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Contact AudioLab's Developers: maurizio@ivg.it via e-mail.

AudioLab16R2 is a professional digital audio postproduction application for
platforms running AmigaOS-compatible operating systems (currently Amigas
and Dracos).

Different versions are available for every ZII/ZIII audio boards in
production or, if you don't have a board yet, the standard Amiga chipset
(Standard version only).

With AudioLab16 you can perform any kind of creative modifications or
quality restorations on audio signals and produce studio quality digital
masters from multitrack projects (see details below).

Featuring over 4MB of optimized source code, more than 70 windows and
hundreds of controls, AudioLab16R2 is the largest audio processing/editing
system ever developed for AmigaOS.


The following manifacturers are active technical partners, providing
official drivers and selling specific AudioLab16R2 versions for their
boards:


Applied Magic Inc.  USA
 AudioLab16R2-SoundStage (SoundStage ZIII board only)
  http://www.amagic.com/html/al16ss.html


Petsoff L.P.        FINLAND
 AudioLab16R2-Delfina    (Delfina ZII board only)
  http://www.sci.if/~petsoff/al16df.htm


A.C.T.              GERMANY
 AudioLab16R2-Prelude    (Prelude ZII board only)
  http://www.act-net.com/al16pr.htm


To use AudioLab16R2 you need a 030CPU+4MBFastRAM (040/060CPU+8MBFastRAM
recommended) plus a fast HD, for realtime operations (the system works also
in off-line mode if necessary, to complete operations regardless hardware
performances).  Audio boards are optional (Standard version only).


For more informations about AudioLab16R2 (including ordering versions for
standard chipset, Toccata and soon Maestro) e-mail to:

                              maurizio@ivg.it


Every version, excluding the Maestro one, is available NOW.


AudioLab16R2: technical details

< Direct-from-disk tecnology >

Any operation is performed in direct-from-disk mode: audio-streams
durations are limited by disk space availability, not RAM space
availability.

- Maximum audio streams size: 2 gigabytes each
- OS volumes are supported: no special partitioning is needed
- Multitrack mode allows spreading a single project over hard-drives, ram
   drives, magneto-optical drives, cdrom drives (AsimWare AsimCDFS3.5+
   required for DOS level access to AudioCDs) operating simultaneously in
   direct-from-disk mode

< Realtime output >

The results of processing, non-linear editing and mixing operations can be
monitored in realtime, 16bit mode, through analog or digital outputs.

- 32KHz/44.1KHz/48KHz           (board dependent)
- Eight 16bit channels
- Analog and/or digital outputs (board dependent)


< Non linear multitrack editing >

Non linear editing capabilities allow rearranging the temporal sequence of
audio events without changing the structure of the original streams.  The
process is also non-destructive (original material is not modified during
cut&paste operations).

- Sixteen non linear tracks editing 
- Up to eight tracks on simultaneous playback 
- Multitrack graphic timeline 
- Double timecode notation (hh:mm:ss:ff and bars:beats:clocks) with
    autosnap-to-grid capabilities 
- Drag and drop mouse control (time slipping, cloning, aligning,...)
    for events and tracks 
- Clear/cut/copy/paste/insert/multi-insert on up to 16 tracks at the
    same time 

- Multilayer mixing controls: indipendent event level and stereo pan
    controls, indipendent track level and stereo pan controls, master level
    controls, mute/solo switches
- Insertion/retrival of user defined text labels (comments) onto the
    timeline 
- Timeline views snapshot bank 


< Digital signal processing >

Digital signal processing operators allow signal restoration, optimization
and creative modifications.

- noise gate 
- delay 
- flange 
- multiflange 
- invert 
- pitch-shift 
- time compress/expand 
- sample rate convert 
- interpolate 
- decimate 
- distort 
- FIR/IIR filter 
- reverberate 
- hum-remove 
- quantize 
- reverse 
- normalize 


< Waveform display >

Graphic waveform display allows visual inspection and easy interaction
during ranges definition.

- Graphic waveform display for on-disk recordings 
- User configurable graph resolution/speed to match different media
    seeking speeds (hard-drives, magneto-opticals, AudioCDs, ...) 
- Bi-dimensional zooms 
- Extensive range management and monitoring: monitor range, before range
    start, range start, range end, after range end ,... 


< Signal generation >

Reference signals are usefull for testing and tuning equipement.

- Multiwaveform generator 
    Impulse
    Noise
    Sine
    Square
    Triangle
- Sweep generator 



< AudioCD management >

Audio effects libraries are available on AudioCDs.  AudioLab16 can
digitally transfer the AudioCD tracks to your hard drive, to include them
in your multitrack projects.

- Transport controls (play/stop/eject/...) 
- TOC management 
- Digital audio transfers from AudioCDs to hard drives (compatible CDROM
    unit required)



< Playback triggering >

AudioLab16 can be slaved to an external MIDI hardware device or to a
concurrent Amiga software application in order to playback on-disk
recordings with accurate sincronization.

- Direct-from-disk playback triggering via external MIDI devices (MIDI
   interface required), applications capable of sending AREXX commands or,
   manually, via the computer keyboard

- Zero-delay reaction to NOTE_ON commands: perfect sincronization with
   external events
- Juke-box mode: audio streams can be selected (and played) via
   MIDI/AREXX/keyboard commands


< FIR filter design >

The "FIR Filter" DSP operator can reads ASCII text files defining different
FIR structures.  AudioLab16 can generate such text files depending on user
preferred filter specs (cutoff frequency, taps,...).

- Sinc windowing generator:  
  - Rectangle
  - Hanning
  - Triangle
  - Hamming
  - Blackman
  - Blackman-Harris

- Up to 127 taps 
- Band shifter handles low-pass, hi-pass, band pass and notch filter
   generation 
- Graphic displays



< Audio file formats >

AudioLab16 can exchange audio data files with PC, MAC, Unix, Amiga
platforms.

- AIFF 
- STUDIO16 
- MAUD 
- MAESTRO 
- WAVE 
- IFF/8SVX 
- SUN/NeXT 
- VOC 
- RAW 



< Samplepoints formats >

Raw streams can be processed and converted to common audio files formats.

- PCM 16 bit linear signed MSBLSB 
- PCM 16 bit linear signed LSBMSB 
- PCM 16 bit linear unsigned MSBLSB 
- PCM 16 bit linear unsigned LSBMSB 
- PCM 8 bit ulaw 
- PCM 8 bit linear signed 
- PCM 8 bit linear unsigned 
- DPCM 4 bit log 



< Cross-platform compatibility >

Using AudioLab16 it's possible to exchange 16bit formatted audio files with
the following hard disk recording software:


  Program                                Platform      Format

- Audioshop         (Opcode Systems)        MAC         AIFF
- Cubase Audio      (Steinberg)             MAC         AIFF
- Deck II           (OSC)                   MAC         AIFF
- Digital Performer (Mark Of The Unicorn)   MAC         AIFF
- Digitrax          (Alaska Software)       MAC         AIFF
- Logic Audio       (Emagic)                MAC         AIFF
- Pro Tools         (Digidesign)            MAC         AIFF
- Session 8 Mac     (Digidesign)            MAC         AIFF
- SoftSplice        (Digital Expressions)   MAC         AIFF
- Sonic System      (Sonic Solutions)       MAC         AIFF
- Sound Designer II (Digidesign)            MAC       AIFF/WAV  
- SoundEdit16       (Macromedia)            MAC       AIFF/WAV
- Studio Vision     (Opcode Systems)        MAC         AIFF
- Cubase Audio PC   (Steinberg)             PC          AIFF
- FastEddie         (Digital Audio Labs)    PC          WAV
- MicroSound        (Micro Technology)      PC          WAV
- SADiE Disk Editor (Studio Audio and Video)PC          WAV
- SAW               (I.Q.S.)                PC          WAV
- Session 8 PC      (Digidesign)            PC          WAV
- SSHDR1 HDRecorder (Soundscape Digital T.) PC          WAV
- Techno Lab        (Digital Manager)       PC       WAV/raw16
- The EdDitor Plus  (Digital Audio Labs)    PC          WAV
- Quad              (Turtle Beach)          PC          WAV
- Wave for Windows  (Turtle Beach)          PC          WAV
- Producer          (Applied Magic)        AMIGA     AIFF/STD16
- Studio16          (Sunrize)              AMIGA     AIFF/STD16
- Samplitude        (Sek'd)                AMIGA        MAUD


A demo of the Standard version, including two impressive demos of realtime
noise-suppression DSP techniques, is available on Aminet as
"mus/edit/audiolr2.lha".

Special thanks to Peter Urbanec and Thomas Wenzel for providing support
software for the Toccata and Maestro boards.