I need some help and pointers on how I best utilize my new 2.0 -> 4.0 upgrade.
My setup is super budget and a bit peculiar but I do the best I can whit what I have.
I just now managed to finally get hold off a second 3.5mm->2xRCA to be able to plug in 2 extra channels to my sound card whit a second stereo receiver I had laying around.
Well either way not going into detail of what my setup is made up from parts. I would like to have help on the software end and such on how to best have my 4.0 surround system working.
I have my computer as the source plugged into two stereo receivers. 1 receiver for the front mains. and a secondary receiver I just now plugged in thanks to that missing single cable part to enable this for now two extra surround rear speakers.
First I wanted to check out some music and started up Foobar2000. I have one 5.1 mixed album and I started it up without DSP down mix from 5.1->2.0 I had used before for this.
Problem was I didn't have a centre or LFE. I need those mixed into the front left & right speakers. I found a matrix mixer plug-in but I'm unsure how to use it.
I tried it out a little and think I figured it out and had the LFE and Centre mixed into the Left and Right fronts.
Well here is a picture on how I put it. Is this right or correct? Some other things I need to think about or do?
Would I need to do similar thing whit all players software I have?
I use Windows Xp Sp3 and have a Gigabyte motherboard whit on-board sound, which is a ALC889A sound chip. I use the analog outputs.
You guys have something to mention or point out for me?
I use my computer as my gaming, surfing, working, movie & music machine. I even have a 2seat couch to sit on. :P