To the developers (audio considerations)
Sirs, I make a researched suggestion regarding the audio configuration, concerning RoF and BoS.
Although I don’t know the plans concerning BoS's audio. I am assuming, the configuration's
will follow the blue print of RoF.
Many hours of research and testing, have lead to a conclusion, of a missing element, allowing
more options in audio configurations, for the end user. That of a speaker selection in Fmod.
My testing/ research, is all based for analog and on the equipment I own.
A great audio, that can be attained, including situational positioning, and sound stage, come's from having RoF's Fmod , in 2 channel, and up mixing (encoding) to ether 4 or 5.1. Utilizing ether 2 ch, or quad, or 5.1 headphones.
Personally I have several audio “toy's to play with, software and hardware, and the one thing (I) cant get around “simply” is the audio panel in Windows after XP. Of the 3 audio cards with in my system(s) 2 Creatives and on board Realtec. The inability to “lock” Windows 7 (my flight computer)
to a 2 channel configuration, and the sound cards to a multi channel configuration, (sound card software overrides Windows comfiguration) disallows the ability
of certain encoding systems and sound cards to encode, up to multi channel analog outputs. On my systems this is easily accomplished digitally, but not analog. Therefore negating analog encoded multi channel speaker systems or headphones.
Currently in order to accomplish this configuration, I “line out” (2 ch) my gaming computer, to my recoding studio computer and encode/upmix to multi channel analog.
An addition of a fmod speaker selection, would “bypass” the windows audio panel. Allowing more audio configurations through hardware's own software.
And allow more options in audio confiurations, with in a computer, with out "out board" gear for the end users.
If there is an alternitive to this configuration, through windows, I havent been able to attain it. (suggestions of course welcome)