Lawo Upgrades RƎLAY Virtual Radio Mixer Software
RƎLAY is a suite of software that virtualizes broadcast studio tools. Using RƎLAY, broadcast professionals can move traditional hardware-based studio tools, such as mixing consoles, multi-channel sound cards, and patch bays, into the virtual domain using today’s powerful COTS computing platforms.
All RƎLAY software is AES67 / RAVENNA AoIP compliant, and multi-touch optimized for easy, intuitive use on touchscreen PCs and laptops. This collection of virtual broadcast tools includes:
- RƎLAY VRX8 8-fader and VRX4 4-fader Virtual Radio Mixer software,
- RƎLAY VPB Virtual Patch Bay software, and
- RƎLAY VSC Virtual Sound Card software.
New features found in RƎLAY v188.8.131.52 include support for Unicast streaming, with routines that help maintain Unicast connections and report broken links. There are also program enhancements which decrease the CPU load of host PCs, as well as the inclusion of Microsoft®-signed network and WDM drivers for broadcasters using RƎLAY on Windows® 10 computers.
“PCs get more powerful every day, and broadcasters are using all that power to replace hardware with software,” notes Lawo Radio marketing specialist Clark Novak. “With RƎLAY, they can even replace mixing consoles, using an off-the-shelf touchscreen computer to host a full-featured mixing console that operates just like a physical one — but with less cost and infrastructure requirements.”
RƎLAY VRX mixing software is perfect for in-studio use, where its AES67 compliance allows operators to mix local or networked audio streams and send out a ready-for-air program stream. Installed on a laptop and paired with a Lawo OnAir 4 audio interface, RƎLAY VRX makes a perfect grab-and-go mobile broadcast kit, complete with VST-based EQ, dynamics and other processing tools.
Nearly 400 broadcasters have downloaded RƎLAY software since the RƎLAY webshop debuted last year. Users can obtain the latest version by visiting R3LAY.com .