Gigabyte X299 DESIGNARE EX User manual

Gigabyte X299 DESIGNARE EX User manual
Table of Contents
Configuring Audio Input and Output.................................................................................2
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Configuring 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio............................................................. 2
Configuring S/PDIF Out.................................................................................... 5
Configuring Microphone Recording................................................................... 6
Using the Voice Recorder................................................................................. 8
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Configuring Audio Input and Output
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Configuring 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio
The motherboard provides five audio jacks on the back
panel which support 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel (Note) audio.
The picture to the right shows the default audio jack
assignments.
Center/Subwoofer
Speaker Out
Line In
Rear Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
To configure 4/5.1/7.1-channel audio, you have to retask either the Line in or Mic in jack to be Side
speaker out through the audio driver.
High Definition Audio (HD Audio)
HD Audio includes multiple high quality digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and features multistreaming
capabilities that allow multiple audio streams (in and out) to be simultaneously processed. For example, users can
listen to MP3 music, have an Internet chat, make a telephone call over the Internet, and etc. all at the same time.
A. Configuring Speakers
Step 1:
After installing the audio driver, restart your computer.
On the Windows desktop, click the Realtek HD Audio
Manager icon in the notification area
to access the
HD Audio Manager.
Step 2:
Connect an audio device to an audio jack. The The
current connected device is dialog box appears. Select
the device according to the type of device you connect.
Then click OK.
(Note) 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio Configurations:
Refer to the following for multi-channel speaker configurations.
•• 2-channel audio: Headphone or Line out.
•• 4-channel audio: Front speaker out and Rear speaker out.
•• 5.1-channel audio: Front speaker out, Rear speaker out, and Center/Subwoofer speaker out.
•• 7.1-channel audio: Front speaker out, Rear speaker out, Center/Subwoofer speaker out, and Side speaker out.
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Step 3:
On the Speakers screen, click the Speaker Configuration
tab. In the Speaker Configuration list, select Stereo,
Quadraphonic, 5.1 Speaker, or 7.1 Speaker according
to the type of speaker configuration you wish to set up.
Then the speaker setup is completed.
B. Configuring Sound Effect
You may configure an audio environment on the Sound Effects tab.
C. Enabling Smart Headphone Amp (Note)
The Smart Headphone Amp feature automatically detects
impedance of your head-worn audio device, whether
earbuds or high-end headphones to provide optimal audio
dynamics. To enable this feature, connect your headworn audio device to the Line out jack on the front panel
and then go to the HD Audio 2nd output page. Enable
the Smart Headphone Amp feature. The Headphone
Power list below allows you to manually set the level of
headphone volume, preventing the volume from being
too high or too low.
(Note)
Whether this function is supported is dependent on your motherboard model.
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* Configuring the Headphone
When you connect your headphone to the Line out jack on the back panel or front panel, make sure the default
playback device is configured correctly.
Step 1:
Locate the icon in the notification area and right-click
on this icon. Select Playback devices.
Step 2:
On the Playback tab, make sure your headphone is set
as the default playback device. For the device connected
to the Line out jack on the back panel, right-click on
Speakers and select Set as Default Device; for the
device connected to the Line out jack on the front panel,
right-click on Realtek HD Audio 2nd output.
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Configuring S/PDIF Out
The S/PDIF Out jack can transmit audio signals to an external decoder for decoding to get the best audio quality.
1. Connecting a S/PDIF Out Cable:
Connect a S/PDIF optical cable to an external decoder for transmitting the S/PDIF digital audio signals.
Connects to a S/PDIF optical cable
2. Configuring S/PDIF Out:
On the Digital Output screen, click the Default Format tab and then select the sample rate and bit depth.
Click OK to complete.
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Configuring Microphone Recording
Step 1:
After installing the audio driver, restart your computer.
On the Windows desktop, click the Realtek HD Audio
Manager icon in the notification area
to access the
HD Audio Manager.
Step 2:
Connect your microphone to the Mic in jack on the back
panel or the Mic in jack on the front panel. Then configure
the jack for microphone functionality.
Note: The microphone functions on the front panel and
back panel cannot be used at the same time.
Step 3:
Go to the Microphone screen. Do not mute the recording
volume, or you'll not be able to record the sound. To hear
the sound being recorded during the recording process,
do not mute the playback volume. It is recommended that
you set the volumes at a middle level.
Step 4:
To raise the recording and playback volume for the
microphone, you can set the Microphone Boost level on
the right of the Recording Volume slider.
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* Enabling Stereo Mix
If the HD Audio Manager does not display the recording device you wish to use, refer to the steps below. The
following steps explain how to enable Stereo Mix (which may be needed when you want to record sound from
your computer).
Step 1:
Locate the icon in the notification area and right-click
on this icon. Select Recording devices.
Step 2:
On the Recording tab, right-click on Stereo Mix item and
select Enable. Then set it as the default device. (if you do
not see Stereo Mix, right-click on an empty space and
select Show Disabled Devices.)
Step 3:
Now you can access the HD Audio Manager to configure
Stereo Mix and use Voice Recorder to record the sound.
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Using the Voice Recorder
After setting up the audio input device, to open the
Voice Recorder, go to the Start menu and search for
Voice Recorder.
A. Recording Audio
1. To begin the recording, click the Record icon
.
2. To stop the recording, click the Stop recording icon
B. Playing the Recorded Sound
.
The recordings will saved in Documents>Sound Recordings. Voice Recorder records audio in MPEG-4 (.m4a)
format. You can play the recording with a digital media player program that supports the audio file format.
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