Tascam/Alesis

I need to know if I can sync a Tascam 388 Studio 8 and an Alesis HD24? I need to basicly lock these two machines together. The HD24 has ADAT sync in and out on 9- pin connectors and MIDI in/out. The Tascam has SMPTE thru a Malco 354-38 pin plug(or Elco 8016 Series).
Thank YOU for your time and effort
The Other Guy
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  1. theotherguy said:
    I need to know if I can sync a Tascam 388 Studio 8 and an Alesis HD24? I need to basicly lock these two machines together. The HD24 has ADAT sync in and out on 9- pin connectors and MIDI in/out. The Tascam has SMPTE thru a Malco 354-38 pin plug(or Elco 8016 Series).
    Thank YOU for your time and effort
    The Other Guy


    Not without a huge amount of custom made interfacing effort, not worth it.
  2. Thanks for the opinion, but I really want to know how it can be done. It might not be worth the effort for you but would be well worth the effort for me.
    Thanks
    The Other Guy
  3. There are two completely different proprietary control systems, and therefore more worth it to buy ready made units that were designed to interface together. Designing a custom interface costs much more than the ready made method, Sorry.
  4. I understand that the SMPTE can be converted to MIDI time code and MIDI time code to SMPTE, and the HD24 can generate MIDI time code. I am not concerened with the cost. I need to know what equipment is needed. I need to find a way to sync an analogue tape system to a digital system, blending the two systems. Again, I am not concerned with the cost. I did not ask if it was cost effective. With all due respect, the question remains, how can this be done. That is what I need to know.
    Respectfully
    The Other Guy
  5. yes there is a way to do it for sure...i used to sync two 388's together back in the day....

    i dunno if i will check this forum again as i found it by accident.

    I am in LA...try emailing me or FB

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    theotherguy said:
    I understand that the SMPTE can be converted to MIDI time code and MIDI time code to SMPTE, and the HD24 can generate MIDI time code. I am not concerened with the cost. I need to know what equipment is needed. I need to find a way to sync an analogue tape system to a digital system, blending the two systems. Again, I am not concerned with the cost. I did not ask if it was cost effective. With all due respect, the question remains, how can this be done. That is what I need to know.
    Respectfully
    The Other Guy
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