Designating Channels

Hello, I am in need to find out how the channels in an Audacity 8 channel export to a .wav file are designated in a 7.1 surround sound file? I have successfully exported my channels but the LFE/Subwoofer channel keeps appearing on one of the other surround sound files. Here is my current arrangement-- Channel 1= Left, Channel 2= Right, Channel 3= Center, Channel 4= LFE, Channel 5= Side Left, Channel 6= Side Right, Channel 7= Rear Left, Channel 8= Rear Right.

Here is a link to the example of a 6 channel but I still don’t know what channel goes to what speaker.

Thanks for the help


That appears to be correct for WAV Surround sound - Wikipedia.

Audacity can’t play surround sound, so to make sure you have the channels in your Audacity project in correct order I suggest you make a demo project that has audio in one channel at a time. Export as an eight-channel WAV then listen on your system.


Thank you Gale, I will try this and see if it works.