I am totally new at this, so if there is a tutorial on this somewhere you could point me too...
Anyway, I am looking to have six sounds play to six different speakers. I am using sfplay to play wav files (each file is two channels). The sfplay goes to a dac object with 6 channels.
The wavs play fine over the first two channels using an external sound card with S/PDIF out to a 5.1 receiver. None of the other channels play. When I double-click the dac and go to i/o mapping only two channels are available.
I am running Max 5.0 on a Intel q6600 machine with 8 gigs of ram under Windows Vista. I am trying to use an external Soundblaster Live 24 card that connects to my receiver using coaxial SPDIF.
The receiver works in 5.1 for other applications but when I load Max it reverts to stereo (and adstatus reports only 2 output channels).
Any pointers to articles for the newbie or other advice would be greatly appreciated.