Multichannel Sound on Windows


    May 29 2010 | 4:28 pm
    Hello there. I have a bit fo a hardware issue and I can't find any help for it.
    I am trying to output more than 2 individual channels on Windows, using a dac~ object with 4 inlets (dac~ 1 2 3 4) and an Asonic/Asound 7.1 Channel USB Sound Card.
    On Mac I can simply set the output device to the external sound card, and use the Soundflower 16 Channel drivers.
    On Windows I can't find any drivers that let me output the individual channels. Windows does recognise the device and will play to all 8 channels, but the input/output mappings only allows me to send 'Left Channel' and 'Right Channel' to each of the 8 outputs.
    Can anyone help me? My DSP Status Windows options for devices/drivers are shown below.
    This is where my input/output mapping seems to fail. Sound does play out of all 8-channels, but the mapping only allows me to select from 2, rather than the 4 separate ones I have on my dac~ object.
    This is the information given by my USB Sound Card:
    Here is the Sound Card I am using (product specifications are on the page). I've installed the latest drivers for it on my Laptop, and as I said, Mac lets me do it just fine. I need it to work on Windows as my S-Video input device (also used in the patch) is Windows only.
    If it helps at all, I am running Windows 7 64-Bit.

    • May 29 2010 | 6:00 pm
      Try using ASIO4all. You can download it (it is free) then use it as the device driver in the DSP settings. Hope this helps.
    • May 29 2010 | 6:36 pm
      I have ASIO4ALL (or something claiming to be it) Installed and viewable in my drivers options, but when I select it this is what I get:
      See, it doesn't show me any device options, just this strange 'Big Ben' thing...