Whilst ORIA will act as an audio interface, connected directly to your computer, if you already have an existing audio interface and simply require powerful immersive monitor control then the ORIA can simply be used as a standalone monitor controller.
There are two methods you can use to feed audio into the ORIA from an external audio interface. Either via the Optical ADAT ports, or via the Optional DANTE card.
To set up ORIA, please connect it to your computer via USB and open the ORIA control software. Now in the “Monitor Source” drop-down, please select either ADAT or DANTE. Now the 16 channels of input will be taken from that source rather than from the USB connection.
Some additional set up will be required to link up the ORIA via ADAT or DANTE and ensure they are clocked correctly. You can find dedicated ADAT and DANTE setup guides in our helpdesk.
You can now set up your speaker calibration using either SoundID Reference for Multichannel, or manually through a software of your choice. You can find more information on how to set up your speaker calibration here.
Once you have completed your speaker calibration and made your desired profiles, you can then begin to use the ORIA as a monitor controller. You can easily adjust your monitor level and cycle through your Profiles using the controls on the front panel of the unit.
We would recommend keeping the ORIA connected to your PC via USB if possible and this then makes it possible to use the ORIA Remote iPad app and also allows you to control the Downmix functionality of the Dolby ATMOS renderer once configured. However, you can unplug the unit from USB if desired for use without the above functionality.