Martin Below

Audiotool Booster

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Audiotool Booster

The Booster is a utility application that lowers the latency and combats audio glitches during playback in Audiotool's app. It basically runs our audio engine as a small native application. Please make sure to always start the Booster before you start the app! When the Booster is running, an audiotool icon appears in your system tray. When the Booster connects to the app, the icon shows its active state.

Note: It is no longer needed to install Java!

Windows (7+)

Download the installer here: (link is only visible to registered users)

Since the installer isn't signed, Windows will show a warning and ask you if you really want to run the application. After the installation is complete, you'll find the Booster app in the start menu.

Mac

Download and install from here: (link is only visible to registered users)

Linux (Debian/Ubuntu/Mint)

Download and install from here: (link is only visible to registered users)

The Booster app will appear in your application menu.

Chromebook

Please check the install for Linux version of the booster, some Chromebooks may support Linux programs.

JAR

Experienced users who are already running a recent JVM (8+) can grab the plain jar file here: (link is only visible to registered users)

Start the Booster via "java -jar launcher.jar"

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    DESOLVTE

    1 week ago

    I keep getting an error when I try to install the booster on my chromebook

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    OTH∑R [on fl]

    2 weeks ago

    wait, i can decompile .jar

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    OTH∑R [on fl]

    2 weeks ago

    wut, how itz working

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    ~/Apollo

    about 1 month ago

    System Information

    OS: macOS Catalina v.10.15.3 (19D76)

    Java v.12.0.2 2019-07-16

    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 12.0.2+10)

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    I'm having a small issue with the booster, I'm not sure if this is OS-related, but I can't seem to run the Booster utility without "invoking" the java program in the dock. I remember in previous versions of the utility/OS, the only instance of the Audiotool Booster would be among the menu bar icons, which should be the desired behaviour (rather than additionally an application instance).

    I've opted to use the plain .jar version of the utility for debugging and automation, but this occurs even with the dmg installation of the Booster. I am curious if there is a command-line parameter for the java command that can run a .jar file without invoking the java application in the foreground.

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      ~/Apollo

      about 1 month ago

      Hmm, that's interesting. I downloaded the macOS x64 Install from here, not sure how we arrived at that difference.

      This is the full version information from running `java -version`

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      java version "12.0.2" 2019-07-16

      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 12.0.2+10)

      Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 12.0.2+10, mixed mode, sharing)

      Java SE Runtime Environment 8 - Downloads

      Download the Java SE 8 Runtime Environment
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      Martin Below

      about 1 month ago

      Maybe this is related to OpenJDK vs. Oracle JDK.

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      André Michelle stays home

      about 1 month ago

      It does not look like the 64bit java version. This is my version:

      java version "1.8.0_172"

      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_172-b11)

      Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.172-b11, mixed mode)

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    grinder of skin

    about 2 months ago

    after installing booster 2.0, it just says 'error invoking method" then 'failure to launch jvm'

    what do i do, i know next to nothing about computers

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      Known As I stays home

      about 1 month ago

      On Windows programs use an environment variable to find the current java installation. "current" means "most recently installed or updated". On other OS there is just one version installed which can be used for everything.

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      /kurp/ stays underground

      about 1 month ago

      I usually have problems, since programs seem to prefer the 32-bit for some reason. It's just simpler to uninstall the 32 bit variation.

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      Known As I stays home

      about 1 month ago

      Your version is up to date but it's the 32-bits variant.

      You don't have to uninstall the 32-bits version to install the 64-bits Java. They can co-exist.

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    naut

    about 4 months ago

    Confirmed working on arch linux

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      Known As I stays home

      about 2 months ago

      Thanks for sharing your experiences!

      I wonder if just using the jar-version would be easier.

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      /kurp/ stays underground

      about 2 months ago

      Thank you, was actually working on a manjaro environment and came across this since i was new to arch.

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      naut

      about 4 months ago

      I am running manjaro but the process should be the same for other arch based distributions.

      #1 download audiotool-booster.deb

      #2 Install debtap from AUR with your AUR helper of choice, I use 'yay'

      $ yay debtap

      #3 Synchronize repositories with debtap

      $ sudo debtap -u

      #4 Use debtap to build a version of booster for your system

      $ debtap audiotool-booster_1.0-1.deb

      $ debtap -U *

      #5 Install the newly created tar.xv package with with pacman

      $ sudo pacman -U audiotool-booster-0.0-1-any.pkg.tar.xz

      #6 In my case booster expected a different version of JRE than what was installed as a dependency. If you try to run booster from terminal and you get the error

      "Unsupported major.minor version 52.0", you can try using jre8 instead.

      I forcibly purged jre7-openjdk and installed jre8-openjdk, which fixed this problem.

      $ sudo pacman -Rsn -dd jre7-openjdk #force purge of jre7

      $ sudo pacman -Sy jre8-openjdk #install jre8

      #7 test that java is installed and in path

      $ java -version

      #8 Run booster and check log output

      $ audiotool-booster

      For me it crashed the first time I launched, but after restarting booster with an open project, and refreshing the browser window, it connected and started working properly.

      Keep in mind that while this did work for me it may not work for you. If booster keeps crashing check your log output for errors and do some googling :)

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    virusmachine

    about 6 months ago

    Fun fact: The booster also makes all system audio (on my computer, at least) a lot clearer. Cool.

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    PROJΣCT ΣPSILON

    about 6 months ago

    What do I do if I open the booster, but it doesn't appear on the system tray?

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    hayden12347

    about 7 months ago

    i cannot save my song as it is stuck on compiling data been like that for an hour pls help

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    ben_turnbull

    about 7 months ago

    could you make a DEBIAN ARM version of the booster.........please......or will the JAVA version work in ARM Linux.....? (not x86)

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      Known As I stays home

      about 7 months ago

      What's your machine? A Chromebook with Linux?

      You can try the Java version but I'm not sure if the integrated bindings for the audio driver support ARM(64).

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    ben_turnbull

    about 8 months ago

    ok...the JAR booster works great in win 10 PRO 64 bit....and under the new EDGE browser from Msoft which is basically Chromium. 78.0.276.2 From about Sept 19th 2019. Thanks for that.

    i am really hoping that AUDIOTOOL will include the feature to EXPORT MIDI DATA and tracks.........i feel it's something that everybody would hope for in a tool this powerful

    thanks

    Vince

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    oni.

    about 8 months ago

    The Linux booster downlad didn't work for my new Chromebook, any suggestions?

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    S.M.Production

    about 8 months ago

    почему отключается AUDIOTOOL BOOSTER?

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    DJKing101_official

    about 8 months ago

    It works on arch btw. can i submit to the aur?

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      naut

      about 4 months ago

      I didn't see this, but I made a short guide on how to compile it yourself. Would be nice to have future versions in the AUR but I don't have any experience as a package maintainer

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      DJKing101_official

      about 8 months ago

      will work on that then!

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      Known As I stays home

      about 8 months ago

      Ah, it's only a downloader. I see.

      Then it should be fine to provide an AUR. But it needs to be be pointed out that this is not officially supported by us. (because we don't test this)

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    ofvmusic ‏‏‎‎

    about 9 months ago

    I can't open the audiotool booster on crostini :/

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      ofvmusic ‏‏‎‎

      about 8 months ago

      Uh, it connects but I can't hear anything and it's slower than the other one

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      ofvmusic ‏‏‎‎

      about 8 months ago

      It doesnt work on the chrome "app" of the chrome OS, I'm gonna try to use it with a chrome app on crostini

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      ofvmusic ‏‏‎‎

      about 8 months ago

      So, the problem started when the jack wasnt starting correctly, so I've searched on intetnet and I've seen this:

      "You are trying to run Jack with real-time priorities, and Jack does not configure that by default in Ubuntu.", so, I've installed this qjackctl by using:

      # sudo apt-get update

      # sudo apt-get install qjackctl

      and after that I've opened qjackctl and, as this page says: (link is only visible to registered users) I've disabled the realtime checkbox on the configuration, after that, I've restarted it by using

      pulseaudio --kill

      jack_control start

      jack_control exit

      pulseaudio --start

      I hope it works now when I open audiotool, I'm excited, I really don't know anything about linux or crostini, and probably I'm not doing it right but it seems good :)

      Problem starting JACK server "Jack Server is not running or cannot be started"

      I haven't been able to get JACK to work despite googling and reading on forums. Please help me to get JACK to work. I am attaching the message log of JACK Control here. 02:15:40.109 Patchbay deact...
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