Post #1 to say 'hi' and let you know that I'm about to start using StereoTool on WinXP via a Creative Labs Audigy 2 for final output compression, stereo encoding and RDS generation for Felixstowe Community Radio, a licensed community radio station in the UK.
Until recently we were using Breakaway Broadcast Processing, and Airomate 2 - unfortunately they weren't licensed to the station itself, and went away with their owner, leaving us with a single band compressor and the built-in limiter / stereo encoder in our transmitter, welcome back to the 70s!
After much searching and soak testing* I decided that StereoTool did what we needed, and did it well - it goes live as soon as the key arrives
It's nice to be able to route the pre-encoder stereo output @ 44.1kHz to the onboard sound card (Realtek ALC883), giving us a processed audio monitor in the office/studio and a convenient feed (thanks to the StereoMix loopback) for M3W and thus our Internet stream.
* Glad to report that StereoTool showed no leaks of any kind (handles, memory, cpu usage) over a 24 hour period.