NEWCASTLE, DE (February 27, 2009) – AudioScience, Inc., a leader of professional audio peripherals in the installed sound industries, and Richmond Sound Design Ltd., makers of innovative and cost effective sound and show control solutions, are pleased to announce that through the thorough efforts of their respective technical teams, AudioScience’s ASI6416 PCI CobraNet card now works seamlessly with Richmond Sound Design’s SoundMan-Server Virtual Sound System software.
AudioScience has added the ability, through extensions to its ASIO driver, for multiple ASI6416 cards to be exposed as one ASIO device to SoundMan-Server. SoundMan-Server can now provide 999 simultaneous playback channels and 64 live inputs and 64 outputs to CobraNet using four ASI6416 cards and the new ASIO driver.
Loren Wilton, Developer of SoundMan-Server, stated, “The guys at AudioScience are great to work with! I let them know what I needed and they delivered. I’ve had multiple interfaces running on two systems now for about 2 weeks, and there has been zero drift or dropped samples. All 64 channels from the two systems are still dead on in sample alignment, just like I set them up.”
SoundMan-Server, a virtual sound system, can eliminate the cumbersome audio hardware needed in traditional sound systems. SoundMan-Server includes an enormous range of audio and show control capabilities, all in real time. Up to 12 bands of parametric EQ, a 31 band graphic EQ, 30 seconds of delay, automatic fades, mutes, solos, submastering and volume linking are available in every input, crosspoint, and output channel.
Richard Gross, President of AudioScience, said, “The technical teams from the two companies worked diligently to make this work; Richmond Sound thoroughly communicating their needs to the ASI team, who systematically put those needs in place. The result is a simplified solution for users of SoundMan-Server that need CobraNet connectivity.”
AudioScience’s CobraNet PCI sound cards also include the 8×8 channel ASI5408 and 2×2 channel ASI5402. Drivers are provided for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Linux. 64-bit drivers are available for Windows Vista and Linux. AudioScience’s application, ASIControl, allows CobraNet routing connections to be made between the AudioScience’s CobraNet PCI cards and any other CobraNet compliant device on the network. SDKs are available for Windows and Linux using either standard APIs such as Wave, ASIO, DirectSound or ALSA, or the proprietary AudioScience HPI and ASX interfaces.
For pricing and further information on AudioScience PCI CobraNet cards, contact Nicole Gross at +1-302-324-5333 or T.K. Pang in Asia at +65 98184303. For pricing and further information on Richmond Sound Design’s SoundMan-Server software, contact Charlie Richmond at +1-604-715-9441.
About Richmond Sound Design Ltd.
Richmond Sound Design Ltd. (
) founded in 1972 and headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, develops and manufactures sound and show control systems and software used in museums, theme parks, entertainment venues, attractions and theatrical applications around the world. For more information, phone 1-800-664-5861 for North America Sales, +1-604-715-9441 for International Sales, or email
About AudioScience, Inc.
AudioScience, Inc. (
) designs, manufactures and markets digital audio peripherals for computer-based digital audio applications. AudioScience is headquartered at 42 Reads Way, New Castle, Delaware 19720, with offices in Costa Mesa – California, Rochester – New York, Christchurch – New Zealand and Singapore. For more information, phone +1-302-324-5333, email
, or visit the company’s web site.