I'm looking for a setup with 30 analog outputs sound card.

For now the only product I can see is the Motu 24io (2 of them), which seems to be out of date.

Any idea of another hardware?


Not aware of any single units that will provide that many analog outs (but happy to be wrong) Also, FYI Motu have updated their product range recently so something like 2 x 16A's or 24Ao units could fit the bill

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  • Spectro???????? – Mark Durham May 12 '15 at 18:00
  • Hi Mark ... well spotted ... – Stelios May 13 '15 at 11:31
  • Good to see some more C74 forum users round here. Strangely enough I think EMV is also a Max user. – Mark Durham May 21 '15 at 11:41

Many professional external audio interfaces can be stacked or extended to get more inputs/outputs: RME, MOTU, Avid (Pro Tools HD), SSL, Apogee...

Some work by daisy chaining firewire or thunderbolt interfaces, others use a PCIe card with one of more dedicated digital multichannel interfaces that connect to rack hardware containing the analog inputs/outputs.

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  • Any idea of good hardware that meet my requirements? Outside of the Motu brand? Thanks! – xavier.seignard May 12 '15 at 16:21
  • Why do you dislike Motu? All of these systems are a considerable investment, but all of them produce quality gear, with Motu being a bit cheaper than the rest (and arguably, the rest being of even higher quality). – EMV May 12 '15 at 18:49
  • Thanks, I was saying "outside of the Motu brand" because I already know their products. – xavier.seignard May 12 '15 at 21:46

You could get a very solid 30 output system from RME using their MADI DA:


Not cheap though!

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