Audiomovers, a UK-based software company developing pro audio technology, has announced the launch of OMNIBUS — a tool exclusive to Mac — that’s designed to allow users to route audio between applications and combine sources into one virtual input.
OMNIBUS is designed to counter the problems users encounter when working with multiple audio sources into complicated software and hardware setups and workarounds. It incorporates dual virtual drivers that are designed to make it easier to send audio from point A to B where it can then be recorded, mixed, compared, or transmitted out wirelessly with the company’s LISTENTO HD real-time audio streaming app.
Igor Maxymenko, co-founder of Audiomovers, states, “We built OMNIBUS with LISTENTO users in mind. It’s the next step in the Audiomovers’ ecosystem but it stands alone in its own right. Everyone told us they needed a simpler solution for routing audio within their Macs and out into the world. Our aim with everything we do is to continue to remove the technical barriers from the creative process, enabling engineers, audio pros and hobbyists alike to spend more time creating and less time fighting with their setup.
“The software is easily configurable,” he continues, “allowing users to define channel layouts with channel names, volume and muting parameters — and making it the perfect tool for screencasts, managing audio for podcasts or panels, and even routing audio for gaming streams all from a user’s DAW. Users can save and load ‘snapshots’ — instantly switching between specific routing setups for specific workflows which can be loaded up with a single click.”
Mirek Stiles, head of audio products at Abbey Road Studios, who is supporting the expansion of the Audiomovers product ecosystem, adds, “It’s the sort of innovative software where I think people will start using it in ways we don’t realise yet. Omnibus allows you to elegantly and quite simply, route any audio from within your Mac — like a virtual patch bay. Whether working on spatial audio or working on my next audio product, OMNIBUS gives me the control I need over my audio workflow, something which wasn’t possible before.”
Users can stream any audio on their Mac to the world with OMNIBUS and LISTENTO working together. OMNIBUS can be used to split out and send multichannel audio from any DAW to the LISTENTO app, and OMNIBUS’ two virtual drivers fully support the transmitting of spatial audio, be it surround, Dolby Atmos or Binaural.
LISTENTO subscribers can save up to 100 percent on the price while new users can currently buy an OMNIBUS licence for the one-off price of $49.99. A free demo of OMNIBUS for a seven-day trial period is also available.
OMNIBUS is supported on Mac OS X 10.15.7 or higher with an unlimited number of physical devices, and up to two virtual devices. Users can learn more about the free demo here.