From: "Richard Crowley"
Subject: Re: PC soundcard with multiple mic inputs?
Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 09:39:43 -0800
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> "Joel" wrote ...
> > I need a CHEAP way to have 4-6 mic inputs on my computer
> > that can be digitally selected or muted, in other words,
> > by the computer.
Never heard of such a beast. Seems unlikely that it exists.
Automatic mixers tend to be standalone units that don't require
computers. Many (most?) have inputs that can be connected to a
computer for automated control.
Computer sound cards with multiple inputs exist for the music
recording market. Some even have built-in mic preamps.
Units that combine features tend to be compromises. Particularly
in the area of mic preamps.
> > Is their anything cheap on the market?
Define what YOU mean by "cheap"?
I suspect the answer will be "No, there is nothing cheap."
> > Can i build somethiing?
Dunno, can you? Or do you mean to ask, are there hardware
circuits and/or software code available to roll my own?
Probably, but hard to say without knowing what you are trying
to do (and what you experience and resources are).
"Martin Riddle" wrote ...
> Try Guillemot.
Huh? Any particular product you had in mind?
I only found a couple of gamers/DVD player optimized
sound player products. I didn't see anything with
more than the minimum-standard mono cheap mic input.