VB-Audio has announced the release of Voicemeeter 8 (a.k.a. POTATO), finalizing the Voicemeeter Series with an "ultimate virtual mixing console application", offering 5 Physical I/O and 3 Virtual I/O to connect more audio devices and more applications together and to provide more control on any kind of audio workflows (now from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz).
This Voicemeeter release (version 126.96.36.199 / 188.8.131.52 / 184.108.40.206) offers new virtual audio drivers for the entire series (also to Voicemeeter Standard and Voicemeeter Banana) made to be more reliable, with optimal CPU load, better audio quality and fully compatible with all Windows versions (XP, VISTA, WIN7, 8, 8.1, WIN10 32 or 64-bits and Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016 32 or 64-bits). Voicemeeter also installs virtual ASIO drivers (4 clients per ASIO driver) to connect 32 and 64-bits DAWs and a Virtual ASIO insert driver made to connect a VST Host to process any pre-fader inputs with any VST Plug-ins.
Voicemeeter Potato brings new features inspired by audio pro mixing consoles and provides better Microsoft Windows integration. With the 8 BUS multi layer mixer, it is now possible to define an independent mix for each BUS (SEL Button). The internal FX section offers a reverb and a Multitap delay FX to invite musicians or small bands to use it as a music production mixer. The external FX section provides regular AUX with SEND and RETURN path to connect external hardware FX. Finally the Potato virtual input strips show the connected applications with a volume and mute control for each (as it is proposed by the Windows Volume Mixer).
The Voicemeeter Series also provides extra services through the VBAN protocol to transport Real Time audio, Real time MIDI and Real Time Remote Control over network. The Voicemeeter package also installs additional applications like MacroButtons, VBAN2MIDI and 2 examples of a BUS A.P.A. (Audio Processing as Application) a 15 Bands Graphic EQ and a 8x8 Gain Matrix. Finally with Voicemeeter comes a complete API to control any parameters or to process audio streams inside Voicemeeter in a client application programmed in any language supporting standard DLLs. Voicemeeter Remote API information: VB-Forum-VMR-API
While Voicemeeter Standard and Voicemeeter Banana are distributed as Donationware without constraint, Voicemeeter Potato is distributed as donationware with an activation code, free to download and free to use. It will invite you to activate your license after 30 days. Contact VB Audio for volume licensing or special deals.