Just stumbled upon Stereo Tool today completely by accident! However all last week i was looking for an audio compressor/limiter and i'm so glad I found it.
A couple of questions first before I order.
1. Can stereo tool work it's magic on from a live "line-in" input and output that to the soundcard.
2. If not, If i were to set up a local shoutcast server and stream to that, could Stereo Tool pick up the stream and output the compressed version to my soundcard output.
Thanks, hope to hear from you soon!
1. Yes. Use the stand alone version. That version reads the sound card input and sends it to the sound card output.....
2. If you use a program that supports Shoutcast input and either Winamp DSP plugins or VST plugins, that should also work. Winamp would do fine.
So both options are possible - the stand alone version is probably the easiest solution (and it will give a better output quality, because there's no MP3 compression in between).
Of course you can try if it works before you buy it.