Now that the new site is finally launched the time has come to start new Development Projects. As I had said in a previous post I am looking into PCIe Sound Card Development. The card that I have been considering for the project is the HT OMEGA FENIX Sound Card. Before I purchase the card I need to know if people are interested.

Update:

The card has been ordered.

32 Comments on "Sound Card Development"

  1. great project! Super interested

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  2. Hi Andrew,

    this would be great. May I ask if you could investigate in parallel in the Sandblaster Zx Series?

    looking forward, best jens

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  3. External DAC/AMPs are the only way to go. Getting PCI-E sound cards are typically worthless unless you need the specific ports or if your mobo audio is particularly bad.

    External is great because it removes nearly all of the electrical interference found inside of a computer. I would highly recommend the Obective2 ODAC. It’s incredibly accurate with no audible hiss even at the highest gain/volume. It’s of course not cheap, but the schematics are out there to make it, so if you have the parts and the know-how, you could assemble one yourself.

    Objective2 ODAC: http://waa.ai/4Dk0

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    • I already have a presonus fw box myself. This development would be for the normal day to day user and not ment for Poole who work in industry.

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      • Ah that makes sense, most people can’t spend a few hundred just for a sound card. For that purpose I think this would be great! Great choice btw, I hear it performs excellently.

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  4. Hi!
    I’d be interested in this sound card as well!

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  5. Well, you can buy external Mbox3 mini usb card for $50. I got it on Craigslist for this price. And you got card with native OS X drivers and ASIO support. Also i got Mbox2 Micro card, which still work pretty well in Yosemite. Same thing – native OS X drivers and ASIO support.

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    • This is not the point. The point is to develop a solution for a PCIe Sound Card not a external solution. Most people do not want a external box and again this is not for people in industry.

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  6. Hey, i am also totaly interested in the HT OMEGA solution…..

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  7. I am interested put me in the pool. I have some external Fw cards myself like Maudio and MOTU but personally I am unhappy with external, I know this makes no sense but I am. Will this work well with Logic and most AU’s like Spectrosonics Omnisphere and Arturia etc? What about Kontakt plugins like Orchestral tools Berlin strings, spitfire and so forth? I believe all these work well with my current built in sound card on the motherboard Asus X79-Deluxe so the PCIe should work even better no?

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  8. Well either way I am in. Will you have a link you provide to purchase it so you get credit towards it like the way tony… does and/or just donate for the work on this project? Thanks

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  9. Interestingly,
    awaiting the results.

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  10. Some result?

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  11. Could you send me a codec_dump on this card?

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  12. no problem, I’m waiting.

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  13. nothing new?

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  14. Any update for this preject Andrew?
    I really would like to purchase this card.

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    • only optical audio will work and nothing else sadly.

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      • Thanks for your great effort Andrew!
        I search on internet and found that on OSX86.net they got a Project relate to audio kext for Omage HT card. This is exactly what I found “CMI8738-v55-MC6”
        If you have time and interested, please take a look on it and maybe you can do some tune-up/adjust for working with Fenix card.
        I am looking forward good news from you everyday.

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  15. Hi Andrew, it’s so strange. I have posted the link 2 times, but still not exit here.
    Here you are again: 000.osx86.net/files/file/3821-kextzip/
    Please replace 000 with www.
    Maybe forum policy about post external link 🙂

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  16. Hi Andrew,
    Have you got it yet?
    Thanks for your great effort!

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  17. Hi Andrew, have you got it yet, and any update?
    Thank you so much.

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