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Note: V.r = Version.release

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V.r 1.7

    March 20, 2013
  • New feature - A full function Audio File Player was added. Power edition allows creation and save of Playlists with unlimited number of audio files. Pro edition is limited to a Playlist of one file at a time (maintains previous Pro edition functionality).
  • New feature - DirectX driver is replaced with a new driver based on Windows Audio Session API(WASAPI) , a core Microsoft technology. DirectX pre-requisite is eliminated.
  • New feature - Audio file support was extended to WAV, MP3, WMA, and AIFF with the new driver when using Output Groups. Previously it was limited to WAV only.
  • Enhancement - Dialog OK/Cancel buttons reordered to comply with standard Windows convention.
  • Change - Open/Save Configurations is replaced with Import/Export Output Groups. Exported Output Groups contain basically the same content as the V1.6 Configuration files. V1.6 Configuration files cannot be opened with this release.
  • Enhancement - More options for setting Output Wave Format.
  • Enhancement - New Latency setting to decrease Mic Latency as low a 50 milliseconds (0.05 second).
  • Enhancement - You can now broadcast the Mic while an audio file is playing.

V.r 1.6

    January 22, 2013
  • New feature - Added code to allow Migration of program settings to a new computer. See Migration Cook Book Knowledge Base article for details.

V.r 1.5

    December 16, 2012
  • New feature - Added toolbar for audio file playback controls.
  • Enhancement - Miscellaneous user interface tweaks.

V.r 1.4

    July 03, 2012
  • Minor user interface enhancements.

V.r 1.3

    May 08, 2012
  • New function - You can now Pause an audio file during the post-delay time (if specified). Useful if you are repeating an announcement and want to use an undetermined delay time between plays.
  • New feature - Added 'Clear Recent Audio Files List' menu item.
  • New function - Selected Play audio settings ( Play Once, Repeat, Loop and Apply Post-Delay ) are restored on next session.
  • New function - Some minor DirectX performance enhancements.

V.r 1.2

    April 27, 2011
  • The .NET Framework Prerequisite is upgraded for this release to gain added function (including multi-core CPU support, enhanced multi-tasking for threads, and more). The new pre-req level is .NET Framework Client Profile 4.0 (or Full .NET Framework4.0 ).
  • Added a Broadcast and Playback Actions menu with keyboard shortcuts.
  • Now supports many new formats for audio playback: WAV, MP3, WMA, MIDI (MID), AU, AIFF (AIF), MPEG (MPG), and WMV. Other extended formats can be supported via free codecs. See restriction footnote at bottom of Overview page.
  • Added Play Modes for audio file playback: Play Once, Loop and Repeat a specified number of times.
  • Added a Delay feature for Repeat and Loop play to play an audio file at desired intervals by delaying a specified amount of time between plays.
  • Can now attach a player device as a source (ex MP3 Player) to the sound card Line-In jack to play to mulitple zones simultaneously.
  • Added Most Recently Used file menu item for 10 most recently played audio files for quick access when you need to play multiple announcements sequentially.
  • Fixed a bug related to using individual device volumes for file playback when Use Volume as Master is unchecked.

V.r 1.1

    December 20, 2010
  • This is a recommended update for all users.
  • Bug fix - Fixed error that can cause program configuration settings to corrupt and prevent the program from starting (without a repair operation).
  • Enhancement - Added a Refresh Devices button to the main toolbar. This allows you to hot swap in/out soundcard devices (ex. USB external soundcards) while the program is running.
  • Graphical user interface (GUI) enhanced with minor features added. (see screen shot)

V.r 1.0

    November 28, 2009
  • Initial release of Matrix Mic . No known problems at release.

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