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Old 8th January 2009, 01:40 PM   #1
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i,m new in this forum and looking for some help with a artproject i,m busy with. I need a cheap device, solution which makes 40 analog line outs on the mac, so that i can play 40 channels from a software programm simultaneous (cubase,..) to the seperate line outs. Doesn,t has to be high end. i don`t need a complete mixer just the line outs. The solution with stacking firewire cards together is to expensive, it also seems that i can just create 24 channels by this way. Has somebody experience with this kind of things. Do it yourself solutions are welcome.

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Old 8th January 2009, 01:49 PM   #2
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Hi,

The fairly obvious question is why ?
You have 40 channels of power amplification and 40 loudspeakers ?
If not use Cubase for what it is also intended for - mixing.

I'm no expert of PC hardware but do you really need
more channels than say a 7.1 soundcard provides ?

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Old 8th January 2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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it,s for an interactive installation, that means all loudspeakers should play sound at the same time and also different sounds.
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Old 8th January 2009, 07:19 PM   #4
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So you need a 40 channel sound card, probably USB. I have never seen any such device.
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Old 9th January 2009, 07:37 AM   #5
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Default Re: device for 40 line outs on the mac?? do it yourself solutions

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hoi

i,m new in this forum and looking for some help with a artproject i,m busy with. I need a cheap device, solution which makes 40 analog line outs on the mac, so that i can play 40 channels from a software programm simultaneous (cubase,..) to the seperate line outs. Doesn,t has to be high end. i don`t need a complete mixer just the line outs. The solution with stacking firewire cards together is to expensive, it also seems that i can just create 24 channels by this way. Has somebody experience with this kind of things. Do it yourself solutions are welcome.

regards
I had this precise job recently 68 different channels of audio (classic stuff-"We shall fight them on the beaches", "I did not have sex with that woman" etc etc) and what I ended up with was the guts of 34 Chinese i-Pods (chipods?) on continuous repeat - worked a treat and client was more than happy. It's not elegant but this is what it looked like....
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Old 9th January 2009, 01:25 PM   #6
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looks interessting, can you explain how it works??
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Old 9th January 2009, 01:28 PM   #7
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I see one of the cables is labelled "Bush"...
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Old 9th January 2009, 09:51 PM   #8
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I see one of the cables is labelled "Bush"...
There's no accounting for taste :-)
Client supplied the tracks.....
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