This is a very simple tool that takes any audio presented to a Line-In on a specified soundcard and "plays" it out through a specified output with relatively low latency.
It's designed for stations that want to do things like take an outside source automatically - like an IRN audio feed - but don't want to have to do all the work of wiring up a logic card to a mixing desk or to an audio switcher box.
It can be remote-controlled using simple commands from Myriad v5 the download comes with some example commands so you can get started with it easily.
Note: The Audio Monitor us free to use, and you can run as many copies in as many locations as you like, but is provided without warranty, so support is not available by the Technical Support Team.
This application can be downloaded as part of the Broadcast Radio Tools pack from https://www.broadcastradio.com/utilities-sql-installers#Tools
Installation is very simple and is a case of checking the downloaded file, then unzipping it.
To check the file, locate the file you downloaded and right click on it and choose Properties. On the Properties window that opens, check in the bottom right hand corner for an "Unblock" checkbox. If this is visible, check the box and click OK. If this checkbox is not visible then you don't need to do anything so you can click the cross to close the window.
The next step is to Extract the file - right click on it and choose "Extract.." and when asked where to Extract the files to, enter "C:\BroadcastRadioTools"
You should then have a folder that looks like this:
In this case, we are primarily interested in the AudioLoopThru5 utility. To get started, launch Myriad Playout, and from the File menu choose Install Media Pack, then Import Media Pack:
Then from the dialog, navigate to the C:\BroadcastRadioTools folder and select the AudioLoopThru5MediaPack.zip file, and click Open
You will then see that a series of Command Media Items have been imported onto your MediaWall:
Each of these Media items does a different thing, and the titles are largely self explanatory, however if you want to see how they work, just click on the Edit button shown in red above.
For example, the "Launch Audio Loop Thru Application" contains the following command to run the actual "BRAudioLoopThru5.exe" application:
The "Mute Audio Loop Thru" item sends a message to an already running Audio Loop Thru to mute the incoming audio:
Double clicking on the "Launch Audio Loop Thru Application" will start the utility:
Then click on the Settings cog (shown in red above) to bring up the Settings window where you can configure various options, including which devices to use:
There is also a document in the Docs sub directory that explains the basic command line and remote control options: