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EdPo
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I tried it a little while back and like it. It wouldn't always work (JRiver/WASAPI/GO450/HD650) but when it did I thought it was fun. My specific use would be mostly with movies. Musical recordings like Cabaret were also really fun with the software.
Darin: As someone else earlier had mentioned, after fiddling around for few days I also liked the "Acoustic Zen: Crescendo Speakers" 7.1 preset. Curious is your users have expressed a favorite for movie reproduction?
Apr 9, 2015
Darin_Fong_Audio
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Fong Audio
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Hi EdPo, Yes, using WASAPI requires a few settings to be right to get it to work. You basically have to make sure all audio is resampled to 48KHz/24 or 32bit. Or you can just use Windows Direct Sound. For movies, I would recommend just using Direct Sound to make it easier.
Although generally the presets people purchase seem to be fairly evenly distributed, the Acoustic Zen preset is pretty popular as an all around preset good for music and movies. Others prefer a more damped or sound treated room for movies. The recording studios like AIX, Genelec, Home Theater, Mi Casa, etc. are in much less reverberant rooms which many people prefer for movies.
However, different amps and headphone combinations also factor in to the sound of each preset. So while someone with brighter headphones might prefer a less bright preset, someone else with darker headphones might like the brighter presets.
Also, the interaction with your particular ear shape will be a big factor too. What sounds great to one person may not sound good at all to another. Hence the value of the trial mode to see how well your ears match the ears used to capture the speakers and room.
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