The miniDSP's concept is to provide easy to use Digital Signal Processors(DSP) for audio filtering applications. From system tuning to multi-way crossover, our software programmable platforms can fulfil your dream audio project in few clicks of a mouse. There are few key points to remember while reading this website:

  • The Hardware platform handles the signal processing. It is the brain of your system and as you'll see from this website, we do have many "variants" to fit your needs.
  • The plug-in is the software user interface(UI) used for control/configuration of the DSP from a PC/Mac environment. At least one plug-in must be purchased to operate your system.
  • Once configured, the hardware platform does not require a computer anymore as all settings are stored in memory. They are automatically reloaded at each boot-up.
  • Finally, miniDSP kits are DIY/OEM friendly with upgrade abilities to build your custom system.

Now that you understand the basic operation of our software controllable DSP, let's decide which type of hardware platform you will need step by step: 

STEP1: Before thinking of the type of filter (FIR/IIR) you need, you first need to define the "I/O" (Input/Output) configuration of your system. Each system is unique so if you're unsure, start simple! Get a basic hand written diagram to confirm your system configuration. (e.g. CD player = 2 x IN, 2 way stereo speaker = 4 x OUT)

STEP2: Try to match your I/O configuration above to a "Hardware DSP platform". You can see that some boards are sold as Kits (i.e. no box) and others in a box.

STEP3: Next step is to figure out which "plug-in" will work for your application and your platform. Check out the plug-in page for a good visual summary of plug-ins and supported hardware platform.

STEP4: Hardware + Plug-in figured out, you're ready to order!