[PlanetCCRMA] [OT?] Advice needed for hardware

Paul Hales pdhales at optusnet.com.au
Sun Aug 29 16:14:26 PDT 2010

Your issue here is the number - 24.

Most high end consumer interfaces (motu 8pre, saffire pro 40, etc) will
supply 8 mic inputs, and then you have to add external items.

16 is fairly doable, as you can use a supported firewire device connect
an external mic pre-amp via ADAT.


Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> What's a good choice of hardware to interface 24 mike level inputs to a
> PC, either desktop or laptop -- for a reasonable price.  I've been
> looking around the web, and have discovered that RME can probably do it
> (Their website is targeted towards people who either know the buzzwords,
> or know German, preferably both).  M-Audio makes the "Octane" box, which
> looks like a good place to start, but its output is via an ADAT
> Lightpipe, for which I can't find a good interface to the PCI bus or to
> a laptop.
> Either advice, or pointers to advice, or pointers to a good wiki or
> mailing list are most welcome.  I am very familiar with Linux and
> desktop hardware, less so with laptops and audio hardware.
> Many Thanks - jon
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