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Audio Processor Software

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The Audio Processor system is a combined software and multichannel hardware system which applies real-time DSP effects to audio and acoustic applications. The system uses one of several DSP/data acquisition hardware possibilities to apply real-time processing to multichannel analog input, and produce desired analog output. The maximum number of channels ranges from 8 to 128 channels per system, depending on DSP hardware type being used, and factors such as required dynamic range and SNR. Audio and acoustic processing capabilities include multiple arbitrary FIR filter shaping, delay lines, equalization filters, feedback detection and filtering, various types of monitoring (clip, level, signal integrity, etc.) and user-defined DSP algorithms.


Applications include improving speech and audio intelligibility in auditoria, steering sound, dynamically "shaping" frequency response, monitoring acoustic conditions, and applying DSP algorithms (filters, adaptive equalization, FFTs, etc.) in real-time. Although many such systems exist in the acoustic and audio marketplace, some things which make the Signalogic system different include the tremendous flexibility and adaptability of DSP technology, low-cost, multiple choices of analog I/O type and DSP type, user-defined expansion and DSP programming, and the ability to access and communicate with DSP code from a number of host environments, including MSVC, Visual Basic, LabVIEW, and MATLAB.

Audio Processor features include:

  • Because of the numerous DSP/data acquisition boards supported by Signalogic software, a wide variety of DSP boards with different analog I/O capabilities is possible. Examples include 32-channel sigma-delta (on one board), very high-quality 8-channel (24-bit sigma-delta), high sampling rate boards (200 kHz to 1 MHz), and more. Possible DSP types include Analog Devices SHARC, Lucent DSP32C, and Texas Instruments C3x and C4x. Support for multiple DSP types and multiple analog I/O types which still looks uniform from an application point-of-view is a major difference between Signalogic and other competitors in the acoustic/audio software market.
  • Current Installations

    Current installations of the Audio Processor system include the St. Marks Cathedral in Seattle, Washington. In the St. Marks application, the software is used to precisely control arrival of wavefronts from multiple speakers, in order to create the desired audience perception of sound arrival and direction, regardless of speaker placement dictated by building architectural and aesthetic considerations.