Originally Posted by ROBSCIX
I have Adobe audition mayeb I can check it out for you. Can you explain a little more what your trying to accomplish.
It would be nice to know if the X-Meridian will do the job or not, since I've had my eye on it for quite some time now.
What I'd like to do is compose music strictly in 5.1 surround sound. So I'd like to record all of the parts within Adobe Audition's multitracker, then pan them wherever I want in the 5.1 audio spectrum in real time using Audition's Surround Encoder. The problem I'm having is that when I open the "Audio Driver" window within Surround Encoder, I am only capable of setting 2 digital outputs using the Gina 3G, even though I need a total of 6 digital outputs to complete a 5.1 surround field.
When you open the "Audio Driver" setting, how many digital channels are available to you with the X-Meridian? Do you have enough to set them to all 5.1 channels? Or does it set up automatically?
When I pan a sound using the Surround Encoder's circular soundfield display, all I can do is pan the sound between a maximum of two channels because I only have two digital channels available to me.
My plan was to hook up the Gina 3G into my Pioneer Home Theater via a single Optical Toslink cable & start composing in 5.1. The problem is, as greggplummer stated, it seems as if the Gina 3G doens't have a built-in 5.1 decoder, even though it says right on the box that the Gina 3G is 5.1 - 7.1 compatible. It states that it's even capable of surround delay management. I think it is 5.1, but only using the 1/4 outputs (analog), not the digital optical toslink output.
I definitely wouldn't be able to use the X-Meridian alone because it is not GSIF (GigaSampler) compatible , according to the Auzentech website. Do you know off hand if it is compatible with GigaSampler or not? I know they are coming out with a break-out box for the X-Meridian, which will include a MIDI input. It would be perfect if the break-out box would include GSIF compatibility. Yea, that's not gonna happen.
If I could somehow sync the X-Meridian with the Gina 3G in order to accomplish what I want, I would definitely buy an X-Meridian & use them both together. The problem is that no one seems to know for sure, which is fair enough. A professional 5.1 Surround Sound songsmith would not use an end-user type home theater system to compose his songs anyway. This is just the way I'd like to do it.
When I go to music stores, they quickly lose interest in me because they know I will not be buying Pro-Tools just to write a couple of cheesy songs for my girl.
I've already bought a Creative X-Fi, which turned out to be a huge mistake since it is not even Dolby Digital compatible. It uses a proprietary decoder called "DTS-ES", which is compatible with about two games & just about nothing else. Sickening. I was able to pawn it off on ebay, but this kind of trial & error is going to end up costing a lot more money than necessary, is a huge waste of time & most importantly - Frustration is beginning to outweigh my inspiration.
Thanks for your help!