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ESI MAYA44 USB+

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This is not a Question, just to inform that this interface works on the Pacarana USB port out.

What is very nice, as this device is very small and has 4 inputs AND 4 outputs that are working on just USB!

Without extra power. A picture here with under preferences, speakers - QUAD mode.

You see the 4 output lights blinking and listing by headphones, the sound is good. The interface has 4 RCA ins/outs at the back. Not in use now, 4 chnl audio out by USB! This interface fits into your pocket. 

asked Jul 19 in Hardware & Interfaces by roland-kuit (Master) (3,070 points)
edited Jul 20 by roland-kuit
Wow this is crazy!  Thanks.
Thanks. I've been hoping for a multichannel in/out USB interface solution.
Are you getting four separate audio output channels from the pacarana over USB? (The channels aren't copies of each other?). I thought that wasn't possible using the USB connection on the pacarana.

Can you use 4 input channels at the same time?

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Video's: 

Panning the 4 channels by hand (midi cc)

4 chnl panning test

Quad test:

Quad audio 1

answered Jul 21 by roland-kuit (Master) (3,070 points)
edited Jul 21 by roland-kuit
Wow.
Thank you for posting up the video tests!

When you're using quad output can you still use the input channels at the same time?
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1st, sorry for the sound & video quality. As I'm not in my regular studio, I have to do with the scraps here and all recorded live with my cellphone.

Example Quad player:

https://youtu.be/QIWAJIx3Wik

In this next example, the ZOOM pours Norwegian water into the ESI input without short-circuiting the thingy.

Kyma processes this granular over 4 outputs:

https://youtu.be/XmUgi2J0yN8
answered Jul 23 by roland-kuit (Master) (3,070 points)
Wow again! I really didn't think that was possible. Is this the only USB sound card that works on the paca(rana) supporting more than stereo input/output?
I have tested many USB 1 & USB 2 audio interfaces and for all the result was stereo (max). However, this little thingy is USB + (= extra power tip) and works for all 4 chnl's in/out.
Edit: was a different 2nd hand.
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