Re: ¿equipment for multichannel playback?


Subject: Re: ¿equipment for multichannel playback?
corynrrsmethurst@tiscali.co.uk
Date: Mon Sep 06 2004 - 09:14:39 EDT


RME seem to be stable on PC, just not so stable on Macs (not dreadful, but
it does pick its moments ...) - certainly the one linked to a PCMCIA card...
but the quality of the DAC and ADC's seems good
>-- Original Message --
>Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 08:34:02 -0400
>From: Philippe-Aubert Gauthier <Philippe-Aubert.Gauthier@USherbrooke.ca>
>To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
>Subject: Re: ¿equipment for multichannel playback?
>Reply-To: cec-conference@concordia.ca
>
>
>My experience ...
>
>With the Fraunhofer wave field system that I had used, it was 4 synchronized
>PC
>rendering in real-time over 88 channels. No crash for at least 10 days
of
>8~12
>hours of work each day, but it was Linux. The 4 soundcards where all hammerfall
>from RME (if my memory is good!). The only bug was some sort of buffer
"under
>run" which was related to the software, this was only for the last day.
I
>suppose that was a simple problem, having some reference should have surely
>fix
>the thing very easily.
>
>At this time, I was experiencing more problem with an Sony 16/32-channel
>DAT
>recorder only working with 8 channels!
>
>Somebody have experienced simple multichannel wave file playback on Linux?
>It
>seems incredibly stable, at least from my experience.
>
>Have a nice day,
>
>Selon Coryn Smethurst <corynrrsmethurst@tiscali.co.uk>:
>
>> 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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>% Étudiant au doctorat en reproduction de champs acoustiques %
>% %
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>% [ Sherbrooke) %
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>% [ and Technology) %
>% %
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