5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound with Pandoras Box

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Re: 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound with Pandoras Box

Postby JustynR » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:39 pm

Hi Rik,

I just want to confirm, you have the Motu 828mk3, and it works with Windows XP. Have you got it to work with Windows 7 yet?

You have discreet channel control?

AND have you tried playing 5.1 audio files (muxed to a stereo audio file) and had the Motu unit split all of the audio signals out to 6 discreet channels?
(or am I misunderstanding how this is supposed to work)

If anyone else has these answers, that would be great too! I am just about to go and buy one.

Thank you,

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Re: 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound with Pandoras Box

Postby JustynR » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:20 pm

Also... is there going to be a difference between the Motu 828mk3 and the Motu 896mk3

I would rather have one that already has the XLR connectors rather than having to get a DI for each output.
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Re: 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound with Pandoras Box

Postby Markus Zeppenfeld » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:00 am

Hey guys,

please keep in mind that Pandoras Box only offers the playback of mono and stereo files at the moment.
Assigning a muxed 5.1 or 7.1 file to an ASIO track will lead to no output at all, as this is not supported right now.

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Re: 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound with Pandoras Box

Postby Justin Ireland » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:42 pm

I have a 7.1 Sound Blaster Audigy RX (with ASIO drivers) but when I test with individual mono WAVs I get very odd results. Like some channels are not coming out on the proper speaker output or some channels are muxed together.

I really need to get 7.1 audio working preferably on an internal sound card. Has anyone been successful or should I go with an external MOTU device?
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Re: 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound with Pandoras Box

Postby Yvonne Groetzschel » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:51 pm

Hi there,

I have some information about using the asio device, it´s quite easy.
So here´s what I did.

Select your asio device in PB configuration.
In my case I used the 8 ADAT channels 9-16. (asiooutputs.png)
Put your 8 wav files on audio track 1-8. (layertracks.png)
In the inspector for the first audiolayer type in audio channel "9", move the panfader to left (+100). Second audiolayer --> audio channel 10 --> pan Left (+100), third --> Ch. 11 --> Pan Left....... (audiotracks.png)
In the end you´ve got 8 seperated audiotracks on 8 seperated outputs. (output.png)

That´s it.

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Re: 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound with Pandoras Box

Postby JustynR » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:18 pm

I do the same thing for surround...

Except that I only use 3 audio layers:

Track 1: (mapped to 1 in the inspector)
L&R Front

Track 2: (mapped to 3 in the inspector)
L&R Rear

Track 3: (mapped to 5 in the inspector)
Center & Sub

You don't have to pan them left and right for each track if they're already stereo files.
If you put a stereo file on Track 1 & it's mapped to channel 1 through the inspector - the left side of the track will play on 1 and the right side of the track will play on 2 automatically without having to use many many layers and mono audio tracks.

I've done a show where we had 10.2 surround and another 8 channels of AUX audio in other parts of the venue all coming off of the same timeline.
Lots of work but it turned out really well.
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