Surround Audio Interface: What are you guys using?

Find topics on computers, studios and music-related hardware.
Post Reply
User avatar
Keyplayer
Senior Member
Posts: 1185
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:09 pm
Contact:

Surround Audio Interface: What are you guys using?

Post by Keyplayer » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:27 am

I'm currently using my DA7 digital desk as my audio interface for my Nuendo 8.2 (with Artist Series Controllers) rigg. But as it's now relegated to a corner taking up a large amount of space, I was thinking about replacing it with a dedicated monitoring interface. I'm particularly interested in knowing what the Nuage users are using for their systems, as the Master Controller gives numerous routing options and I'm still interested in upgrading from the the Artist Series stuff.

Ideally it would handle 7.1, 5.1, Stereo & Mono feeds that I could access directly from the Control Room Section of Nuendo. But at the absolute minimum, it's got to handle 5.1 and stereo. Another consideration is whether I have to turn the controllers on just to access any audio feeds from the computer. Right now with my desk, I can leave Nuendo (including the controllers) off and I can still access other Audio/Video sources through the PC and just play them through the desk like a home stereo receiver. Will I lose that option if I go to just an audio interface?

So, what are you guys using? How much? How Flexible? How Durable? That's what I'd like to know. Thanks for your replies!
Nuendo 1.0 - 10 |VST Studio Connect Pro | Windows 10 Pro | Intel i7 - 5820K CPU @ 3.30 | 64-bit OS | 32GB of RAM |RME HDSPe RayDAT | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Video Card | Euphonix MC Control, 2 Mix & Transport | Xkeys | iConnectivity mi10 MIDI Interface | UAD-2 Octo Core with UAD-1 Legacy Ultra Pak | Isotope RX4 | Melodyne 3.2 | Voxengo Plugins | Real Guitar | B4 II | EZ Drummer | Drumagog 4 | Virtual Guitarist 2 | Korg, Roland, Kurzweil Synths | Apogee Big Ben | 32 Channel Panasonic DA-7 desk | Equator D5 (5.1) & Mackie 824 (St.) monitors | VS-1680 & 880 HDR's |

User avatar
Keyplayer
Senior Member
Posts: 1185
Joined: Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:09 pm
Contact:

Re: Surround Audio Interface: What are you guys using?

Post by Keyplayer » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:12 am

Anyone here tried the Yamaha MMP1?
Nuendo 1.0 - 10 |VST Studio Connect Pro | Windows 10 Pro | Intel i7 - 5820K CPU @ 3.30 | 64-bit OS | 32GB of RAM |RME HDSPe RayDAT | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Video Card | Euphonix MC Control, 2 Mix & Transport | Xkeys | iConnectivity mi10 MIDI Interface | UAD-2 Octo Core with UAD-1 Legacy Ultra Pak | Isotope RX4 | Melodyne 3.2 | Voxengo Plugins | Real Guitar | B4 II | EZ Drummer | Drumagog 4 | Virtual Guitarist 2 | Korg, Roland, Kurzweil Synths | Apogee Big Ben | 32 Channel Panasonic DA-7 desk | Equator D5 (5.1) & Mackie 824 (St.) monitors | VS-1680 & 880 HDR's |

User avatar
MattiasNYC
Grand Senior Member
Posts: 3696
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:27 am
Contact:

Re: Surround Audio Interface: What are you guys using?

Post by MattiasNYC » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:38 am

Not what you're looking for, but I have an old Lynx TWO-B PCI card. It has two inputs and six outs, so 5.1 surround. I only use one set of speakers so L/R is the same channels in stereo and 5.1. The card also has AES out so that feeds my Grace headphone amp.

As for "durability": I can't even remember when I bought this card. I mean, it's got to have been around 2004 or something. Still works. Low latency. Clean sound. And I'm happy I'm on a Windows machine since getting PCI slots is still not a huge issue. One of the best investments in tech I've ever done.

Can't answer for other interfaces though. I would think you could get one that would either work with the computer on and would route easily using the included mixing software, or even do it with the computer off.
Nuendo 7.1.4 / Lynx TWO-B / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Ryzen 1700 3.7GHz (oc) / 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4@3200MHz / Nvidia GTX 660 / ASUS x370-A mobo/ 500GB WD Blue system drive / Crucial BX100 250GB SSD media / spinners for library/backup ::::: iZotope RX / Phoenixverb Surround / DaVinci Resolve / Faderport / Applied Acoustics UltraAnalog / my pet pony Frank

Post Reply

Return to “Computer/Studio Hardware & Setup”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest