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Old 26th January 2007
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Please help a novice

I'm going to be working with a guy who has a lower end firewire interface that has these specs:

S/PDIF digital I/O (coaxial/optical) w/ 2-channel PCM

digital I/O supports surround-encoded AC-3 and DTS passthrough

I'm going to purchase a rosetta 200 and some decent pres. All I need to know is if external converters can be used to bypass the ones in this interface?

Sorry to ask such a basic question.

thanks!

JPM
Old 26th January 2007
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I'm going to be working with a guy who has a lower end firewire interface that has these specs:

S/PDIF digital I/O (coaxial/optical) w/ 2-channel PCM

I'm going to purchase a rosetta 200 and some decent pres. All I need to know is if external converters can be used to bypass the ones in this interface?

yes, the Rosetta 200 can be used to bypass the converters in that FW interface via S/PDIF.

you will need a volume control (attenuator) for proper monitoring of the DAC however; a good inexpensive choice is the A Designs ATTY.


cheers.
~j.d.
Old 26th January 2007
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Thanks!

But I wouldn't have to use the rosetta's DA, correct? I could use the firewire's monitoring simultaneously with Rosestta's AD?
Old 26th January 2007
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Thanks!

But I wouldn't have to use the rosetta's DA, correct? I could use the firewire's monitoring simultaneously with Rosestta's AD?

that shouldn't be a problem.
Old 26th January 2007
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wow, that was fast. thanks again!
Old 26th January 2007
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But I wouldn't have to use the rosetta's DA, correct? I could use the firewire's monitoring simultaneously with Rosestta's AD?


Remember that the DA its of the same importance as the AD,

you say that the firewire interface isnt very good so if you use tha DA from the interface you are not going to hear a lot of detail of what you are recording or mixing, and you will be waisting an excellent piece of gear, I mean for just a hundred dollars more you could use a pro interface to do the monitoring.

if you still only want to use the AD and not the DA, buy the Mytek AD 96 for about half of the cost of the rossetta 200, ,mytek converters if you havent hear about them are of the same quallity as the Apogees if not better.

www.mytekdigital.com

heres a couple of dealers


http://www.atlasproaudio.com/mytek.html

http://ralaudio.com/mytek-stereo96-s...-adc-p-46.html


hope this helps!
Old 6th February 2007
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Thanks for the help. I actually went with an API A2D. I needed pres as well and this unit seemed to give me the most real estate for the money.

We've been unsuccessful in getting a signal in Logic Pro 7 going through my friend's interface (maudio1814http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...1814-main.html) connecting via spdif.

I'm a PT user so know nothing about Logic. He uses the stock pres and converters of the maudio so little experience configuring other outboard stuff.

Obvisouly I'd like to use the pres and converters of the API. Any Logic users here willing to give a step by step on how to configure things in Logic? What kind of settings to look for with the maudio software?

I've had no luck so far at the logic forum.

Much thanks ~

JPM
Old 6th February 2007
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Anyone? I'm feeling a little desperate here.
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