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Anonymous
November 16, 2004 3:52:57 PM

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I've been toying with the idea of replacing my Delta 1010 with a MOTU
24 i/o, to have a full 24 channels of analog I/O.

The thing is, unlike the Delta the MOTU box does not have any digital
I/O capability, and I'd still need that for digital transfers of
stereo material.

It seems you can't swing a dead cat without hitting some new firewire
or USB box that gets you mic preamps, 8 ins/outs, that sort of thing,
and there are a ton of analog stereo converters that utilize USB.

This is not what I need though if I got the MOTU box, I'd just need a
way to get a digital stereo feed in and out of the DAW.

My old studio computer (a 386) has a DAL "digital only" card that does
this, but it's an ISA card which obviously my new computer does not
have. There might be a PCI solution (such as one of the cheap Delta
cards) but I don't want to take up a PCI slot and interrupt just for
that.

Maybe I've missed some products and I realize it's not a big market,
but does somebody make a stereo "digital only" audio interface that
works with USB or Firewire?

Thanks,

Analogeezer
Anonymous
November 16, 2004 8:29:27 PM

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In article <bfb37ea9.0411161252.60f94a3d@posting.google.com>,
analogeezer@aerosolkings.com (Analogeezer) wrote:

> I've been toying with the idea of replacing my Delta 1010 with a MOTU
> 24 i/o, to have a full 24 channels of analog I/O.
>
> The thing is, unlike the Delta the MOTU box does not have any digital
> I/O capability, and I'd still need that for digital transfers of
> stereo material.
>
> It seems you can't swing a dead cat without hitting some new firewire
> or USB box that gets you mic preamps, 8 ins/outs, that sort of thing,
> and there are a ton of analog stereo converters that utilize USB.
>
> This is not what I need though if I got the MOTU box, I'd just need a
> way to get a digital stereo feed in and out of the DAW.
>
> My old studio computer (a 386) has a DAL "digital only" card that does
> this, but it's an ISA card which obviously my new computer does not
> have. There might be a PCI solution (such as one of the cheap Delta
> cards) but I don't want to take up a PCI slot and interrupt just for
> that.
>
> Maybe I've missed some products and I realize it's not a big market,
> but does somebody make a stereo "digital only" audio interface that
> works with USB or Firewire?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Analogeezer

I went through this to get a Grace V3 into a Powerbook without bringing
a 002R around. I finally found an MAudio Firewire Audiophile that works
great at up to 24/96. There are other solutions, but most seem to be
limited to 16 or 48.

HTH
Edwin
PS It runs off FW power, so that's kind of nice.
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Anonymous
November 16, 2004 11:26:20 PM

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Kurt Albershardt wrote:
> Analogeezer wrote:
>
>>
>> does somebody make a stereo "digital only" audio interface that
>> works with USB or Firewire?
>
>
> <http://edirol.com/products/info/ua1d.html&gt;

I'd like something that puts Firewire on the plugin end of
that thing and ADAT on the box end.


Bob
--

"Things should be described as simply as possible, but no
simpler."

A. Einstein
Anonymous
November 17, 2004 4:18:46 AM

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Kurt Albershardt wrote:
>
>> I'd like something that puts Firewire on the plugin end of that thing
>> and ADAT on the box end.
>
> Close <http://www.esi-pro.com/viewProduct.php?pid=11&page=1&gt;

Close enough actually. I'm getting a triple interface card
pretty soon with RJ(something), Firewire and USB 2.0 so that
should work well. Now if I can just remember what interface
I was drooling over that had ATAT I/O.


Thanks,

Bob
--

"Things should be described as simply as possible, but no
simpler."

A. Einstein
Anonymous
November 17, 2004 4:19:42 PM

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Kurt Albershardt <kurt@nv.net> wrote:

>> does somebody make a stereo "digital only" audio interface that
>> works with USB or Firewire?
>
><http://edirol.com/products/info/ua1d.html&gt;

When last we checked with Edirol, the UA-1D was not bit-for-bit
accurate.




--
Len Moskowitz PDAudio, Binaural Mics, Cables, DPA, M-Audio
Core Sound http://www.stealthmicrophones.com
Teaneck, New Jersey USA http://www.core-sound.com
moskowit@core-sound.com Tel: 201-801-0812, FAX: 201-801-0912
Anonymous
November 17, 2004 4:19:43 PM

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Len Moskowitz wrote:
> Kurt Albershardt <kurt@nv.net> wrote:
>
>
>>> does somebody make a stereo "digital only" audio interface that
>>> works with USB or Firewire?
>>
>> <http://edirol.com/products/info/ua1d.html&gt;
>
>
> When last we checked with Edirol, the UA-1D was not bit-for-bit
> accurate.


Ick.
Anonymous
November 17, 2004 4:23:03 PM

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Edwin Hurwitz <edwin@TAKEMEOUTindra.com> wrote:

>> Maybe I've missed some products and I realize it's not a big market,
>> but does somebody make a stereo "digital only" audio interface that
>> works with USB or Firewire?
>
>I went through this to get a Grace V3 into a Powerbook without bringing
>a 002R around. I finally found an MAudio Firewire Audiophile that works
>great at up to 24/96. There are other solutions, but most seem to be
>limited to 16 or 48.

If you just need to get a digital signal into the PC/laptop, the M-Audio
Transit will do the job (for optical) at really low cost; it is powered
from the USB port. If you need to go both ways, the Audiophile USB
(powered from a wall wart) or Firewire Audiophile (powered from the
Firewire port) are the way to go.

[Disclaimer: Core Sound is an M-Audio dealer.]

--
Len Moskowitz PDAudio, Binaural Mics, Cables, DPA, M-Audio
Core Sound http://www.stealthmicrophones.com
Teaneck, New Jersey USA http://www.core-sound.com
moskowit@core-sound.com Tel: 201-801-0812, FAX: 201-801-0912
Anonymous
November 17, 2004 5:23:26 PM

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Richard Crowley wrote:
>>>>I'd like something that puts Firewire on the plugin end of that thing
>>>>and ADAT on the box end.
>>>
>>> Close <http://www.esi-pro.com/viewProduct.php?pid=11&page=1&gt;
>
>
> Alas, output only, no input. :-(

Oops. Missed that. Useless.


Bob
--

"Things should be described as simply as possible, but no
simpler."

A. Einstein
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