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Surround Sound from Non-Surround Sources

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've got a 5.1 system, connected to my Crosshair Hero VII via the surround outputs (one 3.5mm for L/R one for rears, one for center/sub) and it all identifies corectly in windows, test tones all that, and it works in games. What I want to do is be able to get some audio out of those rear speakers when i'm just watching YouTube or listening to music. Is there a way to get windows to output to thsoe speakers when there isnt actually a surround signal? Make the smart surround setup a bit dumber in those situations? 

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27 minutes ago, Pyrannha said:

I've got a 5.1 system, connected to my Crosshair Hero VII via the surround outputs (one 3.5mm for L/R one for rears, one for center/sub) and it all identifies corectly in windows, test tones all that, and it works in games. What I want to do is be able to get some audio out of those rear speakers when i'm just watching YouTube or listening to music. Is there a way to get windows to output to thsoe speakers when there isnt actually a surround signal? Make the smart surround setup a bit dumber in those situations? 

You can install something like Voicemeter Banana to perform a virtual "mixdown/up" of audio signals as required, however, bear in mind that nothing will magically "upscale" a non-5.1 audio signal to 5.1 for you. The best you'll be able to get is "All Channel Stereo" which is effectively just a way to send the same stereo signal to all speakers.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

That sounds like just what i want. i dont want to create a 5.1 soundscape, i just want some music out of the rear speakers.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've beenmessing with this a while and haven't been able to figure how to actualy create that All Channel Stereo setup like you were talking about Kirashi. Do you have any links for a tutorial or something? Everything i've found is mostly just focusing on streamers and content creation. 

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