The Dirac Processor Systemwide Standalone provides desktop-level audio correction by Dirac for Windows 10 devices.
In order to use Dirac Processor SystemwideStandalone, you will need to download and install two components: the Dirac Live® 3 application (3.0.x) and the Dirac Processor Systemwide Standalone (1.4.x). Dirac Live® 3 is used to measure and generate filters, while the Processor Systemwide Standalone stores the corresponding filters and processes audio data.
Download and Install Dirac Live® 3 and Dirac Processor
You can download Dirac Live® 3 and Dirac Processor SystemwideStandalone here. Make sure that your computer is connected to the internet for licensing purposes.
When completed, the Dirac Processor Systemwide Standalone will be installed to the following location: C:\Program Files\Dirac\Dirac Live Processor
Open the Windows Control Panel and select Sound. This opens Windows Sound Settings.
The Systemwide Standalone is not active until the application Dirac Processor Systemwide Standalone is opened, which comes later.
Select the configuration that you want to use. Note: For some sound cards that use ASIO, it is not possible or necessary to select a Multichannel configuration here. If you are using WASAPI driver, it is necessary to select the proper configuration.
Open the Dirac Processor SystemwideStandalone.
Log in to your Dirac account if necessary.
After starting Dirac Processor SystemwideStandalone, the new sound device will be active and selected as the default sound device.
In Dirac Processor SystemwideStandalone, select Options > Audio Settings.
- Windows Audio operates in shared mode. The audio pipeline doesn’t take full control of the driver. Instead, it shares system audio resources with other applications.
- Windows Audio (Exclusive Mode) dedicates all system audio resources to Dirac Processor Systemwide Standalone and takes over Windows’ audio pipeline.
- Windows Audio (Low Latency Mode) is an alternate Windows Audio configuration. Low Latency Mode uses the latest available Windows audio interface in a shared mode, but supports low latency.
- ASIO (Audio Stream Input/Output) is a third-party sound card driver protocol specified by Steinberg, providing a low-latency and high fidelity interface between Dirac Processor Systemwide Standalone and the computer's sound card.Source
In some media players like JRiver, you need to select the output manually. In this case, make sure "Systemwide Standalone (Dirac)" is selected.
You are now ready to perform a measurement and create your first filters.