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    Default Best DAC with an API?

    What is the best DAC that you can write programs for? I love my FB3 but I really want to write my own software. I have a soundcard DAC but the driver situation is a little flakey. Somethings with the soundcard DAC it stops working and I have to reboot.

    I want a DAC with the reliability of an FB3 but also with API access. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Default The J4cDAC!

    http://www.photonlexicon.com/forums/...ce-DAC-project

    J4cbo's DAC project is the only one I know of that will have something like that. I think another revision is coming out sometime in the future. You may want to get a hold of him and see what he has up his sleeve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flecom View Post
    I would think this is the most established and with the most support available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sugeek View Post
    http://www.photonlexicon.com/forums/...ce-DAC-project

    J4cbo's DAC project is the only one I know of that will have something like that. I think another revision is coming out sometime in the future. You may want to get a hold of him and see what he has up his sleeve.

    -Adam
    J4cbo's dac project is nice.. but when is it really going to release?
    I mean I think it's nice that someone also has the hardware while he is developping to make a correct program, so for now the best advice I could give is to go for a dac that is available already
    either QM2000 (which indeed gives most developing support)
    and many languages supported:
    - Delphi
    - Visual Basic .NET
    - Visual Basic 6.0
    - Visual C++



    Or the easylase, comes with example code.. but only in visual basic that is. >.>

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    the J4cbo dac seems like it has a lot of potential but the problem with a one man operation is I am fairly certain he has a real job so support might be an issue...

    then again the QM2k is getting pretty up there in age too, so I would not be surprised to see an FB3 SDK get released eventually

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    The j4DAC is nice, I'm looking forward to a time when the drivers works. Until then, don't forget the RIYA. I have $150 RIYA Lite's available and they come with an SDK and personal support. Also the Basic is available with ethernet support for just $260.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drlava View Post
    The j4DAC is nice, I'm looking forward to a time when the drivers works. Until then, don't forget the RIYA. I have $150 RIYA Lite's available and they come with an SDK and personal support. Also the Basic is available with ethernet support for just $260.
    Interesting, is RIYA basic this unit?
    http://www.riyalasers.com/riya_usb_sa.htm

    Is RIYA reliable enough for professional shows? I haven't heard anything about them though the web site looks familar.

    I want to go QM someday though I can't justify the cost yet. RIYA might be a good stepping stone.

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    I have programmed against just about all of them and don't really have a preference as far as the APIs go. They are all pretty comparable. Actually, the sound card DAC gives the MOST flexibility since you can stream to it.

    I have several DACs and whenever I decide to run some shows I always either pull out my Moncha DAC or EasyLase. They are consistently the most consistent in terms of plugging them in and working the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blowfly View Post
    Interesting, is RIYA basic this unit?
    http://www.riyalasers.com/riya_usb_sa.htm

    We have two lines of controllers:
    - FPGA-based (3_in_1 (USB+Ethernet+PCI) and USB+Ethernet models);
    - Microprocessor-based (Multibus line: Lite, Micro, Basic, Pro, OEM models)

    On your URL - USB+Etherrnet model (FPGA based..)
    drlava have written about RIYA Multibus Lite and Basic models (http://riyalasers.com/riya_MB.htm)
    (microprocessor-based controllers)

    Anyway, all types of our controllers have the same API; it is open (by request)


    Quote Originally Posted by blowfly View Post
    Is RIYA reliable enough for professional shows? I haven't heard anything about them though the web site looks familar.
    search word "riya" here: http://laserfreak.net/forum/index.php
    you can read independent opinions (938 times at now )

    Or look feedbacks on this forum..

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