Low-fuss Firewire output for a project?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by darenw5, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. darenw5

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    For one of my harebrained projects, i'd like to output audio and other signals as digital using firewire to send to a computer. What is a good, cheap, low-fuss way to provide firewire outputs given analog signals but not given a PhD in firewire implementation technology?

    (plan 'B' would be to buy an audio mixer like the alesis multimix, but that is bulky, more $$ than i want to spend, and has a lot of features i won't need)
     
  2. studiot

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    You need to consider what software you have that can read from the computer firewire port.

    A cheaper option might be to obtain a video capture box with a firewire output, but only use the audio part. They normally come with suitable software. They are also often abvailable on Ebay.

    Look at the Datavideo offering.

    www.datavideo.com
     
  3. scubasteve_911

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    Dec 27, 2007
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    Your process should be to understand what bandwidth is necessary, then work from there. Do you absolutely need firewire? USB has been a lot easier for hobbiests to implement in the last few years, you should consider this.

    Steve
     
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