Archives September 2023

I was testing some new stuff in Z-LiveRec…

Working on the long-awaited V2.28 version, which includes a bunch of fixes and more stabilizing functions of Z-LiveRec. Someone asked me if I could include support for Open Sound Control (OSC) in Z-LiveRec to be able to control recording and playing remotely over a local network from software like Bitfocus Companion, which uses Stream Decks buttons to control the flow. I had to try it out, and here is an early example of my implementation! There are still many tasks to complete to create something flexible and useful for Z-LiveRec users, but even I was amazed at how well it works. 🙂

Z-LiveRec can handle 96KHz Streams!

I recently got my hands on the new Allen & Heath CQ20-B digital mixer, which has 20 channels and 8 outputs and runs at 96KHz. The console has a built-in multitrack recorder for separate WAV files and can also stream 24 channels over USB.

I was interested in testing whether Z-LiveRec could record 96KHz streams with 24 channels, and after my tests, I can confirm that it works great! I successfully recorded 24 channels, 24 bits in 96KHz for hours using the upcoming version 2.28 of Z-LiveRec without any problems. This also means that other A&H consoles like the SQ-5/6/7 will also work with Z-LiveRec and 96KHz.

On the picture – I am running a Raspberry PI 4 and a 7″ touchscreen from Waveshare.