So, I'm working in a theater, and we start to use more and more computer, for light, video, and we'd like to use it for sound. But sound is kinda tricky, and usually sound cards on computer are pretty bad, or expensive and not built-in.
The perfect solution would be that my laptop can issue some numeric sound that my DM-1000 (or any other console) can deal with. Like AES/EBU, SPDIF, anywhat... Problem is, by looking on the internet, I can only find weird adapters and cards, costing a lot of money.
And in my mind, numeric sound is kinda easy to output, you just say 1's and 0's at the right speed, which is way easier than analog audio ie, and which is way easier to cumpute than FullHD-HDMI in example.
why did nobody write any driver (only piece of software) that allow you to get, in exemple, SPDIF out of the minijack for your earphone ? or AES in the HDMI cable, so you just need a simple adapter to have digital sound out of your computer ?
And then, the sound quality would just be about a piece of software. But I feel like, your computer is very powerfull compared to anything used 10 years ago, so you got unlimited compute power, which mean near perfect quality. In my opinion (but I'm probably wrong), quality on analog sound depend on having good pieces of hardware, when quality on numeric sound depends on having enough compute power. So, would the quality of digital sound computed from a FLAC file, by a good computer be allways lossless (compared to the file from which the sound is read) ?