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In Mac OS X I am able to create an aggregate audio device, select, which hardware it will use to output/input sound, and, which sound channels it will use for output.

The utility to do this is located in Applications/Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup.

This is how the dialog looks:

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Channel mapping:

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I am looking for an alternative solution on Windows and Linux. A feature I am looking for in particular is to be able to choose, which output channels of my sound card I want to use for this virtual device.

The sound card I am using is M-Audio ProFire 610. The best solution would be opensource/freeware and handling both OSs, but I am looking for any tips and help for that, so feel free to chip in.

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Where is this dialog in OS X? –  Daniel Beck Feb 18 '11 at 15:50
    
It is under Applications/Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup –  rkrv. Feb 18 '11 at 15:57
    
Very cool. Thanks. –  Daniel Beck Feb 18 '11 at 21:27

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