[PD] [OT] choice of sound cards for 16 output channels
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Fri May 6 17:07:06 CEST 2016
if it should be on the cheap side,
and the need for usb because of a lacking pcmcia/expresscard is present,
there there are
logilink ua0099 available, which are offering 8ch output
i bought some here:
On 2016-05-06 14:54, patrice colet wrote:
> 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
> 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 <williamahuston at gmail.com>
>>> 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 <jack at rybn.org> wrote:
>>> > 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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