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The enhanced state of audio in Windows Vista

The enhanced state of audio in Windows Vista

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We're doing some very exciting things in Windows Vista concerning audio. As an Audio Engineer, I can happily say that audio is no longer a second-class citizen in Vista. From the consumer perspective, just take a look at some of the features we're adding:-

  • Loudness Equalization DSP (single-pass loudness EQ with a fast "attack", slow "decay")
  • Forward and Reverse Bass Management
  • Speaker Fill
  • Room Correction (using a calibrated microphone - amazing!)
  • Virtual Surround
  • Speaker Phantoming
  • Headphone Virtualization using HRTF (Head Related Transfer Functions) - can't wait to try this one out!
  • Bass Boost
  • Support for Microphone Arrays

You can read more about them here:-

Sometimes, you don't get these capabilities, even in high-end domestic digital A/V receivers. Good job audio team! Can't wait to start using these new audio features on my home machine.

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  • Agree that Vista is a step in the right direction. I would howewer have liked a way to utilize all those plugins available out there. I am thinking about issues like dynamic EQ. Zone based time delay. More advanced room corrections etc. etc. A way to achive this would be to offer a Directx Host function..... (tell me if this is possible)

    Rgrds

    Ole Berg

    Norway

    ole.berg.no@gmail.com

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