So I have a bit of a dilemma. I recorded a four channel audio file with a zoom h6 and I want to output the four channels to four different speakers. I have two stereo amplifiers set up and two soundcards but I need to know if there's a program for that can simultaneously output the channels to the different sound cards. The solution could be for Windows Mac or Linux because I own computer running all three. I hope this makes sense.

  • Possibly vb-audio.com/Cable – cybernard May 14 '18 at 1:19
  • Not quite what I'm looking for but still a good application – MrSchmuck May 14 '18 at 1:33
  • Is this for one-off home use, or are you looking for it to be portable; ie as a 5.1 soundtrack? – Tetsujin May 14 '18 at 5:59
  • @Tetsujin Home use would work – MrSchmuck May 14 '18 at 10:34
  • You might be able to do it on Mac with Loopback or Win with Voicemeeter Banana - I haven't actually tested either of those for that specific functionality, though. – Tetsujin May 14 '18 at 11:21

Beginning in build 1803 of Windows 10, you can specify specific outputs per audio channel. No third-party software required.

In Settings > Sound > App Volume and Device Preferences, you are presented a selection of all currently active audio channels on the device and the ability to select the desired output of each of these:

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  • This would work, however I need the four audio channels to play at the respective files at the same time because the channels were all recorded simultaneously and therefore playback must be simultaneous as well. Using this solution I would have to have the files open in two different applications and the files wouldn't be played together – MrSchmuck May 15 '18 at 17:55

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