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post #22 of 56
ever heard of foobar for mp3 and CD playback?
try it out, especially with the right components and ASIO output.
feels like heaven man!

i will be more than willing to give u a step by step guide to start using foobar.
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Originally Posted by DJ.BigBear View Post
ever heard of foobar for mp3 and CD playback?
try it out, especially with the right components and ASIO output.
feels like heaven man!

i will be more than willing to give u a step by step guide to start using foobar.
Yes, please.
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post #24 of 56
first thing first

do u use 5.1 configuration or 2.1?
which do you prefer, surround or just plain 2.1 music experience?

if u do use 5.1 for surround, i will give settings that will sacrifice a little bit of sound quality (well depends... if u're an audiophile kinda person... u might want to use ASIO) to utilize it's full surround using DirectSound output.

but if u prefer 2.1, just pick Audio Creation Mode in X-fi's console and then use ASIO output for foobar.

i use 5.1 surround, coz it sounds better atleast for me in surround. i'm not a big fan of audiophile anyway.

and last thing, for God sake, pardon my english...
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Your English is fine as far as I'm concerned. So how do utilize DirectSound output using 5.1 or ASIO in 2.1. Is there an option that I can enable?
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post #26 of 56
first u need to download some components for foobar (really small sized files)
since foobar can be fully customized from interface to sound quality.

if u don't have foobar, download link below:
foobar 0.9.4.3 Client - http://www.foobar2000.org/

i have already uploaded all the components needed, but looks like the host is down for maintenance.
so u'll have to download it for yourself for now, i'll give out the file names.
Put all files in foobar components folder (ie:C:\\Program Files\\foobar2000\\components)

(direct sound output provided with foobar)
Kernel Streaming output - http://www.foobar2000.org/components/foo_out_ks.zip
ASIO Support - http://www.foobar2000.org/components/foo_out_asio.zip
Channel Mixer(just in case u want to use 5.1) - http://d.turboupload.com/d/1936803/f...mixer.rar.html
Noise Sharpening - http://www.sendspace.com/file/hqxets


This is for 5.1 surround setup using direct sound in X-fi entertainment mode(since channel mixer don't support ASIO in entertainment mode and gives error to Kernel Streaming output)
Open your foobar,
press Ctrl+P,
then,

follow the pic


u can set each DSP plugin too, like equalizer. i like my preset, or u can just put it to flat.

Channel Mixer Plugin Setup (follow the pic)




(u can change these settings according to your preferences)


Noise Sharpening makes your music sounds even clearer than crystalizer.
Adjust the slider as u like.


Last! the Output! just follow the pic.

and to be able to utilize the full surround on ASIO output, pick X-fi Audio Creation Mode.
TURN OFF CMSS3D FOR ALL MODES!

taadaaaaaah!
try it out, and see if it suits your ears.

bored with your foobar plain looks?
remember u can customize all aspects of foobar including the looks.
for example, like this:



comments will be highly appreciated
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post #27 of 56
now, it's time for 2.1 setup.

u can use entertainment mode or audio creation mode, but some may prefer audio creation mode in X-fi console.

very easy actually, all u have to do is just put your channel mixer plugin back offline, and pick ASIO for output. just like these pictures below:



comments pls... thanks.
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post #28 of 56
Nice, but I get this
Quote:
Failed to load DLL: foo_channel_mixer.dll
Reason: This component is missing a required dependency, or was made for different version of foobar2000.
After putting in the channel mixer and kernel stream components.
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post #29 of 56
i did post that Channel mixer and Kernel Streaming (KS) output is not friendly with each other right?

If u want to use ASIO + Surround, Use X-fi Audio Creation Mode(if not, one of your channel won't sound)
If u want to use DirectSound(DS) + Surround, any X-fi mode beside Game Mode will be OK.
If u want to use 2.1 + ASIO, go with Audio Creation Mode.

Only use Kernel Streaming when u're not using Channel Mixer.
beside, if u own an X-fi, why on earth do u want to use Kernel Streaming for other than the purpose of testing?
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Ok, I found that the version you link of Channel Mixer only work with Foobar .8 and newer. I downloaded the version for .9 and later and it works now. THanks.
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