Re: equipment for multichannel playback?


Subject: Re: equipment for multichannel playback?
From: Coryn Smethurst (corynrrsmethurst@tiscali.co.uk)
Date: Sun Sep 05 2004 - 16:20:01 EDT


I've had powerbook crashes with an RME playing back 8 channels live, but at
least you can reboot, when ADAT's go wrong your stuffed - and they do not
appear to be the most reliable of playback devices ...

crrs

on 5/9/04 17:30, Kevin Austin at kevin.austin@videotron.ca wrote:

> Hi
>
> We've done multi-channel for some 15 years and this year we're
> organizing a symposium around the issue of eight-channel pieces.
>
> http://www.istop.com/~electro/en/info.html
>
> This is not sound projection (diffusion) of stereo pieces, but using
> 8 speakers as 'point source', discrete channels. The playback and
> transport of pieces is as yet largely undefined in the community. The
> path we've taken for playback is the safe one: ADAT. It's old
> technology, but it is "out there", and relatively solid. We also have
> DA-88 available.
>
> Getting the pieces is a whole other story! Many people do not have
> 8-channel facilities, but work in 8-channels, and play back from
> their computer, but this doesn't travel well.
>
> Works have come in as data files on CD and the technical team is
> transfering them to ADAT for archiving and concert use. It's a bit
> time consuming, but we can be assured of a much easier concert
> presentation.
>
> There are a large number of other issues related to speaker
> placement, audience placement and even more so, acoustical
> considerations, but these are for the symposium, and other threads.
>
> Best
>
> Kevin
>
>
>
> At 15:22 +0100 2004/09/05, Duncan wrote:
>> Hello
>>
>> I'm involved in curating a show of multi-channel sound works, to
>> take place in an old London music-hall.
>>
>> We want to design a sound system for the space, which we anticipate
>> would require between 8 and 16 channels of audio, to project the
>> pre-recorded pieces.
>>
>> ÀDoes anyone have any ideas re: equipment to play back the work?
>> I myself have produced my own multi-channel works running off a
>> laptop with an RME multichannel interface, but I wondered if there
>> might be better options, since computers have the habit of crashing
>> etc and can be a bit unreliable?
>>
>> ÀAre there any harddisk recorders out there at the moment with
>> multiple inputs/outputs? - so that works could be dumped as
>> multichannel pieces onto the machine, and played back with each
>> track assigned to a discreet (sic) output?
>>
>> Or any other ideas?
>>
>> Any advice much appreciated.. Duncan
>>
>>
>> Duncan Whitley
>> W: shotgunsounds.com
>> E: duncan@shotgunsounds.com
>>
>
>



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