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LAMA and NDI collaborate on Virtual Soundcard AoIP solution

The solution aims to bring the plug and play efficiency of the NDI AV-over-IP standard to a wider range of audio users

Audio software specialist LAMA has announced the launch of the LAMA NDI Virtual Soundcard.

The result of a collaboration between the audio software provider and NDI, the free 16 x 16 AoIP software interface emulates the functionality of a physical soundcard without requiring additional hardware, said LAMA, delivering low-latency multi-channel audio over standard IP networks using NDI protocol.

Providing software-defined connectivity, the LAMA NDI Virtual Soundcard enables an audio application to interact with any PC, sending and receiving NDI Audio via a conventional Ethernet port. The solution aims to bring the plug and play efficiency of the NDI standard to a wide range of audio users, expanding NDI audio networking to all creators, said LAMA.

Users are empowered to network multi-channel audio with minimal setup and integration with a range of applications including digital audio workstations (DAWs), live sound mixing consoles and other audio processing software, said the company. The LAMA NDI Virtual Soundcard supports all the major sound card drivers, including Microsoft Windows’ WDM, Apple’s Core Audio and the ASLA driver for Linux. It also supports the ASIO driver specified by Steinberg and used in professional DAWs. 

Ewan Cameron, LAMA co-founder and chief commercial officer, said: “One of the most compelling advantages of LAMA NDI Virtual Soundcard is its accessibility. Supporting up to 16 inputs and outputs, this free tool makes NDI Audio accessible to a wider range of users, from hobbyists and small content creators to educational institutions and professional broadcasting companies. For users with more advanced audio workflows, we will also be releasing a 64-channel version as a paid upgrade.

“This approach not only simplifies the setup and reduces the costs associated with live production and streaming, but also enhances the flexibility and scalability of audio workflows. We believe this level of accessibility will encourage more users to explore the possibilities of NDI-enabled audio production workflows.”