Audio Interface that is JUST ADAT in?
Old 29th July 2005
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Audio Interface that is JUST ADAT in?

I'm looking for an audio interface that is only ADAT in maybe w/ word clock. I need this interface to be usb or firewire and very simple. I decided that I would like to sell my Motu 828 MKII, and spend the money toward a really nice A/D converter that I can just take ADAT (8ch) outputs into the computer with a simple lightpipe in. THis is a PC laptop computer btw. Any help would be appreciated.
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-aaron
Old 29th July 2005
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clarification pls

just to confirm, are you looking for an interface to get the ADAT lightpipe into your laptop only? are you also looking for an A/D? i'm a little confused as to why you want to use lightpipe instead of buying an A/D converter with a Firewire or USB output, skipping the extra digital conversion. Please elaborate. -c

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I'm looking for an audio interface that is only ADAT in maybe w/ word clock. I need this interface to be usb or firewire and very simple. I decided that I would like to sell my Motu 828 MKII, and spend the money toward a really nice A/D converter that I can just take ADAT (8ch) outputs into the computer with a simple lightpipe in. THis is a PC laptop computer btw. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!
-aaron
Old 29th July 2005
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Thanks for the response.

I currently have a Motu 828MKII audio interface. The converters sound pretty decent. I was thinking of selling it and replacing it with a simple interface that only receives lightpipe in. The reason for this is that I want to get a high end 8 channel stand-alone converter like a mytek. From what I understand, these converters usually output 8 channels in the lightpipe format.

This is why I only need adat in on the interface. Thanks!
Old 29th July 2005
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gotcha

ok, in that case it looks like RME may be the only option.

Digiface
Multiface

both of these are a wee bit overkill for your application, but they definitely conform to your criteria. both would require you purchase the CardBus interface. seems like someone would make a super simple ADAT (maybe with 2ch SPDIF or AES) I/O to PCMCIA card.

there is this thing too, though i tend to question the use of USB for multichannel audio:
GigaPort DG

good luck and let us know what you find.
-c
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there is this thing too, though i tend to question the use of USB for multichannel audio:
GigaPort DG
-c
oh forget that thing - upon further reading, it only supports the original ADAT spec (16bit) and only one way! back to the drawing board, eh?
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oh forget that thing - upon further reading, it only supports the original ADAT spec (16bit) and only one way! back to the drawing board, eh?
yeah. :( Thanks so much for your help so far. There's GOT to be a company that makes an interface like this! I'll find it and let you know if i find anything.
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