Interfacing ASIO to HDMI to drive a 5.1 system from a DAW in realtime
August 10, 2013 2:28 PM Subscribe
I have Propellerhead's Reason connected to ASIO4all. I want to stream at least four channels via HDMI to a 5.1 receiver for surround-sound monitoring. Is this fairly straight-forward plug-n-play nowadays, or does it require some fiddling? What receivers would your recommend?
posted by Ardiril to computers & internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I do not own a receiver yet as I am still in the research stage. I do not want to sink a lot of money into this stage.
I cannot go the musicians gear route, a multi-channel interface like the Akai EIE Pro, because my Laptop runs Vista with 4 gig RAM and USB. Apparently I need a minimum of USB 2.0 to run current interfaces without glitching.
Also, I would appreciate any other ideas on getting a minimum of four discrete line outs from a DAW on a budget with an old laptop, including out of production hardware.
Background: I need a new laptop, no doubt, but I would like to hang on to this one for another 18 months or so.