VB-Audio Software has updated Voicemeeter Virtual Audio Mixer for Windows to offer the latest remoting functions thanks to the new VBAN sub protocol to transport SERIAL (MIDI) or TEXT (Command) data on your local network. MacroButtons (installed with Voicemeeter) also now support XINPUT to manage GamePAD and let gamers control anything on Voicemeeter directly from it.
Voicemeeter now can receive MIDI messages or even TEXT commands from VBAN stream on your local network. Any MIDI Controller, remote surface or MIDI Keyboard, can then be connected to another computer to send MIDI messages or commands to one or several Voicemeeter thanks to VBAN2MIDI (application installed with this package to convert physical MIDI I/O into VBAN Stream in both ways).
MacroButtons can also send MIDI messages or TEXT commands to one or several Voicemeeter of the network. On Voicemeeter side, VBAN MIDI and VBAN TXT support multi users configuration per default and will receive any messages coming from any clients (for Multi Remote System). Of course Broadcast address can also be used to broadcast MIDI message or TXT command.
MacroButtons allows sending command to VBAN TEXT stream (vban1 or vban2) by using simple SECTION like this in the request field:
Strip (0).mute=1; Strip (1).mute=1;
Bus (0).gain= 0.0;
While the MIDI OUT command will use VBAN MIDI stream simply by specifying "vban1" instead of "out1":
System.SendMIDI ("vban1", "note-on", channel, note, velocity);
VBAN protocol is public and free to use: more information application specifications document on the VB-Audio VBAN Page.
Voicemeeter Standard & Voicemeeter Banana are distributed to end users as Donationware without constraint. After having tested it you can pay a license fee and adjust the license price according to your means or usage.