sound system gives the Jam-O-Drum life. The group deal with many
issues when choosing sound hardware. Here is a description of some
Number of speakers
latest design called for an external 6.1 surround sound speaker
system and a subwoofer under the table. This 6.1 surround system
will allow experiences to give individual players their own sound
directly while having a general sound track playing at the same
time. This will also take advantage of 3D surround sound.
Single speaker for each user
Jam-O-Drum or device had integrated speakers into the tabletop design
and it was agreed that the new table should try and use surround
sound and individual channel separation. There would be four speakers
mounted above to the tabletop and two speakers above the center
of the table as well as the subwoofer inside the drum. This would
allow the group to create customized mixes for each player in addition
to playing sound through house speakers.
order to allow for customized mixes between the four table and two
room speakers and the subwoofer, the group determined that a mixer
was needed. The sound would be driven by the four outputs on the
PC's SoundBlaster Platinum card or M-audio card.