I want to send a signal from Audacity to a shaker so i go to Audacity preferences → Audio I/O, i try to select the shaker but i cannot find it in the options provided.
The shaker is connected a control unit and the control unit is connected to the computer. The control unit has a software which i normally use to send the signal.
Did someone tried this before and can tell me how it can be done?
Thanks in advance
Is the shaker listed in the Windows Sounds control panel as a playback device?
Can you give us more information about the shaker? Maybe a model number and a link to the online information/specs? Is it a audio device? i.e. A “bass shaker”?
How is the shaker connected? Is it plugged into your soundcard or headphone output, or USB?
Thank you for your responses. Here are further details and an update on my problem.
The shaker model is V406 of the BKSV brand. It is connected through the vibration control system of BKSV, named Laser Usb Control. The shaker is connected to the Laster via a coaxial cable and then the Laser control system is connected to the pc via a usb cable. No, the shaker isn’t listed anywhere on the computer, not in the control panel as a playback device or anywhere else.
I was told that i can connect t directly to the computer via an external sound card. I have ordered the ESI 24 XL because it has two coax outputs so i will check it out and update the post here.
Are you sure that it has two coax outputs? The ESI website appears to say it has one coax and one optical https://www.esi-audio.com/products/u24xl/
I was told that i can connect t directly to the computer via an external sound card.
Do you have the amplifier? The website says:
The shakers can be driven by compact, quiet and energy-efficient amplifiers such as the LDS® LPA100 where no fan is required, or the LDS® LPA600 where a fan is required.
Maybe the amplifier can be driven by a soundcard? (without the “laser” controller). I couldn’t find any useful amplifier specs.
From what I can tell the USB controller runs from proprietary software so it’s probably not seen as an audio device by Windows:
Consisting of a controller module and Windows®-based application software, LASERUSB is flexible, reliable, and easy to install and operate. It can be configured with a comprehensive suite of vibration control and analysis applications, from random and sine excitations to SRS synthesis and time waveform replication.
I have ordered the ESI 24 XL because it has two coax outputs so i will check it out and update the post here.
If you need RCA (coax) connections you can get an [u]adapter cable[/u].
But, that USB audio interface should show-up as a USB audio device in Windows and in Audacity. (It might not show-up with the exact product name, but it should say “USB… something”.)
Are you sure that it has two coax outputs? The ESI website appears to say it has one coax and one optical > https://www.esi-audio.com/products/u24xl/
You are right steve i must have read wrong, it only has one coax output, thanks for noticing. I will return it then and find another one.