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API A2D Question????
Old 14th September 2008
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API A2D Question????

This may seem like a stupid question, I am using the API A2d to record with but I need more than just the two inputs. Can I sync the API with a FF 800 lets say and keep the API preamps and use the FF preamps? Basically, I need 4-6 inputs and I do not want to buy another API A2D and waste the converters in the second. Is there an easier way to do this?
Old 15th September 2008
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The Fireface has spdif (coaxial) input, so you should be able to do it. The A2D converters have a stereo spdif and aes output. I hooked em up to my old presonus interface no problem. They just read as additional input channels in the software mixer. In fact, the biggest issue was making sure the clocks all played nicely with each other.

Edit: To sync them, I just used the A2D's clock as the master and told my interface to use the spdif in as the clock source.
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