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Enjoy Your Music in Virtual-Surround with Andrewlabs Atsurround For Winamp Headphone Mode



How to Install and Use Andrewlabs Atsurround for Winamp




If you are looking for a way to enhance your music listening experience on your computer, you might want to try Andrewlabs Atsurround for Winamp. This is a plugin that enables you to enjoy your music in true surround sound and make full use of your 5.1 system or headphones. In this article, we will explain what Andrewlabs Atsurround for Winamp is, what are its features and benefits, and how to install and use it.




Andrewlabs Atsurround For Winamp V1.01.rar



What is Andrewlabs Atsurround for Winamp?




Andrewlabs Atsurround for Winamp is a software decoder that works as a plugin in the Winamp media player. It extracts the encoded surround information in your music and enables it to be played in full surround. It also offers a headphone mode that creates a virtual-surround effect that sounds like you are listening to a live 5-point surround system. It is compatible with Dolby and similar processors, and can also perform surround audio encoding to stereo.


Features and Benefits of Using Andrewlabs Atsurround for Winamp




Some of the features and benefits of using Andrewlabs Atsurround for Winamp are:



  • It makes full use of your 5.1 speaker system by routing the audio channels to the appropriate speakers.



  • It enhances the sound quality and clarity of your music by applying bass redirection, surround channel delay, channel amplitude trim, and other processing techniques.



  • It immerses you in virtual-surround with the headphone mode, which reduces listening fatigue and makes music sound more natural and spacious.



  • It converts multichannel audio into surround encoded stereo audio, which can be distributed via any 2-channel medium or played back on an external audio receiver that performs surround decoding.



  • It offers various modes and presets that suit different types of music and listening preferences.



  • It allows you to adjust the parameters and customize the sound according to your liking.



How to Download and Install Andrewlabs Atsurround for Winamp




To download and install Andrewlabs Atsurround for Winamp, follow these steps:



  • Go to [the official website](^1^) of Andrewlabs Atsurround for Winamp and click on the Download button.



  • Save the file ATSurround_for_Winamp_v101.rar on your computer.



  • Extract the file using a program like WinRAR or 7-Zip.



  • Run the file ATSurround_for_Winamp_v101.exe and follow the instructions on the screen.



  • Restart Winamp if it was running during the installation.



Note: This is a trial version that will introduce noise into the output randomly as advised on the developer's site. To remove the noise, you need to purchase a license key from [the official website](^1^).


How to Use Andrewlabs Atsurround for Winamp




How to Access the Plugin Settings and Options




To access the plugin settings and options, follow these steps:



  • Open Winamp and go to Options > Preferences (or press Ctrl+P).



  • Select Plugins > DSP/Effect from the left sidebar.



  • Select ATSurround Processor from the list of plugins on the right.



  • - Click on the Configure button to open the plugin window.



The plugin window has four tabs: Main, Advanced, Encoder, and About. You can switch between them by clicking on the tabs at the top.


How to Choose Between Different Modes and Presets




The Main tab of the plugin window allows you to choose between different modes and presets for the plugin. The modes are:



  • Off: This mode disables the plugin and bypasses the audio processing.



  • Auto: This mode automatically detects the input audio format and applies the appropriate processing. It supports mono, stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 input formats.



  • Headphone: This mode creates a virtual-surround effect for headphone listening. It simulates a 5-point surround system using binaural processing techniques.



  • Speaker: This mode routes the audio channels to the appropriate speakers of your 5.1 system. It also applies bass redirection, surround channel delay, and channel amplitude trim to enhance the sound quality and clarity.



  • Encoder: This mode converts multichannel audio into surround encoded stereo audio. It uses a proprietary algorithm that preserves the spatial information and dynamic range of the original audio. The encoded audio can be played back on any 2-channel medium or on an external audio receiver that performs surround decoding.



The presets are:



  • Default: This preset applies the default settings for each mode.



  • Music: This preset optimizes the settings for music listening. It enhances the stereo separation, bass response, and surround effect.



  • Movies: This preset optimizes the settings for movie watching. It enhances the dialog clarity, dynamic range, and surround immersion.



  • Games: This preset optimizes the settings for gaming. It enhances the positional accuracy, soundstage width, and surround realism.



  • User: This preset allows you to save your own settings for each mode.



To choose a mode or a preset, simply click on the corresponding button on the Main tab. You can also use keyboard shortcuts to switch between them. The keyboard shortcuts are:



Mode/PresetKeyboard Shortcut


OffCtrl+Shift+O


AutoCtrl+Shift+A


HeadphoneCtrl+Shift+H


SpeakerCtrl+Shift+S


EncoderCtrl+Shift+E


DefaultCtrl+Shift+D


MusicCtrl+Shift+M


MoviesCtrl+Shift+V


GamesCtrl+Shift+G


UserCtrl+Shift+U


How to Adjust the Parameters and Customize the Sound




The Advanced tab of the plugin window allows you to adjust the parameters and customize the sound for each mode. The parameters are:



  • Bass Redirection: This parameter controls how much low-frequency content is redirected from the main channels to the subwoofer channel. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in Hz. The default value is 80 Hz.



  • Bass Level: This parameter controls how much gain is applied to the subwoofer channel. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in dB. The default value is 0 dB.



  • Bass Phase: This parameter controls how much phase shift is applied to the subwoofer channel. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in degrees. The default value is 0 degrees.



  • LFE Level: This parameter controls how much gain is applied to the low-frequency effects (LFE) channel. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in dB. The default value is 0 dB.



  • LFE Mix: This parameter controls how much of the LFE channel is mixed with the subwoofer channel. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in %. The default value is 100%.



  • LFE Filter: This parameter controls how much high-frequency content is filtered out from the LFE channel. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in Hz. The default value is 120 Hz.



  • L - Surround Delay: This parameter controls how much delay is applied to the surround channels to create a sense of depth and distance. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in ms. The default value is 15 ms.



  • Surround Level: This parameter controls how much gain is applied to the surround channels. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in dB. The default value is 0 dB.



  • Surround Trim: This parameter controls how much the surround channels are attenuated or boosted relative to the front channels. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in dB. The default value is 0 dB.



  • Center Level: This parameter controls how much gain is applied to the center channel. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in dB. The default value is 0 dB.



  • Center Trim: This parameter controls how much the center channel is attenuated or boosted relative to the front channels. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in dB. The default value is 0 dB.



  • Front Level: This parameter controls how much gain is applied to the front channels. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in dB. The default value is 0 dB.



  • Front Trim: This parameter controls how much the front channels are attenuated or boosted relative to the other channels. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in dB. The default value is 0 dB.



  • Headphone Mode: This parameter controls how the headphone mode is implemented. You can choose between two options: HRTF (Head-Related Transfer Function) or Crosstalk Cancellation (XTC). HRTF simulates the way sound reaches your ears from different directions using filters that mimic the shape of your head and ears. XTC cancels out the unwanted sound that leaks from one ear to the other using phase inversion techniques. The default option is HRTF.



  • Headphone Level: This parameter controls how much gain is applied to the headphone output. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in dB. The default value is 0 dB.



  • Headphone Trim: This parameter controls how much the headphone output is attenuated or boosted relative to the speaker output. You can adjust it by moving the slider or entering a value in dB. The default value is 0 dB.



To adjust a parameter, simply move the slider or enter a value in the corresponding box on the Advanced tab. You can also use keyboard shortcuts to increase or decrease the values by 1 unit. The keyboard shortcuts are:



ParameterIncreaseDecrease


Bass RedirectionCtrl+Alt+BCtrl+Alt+Shift+B


Bass LevelCtrl+Alt+LCtrl+Alt+Shift+L


Bass PhaseCtrl+Alt+PCtrl+Alt+Shift+P


LFE LevelCtrl+Alt+FCtrl+Alt+Shift+F


LFE MixCtrl+Alt+MCtrl+Alt+Shift+M


LFE FilterCtrl+Alt+FCtrl+Alt+Shift+F


Surround DelayCtrl+Alt+SCtrl+Alt+Shift+S


Surround LevelCtrl+Alt+NCtrl+Alt+Shift+N


Surround TrimCtrl+Alt+TCtrl+Alt+Shift+T


Center LevelCtrl+Alt+CCtrl+Alt+Shift+C


Center TrimCtrl+Alt+RCtrl+Alt+Shift+R


Front LevelCtrl+Alt+ECtrl+Alt+Shift+E


Front TrimCtrl+Alt+ICtrl+Alt+Shift+I


Headphone LevelCtrl+Alt+HCtrl+Alt+Shift+H


Headphone TrimCtrl+Alt+UCtrl+Alt+Shift+U


If you want to save your settings as a user preset, click on the Save button on the Main tab. You can also load a user preset by clicking on the Load button.


Conclusion




In this article, we have explained what Andrewlabs Atsurround for Winamp is, what are its features and benefits, and how to install and use it. We hope that you have found this article helpful and informative. If you want to enjoy your music in true surround sound and make full use of your 5.1 system or headphones, we recommend that you give Andrewlabs Atsurround for Winamp a try. You can download the trial version from [the official website] and purchase a license key if you like it.


Here are some tips and recommendations for using Atsurround for Winamp:



  • Experiment with different modes and presets to find the one that suits your music and listening preferences.



  • Tweak the parameters and customize the sound to your liking. You can also save your settings as a user preset and load it anytime.



  • If you are using the encoder mode, make sure that your output device or receiver supports surround decoding. Otherwise, you might hear distorted or noisy sound.



  • If you are using the headphone mode, make sure that your headphones are comfortable and fit well. Otherwise, you might experience reduced sound quality or virtual-surround effect.



  • If you have any questions or feedback about Atsurround for Winamp, you can contact the developer at [atsurround@andrewlabs.com].



Thank you for reading this article. We hope that you have learned something new and useful. If you want to learn more about Atsurround for Winamp, you can visit [the official website] or [the official forum]. Happy listening!


FAQs




What are the system requirements for Atsurround for Winamp?




The system requirements for Atsurround for Winamp are:



  • A PC running Windows XP or later.



  • A sound card that supports 5.1 output (for speaker mode) or stereo output (for headphone or encoder mode).



  • A 5.1 speaker system or headphones (depending on the mode).



  • The Winamp media player version 5.0 or later.



  • About 10 MB of free disk space.



Is Atsurround for Winamp compatible with other media players?




No, Atsurround for Winamp is designed to work only with Winamp. However, there are other versions of Atsurround that work with other media players, such as Foobar2000, VLC, Media Player Classic, etc. You can find them on [the official website].


How can I test if Atsurround for Winamp is working properly?




You can test if Atsurround for Winamp is working properly by playing some test files that contain surround encoded audio. You can download some test files from [here]. You should hear different sounds coming from different speakers or directions depending on the mode and preset you are using.


What is the difference between Atsurround Processor and Atsurround Encoder?




Atsurround Processor is the main component of Atsurround for Winamp that performs surround decoding and processing. It has four modes: off, auto, headphone, and speaker. It works with any input audio format and outputs either 5.1 or stereo audio depending on the mode.


Atsurround Encoder is an optional component of Atsurround for Winamp that performs surround encoding. It has one mode: encoder. It works only with multichannel input audio formats and outputs surround encoded stereo audio. The encoded audio can be played back on any 2-channel medium or on an external audio receiver that performs surround decoding.


How can I contact the developer of Atsurround for Winamp?




You can contact the developer of Atsurround for Winamp by sending an email to [atsurround@andrewlabs.com]. You can also visit [the official forum] to post your questions, feedback, or suggestions. dcd2dc6462


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