Newsletter, October, 2023

VB-Audio Matrix: Enjoy the Magic Trick!

New audio network and audio devices are now providing big amount of audio channels. Today, users can have connected several audio devices and would like to use them with different audio or music applications, DAW, game, communication apps, all together, with extended possibility to patch everything with anything, channel by channel.

That’s why we made the Matrix: an audio framework to connect several audio devices and applications together channel by channel. 3x physical ASIO devices, Several Windows Applications, Several DAW and even Several Computers (thanks to VBAN streaming) can be connected together with a total control on audio routing.

This first VB-Audio Matrix version allows managing up to 1360 I/O (680 input channels by 680 output channels) through the following possible different audio interfaces:

  • 3x ASIO Drivers (able to manage respectively 128, 64 and 64 channels max).
  • 4x Windows Audio Recording Devices (able to manage 8 channels max each).
  • 4x Windows Audio Playback Device (able to manage 8 channels max each).
  • 4x VAIOs (able to manage 8 channels max each).
  • 4x VBAN Bi-directional Stream with 8 channels and one VBAN stream with 64 channels.
  • 4x Virtual ASIO device (able to manage respectively 8, 64, 64 and 128 channels max)

VB-Audio matrix introduces different new technologies. First a virtual DSP to mix and manage this big amount of channels from different stream clock with a minimal CPU load. Secondly the Matrix VAIOs (Virtual Audio I/O) now based on a new model of audio driver especially made for Windows 10 and Windows 11 x64. Finally VBAN protocol is now offering a 64 channels stream to transport multichannel audio from a computer to another through your usual local network.

VBMatrix is also providing a powerful graphic user interface to let you manage this big number of I/O easily. While the Main view is showing everything for monitoring, the Matrix-View will let you manage your routing quickly with advanced functions (Line, Copy, Paste, Undo, Redo) and PRESET PATCH to store multi zone routing, possibly connected to a MIDI controller to Apply, Unapply, Mute, Reverse Phase or change its Master gain.

Voicemeeter next update is planned for November and will take advantage of this new development and technologies! For example, the Virtual Audio driver will be updated with this new model of VAIO built for the Matrix. New Device selector and preset manager (scene) could also be implemented with other small improvements coming from the Matrix…

Anyway, this Matrix Application is surely the beginning of a new adventure, and you can be part of it! It is distributed as Donationware (5 to 50 USD / 20 USD recommended license price): you pay what you want when you want if you find it useful. Thanks for your participation!

Download VB-Audio Matrix Now:

Thanks for reading.

Vincent Burel

Newsletter, December, 2022

VB-Audio updates Voicemeeter to Next Level Sound Processing!

Voicemeeter Standard, Voicemeeter Banana and Potato, the virtual audio mixers for Windows, are now available in version 1 0 8 8 / 2 0 6 8 and 3 0 2 8 to offer new improvements and new features, especially on Potato now providing complete Striptool and a Multi Band Compressor to make professional radio voice.

Each Potato Hardware input now offers a 6 Band Parametric EQ, a Compressor / gate with all parameters available and a high quality Denoiser. All these new effects are completing the INTELLIPAN Color, Position and Modulation panel and the Limiter also present on every strip. A new strip menu allows to copy / paste settings from a strip to another or load / save the settings of a particular strip on disc and possibly share it with another user

These new versions also come to fix latest reported issues and bring a better global reliability, especially with the Virtual ASIO Drivers which have been fully re-engineered to support Timing Callback instabilities. The Virtual ASIO insert is better implemented on Voicemeeter Graphic User Interface: to show a small icon on top left of each input strip to let the user activate Virtual Insert Return directly on the main view instead of going to the System Settings - PATCH Insert dialog box.

Voicemeeter Potato also offers a new internal Fx called C5 (instead of the Delay), a 5 bands compressor / limiter to make your microphone sounds like in major TV/Radio broadcast. Coming from the Original VB-AUDIO C10-Limiter, the C5 has been originally developed in the year 2006 for Live Mixing Console as a C4 version (with 4 Bands only). Vincent Burel said: “This is funny to see this C5 finally start its life 15 years later in Voicemeeter potato. The C5 is a unique Multiband Compressor using FIR Filter (Linear phase filtering) and offering high quality multi-band compression.”


Download new Voicemeeter version Now:

Windows XP (SP2), VISTA, WIN7, WIN8, WIN8.1, WIN10, WIN11 32/64 bits (MME, DirectX, WDM / WASAPI, KS, ASIO).


Voicemeeter Installation Guide: First installation or Update step by step:

For any question, feel free to use our different support resources, doc, video, forum, discord server…

Voicemeeter Update Dedicated web page:

Linked’in article:

Voicemeeter version history:


Your settings and activation code should stay the same when updating Voicemeeter, but you can store your current settings (by the voicemeeter menu).

Thanks for reading!

Vincent Burel