Each track to a single speaker or analog line output ???


(I’am new here, and i do my best to write good english (from Holland).)

Oke, i have the following question: Everybody knows the timeline with the tracks where you place in a sample.

For example, take a simple program like musicmaker, it contains mostly 8, 16, or 32 tracks. All the tracks are
mixed together as one output, stereo or sometimes you can use 5.1 or 7.1 audio.

Now i also know that there are mixers and audio equipment (on usb) that do the same, it will mix all the channels, tracks from the screen to stereo out.

What i want is every single track on my screen, must have a analog output of his own. I’d like to connect a speaker for every track.

So what i mean is from my pc with like 16 tracks, to a external (usb) mixer or some kind of audio equipment. from the mixer i’d like to connect 16 seperated speakers.

I know i must be possible, i have a old analog mixer with 16 channels and in top of each volume control bar there’s a headphone connection.
Only i can’t connect me pc to it, to seperate all the 16 tracks.

Is there some audio equipment that have a usb connection, with maybe 16 headphone connections next to the 16 volume control bars, that is capable of
hearing each track from pc to one of the headphone’s out. ???//

I hope anybody understands what i’am talking out, if not please ask ?

Thank’s JK

Audacity will manage 16 tracks of audio from any one sound device. If you have an electrical box that will push sixteen tracks of sound down one USB connection, then Audacity will cheerfully record it.

Most boxes for audio production mix sound down to stereo before they deliver it to the recorder (Audacity).

You can’t connect 8 stereo boxes to the computer. Each box is one device and Audacity will only see one at a time. Of course it’s not quite that simple, as all the computer drivers and other software also has to work, but that’s why audacity has 16 tracks in the Preferences control panel. They can be made to work.


Can you explain WHY you want to do this?

On Linux there are several ways that this can be accomplished. On Windows the options are rather more limited.