[PD] 4 outs on a cheap soundcard.

Josh Steiner josh at vitriolix.com
Mon Jun 30 20:42:49 CEST 2003

my pal steve managedto do this with i believe an sb live.  we also did 
it with multiple cheapo consumer cards, but i dont advise it since the 
cards buffers empty at slightly different rates which can result in a 
near constant crackling sound.  here is his message:


I think if you get the emu-tools package from here:

you can use it to map the rear channels to the second PCM device. I 
don't remember the exact syntax, but you want to map front to PCM0 and 
rear to PCM1.

I had a script that did it, but it probably got erased when we did the 




Kjetil S. Matheussen wrote:

>I might help a person set up an installation which contains
>both video and sound all running in pd, and is now giving some free
>He needs 4 audio outs from pd, so I reccomended the
>delta44 soundcard. He asked if it was possible to use
>a cheap soundcard instead (I presume the soundquality is
>not that important for this). But I have no idea how
>well that works.
>Anyone have experience having 4 outs (an "adc~ 1 2 3 4" object) on a cheap
>soundcard (one of those 5.1 cards or something) in pd. Does it work?
>Pd is going to run linux.

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