Originally Posted by AustinJerry
Well, something isn't working. Here is my ASIO control panel:
I only have HD Audio Device and Realtek HD Audio Device. All show Out: 2x (no 8-channel output). Does this mean my laptop will not support the 8 channels?
In addition, when I click on the Output drop-down, all it shows is "Not connected"--I don't even get the two channels.
I installed the latest beta (REW 5.01, beta 12) and ASIO4ALL (v2.11, beta 1) without any issues. I'm finding multiple channels (6, but not 8) when I do a drilldown on my Dell XPS 15 (Intel CPU, Windows 7, 64-bit). Here's my experience:
When I go to the REW -> Preferences -> Soundcard, I selected ASIO under Drivers, and ASIO4ALL v2 as the ASIO Device.
Then, if I go to ASIO Control Panel, I see two WDM Devices: NVIDIA High Definition Audio, and Realtek High Definition Audio.
If I click on NVIDIA, and hover over it, I only see 2 x 44.1-48 kHz, 24-bits, Idle. Not very interesting.
On the other hand, my Realtek High Definition Audio driver is active in my setup, which I confirmed in my Windows Control Panel settings that have Realtek HD Audio Speakers active under Sound . If I hover over the driver in the ASIO Control Panel, I see a "Location: Internal High Definition Audio Bus" and "Status: Active". Nothing about 8 channels, though.
However, if I click on the wrench sign that shows "Advanced Options" when I hover, and then click on the plus sign that shows up under Realtek, I see Realtek HD Audio Output listed as my first dropdown.
If I click on that option, I see:
6 x 44.1-192 kHz, 32-bits
Status: Active - Polling (push)
I then hooked my Dell's HDMI output to the front HDMI input (HDMI-7, corresponding to V-AUX) on my Denon 4311, and I see MULTI CH IN + Dolby PLII on that source.
I don't have the USB mike so I can't do any testing.
On the Preference->Sound Card page, once I"ve selected ASIO4ALL under ASIO, I see six Output and six Time Reference Output channels. I wonder if my Realtek driver only supports 5.1, though.
No way to tell yet, but I hope (assume?) that the six channels correspond to the first six that Jason indicated are the system channels, as shown in Post #10. I don't have surround backs, heights, or wides, so I'm not missing any speakers.
So at least on my system, this "works".Edited by sdrucker - 1/7/13 at 10:55pm