Using VOX mode in Loudtalks

By Alexey Gavrilov on April 28, 2009

Loudtalks introduced the new advanced feature, which requires some explanation. It’s voice-controlled transmission (or VOX) mode. The purpose of this mode is to allow you communicating without using a keyboard at all, which could be very useful sometimes although it might require some upfront configuration. You can switch between PTT and VOX modes on the fly using the hotkeys.

Turning VOX mode on

Before you can use VOX you should turn it on and probably tweak some settings. Go to Tools > Options… and open Control tab:

Click Apply. Now it’s enabled and you can close the settings. However if you start speaking now nothing would happen. This is because in order to keep the flexibility you can switch on the fly between push-to-talk and VOX modes.
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Loudtalks Lite

By Alexey Gavrilov on April 26, 2009

Yesterday we’ve released a major Loudtalks update. It’s significant as it introduces major improvements to sound quality and the brand new voice-controlled hands-free operation mode. Here are the release notes:


  1. [new] VOX-controlled handsfree option (more on this in the next post)
  2. [new] Noise suppression
  3. [new] Reduced latency to ~300 ms (under perfect conditions i.e LAN, could be longer due to network delay but in any case you’ll notice that this version is MUCH faster)
  4. [new] Re-grouped settings to combine Hotkeys and Alerts on a single tab
  5. [new] Show an overlay icon in the contacts for the users, who connect from mobile device
  6. [fix] Crash when restoring from sleep / hibernate
  7. [fix] Tray icon sometimes disappears


Windows Mobile:

  1. [new] Noise suppression
  2. [new] Reduced latency to ~300 ms (under perfect conditions)
  3. [new] Added status line to the UI (shows your current online status)

Download the new release