What is app routing?
App routing is the fact to redirect the sound of an app from default output to a specific output in Sonar
Why use app routing?
Some apps or games can have specific configuration about sound and you would like to custom this. For example you want your preferred music app to have more bass or your favorite game to use our presets.
How to do app routing?
You will notice with our new version that there is now an area in each outputs of Sonar that will display all the apps that are currently playing or capturing sounds. All you have to do is drag the app you want and drop it to the output you want. One limit: You won’t be able to move an app that generate sound to the output MIC as it’s used only for app that capture sound.
Using app routing should be an easy ride but if you encounter some issues please check below.
Why my app name is displayed incorrectly in Sonar?
Some apps share a wrong name to other apps. Send us a request here https://steelseries.typeform.com/to/WwBjIlcf and we will handle this as soon as possible
Why my app is still displayed in Sonar when there is no more sound playing?
Some apps doesn’t send correctly the fact they have stopped being active or it takes some times for the status to be updated from the app.
Why app routing doesn’t work?
- Some apps are develop in a way that it’s not possible to change the routing externally. To do so you will have to change the routing of the app within the concerned app.
Known apps with routing issues
Some apps are known to have issues with routing. For example if you do the routing of iTunes to another Sonar Channel from Sonar or Windows, it won't be taken in account until you close and restart iTunes. Until that the app in Sonar will be displayed in the original Sonar Channel.
Another example is Discord. It generates two audio sessions:
One routable for everything about activities in channels by default in Game Channel
One non routable for Voice channels in Chat Channel
Why do I have signal in Sonar channel but I don’t see any application assigned in the routing panel?
Some applications are hidden in the routing panel to avoid displaying too much useless information. For example, any test sound from Windows, Sonar, Moments sound processing will be hidden in the routing panel.
How to remove an app from a Sonar Channel?
Apps available in "Apps to be routed" means that they send sound directly to a device without using Sonar. To do this you need to go to "Volume mixer" in Windows settings and select the output or device wanted