Can anyone that has experience with digital audio help me wrap my head around a few matters:
Does "jitter" matter if you use a computer as a "bit-bucket" only? (only for storage of an incoming digital stream) example:
if I split an AES3-out signal from my main A/D (set to its internal clock) into 2 different s/pdif-streams (toslink & rca) with this device: Lake People
and then monitor one stream with a stand-alone asynchron D/A (for example Benchmark dac-1 or Mytek da96) set to their own clock
and also record the other (toslink) directly to my macbook pro,
will any "jitter" in the toslink-stream (to the computer) matter or is the "conversion" already made in the A/D with that internal clock? (this is what i`ve read and i`m checking now so i dont got it totally backwards..)
If the answer is that it fine then there is no actual need to clock the "bit-bucket" and the d/a together?, so you can actually record & monitor perfectly without any "interface" except the built in toslink-ports in the macbook pro?
thanks in advance!
(my head has been spinning, i`m still learning) =)