I have a small hobby studio that doubles as a pc gaming rig and I have noticed some strange stuff with pc games. When walking around in games like Fallout New Vegas, Mafia 2, and Skyrim the sound is very directional. If I turn to the side, sound comes from the side perfectly fine but when directly facing a sound source, the sound vanishes. Talking directly face to face with npc’s results in no voice whatsoever. It’s like there is no center channel.
I’m fairly certain this is related to 2.1 sound because when I use my onboard Realtek audio and set it to 2.1 the sound is just fine without the directional fading of sound as you turn with the mouse.
I guess my question is, is there anyway to make the mr816x function like a regular soundcard? I tend to switch between games and DAW work regularly and having to switch back and forth every time is a real pain.
Thanks for any help.