Good day to you all.
For some time now I have been fighting with Cantabile and I am close to throwing inanimate objects out of frustration, so I’ll try to ask for help.
Background: I use Cantabile in conjunction with VoiceMeeter potato (via ASIO insert) as a VST host for the Dirac Live processor in order to employ room correction.
Works like charm in stereo but I would like to do it in multichannel too. Since I only use 4.0 Quad speakers I need to downmix 5.1 signals to 4.0.
I configured the VoiceMeeter inserts and I can route the 5.1 signal from in to out without problems. So the channels work and everything that goes into Cantabile comes out.
The problem arises when I insert an actual plugin. Lets Take NUGEN HaloDownmix as an example. I know the plugin is multichannel capable, I got it to work using Element as a host, so that’s not the issue.
Halo recognizes the 5.1 input signal w/o issues but it always initializes in “stereo mode”, giving my only stereo out. I have observed a similar behavior in other plugins as well. When I try to add channels to the audio out port of the plugin, there are no additional outputs I can assign.
Is there any way to fix / force a recognition as multichannel plugin at the DAW level? Because the plugin itself does not give me any options. In Element I can configure the output ports to Quad and the Input ports to 5.1 and it works.
Am I barking up the wrong tree here? Is Cantabile Lite incapable of what I want it to do?
Thank you for your attention.