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Old 3rd September 2007
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What kind of soundcards are you using? I'm looking to get 2 Aurora 16's and wanted to know what kind of cards you guys are using with your Auroras. I'm going to stay away from the Lynx card becuase the workarounds needed for monitoring will drive me to drink. I'm leaning towards two RME HDSP 32's. Any thoughts?

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Old 3rd September 2007
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What kind of soundcards are you using? I'm looking to get 2 Aurora 16's and wanted to know what kind of cards you guys are using with your Auroras. I'm going to stay away from the Lynx card becuase the workarounds needed for monitoring will drive me to drink. I'm leaning towards two RME HDSP 32's. Any thoughts?

Thanks
CT

Well I have 2 Lynx AES 16's with my Aurora's. Works great for me but I never use the Lynx mixer. I either am at a studio with a console or I set the buffer at 64 samples and monitor through the software.
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I have one Aurora 8 and one Aurora 16 both running into two Lynx AES16 cards.

As far as monitoring is concerned why not just use software monitoring through your DAW. With an Intel Quad Core chip you could monitor at 64 sample latencies which is more than enough to get the job done.

I use Dual Dual Core Opteron Rig and I can track wile using plugs at 64 sample latencies....... so can you

Best of luck in your search
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I have used both. I think both are great! You could probably get either one and be happy.

Here are the pro's/con's/comparisons.

Lynx:

Software mixer is still limited (though better), and just does not make sense (at least to me). There are still direct monitoring limitations.

The card is self contained, so it only takes up one PCI slot. Good.

The connections are "custom", so you have to get custom cables. Can be expensive. Redco is your friend.

Low latency performance is excellent!

RME:

Totalmix software mixer is fantastic! It will do just about anything, and once you get your head around it it's a breeze to use. Works PERFECTLY with ASIO ADM as well.

It's also a single card, but requires 2nd location PCI space in the case for the breakout. This can fill up the available space quick.

Uses standard Tascam DB-25 AES connections.. good. Off the shelf cables will work.

Latency is very low... about equal to the lynx with the latest WDM drivers. I will say the Lynx does seem to do a little better at the very lowest setting (32buffers). But it's a VERY minor difference.

The RME can be used with the RME HDSP MADI cards with a unified driver to give unbelievable amounts of i/o.

So.... both are great. Both have great support in the US. It's a tough call. Hope this helps...
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Thanks for the help guys, your comments offer some really good insight.
Old 3rd September 2007
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use mine with the LT-HD card and monitor through PT. probably not what you want to hear but no problems here.
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Wow I thought the lynx card was updated so you wouldn't be limited.
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If I can use direct monitoring with low latency and route custom buses to the different musicians during tracking, I'm cool with the Lynx. If I cant get at least 6 or so output busses for that purpose, I'm going to have to go elsewhere.
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Wow I thought the lynx card was updated so you wouldn't be limited.
It's a lot better but due to the hardware design, they had to scale the number of sources depending on sample rate used (anywhere from 22 down to 4)

From Lynx Support Forum: NEW Windows Drivers Posted Today :

4. Supports additional Play Mixers for AES16 and AES16-SRC for firmware build 24 or higher. Now there are 9 monitor sources pr output at sample rates up to 96kHz. At 176.4/192kHz, there are still four sources per output. With ASIO Direct Monitoring, up to 22 sources per output are available at sample rates up to 48kHz (note - only the first 9 will be revealed in the Lynx Outputs Mixer).
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Originally Posted by CorkyTart View Post
If I can use direct monitoring with low latency and route custom buses to the different musicians during tracking, I'm cool with the Lynx. If I cant get at least 6 or so output busses for that purpose, I'm going to have to go elsewhere.

Do yourself a favour, get one of these;
Hear Technologies - Hear Back Personal Monitor Mixer System

just use software monitoring at 128 to 64 samples. If you have decent computer you will be able to do it with plugs and it sounds great.

Good luck
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