I was considering that to see if I liked Dirac, problem for me is it can only handle 8 channels. Even if it could do more there's no way to get them to the atmos speakers.
The other issue is I hate the JRiver user interface...
Haha fair enough. Although if you only wanted to use JRIver EQ without dealing with its UI, it can be set as an audio processor/driver. So any and all sound playback regardless of software used will go via JRiver. Since I don't Atmos haven't checked fully but I believe it too is limited to 7.1.
However in my situation, for a temporary solution, the idea sounds almost too good to be true, the only thing missing DLBC. I hear people mention MSO a lot which im guessing does the same thing but is more labour intensive. I hope Dirac don't limit the trial version to stereo only.