Downward Expander while Remote Revisited

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Could you please consider implementing the Downward Expander functionality while operating remote (no matter what the technical hurdles are  - smile). I feel its and important feature in relation to the quality of transmit audio, which would be of interest to many of the Flex Radio operators.

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Tony
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Jim Gilliam

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If you cant wait and are using a PC, there is a 10 band equalizer program Romac which has every conceivable audio adjustment there is including reverb. Works great as does their downward expander.


Jim, k6QE

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Thanks Jim, certainly a good idea to process the audio with an external program when on a PC - thankyou, however no help for Maestro or  SmartSDR for IOS use.

Tony
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May I please second that request too as once I began to fully appreciate the tablet freedom of remote shortly after the LAN side was finished I will never return to sitting behind a radio in the "shack" sense again.  My 1001 Chihuahuas appreciate being able to crawl over dad while playing radio on the lounge or a morning sleep in. I'm not ashamed to say my station has really gone to the dogs .... LOL  

Thank you !


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Hmmmmm, I just read an old post by Elmer Howard, yes, as its done in radio on remote the latency between the remote and rig could be nasty so I imagine it would need a local applet on the remote client for remote ops  hmmmmm... I'll break the news to my Chihuahua's  LOL 
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I also read Howard's post with interest, perhaps the available processor (compression) function is implemented another way?

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/downward-expander-while-remote

As a suggestion, could the downward expander be implement in the SmartSDR/SmartSDR for IOS client software even if as a basic (low resource intensive) noise gate? Downward expansion being generally early in the audio chain for voice processing, however I understand that this is not completely inline with an attempt to have a thin client.

Tony
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I'm afraid my brain sizzled out when I tried the "deep thinking" stuff however if it had to ping it back to the PC back and fourth for dynamic range monitoring I can only imagine headaches having said that if the equaliser settings are in the radio why not ?  I (and my Chihuahua's) will follow this topic. My thin brain along with the thin client is tuned up so lets see what the softy engineers have to say. LOL