So I've been doing some searching, but haven't been able to find a response for my question.
I'm using Max/msp for audio installation work, and generally work with my Motu Ultralite Mk3. This has been using the dac~ object, and a number of outs to send audio through all the 1/4" jacks to powered monitors.
What I'd like to do is be able to send the audio out of max/msp via either: HDMI, Tos-link, or coaxial digital out. From what I understand of my soundcard, the s/pdif may only be stereo, so I may need to use another sound card.
The reason being is that I'd like to run my audio straight into a 9.1 (or maybe 11.2) surround sound amplifier. This way I could utilize passive speakers, and not have to buy enough amps to power all the speakers individually.
So, can dac~ automatically communicate with HDMI, Tos-link or coaxial digital outs on a soundcard that carries the appropriate outs?
And if so, are their arguments needed to specify the outs?
Recommendations for soundcards also welcome :) Also, I just send HDMI out the HDMI port on my macbook pro?