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Can Max MSP output to 24 different output?

October 25, 2010 | 2:59 pm

I’m working on a 24 channel surround sound project and i’m thinking that Max MSP will be perfect for my needs. I basically I’m enquiring if Max can output to 24 different outputs on a Motu sound card. I will be working in Snow Leopard. I’ve previously only worked with stereo audio in Max so am a little confused as to how Max would handle 24 outputs, would the dac object still be used?

I’m sorry if that sounds a little vague I can provide more details if required.


October 25, 2010 | 3:10 pm

Yes, still use [dac~ ]. It says in the help file that there are no limits to the number of channels you can have, which means you’re only limited by your audio interface.


October 26, 2010 | 1:03 pm

Many thanks for the reply. Do you know how the [dac~] object would be configured to deal with 24 outputs? Am I naive in thinking that i would need 12 [dac~] objects?


October 26, 2010 | 1:33 pm

There is the graphic dac~ which looks like a speaker & has 2 inlets addressing (usually) outputs 1 & 2 of your interface, then there’s the generic object into which you would type [dac~ 1 2 3 4 5 6] etc. The more numbers you type, the more inlets appear on the top of the object

Alistair


October 26, 2010 | 1:55 pm

Many Thanks! I’ll have a play and see if i can get it up and running.


October 26, 2010 | 8:21 pm

Yep, no probs, I’m linking two MOTU ultralites and send to each speaker with [dac~ 1 2 3] etc as Alastair said.


October 26, 2010 | 9:39 pm

yes if you have a soundcard with that number outputs.. just dac~ 1-24 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6… etc. 24), and you will be done


October 28, 2010 | 10:18 am

Managed to get this working, many thanks guys…i’m sure i’ll be posting again with more problems!


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