Hey guys, new here but been using Audiomulch for my car audio needs for well over a year now. I am having an issue that I havent seen posted anywhere or at least my search skills need some work. I have had just one sound card in my PC for a while and everything is working great, I can do a time alignment through Smaart and I get consistent, reliable results, the sound card is an Asus Xonar D2x.
The way I have it setup is the audio from my media player is rerouted through Virtual Audio Cable -> Audiomulch -> ASIO4ALL-> Asus Sound Card. Again, never had any problems with just that setup and being able to do time alignment through Smaart using M-audio Mobile Pre USB with EMC8000. Have a 3-way with sub setup so all outputs on the Asus card are being used.
I recently am switching to setup a 4.1 surround setup through this PC, but since the Asus card has no available slots I had to add in another sound card. I have an old Creative Audigy 2 sound card that I threw in the PC and setup ASIO4ALL for both sound cards and I got everything to work sound wise, but when I try to setup Time Alignment through Smaart the delay on the Audigy 2 sound card is not consistent, its consistent in that when I reset Audiomulch the delay will be say 150ms, just as an example, and say if I check the delay immediately after it will read 1 or 2 ms higher, the longer I wait the longer the delay will be until it reaches some point and then resets and goes back down to the original 150ms. I never checked how high the delay reaches before it resets, because its a pain to let it run through that long. I hope that is clear.
It seems as though the Audigy 2 sound card and audiomulch have a clock difference or something? I dont really understand much about clock differences to troubleshoot it. Can anyone point me in the right direction on how to figure this out so I can get both cards to work properly?
I was curious on if I picked up either a second Asus card (needs to be PCI rather that PCI express like the D2x is) like the D2 if that would fix the issue? I just dont know if that would even fix the issue and I dont know if I want to spend that much money on a sound card for just the rear speakers when they will only be on during movies.
I would appreciate any help. If I left any other information out please let me know. Thanks in advance!