First of all, I would like to thank JR for the tremendous work he has done on his plug-in software so that we Windows users can have access to DRC. Although I have not yet used your plug-in, I can see that you have put in a lot of time.
I am a total newbie to DRC and have read all the information I could in this thread and other threads in this forum and have learned a tremendous amount. I am very technical and computer savy but I have to honest and say that I am very confused as to how to configure and setup my custom built HTPC for DRC. There is a ton of information everywhere but no one has compiled it in one concise how to go guide along with one software solution to set it all up on a computer. I for one would be willing to pay good money for such a software solution but at the moment, there does not seem to be any such solution around.
I have read Jones Rush's guide. It is long and complicated. I'm not sure how to work the guide for 5.1 channels. Then once I have this IR file, I'm sure how to use it in the convolver.
Here is my wish list:
-Easy software for the creation of the room specific IR file for multiple channels in windows.
-A realtime convolver driver for windows that would apply the IR file for all sound output to the sound card.
I'm looking to process all sound output by my HTPC. This would be MP3 music, CD's, DVD'S, games, TV played through my tuner card. My HTPC currently uses MCE and it seems that no one has figured out how to have the plug-in work in MCE.
At the very least, it would be great if there was a how to guide that would walk your through from the creation of the IR file to playing corrected sound in Windows. I have looked at the one on JR's website and it pretty good at explaining how to use the plug-in but it's not a start to finish guide.
This technology is so exciting and I can't wait to get it setup on my PC. I am willing to do my share of the work if someone would be willing to work with me. I can't help with the programming (I only know how to program in VB
) but I can help with the testing and the creation of the how to the how to guide once I know what I am doing.
Any help that can be brought my way is highly appreciated.