Help: Stereo Tool and SAM Broadcaster (SAM3) - Stereo Tool 2.01

Stereo Tool can also be used from within SpacialAudio's radio automation software SAM Broadcaster (SAM3).

Note: If you are using Stereo Tool 2.0, please upgrade to a later version. Version 2.0 is sometimes not correctly recignized by SAM3, and there may be some other issues as well.

Here are some rules of thumb to get a good sound quality:
  • Turn off all SAM3 internal limiters and compressors.
    Go to File -> Config -> Audio Mixer Pipeline, click on one of the AGC buttons, then for every input device turn off Gated AGC and Clipper. Especially the clipper can really ruin the sound.
    This only applies if you want to use the Stereo Tool compressors/limiters.

  • Put Stereo Tool at the end of the chain.
    Go to File -> Config -> Audio Mixer Pipeline, press the DSP button of the Mixer path and select Stereo Tool.
    If you select Stereo Tool in multiple paths, they will all revert to the same settings when SAM3 is started again. To be able to use multiple Stereo Tools from within SAM3, you need to make a copy of the file dsp_stereo_tool.dll for each path, eg. dsp_stereo_tool_2.dll, ...

  • Adjust the buffer size.
    On a slower PC, if the output sound starts to stutter, you may need to increase the buffer size. Go to File -> Config -> Audio Mixer Pipeline, click on the Air Out button and move the sliders until the stuttering stops.

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