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New Firewire Interfaces Comming?
Old 19th August 2005
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New Firewire Interfaces Comming?

Will we soon see new interfaces from companies such as Presonus, M-Audio, Digidesign, DigiTech, Motu, RME Hammerfall, Lynx, Mackie, Alesis, Teac, Tascam, TC Electronics, Daniel Weiss Converters, and Apple that will use this Dice 2 Firewire chip?

For some details and possible hints of future products, see:

http://www.prosoundnews.com/articles/article_1479.shtml
Old 19th August 2005
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Would it not be nice if a few of the "usual suspects" would confirm or deny whether or not they will be using this Dice2 Firewire chip in future products or if they would at least confirm they are working with this chip?

If they are working with this chip, it would also be nice for them to express either a negative or positive opinion about this chip.
Old 20th August 2005
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Ok, here's one more article people can check out for a clue of things to come.

BTW, IIRC, the Dice 2 chip is not limited to 96K, it will do slower rates *and* higher rates such as 192K with about half the channels as 96K.

http://www.tcelectronic.com/Default.asp?Id=893
Old 20th August 2005
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Nitty Gritty details here:


"The DICE II is a complete digital audio connectivity solution on a single chip with an on-board 1394a link layer, ARM7 RISC processor, extensive GPIO, and a dizzying array of digital audio I/O including: I2S, AES3/SPDIF, ADAT Optical, TDIF, and a serial TDM DSP port. A pair of patented Jitter Elimination Technology (JET) PLLs provide jitter-free synchronization at up to 192kHz sampling rates in two separate clock domains. And a crossbar router in each clock domain enables any incoming audio channel to be routed to any output channel."

For more details explore this website:

http://www.wavefrontsemi.com
Old 20th August 2005
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Daniel Weiss indicated he is working on a Firewire DSP outboard box called a "Powerhouse". Something that will run Weiss processing in a plugin format, but use the Firewire box to provide the horsepower.
Old 20th August 2005
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Quote:
Originally Posted by genericperson
Daniel Weiss indicated he is working on a Firewire DSP outboard box called a "Powerhouse". Something that will run Weiss processing in a plugin format, but use the Firewire box to provide the horsepower.
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holy ****
Old 20th August 2005
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Hmmmm, I believe that DW and his crew may have some DSP chops...so we could see some exiciting things comming from Weiss real soon.

Man, look at the routing pssibilities of this thing...like 144 channels at those low quality SR's but 96 channels at 96K and around 48 channels at 192K. Lot and lots of potential for cool products and ideas with this Firewire chip. How about like a gazillion different headphones mixes?
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