Newsletter, Mars, 2024

VB-Audio updates Voicemeeter for more reliability, more compatibility and more power again!

Voicemeeter Standard, Voicemeeter Banana and Potato, the virtual audio mixers for Windows, are now available in version 1.1 1 1 / 2.1 1 1 and 3.1 1 1 to offer more reliability with Win10 and higher, more compatibility with audio system and audio applications and more features again to fulfill more user’s audio needs.

The Voicemeeter series now comes with a new audio driver fully compatible with Win10/11 64bits (replacing the old Win7 driver model). It now provides up to 8x Virtual Audio I/O. Tested with most of audio applications (Spotify, Netflix, VLC, Reaper, Ableton, Cubase…) and audio capture or communication Tools (Audacity, Reaper, OBS, Zoom, Discord…), including most known video games, the new Voicemeeter VAIOs are expected to work rock solid for any workflow (especially for any output capture or loopback capture).

Voicemeeter Potato 3.1 1 1 also offers a new Fx called “Voice Modeler” on each hardware input strip, integrated within the denoiser knob. This elaborated pitch effect allows transforming your voice in natural or unnatural way to let you change completely your own voice in better or worst way, more male or female, funny or smart, but definitively original!

With the growing number of audio devices installed or connected to the PC, a simple device list, displaying more or less explicit device name was definitively not enough to select the right device with the right interface. Voicemeeter now offers a new Audio Device Selector to replace the usual growing menu or dropdown list. This new Device selector shows all information about audio device with its icon and classifies them by audio interface (WASAPI, KS, MME, ASIO) and by drivers name alphabetic order.

If no device is selected as output A1, an internal master clock is used as master device. This allows Voicemeeter being used without physical audio device and run anyway as virtual audio interface, VBAN Hub or Virtual ASIO driver.

These new versions also come to fix latest reported issues and bring a better global reliability. They are taking advantage of the new technologies coming from the VB-Audio Matrix released in November 2023, bringing a better stability in multiple audio stream management.

Voicemeeter now displays contextual help on caption (option by default) to explain what is the under the mouse for most of controls, buttons, knobs or sliders. This text also includes the related API instruction, which can be copied by the usual CTRL+’C’ keyboard shortcut. Then it’s easier to find the right instruction to program the Macro Buttons application or build VBAN-TEXT request.

With the growing number of applications connected to Voicemeeter, we decided to offer more virtual I/O: VAIO 1 to 5 are additional virtual audio I/O called VAIOs Extension. They are provided as optional feature, pending on a specific license. When activated, VAIOs extensions are connected to hardware inputs and physical output BUS. So Voicemeeter hardware input and Physical output can also be used as Virtual I/O to finally get up to 8 virtual audio inputs and outputs with Voicemeeter Potato.

Voicemeeter Standard and Voicemeeter Banana are distributed as simple Donationware. Voicemeeter Potato is distributed as donationware with an activation code. VAIOs extension is distributed as donationware with an activation code (with two separate licenses, one for Voicemeeter Potato and one for Voicemeeter Standard and Banana). More info about our licensing:

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Windows XP (SP2), VISTA, WIN7, WIN8, WIN8.1, WIN10, WIN11 32/64 bits.

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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!

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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.”


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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).

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Vincent Burel