I’m working on an installation that has 8 speakers setup around a room, and would like to assign tracks to play on a single speaker. I’ve setup my project’s Output Format in FMOD Studio to 7.1 Surround, and selected the ASIO driver for my Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 as my audio device. This device has 8 analog outputs on the back, but when I add a track to an event and force its surround panner to target a single channel, I still hear audio out of 4 of the outputs (some are quite loud). This is happening even though my Master bus is just showing audio going to a single channel:
Does surround mixing spatialize the audio in a way I’m not understanding? Any tips on how to make this work?