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Lynx Aurora 8/RME Multiface question Audio Interfaces
Old 11th September 2011
  #1
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Lynx Aurora 8/RME Multiface question

Hi guys!

I´ve just recently started trying out 96 kHz operation and is now, as I knew I would be, hooked. Soft synths and Eqs etc sounds a lot better.

This, however, revealed a nasty little imperfection with my setup; it turns out the ADAT-I/O of my ancient Multiface I is being reduced to 4 in/outs at 96kHz. This means I can only use half of the ins and outs of my Lynx Aurora 8, which is a bit inconvenient for mixing and recording. From what I understand, this is an inherent limitation in using ADAT lightpipe that the Lynx overcomes by letting you use both channels on the LT-ADAT card to still get 8 channels @96. However the Multiface only have a total of 1 ADAT I/O so I don´t know how to get that working?

Does anybody know if getting an RME Babyface or Multiface II would resolve this issue for me?

Or any other suggestions?

Any help is very much appreciated, thanks all in advance!

Best regards,
Peter
Old 11th September 2011
  #2
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You have choices. AES or ADAT?
Old 12th September 2011
  #3
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Thanks!

Well, right now I have the Aurora 8 with the Lt-ADAT, connected to the multiface via adat-lightpipe. The point being that I use the Multiface for soundcard duties and the Lynx for conversion, with the Multifaces supplying an additional 8 outs. This way, i use the Lynx for all recording and the most important tracks during mix and the Multiface for other, less demanding mix tasks. This has been working quite nicely for me, even if the two different converter latencies you have to deal with is extremely annoying...

I don´t mind continuing to use this type of setup, unless of course there are some newer/better solutions I have missed.

Best regards,
Peter
Old 12th September 2011
  #4
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The reason that I ask is that RME has a couple of different cards that might work for you. For example, the RayDAT is an optical solution with 36 channels of I/O, the HDSPe AES is a 16 channel AES solution. They have a bunch of newer cards and I don't know if the optical channel count halves with all of their ADAT cards at 96k or not. But the RayDAT, even halved, has enough I/O. I use the HDSPe AES card, I wanted the boost in quality.

There are other card manufacturers, too. But as you are already an RME user you are not likely going to want to change.
Old 12th September 2011
  #5
Gear Head
 

Yes, I have to say I´m very happy with RME so far

Thanks a lot for the advice - I will definitely check out your suggestions!

Best regards,
Peter
Old 12th September 2011
  #6
Gear Head
 

Just a thought: Could I perhaps just get a Lynx LT-FW firewirecard for the LT-slot of the Aurora, connect that to the computers firewireport and still have the Aurora use the RME as it´s soundcard? Or do they have to be directly connected to each other, like they are now?

This would be a nice solution, if working...


Peter
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