[PD] multiple sound cards

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Tue Apr 29 09:31:40 CEST 2008

Raphaël ILIAS hat gesagt: // Raphaël ILIAS wrote:

> i just bought two cheap sound cards (Terratec Aureon 5.1 PCI) in
> addition to the default card on the mother board... i just want to
> get 6-mono input channels and 6 output channels into PD or jack...

What you're trying to do here is known as the "el cheapo" multichannel
soundcard configuration in Linux Audio circles. You can google for
that term to find a lot of people who also tried it or use:
http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/TwoCardsAsOne as a start. 

To make a long story short: El cheapo doesn't work very well, if at
all. Soundcards have to be in sync to work properly, and your two
soundcards (Aureon + onboard) will never be in sync. The closest you
can get probably is to use netjack. But for 6in/6out your precious
time could be put to better use if you buy a real multichannel card
like the M-Audio Delta 1010(LT) or equivalent ICE1721 cards by
Terratec etc. 

 Frank Barknecht                                     _ ______footils.org__

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