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Old 22nd June 2018, 12:55 PM   #1
Soldy is offline Soldy  Germany
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Default Using two soundcards at the same time?

Hi there,


I want to use my computer as a DSP and digital crossover at the same time. But since I have 2 sourround speakers (passive), 2 Subwoofers, and 2 twoway front speakers (active) and a twoway center (active) I would need a 10 ch output. Theses outputs should be provided by two 5 channel sound cards.

My plan goes like this: Let the computer decode the DTS signal, use a software to split the front right/left and center channel into high and low frequencies and rout them to an output.


I had my eye on APO equalizer, but doesn't seem to be able to handle two soundcards at the same time. Can you recommend software, that can do this job?


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Old 22nd June 2018, 03:11 PM   #2
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How about a 16 channel soundcard?

Windows can't select two playback devices at the same time. (Apparently Mac can or so I've heard.) Perhaps this may be possible with some form of virtual audio device. I'm interested to know if it exists too.
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Old 22nd June 2018, 03:30 PM   #3
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If you know an affordable 16 ch card, please let me know.


Two 5 ch soundcards will cost me round about 150 $. So it should be in that range.
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Old 22nd June 2018, 04:01 PM   #4
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If you can up your budget to $250:

Amazon.com: BEHRINGER U-PHORIA UMC1820: BEHRINGER: Musical Instruments
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Old 22nd June 2018, 05:10 PM   #5
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Thx, but what I've heard is that those sound interfaces are actually listed as multiple stereo soundcarads under windows. So that wouldn't work either.
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Old 22nd June 2018, 06:55 PM   #6
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VB-Audio's Voicemeeter BANANA allows 3 soundcars ... and EqualizerAPO integrates with it !
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Old 23rd June 2018, 06:33 AM   #7
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Thank you.

I assume that is three sound cards at the same time?
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Old 23rd June 2018, 06:50 AM   #8
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Use your imagination ...

BTW, if you use EqualizerAPO with BANANA, check out what you can do with the Device: command (remember 1st enable those I/O devices through Configurator).
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Thx, but what I've heard is that those sound interfaces are actually listed as multiple stereo soundcarads under windows. So that wouldn't work either.
You may want to double check - it appears that if the Monitor button is set to Mono, then the stereo pairs are disabled.
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Old 23rd June 2018, 09:16 AM   #10
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I personally haven't bought any hardware yet. But user from a German forum has a BEHRINGER FCA610 and it is listed as 4 stereo soundcards. But thx for the tip, I will tell him to check.
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