Virtual Audio Card Review
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Virtual Audio Card Review

Kenneth Spellman
Kenneth Spellman

One of the issues I’ve had in setting up multiple radio stations is finding a reliable way to stream more than one station from one computer without having to either add another physical audio card or pay for an expensive multi-channel sound card that is compatible with a variety of operating systems. I have tried both methods mentioned and they work but they do not allow for the addition of more streams.

Then I found Virtual Audio Streaming and a possible solution to my problem. I tested it with a client that had a limited budget but wanted to get into the world of Internet Radio. After downloading the software and purchasing the license I installed the software. I was happy with the simple installation process. I assigned the virtual audio card to the station and it worked.  There was not an excessive use of computer resources and the quality was very good.  If you don’t purchase the license you will hear “TRIAL VERSION” periodically during the use of the software. Once you register it the sounder goes away.  The application is easy to use and configure and I like the free bonus software they offer. I would like to see a multi-channel version become available for network broadcasters like myself that stream more than 10 stations from one computer.

So far the only issue I have with the software is that if your computer crashes and you try to install the software on another computer you can’t because the registration is linked to the crashed computer. I’m sure if you contact the developer they will grant you a new license but if you’re “OFF THE AIR” you need a quick solution to get back up and running.  Of course you could download and run the free version but your stream will have “TRIAL VERSION” periodically broadcast during your shows.

Overall I give this software a thumbs up for it’s cost, easy installation, support follow-up and ease of use. To hear it running listen to The Soundcheck iRadio Network. Click the photo and visit the website.

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