[PD] [OT] choice of sound cards for 16 output channels
jack at rybn.org
Fri May 6 16:40:41 CEST 2016
Thanks a lot for your answers.
If i understand, i have many solutions to achieve my goal :
- buy 1 soundcard, for exemple :
- MOTU 24Ao AVB which is class complient : good news for linux users)
- Presonus VSL1818 with a ADAT 8-channel DAC (Roman, do you have a
link for this with jack connectors ?)
- buy several 'small' soundcards (like 8 Griffin iMic, cheap solution
but lot of sound cards)
- buy 2 soundcards with 8 outputs (in this case, i need 2 usb
controllers on my computer, right ?)
- buy 2 C-media CM6206 soundcards (cheapest solution here, never seen
and tested but looks promising)
By experience, in theatre, i prefer to have an easy setup, PC + 1 or 2
soundcards, on which i can plug jack connectors. The sound will be a
Pierre Henry music.
If someone has other recommandations ?
Le 06/05/2016 14:54, patrice colet a écrit :
> If it's just about having 16 channels DAC, using two C-media CM6206
> soundcards should be enough but you might need direct input boxes if the
> amplifiers are not just beside the computer, I tried this chipset and it
> works good on a pcduino2 and Pd with 8 channels, no glitches, it should
> works as well on a Raspberry Pi 3. So it's possible to cluster the
> soundcard+pi on a network and have as much channels as you need.
> e 06/05/2016 à 14:32, Simon Iten a écrit :
>> or get yourself an old rme multiface hdsp card, eight analog outputs
>> and eight adat… you will need an old laptop with pcmcia or a new one
>> with express card (or a macbook with thunderbolt and an adatper)
>> rme cards are good quality and quite cheaply secondhand (200 $)
>>> On 06 May 2016, at 14:08, William Huston
>>> <<mailto:williamahuston at gmail.com>williamahuston at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The Motu is $1000. The Presonus is $500. What about getting 8x
>>> 2-channel USB soundcards? The Griffin iMic is a 2x2 and is $40. So 8x
>>> would be $320.
>>> If you look around, you can find 2ch USB audio adapters for $20/each,
>>> $10/each, even $2/each. For that kind of money you could purchase a
>>> few and evaluate them in terms of quality, or maybe read up on what
>>> chip they use and read reviews.
>>> I'm pretty sure Pd supports multiple audio adapters, but have not
>>> tested this.
>>> Please post your results, as I would like to get into ambisonics as
>>> well and be able to drive 8x or more speakers. But I don't want to
>>> spend $1000!
>>> On Thursday, May 5, 2016, Jack <<mailto:jack at rybn.org>jack at rybn.org>
>>> > Hello,
>>> > With the following configuration :
>>> > Ubuntu 16.04
>>> > Pd-0.47.0
>>> > I need to find a solution to send sounds on 16 different speakers.
>>> > What is your advice regarding the purchase of USB sound cards under
>>> > Linux with this configuration ? For you, which sound cards are more
>>> > willing to do this job ?
>>> > Ciao.
>>> > ++
>>> > Jack
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