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Cheers, puts my mind at rest.
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Originally Posted by Paul17041993 View Post

it does, you jsut have to "enable it";



if I remember the X-Fis just had their own internal output mixer that was used to record it, and I think it was only stereo, or at least on my forte it was like that, programs like Fraps however that can record the 6 channels regardless are doing so via window's own audio buffers so the WhatUHear isn't used or needed for them.

if you recorded via WhatUHear though, you should get the EQ and SBX effects and maby a little better audio quality, whereas window's you're only getting what the application sends to the card, and in cases sounds bad, but at the same time you don't want EQ stacking so whether to use WhatUHear or not would depend on what you're doing, mind you I haven't meddled with that much so I'm not entirely sure if its improved since the X-Fis or not...

I can't get SBZ to even show WAV Multi-Channel option while X-Fi works just fine :






I really don't know why Creative castrated SBZ series that bad and still called it a new generation
Edited by minaelromany - 3/5/14 at 3:12pm
post #2093 of 5498
Someone responded to you in the Creative forums. Please check there and see if the programs he or she recommend give you the same features or functionality.
post #2094 of 5498
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Someone responded to you in the Creative forums. Please check there and see if the programs he or she recommend give you the same features or functionality.

I've been trying both Audacity and WAVOSAUR for the past couple of hours and both can't do it.

Audicity can record multichannel but not from "What U hear". It uses Windows WASAP and it can only record true 5.1 channels not "upmixed" 2 channels to 5.1 like I want and like X-Fi can do with a simple click !

This is unacceptable from a card that was "supposed" to be an upgrade from my X-Fi Titanum.

The most ridiculous thing I've ever seen since my first PC in 1998!


Edited by minaelromany - 3/6/14 at 3:47pm
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Then you have not seen much! and I do not say that just to joke............
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The most reediculous thing I've even seen since my first PC in 1998!

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Then you have not seen much! and I do not say that just to joke............

True, I haven't seen much cases when you get something as a major "upgrade" and then finds out it is a major "downgrade" in most possible ways. If that happened then I didn't fall for it so as a correction I must say: The most ridiculous thing I've ever "experienced" since my first PC in 1998
Edited by minaelromany - 3/6/14 at 3:47pm
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The new SBZ range ... well they got right one thing: simplicity. That's what the masses want and need. I do wish though that they had an advanced mode whereby us 'experts' could tweak away with impunity.

The old X-Fi range mixed the two 'modes' up making it pretty confusing for your average Joe.
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Originally Posted by SaLX View Post

The new SBZ range ... well they got right one thing: simplicity. That's what the masses want and need. I do wish though that they had an advanced mode whereby us 'experts' could tweak away with impunity.

The old X-Fi range mixed the two 'modes' up making it pretty confusing for your average Joe.

that's very true, and with simplicity increases reliability...

on a side note I may have fixed 24bit@96K again by messing with the windows speaker config;
setting to stereo > set to 24@192 > set to 24@96 > set back to 5.1 speakers,
haven't had it mess up again yet, so this could have possibly fixed a value in the "floating channel matrix" kind of design these cards use...
(ie; the panel speaker settings are independent of the windows settings, and the windows one sticks to 5.1 or you loose headphone surround)
   
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The new SBZ range ... well they got right one thing: simplicity. That's what the masses want and need. I do wish though that they had an advanced mode whereby us 'experts' could tweak away with impunity.

The old X-Fi range mixed the two 'modes' up making it pretty confusing for your average Joe.

With X-Fi range, it took us sometime to get used to it and when we did, it was pretty good with all those features. With SBZ's "simplicity", they actually took out many features that we got used to and depended on for years.
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So are these cards better than the Titanium HD?
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