Download – Breakaway One (2023)

Download and try the all new BreakawayOne. The trial version is fully functional and will run forever.
There are no feature limitations, it will simply interrupt your audio now and then (not too often) with very short audio jingles, which are removed when you purchase a license.

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If you need to send audio to or from another program on the same computer as BreakawayOne, also download our Virtual Audio Device, “Breakaway Pipeline”.

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For System requirements and the Quick Start Guide: Click here

Version history:

3.19.43 – June 29, 2018

  • Primary/Secondary inputs! PT cores can now serve as secondary input for backup / voiceover insertion / EAS (emergency alert) purposes.
  • PT core: 12dB stream attenuation option added (useful when using the streaming encoder as the STL with the declipper at the studio end)
  • “Standby or Primary” mode for the secondary stream receiver:
    • Gives the secondary stream receiver, when in standby mode, higher priority than the main input.
    • Useful in conjuction with the “Give up if slow” primary stream receiver option.
    • Also useful when the main input is a local backup player
  • FLAC Reduced mode (700kbps) is now 24-bit
  • FLAC bit-rate management added — bit rate now longer drops on silence or mono tracks. Much more reliable for streaming.
  • Metadata file reader now ignores UTF-8 BOM
  • Stream Receiver status code and silence HTTP readable parameters added
  • Stream Receiver “Give up if slow” option added, controllable through HTTP server
  • Stream Receiver silence sense threshold adjustable through HTTP server
  • HD Core: Mono Mix Bass option added. Improves comfort when listening in headphones.
  • VST plug-in compatibility improved
  • Utility Launch added (mgmt package) – can run commands on startup/shutdown

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3.19.34 – May 21, 2018

  • Multiband Mitigation control now three levels (Medium equals ON in earlier versions)
  • Outbound Connection stability issue introduced in 3.19.31 fixed (two steps forward, one step back)

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3.19.31 – May 21, 2018

  • VST Pre/Post gain shift control added
  • HTTP remote update implemented
  • Software Watchdog added, will restart the program automatically if the unthinkable happen.
  • Separate Low latency controls now hidden when LL is disabled
  • Many intermittent stability issues fixed

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3.19.29 – May 13, 2018

  • Maximum ASIO buffer size (2048 at 48k, 8192 at 192k) now enforced.

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3.19.28 – May 12, 2018

  • I/O section menu layout issues fixed
  • Configure while running bugs fixed
  • RDS RT/PS text entry field length increased

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3.19.26 – May 10, 2018

  • Stream Receiver delay accuracy further refined
  • BaRemote New Window menu command

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3.19.25 – April 28, 2018

  • Gain Riding Range and Power can now be set separately (lower) for the separate low latency processor. This may help counteract the phenomenon of DJs suddenly becoming terrible at gain-riding (with resulting all-over-the-place levels) as soon as they get a processed monitor feed.
  • Stream Receiver desired buffer adjustment resolution increased – now 0.01 seconds across the entire range. Maximum Range decreased to 1 minute because who needs 5 now that standby backup is available.
  • Livewire channels will now be automatically retaken if they and the clock go away with no warning, for example by a switch reboot somewhere upstream.
  • Configure while Running no longer restarts the processor if no changes were made.

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3.19.24 – April 27, 2018

  • Diversity Delay can now be moved to before the stream receiver. This allows near-seamless silence sense based failover from main input to the standby backup stream receiver, by delaying the main input to be in sync with the stream.
  • Silence sense happens before the diversity delay, so this also serves as look-ahead, allowing the backup stream receiver to take over before you are off the air.
  • Pre Stream Receiver patch point added, to facilitate adjusting the diversity delay for near perfect sync with the stream receiver without having to toggle it on/off. (Use an Input and Pre Stream Receiver oscilloscope side by side and tune the diversity delay until they’re in sync).
  • Stream receiver initial delay accuracy improved
  • WDM Input can now be the master clock:
    • When pushing for low latency with for example on-board Realtek, there can be the occasional dropout.
      If the input is not master clock, it must go through a buffer / sample rate converter, and that’s where the dropout can occur.
      If this happens at the input, it affects ALL outputs.
      If input is master clock, then any glitch would happen at the low latency speaker output only, and not affect any other output!
    • Because an input can now be clock master, no output device is required — no need to enable Internal PLL if you’re using only an input sound card.
  • New Preset: Nebula
  • Fifo on-the-fly buffer adjustment bug fixed — should no longer get stuck.

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3.19.23 – April 24, 2018

  • Internal PLL master clock option added. Allows running completely without a sound card. Internal PLL can be locked to network clock, meaning no sample rate conversion necessary for any AoIP (Livewire/AES67) I/O.
  • Default display configurations added for all core types. Will not affect existing configurations, but BaRemote from a fresh system will now get sensible default display settings.
    You can apply the new default display configuration by deleting the old one:
    • For the App, BreakawayOne Shortcuts – Data Folders – BaOne Config Files. Delete “BreakawayOne – Gui.ini”. Do not delete any other files.
    • For BaRemote, hold the left Shift key while connecting. A popup will open, asking whether to keep saved settings. Select “No”.

    Please note that certain selected patch points saved in the user configurations in BaRemote may revert to Input Left due to several related bug fixes.

  • Full FM L/R output and Separate Low Latency processing can now be disabled – reduces CPU load
  • Full AM Separate Low Latency processing can now be disabled – reduces CPU load
  • PT core now has Input Meters
  • AM core Mid/Side output meters now work also in Low Latency mode
  • Backup stream receiver standby mode keep-alive now handles Icecast XSPF and Shoutcast 1.x 7.html

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3.19.20 – April 17, 2018

  • Common internal stream server added – user-definable port, user-definable mount points for each stream (icecast-style).
    This allows using 4G connections in both ends for the backup STL, by using a VPN provider. VPN providers usually only give you one public port forward.
    Per-stream static ports still work as before.
  • Backup stream receiver can now bind to specific local network interface (either by Local IP or by MAC address)
  • FM MPX Test Generator now separate for MPX 1 and MPX 2
  • PT / HD Bypass Output wrap-around issue fixed
  • RDS character set updated (tilde, underscore, circumflex accent and grave accent added, previously untranslated)

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3.19.16 – April 8, 2018

  • Secondary stream receiver keepalive + connection test implemented
  • Multipath Mitigation now also applies to FM Low Latency mode
  • Input channel mode selection (L/R stereo, L only, R only, L+R mono)
  • Neutral Voice preset added
  • Fine-toothed comb debugging, several stability related bugs fixed
  • ITU BS-412 MPX power level corrected

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3.19.11 – April 6, 2018

  • Multipath Mitigation control added
  • File/URL metadata now updates much more quickly

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3.19.07 – April 2, 2018

  • Crash bug in HTTP interface fixed

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3.19.06 – March 27, 2018

  • WDM (Kernel Streaming / Wave) I/O now 24-bit resolution

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3.19.00 – March 24, 2018

  • Stream receiver and encoder now 24-bit resolution
    • FLAC Uncompressed 24-bit mode. Other modes 16-bit with dithering
    • MP3 is fully 24-bit
    • MP2 is 16-bit with dithering
    • Vorbis / Opus (external encoder) is fully 24-bit
    • AAC / HE-AAC (external encoder) is 16-bit with dithering

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3.18.98 – March 22, 2018

Mixing functionality:

  • ASIO + WDM (Kernel Streaming/Wave) inputs are now mixed, with separate level sliders.Useful for small web radio stations, making it possible to feed a playout system on the same PC
    into BreakawayOne through Breakaway Pipeline, while feeding a microphone through the ASIO sound card.

AM support with the new Basic AM / Full AM core types!

  • Selectable NRSC pre-emphasis
  • Up to 150% asymmetry
  • Strict filtering. Bandwidth selectable 3.0 – 10.0 kHz, 15.0 kHz without NRSC.

Basic AM:

  • A high quality Mono AM processor. Can be upgraded with Livewire+/AES67 support.

Full AM:

  • A high quality C-QUAM compliant AM Stereo processor.
  • Can be used in Low Latency mode for live off-air monitoring.
  • A separate low latency processor for studio monitoring is included, also when the main processor is in high quality mode.
  • A flexible speaker controller is included for calibrating your studio speakers.
  • Can be upgraded with Livewire+/AES67 support.

Full FM:

  • RDS now has 10 alternative frequency slots (Basic has 4)
  • With Management Package, new “Very High Quality” mode added for even better on-air sound

Streaming Encoder:

    • MP3, MP2 and FLAC are now built in and no longer require external encoders.

Server configuration greatly simplified, with dedicated server type selection:

    • Icecast 2
    • Shoutcast 2
    • Shoutcast 1
    • Internal Streaming Server (NEW:)
      • Allows pulling a stream directly from BreakawayOne. Useful as an STL, or for utility feeds for events etc.
    • Serves up to 9 streams per encoder.
    • Access can be controlled by IP whitelist and/or static key
    • Adjustable Burst on Connect

Stream Receiver (included with the management package):

  • Buffer can now be set up to 300 seconds (5 minutes)
  • Gain control added
  • Silence detection, so that a silent stream does not override the main input.
  • Double-buffered: If connection lost, it will keep playing one buffer while reconnecting and filling the other buffer, to avoid silence/dead air.
  • Can now accept multiple URLs (used in a round-robin fashion), separated by a space.
  • Dual stream receivers. The secondary receiver has:
    • Standby/Backup functionality. It will wake up and connect to its source stream at the first sign of trouble in the primary stream receiver, such as network congestion.
      This makes it usable over metered connections such as 3G/4G because it will only use data when active.
      With Burst on Connect tuned properly, it can be ready and playing before the primary receiver runs out of data, for nearly seamless takeover.
      All this makes it viable to use the public internet as an STL, as you can achieve high reliability with a standard ADSL line + 3G backup.It can also function as a backup for the main input, but then there will unavoidably be some dead
      air before the main input silence detector (also new in this version) wakes the backup stream receiver up.
    • Override mode, where it overrides both the primary stream receiver and the main input when it has a non-silent stream. Useful for Guest DJs.

Pass-through core license rule change:

  • If you’re using only pass-through cores (no HD, FM or AM), then run-as-service, BaRemote and HTTP control are included for free, and no longer require the management package.This makes the PT + Streaming option a cost effective, high quality, reliable streaming encoder in its own right,
    useful anywhere you need a high quality streaming encoder, no matter what processor you use.

New Presets:

  • Gift of Gab by Alex Hartman. Perfect for all-talk stations.
  • JurassicAM by Alex Hartman, for AM stereo. Classic rock with great stereo separation.
  • Rockos Modern AM by Alex Hartman. For AM Mono, 10 KHz. Aggressive preset to pop off the dial.
  • X marks the Spot by Troy Welsh. Fresh and cool sounding music preset.
  • Smooth – an updated version of the classic CGSmooth preset from Breakaway Broadcast, originally by Cornelius Gould.
  • Twente – ported from Breakaway Broadcast, a great preset for great pirates playing great music of greatly varying quality.

BaRemote:

  • Connection benchmarking now takes ping time into account for more reliable connections
  • Double-click on an active display to maximize that display

Livewire/AES67:

  • MPX data format is now Network Byte Order (MSB) as it should have been all along

System:

    • Full logging implemented.Can be accessed in the following ways:
      • BreakawayOne Shortcuts: Data Folders – BaOne Config Files – Log
      • From the main window: Common – System – System Info – Backup (Save) Configuration
      • Explorer: c:\Users\user\AppData\Local\BreakawayOne\log\
      • HTTP server (port 8282, management package only): http://127.0.0.1:8282/log
  • Watchdog (management package only):
    Can execute commands after selectable silence periods, and when audio returns.

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3.16.84 – December 22, 2016

  • Get current configuration feature added. Greatly simplifies providing us the correct information when you’re requesting a license key.
    The button is under Common / System / License Information.
  • Pass-through cores: Pass-through Livewire output added; sends the direct sound card input and doesn’t get overridden by either the stream receiver or the Livewire input. This allows full-duplex node functionality in a single PT-core.

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3.16.83 – December 20, 2016

  • Refinement release
  • RDS encoder now enforces selection of PI code
  • BaRemote command line switch documentation updated

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3.16.82 – December 20, 2016

  • Refinement release
  • VST Plug-in settings are now saved by index instead of by name

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3.16.81 – December 19, 2016

  • VST Plug-in Support

Features:

  • VST plug-ins are inserted after auto-balance and diversity delay, before the AGC.
  • Plug-ins execute in a separate host process so your on-air audio is protected even if a plug-in crashes the host process
  • Pre-VST patch point, for displaying, analyzing and listening before and after the plug-ins, without affecting on-air output
  • 5 plug-ins can be used per core. Plug-ins can be shared by routing input audio from another core’s Post Plug-in audio.
  • Uses 32-bit VST plug-ins for maximum compatibility (even though BreakawayOne is 64-bit native).
  • Bypass delay can be matched to plug-in delay with a slider, for synchronized meters and minimal audio interruption when enabling/disabling plug-ins

Caveats:

  • Services run in the SYSTEM account and cannot open windows, so when BreakawayOne is running as a service, the Plug-in configuration windows will be unavailable.
    Plug-ins with remote control support (for example TCP or HTTP) can be controlled regardless. For plug-ins that can only be controlled from their own user interface, run BreakawayOne as an App while adjusting the plug-ins, then leave them alone.
  • Plug-ins are after the Diversity Delay in the path, so any core that uses the Post-plug-in routing option gets the diversity delay.
    Thus, if you want to share plug-ins between an FM and HD Radio core, put the plug-ins in the HD core, and set FM source to “HD Post Plug-in”, so that FM gets its own Diversity Delay, and doesn’t affect the HD.

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3.16.80 – December 16, 2016

  • Multi-instance startup performance dramatically improved
  • AutoBalance added
  • TRIAL labels can now be hidden from the main window.
  • 2B/5B Protection Limit presets added, including BS-412 versions
  • HD Output Level control added
  • Most labels can now be changed without restarting
  • Location (displayed in GUI) can now be user defined. Useful for keeping track of multiple BA1 systems. Mgmt Package only.
  • About Core page added for each core, shows exactly what features are enabled

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3.16.79 – December 14, 2016

Fixes a bug in 3.16.78 where the processor would crash on startup if the Management Package option was disabled.

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3.16.78 – December 14, 2016

Initial release!

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