On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 01:42:00AM +0100, Karl Hammar wrote:
That's a fascinating idea.
Instead of messing with USB2 protocols, design a board that attaches a ADC/DAC to a microcontroller and shoves the raw floats in and out over... Gigabit Ethernet??!
I don't know if any of the cheap microcontrollers out there-- or the free network stacks available for them-- could also handle the speed of a large amount of audio.
But the thought of a hardware audio interface that talks NetJACK natively, however, is really intriguing. Use OSC to control the interface....
Hmm. It'd be more than just a native Linux-supported audio interface, it'd be a JACK-specific audio interface.
The devil's in the details, though. Which DAC/ADC chip? Which microcontroller? How much RAM? Which network stack? Which preamp circuitry? How many channels? Etc, etc. It's not a trivial project.
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