100 Things #2: SoundCheck Works With Any Audio Interface

Since its inception in 1995, SoundCheck was designed to use any audio interface from a professional sound card to a high precision National Instruments data acquisition card. In this short video, we explain how this flexibility permits high channel count, portability, high accuracy or low cost. This is particularly useful where you have differing needs within your organization, yet would like to all use the same measurement system. It also makes it easy to transition measurement configurations from one audio interface to another, as often happens when moving an R&D test into production.

SoundCheck Works With Any Audio Interface

Learn More About hardware to use with SoundCheck

Check out our Hardware Compatibility List to see our suggested tried and tested audio interfaces.

Check out our own audio interfaces, the AmpConnect 621 6-in, 2-out interface, and AudioConnect 2, a budget 2-in, 2-out interface. our newest multichannel audio interface.

 

Video Script: SoundCheck Works With Any Audio Interface

Since we first launched SoundCheck in 1995, it has been designed to use any audio interface from a professional sound card to a high precision National Instruments data acquisition card.

This philosophy offers immense configuration flexibility, whether your needs are high channel count, portability, high accuracy or low cost. The SoundCheck software itself allows additional channels to be purchased, so it’s easy to match (and even change) your number of software channels with your interface needs.

This is particularly useful where you have differing needs within your organization, yet would like to all use the same measurement system. It also makes it easy to transition measurement configurations from one audio interface to another, as often happens when moving an R&D test into production.

While you can use any audio interface, we provide a list of tried, tested, and supported products with up to 64 channels. These all meet strict performance and latency criteria, and, when purchased through Listen, are supplied fully calibrated and ready to connect to your system.

Although this flexibility has always been integral to our product philosophy, since 2009, we’ve also offered our own audio interfaces. We’ve designed these specifically for measurement applications, adding functionality such as microphone power, amplifiers, impedance measurement, digital I/O, and signal routing, as well as high resolution options,  in a single unit with just a USB connection to the computer.

We’ve also eliminated most on-unit controls for simple error-free operation. The tight integration that our own products offer with SoundCheck enables automatic configuration for rapid set-up, and additional features such as automatic gain control, TEDS transducer calibration compatibility and more.

And naturally, our audio interfaces, as well as any recommended 3rd party products have always offered silent operation so as not to interfere with acoustic measurements.

We’re always happy to advise on the best audio interface to use with SoundCheck for your application, whether that’s one of our own products or something else.