What is the best way to achieve 5.1 surround sound audio output for Resolume Avenue or Arena in 2024?

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What is the best way to achieve 5.1 surround sound audio output for Resolume Avenue or Arena in 2024?

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Working on a new project where 5.1 surround sound is desired.

We are well into using Resolume Avenue for the project and would like to see how we can use this program to achieve this.

If this cannot be achieved natively we are open to using other software in conjunction.

From what I gather there are a few other posts on this subject. Though, most are from at least 4 years ago or even longer.

Post A 2017: viewtopic.php?t=14043
Post B 2020: viewtopic.php?t=20112
Post C 2016: viewtopic.php?t=9019&start=10

With that I would like to ask what is the best way to achieve this in 2024?

Is it natively supported at this point?

From my research it appears as though the first best move is to ensure that the content itself has this information properly rendered in. It appears as though it is the audio codec that matters the most.

I found these test files in a Reddit post with a Google Drive link which could be helpful for testing purposes.

https://www.reddit.com/r/hometheater/co ... ry_format/

Assuming the content itself is ready and has these channels encoded can Resolume properly send these channels out to an audio interface that has at least 5 channels.

If not, it appears that most are using Ableton in parallel where the audio will be triggered over OSC when the clip is triggered.

This seems do able but adds a level of complexity and may not work in every setup.

Some also recommend QLab but that is Mac only and although it may solve the problem it does add complexity and may not work in every instance.

Top level having this feature natively in Resolume would be worth it to the max. If it is not currently supported is there any timeline for this feature request?

Thank you!

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Re: What is the best way to achieve 5.1 surround sound audio output for Resolume Avenue or Arena in 2024?

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You don't lol. They guys are reworking the audio system for multi channel out but there is no timeline. Could be next month (haha) or could be 10 years? If I was to guess... Maybe a year or two??

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Re: What is the best way to achieve 5.1 surround sound audio output for Resolume Avenue or Arena in 2024?

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Thanks for the update Arvol.

I assume "you don't" means there is not currently a native way.

If we do proceed down this path and find a successful solution I will be sure to share the workflow here.

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Correct. Currently Resolume can only do a stereo out.
You can kind of bandaid it together using Resolume for mapping and video playback and then have Ableton or some other DAW send out audio. You can send another audio out track from your DAW to Resolume sending out LTC so that the video can follow the clock for it's playhead to keep everything in sync.

https://resolume.com/support/en/smpte

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Re: What is the best way to achieve 5.1 surround sound audio output for Resolume Avenue or Arena in 2024?

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I think that's a great idea and is definitely the direction we are headed.

This ties in with another post about controlling Resolume with UDP commands.

viewtopic.php?p=94463

It doesn't sound like that is native either so we might use the Chataigne program you recommended or maybe even TouchDesigner.

We will see!

Lot's of fun hacking and signal routing coming up!

Thank you for your input.

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