31st July 2012
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Joined: Feb 2010
Originally Posted by crazec
I am currently in the market for a AD/DA Converter so that my digital music sounds much fuller and with more punch. From what I have read, RME Converters seem to be good quality. I have been reading up on the ADI-2 and it seems to deliver good results when converting digital to analogue.
Can anyone please tell me how I would go about connecting this converter to my setup. I currently use a Focusrite saffire pro 24 DSP for my interface which has many inputs and outputs. My understanding is, I connect the SPDIF output from the focusrite to the RME ADI-2, then the SPDIF output from the ADI-2 back into the focusrite. I also have to set the routing settings on the focusrite so that It records the corresponding analogue signal. Is this correct? Or can anyone please give me a little insight on how I go about connecting this device.
I do not wish to mix every channel of audio and synths to a seperate channel on the AD/DA (like paul van dyk does with the larger 8 channel RME AD/DA's)
I just want to use this mastering purposes to make my digital music sound much more professional.
Your thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated.
I was just informed by an RME techy that this converter will not add any character to my digital tracks. Maybe I have been informed incorrectly by someone, but I always thought that mastering digital tracks to analogue made them sound better, no?
If that is not the case, Is it mastering hardware that I need to give my tracks more character?
When I hear tracks from certain artists who are using the same synths and sequencers as me, they always sound much more louder and punchier, and with more character. What hardware are they using to perform this task?
I have had tracks released in the past and I know its not my production, so I must be missing some post production technique (not mastering: compressors, eq,s etc etc) that I am unaware of.
Again.. Help is greatly appreciated on this matter.
I think a dangerous d box or a BLA summing box is what you need .. I found that punch your talking about when i started summing my mixes just before master