound Engineer. BBC



 

Dynamic processing of US radio audio is like a McDonald's Big Mac? Ubiquitous, but not necessarily healthy.

Ty Ford

 

Don't forget that Robert Orban developed the Optimod in part because he was dissatisfied with the ways that broadcasters were attempting to prevent overmodulation. To my understanding, it was his hope that broadcasters would use his clever techniques to control peaks, and thus  increase average level, _without __using excessive processing.
Unfortunately, broadcasters took advantage of his peak limiting to couple with aggressive processing, and thus achieve greater loudness.  Too bad...


A.J. Bautista

It is clear to anyone literate in producing clean audio that it is getting harder to find. Far too many of the current CDs are already smashed, crunched, and clipped before they get to you. But then they enter the typical broadcast audio chain where stacked compression algorithms are digital audio’s worst enemy.

Jeff Schroeder


 


I was young and naive in those days (ca. 1974) and actually thought that  Optimod-FM 8000A would bring "unprocessed" sound back to the FM band This was true for approximately 6 months, until the first engineers started Putting Dorrough DAPs ahead of 8000's to get more loudness. It was a Learning experience: I learned that if you give folks heavy artillery Some of them will use it to the maximum possible extent!

 

Bob Orban 


 

Music means a complex sound with crescendos, low passages and pauses. If we alter or destroy that basically characteristics then we don’t talk about Music but for sine waves. Just tune an air monitor deviation meter on any of Current radio station without to listen the broadcasted audio / music, only look The needle of meter which is permanent stick at 100% - 75 kHz just like A sine wave does.

They are broadcasting only garbage NOT Hi Fi music.


Due the today’s aggressive processing FM Radio sound is more like AM. Stop that silly and useless Loudness WAR; there no one will be the winner. Only that you do is to throw away your valuable listeners; they can’t Accommodate with the distortion that you actually broadcast.  

Stop using Hyper-compressed and severely clipped music material. Stop using 3 or 4 bands pre-processing units ahead of the on air processing. Stop the extreme & aggressive settings. Stop using composite clippers.

If your music audio source is only from today’s “damn” Hyper-Processed & Clipped CD’s, then the best to do is to "defeat" Phase Rotator from processing unit "all today digital box's can do that" and put it only on Mic audio channel.
Bob Orban on manual of 8200 gives schematics & full details about.

Give us back the charm and quality in FM broadcasting as the Inventor of Frequency Modulation
Major Edwin Howard Armstrong dreamed.

Just for the history Edwin Howard Armstrong is the father of FM radio and the Grandfather of radar and a great grandfather of space communication. The first Demonstration of FM Modulation Tx & Rx Invention done on Empire State Building NY in 1935 under a very unfriendly situation due the dominant of AM Medium. He never reaped the full reward of his genius. He was born on December 18, 1890 In New York City and died on February 1, 1954, alone and in disgrace.


Salute

Fon 261fm


 


I am very glad that together with ORBAN history my 261.gr
website listed on Wikipedia at references & external link. Thank U friends.
Bill Sacks RIP, Kim Sacks, Robert Orban, Greg Ogonowsky, Peter Lee, Marty Acuff

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orban_(audio_processing)#References




Audio Processing & History General Interest

Processing Structures

Limiters & Clippers

Processing History  By Robert Orban

Aphex Philoshophy

Processing History  By Frank Foti  

Vintage Radio Processing Museum 


Want your on air sound to be clean and unigue?
U must read the following
2003 Edition. By Robert Orban & Greg Ogonowski. Orban/CRL

Intro

System Considerations

Equipment Following Optimod

Geting the desired on air sound
By
Marty Acuff 

 


By
Greg Ogonowsky
Modulation Index 

MP3 IS DEAD


AAC / HE-AACv1 / HE-AACv2 / xHE-AAC Live Streaming Encoder for Professional

Listen HI-FI Modern Streams low kbps with HE-AAC coding...
 (Prepare your Net-Radio)...Say Goodbye to Mp3 & Flash Players
HE-AAC its already here to Dominate on Net-Broadcasting.
 

POP
Listen (Stereo)
 64Kbps
HE-AACv1

Listen (Surround)
192Kbps 5:1 HE-AACv1

JAZZ
Listen (Stereo)

128Kbps
HE-AACv1

Listen (Surround)
320Kbps 5:1
HE-AACv1

 

 


In Memory of Jim Somich

The "Absolute" Processing History with a touch of
"Prophecy" by an Excellent Engineer with “Vision”  



You are involved on Production and Radio Audio Processing?
Or U is just a music lover?
Then U must reed the following.

"Turn Me UP"  Bringing Dynamics Back To Music  

A non-profit music organization campaigning to give artists back the
choice to release more dynamic records, also aware listeners to demands
undistorted music products.


All the truth about "Hyper Compressed CD's" and how to STOP it.


How bad sound a  WAV Audio File after multiply MP3 Conversions?  
Read why the Quality of sound is suffering on Radio?

Why Nowdays CD's Sound Distorted When It's Played On The Radio?
2001 Edition. By Robert Orban Orban/CRL & Frank Foti Omnia Audio  

When stations cannot produce product they try fancy technical Equipment.


News and General Info


How To Give Your Station An Amazing On-Air Sound

Klick on Radio ILOVEIT

 
 

HD/IBOC Processing
By
Robert Orban 

Processing Articles
By
Cornelius Gould 

Strictly for Radio Engineers
By Radio-Guide

Ask / Read The Radio Experts
By radiodiscussions.com

Radio World

Audio Processing Technical Interest

Bob play hide-and-seek:) See the image and wait for awhile.

  Optimod 8100A1 Inside

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Modsci Stereo Maxx MYB-2 Inside

Orban 222A Spatial Enhancer
Inside    

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Free Orban Meter
Get for Free a very usefully software which monitor the two-channel stereo inputs from your PC sound card and displays simultaneously instantaneous peaks, VU, PPM, CBS Technology Center loudness, and ITU BS.1770 loudness.
The VU and PPM meters are split to indicate the left and right channels, also displays the instantaneous peak values of the L and R digital samples.

Many thanks for the gift!! Bob :)
Regards XFon




Download Manuals From Orban Ftp

Tech White Papers (PDF)
 


www.optimod.fm

 
“Optimod’s Legacy Repair Center”    
For Optimod's no longer supported by the Orban factory
Optimod.fm

Bill Sacks Optimod Service Card

Bill Sacks RIP

 Officially and with OK of Bob Orban Kim Sacks (Kimberly O'Brien) refurbishing the
analog Optimod’s
.
Read interview of Bill Sacks on RW   Here

   


 
Out of Topic but its good to Learn A LEGACY From Ancient Hellenic History”    


  Liberty Statue                Apollo Hellenic God

All About Orban Optimod's Fm ®

Evolution of Flagship Optimod's

Optimod-8600
Optimod's evolution


Fm Audio Processing Gear Dreamland !!
All Brands Are Trade Marks Registered To Their Owners

Just Everything About Fm Audio Processing Today In The Market.

Memorable Legend

About

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The Famous Orban Optimod 8100A1

Orban Optimod 8100A1/XT2
Just A "Thrill" In The History
Of Broadcast Audio Process
Ever Made, A Reference.

Analog Hi Sonic Perfomance
Multiband process, 2 or 6 band
with xt2, analog stereo coder.
Overshoot Compensated
Lowpass Filters.

As This excellent
unit Pass in the History
May find
Used only
on Internet.

The Attack of Software's   


The future of processing looks to belong on Software’s “This is the END of processing as we know it” you like it or not this is the reality so we must face it and prepare for what is coming.

Today there is simple and cheaper way to have the same or better on air sound results with minimum Latency for Live applications as on the current hardware dedicated processing box.

One 2Core PC, one 192 KHz ASIO sound card, a software with all in one (2band AGC, multi-bands, clippers, stereo coder & RDS) at real time costs a total of about 1000US$ some spending time for setting up and you are on the air with a Clear, Loud & Hi Fi sound much better from a 15.000US$ current processing units.

Of course I must admit, the latency problem of about 400ms for a live applications are still some problem but as the evolution on PC & software’s are very fast I believe at about 4years the latency may goes under of 2ms. 


Keep that on your mind, soon very soon all known major big brands of today processing units due the evolution plus to the strong competitiveness and plus “The attack of Chinese” to stay alive they forced to offer cheap win based programs of processing software’s.

John Burnill of MBL4 says.
Processing software’s are a series of programs that turn a PC with a sound card into an audio compressor/limiter suitable for radio broadcast use. The only drawback is the delay introduced by the computer between input and output. This precludes off air monitoring but as digital transmission systems become widespread with their encoding/decoding delays the delay of the computer is no longer the limiting factor. With the professional 192kHz sound cards now available it is possible to implement stereo multiplex generators and RDS/RBDS encoders in software thus saving on hardware costs.

This is the END of processing as we know it?
Salute
XFon

The Software's below are dedicated for “Radio Broadcasting” use instead of many similar programs’ that designed only for “Studio Production”. As you already know the “On Air” processing needs are very different from a simple studio levelling.

Current
Software Products
  

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Breakaway Broadcast

Breakaway One
(By Leif Claesson)


(Stand Alone)  
(4,5,6 or 7 bands depends from preset) multi-band Broadcast Audio processor with clipper MPX , Stereo Encoder & RDS, Composite Out, for FM, AM and all forms of Digital Broadcasting.

Details

Orban Optimod-PCn

World-class High-Performance Professional Audio Processing Software

Details

Stereo Tool
(By Hans Van Zutphen)

Everything you dreaming are here for any needs, Fm Radio, Net Radio all in one software.

Details

Current
Hardware Products

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Orban Optimod 8700i
New!!

Multiple audio processing
structures, pre-emphasis limiting, adj audio bandwith 15khz-20khz, 2 or 5 band DSP target zone gating AGC, stereo coder etc.

Details




Orban Optimod 8600 FM/HD
New!!

Multiple audio processing
structures, pre-emphasis limiting, adj audio bandwith 15khz-20khz, 2 or 5 band DSP target zone gating AGC, stereo coder etc.

Details

Orban Optimod 8600Si
New!!
New Value-Priced Optimod FM

Details

Orban Optimod 5700i
New!!
New Value-Priced Optimod FM

Details

Orban Optimod 5500i
New!!
New Value-Priced Optimod FM

Details

Orban Optimod
Comparison Chart (PDF)

Details

Wheatstone
Vorsis Air Aura X4 New
Digital Spectral Processor
 
31 band Fine Grain Processor,  Pre-processing 5band or 3band AGC, Sweet Spot Technology, peak control via oversampled lookahead limiter or specialized clipper, over sampled distortion masked clipper
Variable high pass filter and voice phase rotator, Precision FM stereo MPX generator with multiplex mask filters to protect SCA and stereo pilot.

Details

IDT-dbp7

IDT  DBP7
From France

AGC, Compressor/Expander 7 or 4 bands, limiter 4 bands, final limiter, APC (Advanced Peak Control), Digital Stereo Coder, Stereo Enhancer (optional) , Multiplex limiter (respect of standard ITU 412) (optional).

Details

Solidyne 542 New
From Argentina

Five bands: 5 x AGC; 5 x Compressor; 5 x Limiter; 5 x Clipper-The only processor at the market that includes FM Monitor with Audio Quality Analyzer, Includes RDS / RBDS Coder.

Details

Solidyne-562

Solidyne 562
From Argentina

Expander, Gated AGC, 5bands compressors & limiters, 4bands EQ, Stereo coder. MPX processing.

Details

Solidyne-462

Solidyne Orion 462
From Argentina. 4 band with
all the same principles of 562.

Details

Solidine 362

Solidyne 362
From Argentina

3 band just the little sister of 262 & 462, analogue high end sound, super modulation with stereo encoder, low price.

Details

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Omnia 11

Chameleon Processing Technology, 6-band digital processor stereo encoder, etc

Details

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Omnia 9

The Breakaway Software
processing by Leif Gleasson
in a box !

6-band digital processor
stereo encoder, adjustable
crossover, etc.

Details

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Omnia One 
Evolution of Onmia Fm

4-band digital processor
stereo encoder, adjustable
crossover, SPACE-EFX
stereo enhancement.

Details

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Inovonics 719
David IV FM/HD

5-band digital processor,
stereo encoder with RDS,
stereo enhancement.

Details

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Inovonics 261 ;-)
Processor & Leveler

No Stereo encoder, HF Limiting
Gated AGC, Stereo In/Outs

Details

Audessence  ALPS-2

Audessence Alps-2
From UK

Advanced AGC, Bass Enha, Stereo Enha, pre-emphasis HF limit, Brick-wall low pass 15khz.
No Stereo Coder.

Details

 Warsanis 1401fm

Warsanis   1401fm  
From  Netherlands

4 band programmable Audio
Processor, Phase Rotator
Multiband clipper module.15kHz
Low Pass Filter,  stereo coder.

Details

Broadcastwarehouse 
DSPXtra Encore
New

From UK
AM,FM &HD
Multi band look ahead limiting
adaptive bass and brightness
plug-ins, adjustable parametric equalizers, stereo coder, with
anti aliased composite clipper.

Details

World-Cast-Systems
EX Audemat - Aztec New

HQSound Processor
The best audio processing for FM & Netradio

Details

Axeltechnology
Falcon VS New

From Italy

5-Band Digital Audio Processor
- AES/EBU and analog I/O Over XLR
- Automatic audio input changeover
- 2 composite outputs and 2 AUX inputs
- Stereo Generator with composite Clipper - Mpx Power Control - ITU-R BS.412 - Digital RDS Encoder, 2 Dataset
- Multiband AGC, Speech Detector, 3-Band EQ, Stereo Enhancer
- Brilliance Control, Expander and Superbass enhancer
- Usb, Serial, 4 GPIn-4 GPOut
- Front headphone output
- Hardware bypass

Details

Axeltechnology
Falcon 3i New

From Italy

4-Band digital stereo audio processor
Analog and aes/ebu input and output over XLR - 2 MPX outputs and 2 aux inputs - Stereo generator with MPX clipper - Digital RDS encoder, 2 dataset (optional) - AGC, brilliance control, speech detector, 3-band eq
- USB, serial, 4 GP in - 4 GP out
- Front headphone output
- Hardware bypass

Details

Axeltechnology
Falcon 50 New
From Italy

6 Band Processor, Bass Enhancer
Digital stereo encoder+Clipper
2 Composite out, 3 band EQ
MPX power control, peak limiting
Digital RDS coder.

Details

Ariane Sequel

Translantech Ariane Sequel

Successfully Analogue Ariane
Leveler go to Digital Sequel.
No stereo coder,

Details

BW Ariane Encore New

BW Ariane Leveler
No stereo coder,

Details

Aphex Compellor 320A

Aphex Compellor ®320D

Analog Hi Sonic Perfomance
Compressor/Leveler/Limiter
Intelligent compressor action leveling and peak limiting simultaneously. The ultimate Hi Quality Level Tool with Digital IN & OUT

Details

Discontinued  Products

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Orban Optimod 8200S
Too close on 8100A1/XT2
A Love and Hate Unit.
Discontinued


Multiband process, 2 or 5 band DSPV3.0. With stereo coder.
This is the first digital fm
 audio processor.

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Orban 8400.

Orban Optimod 8400
Discontinued


Multiband process, 2 or 5 band
DSP. With stereo coder,222A
spatial enchancer, stereo maxx.

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Orban 8500 Sign.

Orban Optimod 8400S
Upgraded version of 8400
Discontinued


Multiband process, 2 or 5 band
DSP. With stereo coder,222A
spatial enchancer, stereo maxx.

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Orban 8400 HD.

Orban Optimod 8400HD  
Discontinued

Parallel processing paths in
one box, for curent Fm radio
and for  iBiquity's HD Radio,
Eureka 147 or Netcasting.

Multiple audio processing
structures, 2 or 5 band DSP
target zone gating AGC, stereo coder, 222A spatial,more than
20 presets, intelligent clipping, composite limiting.

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Orban 8500.

Orban Optimod 8500
Discontinued

Six processing structures, 2 or 5 band DSP target zone gating AGC, stereo coder, 222A spatial, 42 new presets, intelligent clipping, composite limiting.

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Orban 5500

Orban Optimod 5500
Discontinued

New Value-Priced Optimod FM
Coming at NAB 2010

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Orban 2300

Orban Optimod 2300

The replacment of 2200 with new
feature like, Parametric EQ, 222A
stereo spatial, high freq enhance "half-cosine" composite limiter.

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Orban 5300.

Orban Optimod 5300
Discontinued

Multiband process, 2 or 5 band DSP derived stereo coder, target
zone gating AGC, HF enhancer, 222A spatial, composite limiting.

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Orban 8300

Orban Optimod 8300  
Discontinued

The replacment of 8200 with new
Multiband process, 2 or 5 band With stereo coder.

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Orban 6300

Orban   6300
Discontinued

Three processors in one, for transmission, media & studio application's, AGC, 2 or 5-band, peak limit, stereo enhancement.
No stereo coder.


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Omnia 6EX
Discontinued

6-band digital processor
stereo encoder, adjustable
crossover, SPACE-EFX
stereo enhancement.

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Inovonics Omega fm

Inovonics   Omega fm
Discontinued

4Band process, with triple
parametric EQ, split-spectrum 
final limiting, multi-band
leveling, stereo coder.

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Vorsis HDP 3

Wheatstone
Vorsis HD-P3
Discontinued

The HD-P3 is the most flexible, cost effective, multi-use digital audio processor on the market today. Using the Air-chain mode, the HD-P3 can be used for FM, AM and HD broadcasts, at Production mode the unit becomes a powerful and flexible three band production processor.

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Orban 2200

Orban Optimod 2200
Discontinued

2band processor, stereo encoder.

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Orban 222A

Orban 222A
Discontinued

Only for the purists a Bob's way.
Classic Stereo Spatial Enhancer
No increase in FM multipath.

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Modulation Sciences MYB-2 The Best

Modulation Sciences
MYB-2 Stereo Maxx
Discontinued

Stereo Spatial Enhancer plus diffusion. This is the first for broadcast use enhance stereo unit from early 80's with the unigue way of Mr. Eric Small.

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MODCI cp803

Modulation Sciences CP-803
Discontinued

Composite Audio Processor
First industry standard baseband processor, eliminates overshoots
Does not clip the 19 kHz pilot.

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TCelectronic   DBMax

TCelectronic   DBMax
Discontinued

5 band processor, Static Stereo Enhancement, Dynamic Static Eq
No stereo coder
.

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cp4013

Broadcast Technology
CP4013
Discontinued

Composite Audio Processor
baseband processor.

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Broadcast Technology Ultramod

Broadcast Technology
Ultramod fm
Discontinued

Ultra-transparent split band
Compressor-Expander, Dual
composite outputs, Composite
processing, Stereo generation
Constant phase low pass filters.

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Broadcast Technology CP-2013

Hnat Hindes
Broadcast Technology
CP-2013
Discontinued

Composite Audio Processor
Excellent baseband processor
Designed  By Steve Hnat.

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Tiesecci Digimod 9500

Tiesecci   Digimod 9500
Italian replica of Orban 8200?
Discontinued

6 Band Digital Processor
Dynamic Bass Manager
Pure Anti-Aliased clippers
Built-In digital stereo encoder

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Aev xtreme

Aev   Xtreme
Discontinued


5-band digital processor
digital stereo encoder. FM
AM, TV versions.

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Aev diamond

Aev  Diamond
Discontinued

3 band processor, digital stereo
encoder, RDS, stereo enhancer.

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Aev   Mirage MKII

Aev  Mirage MKII
Discontinued


3 band processor, digital stereo
encoder, all ajustable parameters

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Aev  Thunder

Aev   Thunder
Discontinued

Composite Audio Processor
Excellent stereo separation
Regeneration of 19 Khz pilot.

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Aev   Luxor 3D 

Aev   Luxor 3D
Discontinued

  
Stereo enhancer, Digital
delay on audio material.

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Behringer   PRO DSP9024

Behringer   PRO DSP9024
Discontinued

Digital 6 band Compressor
Limiter, Gate, Peak Limiter
No stereo coder.

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Junger d07

Junger D07
From Germany
Discontinued


Adaptive pre-emphasis, adaptive
spectral processing.

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Aphex   Dominator II

Aphex   Dominator II®
Studio 720 & On air 722

Discontinued

Analog Hi Sonic Perfomance
Transmission limiter
Switchable pre/de-emphasis
3 Bands Limiting, Switchable
Crossover Frequencies,
No srereo coder.

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Aphex Compellor 320A

Aphex Compellor ®320A
Discontinued

Analog Hi Sonic Perfomance
Compressor/Leveler/Limiter
Intelligent compressor action leveling and peak limiting simultaneously. The ultimate
Hi Quality Level Tool.

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Behringer   DSP1400P

Behringer   DSP1400P
Discontinued

2-Band Loudness Maximizer
Surroundprocessor
Noise reduction system.
No stereo coder.

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CRL Amigo fm

CRLsystems   Amigo fm
Discontinued

Wide range dual-band AGC
multiband limiting, stereo encoder
stereo sound enhancement.

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TCelectronic Finalizer

TCelectronic Finalizer
Discontinued

Multiband Compressor
Dynamic EQ, Stereo Adjust
Spectral Stereo Image
No srereo coder.

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BBE   882i & 482i

BBE   882i & 482i
Sonic Maximizer
Discontinued

Adaptive High Definition
Dynamic HF Enhancer.

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Tx Techniques.

Tx Techniques UK
Company broke

All in one box lower price.
TX-FM1/S/R/A 30W Stereo FM Exciter/Transmitter with
integral RDS Encoder, Stereo 5-band Audio Processor and
DTMF remote.

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Aphex 2020 MKIII

Aphex   2020 MkIII
Discontinued

Analog Hi Sonic Perfomance
Optical Pre-Emphasis Limiter
Overshoot Compensated
Lowpass Filters, Baseband
Spectral Purity, Multiband Compression Algorithm.
Optional stereo encoder.

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Aphex Exciter® Type III

Aphex
Aural Exciter® Type III 250
Discontinued

Just the first and best
exciter in the world.

 

Translantech   Ariane

Translantech   Ariane
The most fabulous pre-processor ever made
Discontinued

Multi-Band RMS Processor
Control the stereo sub-carrier modulation, matrix control circuit
bass Humper circuitry.
No stereo coder

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Discontinued  Softwares

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MpxTool

Modulation Arts
MpxTool

(By Leif Claesson)
Discontinued

MpxTool is a modulation monitoring suite entirely in software. It contains a reference quality Stereo Encoder and Decoder, and allows real-time playback and recording of signals. It's an invaluable tool for anyone interested in the technical side of FM broadcasting, whether regarding Audio Processing or Air-chain Calibration, work or passion

Google it

Breakaway Broadcast

Claesson Edwards Audio
Breakaway Broadcast

(By Leif Claesson)
Discontinued

The first true world-class (4,5,6 or 7 bands depends from preset) multi-band Broadcast Audio processor with Back-end clipper MPX , Stereo Encoder & RDS, Composite Out, for FM, AM and all forms of Digital Broadcasting. On-air Latency: Minimum 400ms (small buffering, high-pass defeated). Maximum 1 second (huge buffering, 30hz high pass). 

Google it

Breakaway Live

Claesson Edwards Audio
Breakaway Live
(By Leif Claesson)
Discontinued

Breakaway processing for studio, mastering, monitoring,
multi-band processing (4,5,6 or 7 bands depends from preset) live use as an outboard pre-processor on an existing processing audio chain, and any form of digital broadcasting. Low Latency real time monitoring capable. Below 10ms with ASIO sound card.

Google it

Optimod Pc1100

Orban
Optimod Pc1100
Discontinued

For digital broadcast or webcast
No pre-emphasis, no stereo
coder, Multiband AGC and
compression, equalization fine
tune "look-ahead" limiting
over 20 factory presets, On
board DSP minimizes CPU load.

Google it

Omnia A/X

OmniaAudio
Omnia A/X
Discontinued

Omnia A/X is 3band software multi-band audio processor, works seamlessly with Windows Media, Real, and MP3 streaming encoders to deliver significantly-improved sound quality to your audio streams. Running native on Windows PCs.

Google it

MultiMax

Toshi Okada
MultiMax
Discontinued

MultiMax is a multiband complimiter with 2bands AGC, 6 bands limiter, can be used as an outboard pre-processor on an existing processing audio chain before the final limiter in an air chain. It is a low cost way for Low Power FM stations to get the sound of the "big boys" at a fraction of the cost. Can be used for FM, AM broadcast and Web streaming.

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StereoTool

Hans van Zutphen
StereoTool
Discontinued

(Winamp & VST Plug-in &
Stand Alone
Shareware)
Stereo Tool is a Winamp plug-in that delivers professional quality audio processing - for free. Stereo enhancement, Dual-band AGC, 10-bands compressor/limiter, clipper & equalizer 4 level output limiter, Output low-and High-pass filter, FM Pre-emphasis, FM stereo encoding, FM RDS encoding.

Google it

MBL4

MBL4
Discontinued

(Stand Alone & Direct X plug-in)  
MBL4 is a Direct X plug-in & stand alone version, a PC based multi-band processor. Development started in 2000 with the first release was in December 2001, has AGC followed by 4bands limiter

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OctiMax

OctiMax
(By Leif Claesson)
Discontinued

(Winamp Plug-in) 
OctiMax (the ancient predecessor of Breakaway) is a WinAmp plug-in, 2-band AGC + 5-band compressor with multi-band limiters and individual look-head limiters, plus final limiter. The OctiMax is extremely advanced and it consistently outperforms hardware audio processors costing close to $10,000 dollars.

 

 

Google it



AudioStocker

AudioStocker
(By Leif Claesson)
Discontinued

(Winamp Plug-in) 
AudioStrocker is software plug-in for Winamp a Multi-band Compressor, 3bands, Limiter. AudioStrocker is the father of OctiMax, StreamPro and recently Breakaway all by Leif Cleasson. AudioStrocker was released at 1998 before MBL4, now is obsolete and comes as a free.

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Sound Solution DSP

Alessandro Tomassini
Sound Solution DSP
Discontinued

(Winamp Plug-in) 
Sound Solution DSP Audio Broadcast Processor is a free software plug-in for Winamp, features Multiband Compressor-Expander-Limiter, Gated AGC, Stereo expander, Dual band output limiter, compressor, clipper, Bass Equalizer, Built in preemphasis 50-75uS generator and low pass filter.

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