I'm thinking of adding an API A2D to spice up my guitar tracking and vocals. I have a Focusrite Pro 40 - a decent piece with very good monitor routing. So - I'm thinking of keeping it (also handy for 8 channels of drums) and using the API A2D for 2 channel recording (guitar and vox, two Vox, two mikes on a guitar cabinet, etc).
Here's the question part. Focusrite Pro 40 syncs to SPDIF, and enjoys a SPDIF IN AND OUT. API has SPDIF (not in or out - just labeled SPDIF). In Logic Pro I can select a different input device from output, but they need to be sync'ed. Can I use the SPDIF sync to sync them? I think Logic want's Word Clock - but will Logic settle for SPDIF and does the API generate it?
Another way to go at this, for almost twice as much $, is to get myself the API 3124+ Discrete 4-Channel Mic/Line Pre, plus DI, AND a Focusrite Octo-Pre II. This would get me 16 channels input, more of that good API mic pre- but maybe not the A/D upgrade?
Is the API A2D A/D better than the Focusrite Saffire range?
Your thoughts greatly appreciated.