[LAU] Marian Trace Out 8/16?

Marije Baalman nescivi at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 22:25:09 UTC 2013

On Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:53:44 -0800
"Len Ovens" <len at ovenwerks.net> wrote:

> On Thu, January 17, 2013 1:52 pm, Marije Baalman wrote:
> > Hiho,
> >
> > has anyone tried the Marian Trace Out 8/16 soundcard on Linux?
> >
> > http://www.marian.de/en/products/trace_out_816
> You realize this is outputs only? No inputs at all.
> > In the ALSA sound card matrix I see the Trace D4 supported, but I
> > don't know how similar these cards are...
> It would be a try it and see. In general though, most internal
> interfaces are already pretty good sound wise and a lot offer 7.1
> sound. What are you expecting this card to do for you that an
> internal card would not? Are you doing digital crossovers? (The only
> thing I can think of for so many outputs)
> The D4 looks completely different in function and I would also point
> out that the supplied drivers for the D4 include OSX as well as Win
> but the 8/16 is win only. Doesn't sound like the same driver works
> for both.

I am writing up a concept and realisation plan for a sound installation
where the hardware is given as a PC with this soundcard to drive 16
loudspeakers in a public space; so at the moment I am looking whether
I'll have to see whether it can run on Linux, or whether I have to deal
with Windows7 to support all the software I will be writing or using for


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