Topic: Fireface UCX: setting 5.1 output

I have a Fireface UCX. I'm a musician that also happens to be a gamer. I would like to setup my UCX to output 5.1 surround sound.

I've scoured the internet and threads trying to find something that would show me how to do this, but there are none. It's not in the manual either. Is there anyone than can tell me how to do it? I do know I have to set the output in Windows to 5.1, and then do something in TotalMix, but I have no idea what to do there.

Thank you all so much, and I look forward to your suggestions and help. smile

Re: Fireface UCX: setting 5.1 output

Bump, can anyone provide any help/assistance with this? I did more research. Looks like WDM is set to 9. I set to 5.1 and I can hear audio output as follows:

1. 1/2 fronts
2. 3/4 LFE/center
3. 5/6 surround

Re: Fireface UCX: setting 5.1 output

I use my UC to control the home theatre surround system and PC gaming in surround also.

WINDOWS:
Sound settings - Sound control panel - Speakers (default device) - Define (<- not sure what that is in english, but its the one on the left) - Select 5.1 surround and with the test button you can see which software playback channel is which.
They are exactly like you mentioned above.

TOTALMIX FX:
I have connected the hardware output with the same order of channels as they are in the software outputs.
Now all you have to do is select hardware output channel and send the software playback channel to the output in hand.
In my setup LR and surround LR are in stereo mode, C and SUB are in mono mode, both in software playback and hardware output.
And therefore if I want for example to feed sub channel to the SUB output channel, I select the channel 4 (which I've renamed SUB) in the hardware output row and the raise the fader of channel 4 (also named as SUB) in the software playback row.

I'm not sure if I was clear enough with this, but I hope this helps.

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