I just bought an Asus Z87-Pro motherboard with Realtek ALC 1150 HD audio onboard. Since nVidia nForce4 chipset drivers I didn't found any valid audio driver that allows me to manage 5.1 sound sources.
With nForce I had a very interesting and useful driver with VU meters and possibility to change volume of each channel and in addiction with a simple checkbox I could mirror 2 front channel to rear channels in order to simulate a surround sound from a 2.0 source. In Addiction, presence of VU meters allowed me to monitor levels and calibrate and balance each one, during listening a movie.... Please look at this image
Teorically, audio chipset in nForce 4 was a Realtek ALC889, but managed from nVidia drivers. Now that I have a very recent audio chip.... Realtek drivers are ugly and almost unuseful....
Is there a way to easily manage channels and VU meters, with this recent chipset?