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Any sugestion to connect the rme octamic digitally to a computer?

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I would use a cable.
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sure?
and where do you usually connected it?

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why don't you consult the manual?
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I would conect it digitally if it actually WAS the digital output option version.... Are you sure it is the right version ?
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I´m sorry. I will explain completilly

The rme octamic is a mic pre with 4 aes/ebu output. My question is if you know any interface with, at less, for aes ebu in to connect the octamic to the laptop

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I´m sorry. I will explain completilly

The rme octamic is a mic pre with 4 aes/ebu output. My question is if you know any interface with, at less, for aes ebu in to connect the octamic to the laptop

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Use spdif/optical ADAT output ?
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It doesn't appear as if the device is a computer interface. Seems to me as if you'd need to plug it into something else that was connected to your computer that input either AES or ADAT.

Could be wrong.

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It doesn't appear as if the device is a computer interface. Seems to me as if you'd need to plug it into something else that was connected to your computer that input either AES or ADAT.

Could be wrong.

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That is it, it is not an interface, I need something to connected to the computer

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If Octamic has ADAT/TOSLINK output, many audio interfaces can connect it to your laptop. Just look for the one that has ADAT/TOSLINK input. RME Babyface is one example. If you need AES/EBU format from DB-25 breakout calbe, then desktop with PCI/PCIe interface will be ideal.
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I love it with a Metric Halo ULN-8. 16 channels of up to 192khz. I've only used it up to 96khz, though.

However, it does work with ADAT as well, so the Babyface might be a good bet for this, if you need to go cheaper. Pretty much any interface with ADAT will do it. I've also used it with the MH 2882.
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If you have a Mac you will have an optical digital input (all Macs have it). Then you can use a digital format converter to convert AES into optical and go straight into your computer. You can use Lake People DFC C430 or Mutec MC-1 for that purpose, for example.
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If you have a Mac you will have an optical digital input (all Macs have it). Then you can use a digital format converter to convert AES into optical and go straight into your computer. You can use Lake People DFC C430 or Mutec MC-1 for that purpose, for example.
Except that the Mac input is only a stereo toslink s/dif connection, which is limited to two channels, rather than ADAT. You could convert the AES to optical, but then you'd have 6 channels that wouldn't make it into the computer. It would be incredibly cool if it could be an ADAT connection.
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Any sugestion to connect the rme octamic digitally to a computer?

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Why not get yourself a Babyface and connect it through ADAT to your computer. You'll have good monitoring, separate headphone outputs and a main output. Adding a second ADAT interface will give you even more outputs.
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I've just did similar setup and got some trouble. I connect RME Octamic-D Adat outupt to RME UFX. UFX clock source set to ADAT 1.

The A/D card in the Octamic-D was not stable and it will not lock UFX at 48K. UFX can be lock at 44.1K, but the ADAT1 indicator will flash occasionally. Whe flash, I can hear apparent digital noise.
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I love it with a Metric Halo ULN-8. 16 channels of up to 192khz. I've only used it up to 96khz, though.

However, it does work with ADAT as well, so the Babyface might be a good bet for this, if you need to go cheaper. Pretty much any interface with ADAT will do it. I've also used it with the MH 2882.
With the ULN-8 its a nice combination connectingit via AES/EBU.

The Adat thing is kind of anachronism to me because you get only half the channels at double samplingrate through it. That is only 4 channels at 96k and 2 at 192. The time for Adat is over.
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The Adat thing is kind of anachronism to me because you get only half the channels at double samplingrate through it. That is only 4 channels at 96k and 2 at 192. The time for Adat is over.
Bunk. By that standard AES would be gone by now because it supports only two channels on one wire at any sample rate.

ADAT pipe capacity scales with sample rate. RME's Ocatamic and UFX, for example, support 8ch up to 96 with TWO ADAT ports. Other devices have even more ports. That's just simple scaling.

---CHANNELS---
I/O @48 @96 @192
--- --- --- ---
1 8 4 2
2 16 8 4
4 32 16 8
6 48 24 12
8 64 32 16
--- --- --- ---


Here's the rear of a very good multichannel converter with ADAT IO...
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