Low-fuss Firewire output for a project?

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

  1. darenw5

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Feb 2, 2008
    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

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 9, 2007
    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.

  3. scubasteve_911

    Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    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.