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  • How To: Basic setup in AudioMulch

    this thread is a copy of my original post in this thread, i decided to post this here primarily because it seems the biggest hurdle in audio processing is to get something to work--in my own setup, i found that once i had gotten this far, it was much easier to experiment, and test new ways/plugins because there is always a default working setup to fall back on..

    the basic setup:

    just a word of warning-- on this computer, i could not seem to take over the onboard audio ports, but the board is from back in '06/'07, so support is a little slim-- i was using whatever driver win7 loaded..

    so, i plugged in one of my usb cards-- a creative x-fi..

    anyways, enough rambling:

    so to reiterate what needs to be done:

    download and install vac, and then set it as the primary audio output in windows

    download and install a audiomulch(console is very similar though, so if you would prefer to use that, i can help you there also..)

    download the karmafxplugin pack(, and select it to install to the audio mulch vstplugins folder(program files->audiomulch->vst plugins) there is ways to setup plugins to be stored in other folders, but this is easier for the time being..

    i am not affiliated at all with karmafx, but their plugins have been the most reliable, least cpu-intensive, and most importantly, least glitchy. many of the other plugin-packs i have tried tend to have glitches all over.. for this demo, i feel it is easier if everyone uses the same plugin package to eliminate problems with specific plugin installation/configuration.

    after opening audiomulch, go to EDIT->SETTINGS.

    under settings, click on audio driver-- it should be set to "windows multimedia":

    now go to AUDIO INPUT, and set it up like the picture for VAC:

    for audio output, setup your audio card, and its respective channels:

    click ok to exit out of the settings window, and you will have the basic screen-- under the inputs/outputs area, you can drag the input/output plugins onto the layout screen, and then connect them by clicking and dragging between the 'nubs' on them-- this will create 'wires' between them...

    if you set it up like i have on the screen shots, you will almost have re-enabled audio on your computer..

    there is a speaker button in the top row-- right above auxin4 on the screen shot that need to be enabled-- after enabling that, you should have a computer that with audio that acts normally-- if you 'ding' the volume slider in windows, or play a song, it should come through fine now..

    now to get to the more complex stuff

    for the karmafxplugins:
    you should see it near the bottom of the list on the lefthand side under vstplugins:

    drag it onto the screen, delete the 'wires' connecting the input and output, and then reconnect the input/output to the plugin. it should look something like this:

    now double click on the plugin, and it will pop up with the adjustment menu on the right hand side-- that you can use to tweak till your hearts content(i assume that you have a enough experience with stereos, i don't need to explain all the knobs, but in case you run stuck, there should be a manual that was included with the plugins-it will be in the vstplugins folder):

    and that is it- any other plugins are going to be setup almost the same way, so if you can get this far with out a problem, i think you should be fine-- everything in audio processing is going to build off of what we did here.

    it is not as hard as it sounds, it just takes a lot of time to setup..
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  • #2
    Thanx a lot soundman for tut. i have just configured it on my PC. I will try that in my car-pc.


    • #3
      thanks!! good luck with your project!
      My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
      "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"

      next project? subaru brz
      carpc undecided


      • #4
        have you found a way to hide the Audiomulch splash screen?



        • #5
          Thank you! Great tutorial.


          • #6
            ok so I loaded VAC, AM, and karmafx it worked for about 2hrs glitch free then I started getting a bunch of skipping and popping sounds so I went to device manager and set the Realtek to the default player (from VAC) and all the popping and skipping went away, CPU usage is maxed out at 2.34 so I doubt its that


            • #7
              Soundman, maybe you can be of some assistance. Left you a message on HIDP.

              Anyways, I have the same SB1095 USB soundcard attempting to set it up w/ audiomulch. Were all the outputs on the sound card in theright order? Right now I get sound out of the headphone jack, the RCA jacks and the c/sub output. Nothing out of the 'rear' output.