ADAT in to DIGI Hardware

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by brucecoughlin, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. I have a ProTools MIXplus system with 888/24 I/O

    Is the DIGI ADAT Bridge the ONLY way to get ADAT inputs (for GigaStudio in
    my case) into the hardware??? It seems like a LOT of money to spend for what
    other manufacturers throw in with their audio interfaces for a lot less
    money.

    Let me know if there are other options (yes, I know about SPDIF in, but I
    want the multiple channels of the ADAT input).

    TIA
  2. In article <BB16010A.3531%brucecoughlin@nyc.rr.com>,
    brucecoughlin <brucecoughlin@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

    >Is the DIGI ADAT Bridge the ONLY way to get ADAT inputs (for GigaStudio in
    >my case) into the hardware??? It seems like a LOT of money to spend for what
    >other manufacturers throw in with their audio interfaces for a lot less
    >money.


    It depends on if you want the ADATs to run *with* PT, which is a fairly
    pointless feature. If you just want to transfer multitrack you can use any
    other interface with its support software and then import the track files
    into PT.
    I use a MotU 2408 to get up to 24 tracks of ADAT or DTRS in sync to HD and
    then take it from there. There are cheaper solutions if you don't need
    DTRS.
  3. What I want to be able to do is get multiple tracks of GigaStudio audio into
    ProTools (or Dig Perf, or Logic). My hardware though is ProTools MIX on a
    MAC.
    My audio card on the PC running GigaStudio has 8 tracks of audio with the
    ADAT optical type output, but only 2 with SPDIF.

    So if I'm running a mix, I'd like to be able to have all 8 tracks of Giga
    coming into audio tracks in whatever audio program I'm using at the moment
    through the DIGI hardware I already own.



    in article BB1799CC96683498C@0.0.0.0, Graham Hinton at
    hitman@spammer.deathsquad.com wrote on 6/19/03 11:48 AM:

    > It depends on if you want the ADATs to run *with* PT, which is a fairly
    > pointless feature. If you just want to transfer multitrack you can use any
    > other interface with its support software and then import the track files
    > into PT.
    > I use a MotU 2408 to get up to 24 tracks of ADAT or DTRS in sync to HD and
    > then take it from there. There are cheaper solutions if you don't need
    > DTRS.
    >
    >
  4. In article <BB179A37.3583%brucecoughlin@nyc.rr.com>,
    brucecoughlin <brucecoughlin@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

    >What I want to be able to do is get multiple tracks of GigaStudio audio into
    >ProTools (or Dig Perf, or Logic). My hardware though is ProTools MIX on a
    >MAC.
    >My audio card on the PC running GigaStudio has 8 tracks of audio with the
    >ADAT optical type output, but only 2 with SPDIF.
    >
    >So if I'm running a mix, I'd like to be able to have all 8 tracks of Giga
    >coming into audio tracks in whatever audio program I'm using at the moment
    >through the DIGI hardware I already own.


    Given that constraint you can either transfer the files via Ethernet or
    CD-R.
    You can waste a lot of money and time trying to get a digital audio
    transfer in sync and under machine control and then it will only be real
    time. If you want to process the tracks in PT transfer the audio to the Mac
    HD, if you don't then use a hardware mixer.

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