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expand motu 828mkII with adat lx-20/XT20 (and more) urgent..
hi, thanks for reading this!
I have some questions about how to get the most quality when mixing.
We have recorded some song on a amek angela -> studer 827. Then transfered to an alesis HD24. and copied that to the computer. Now we are thinking about mixing in our own studio (computer and plugins will be used) and I have some questions about that.
it would be nice to have the mix on our mixer, but will i loose soundquality? its a Soundtracs Topaz 8-bus... (is it better to mix internal in the computer??)
second, since i only have 10 ouputs from the soundcard (motu 828mkII) i have to expand. im thinking about using an alesis lx20 or XT20 adat and use its converters. what do you think about that? Are they equal the ones in my soundcard? If not, is it really noticeable?
third; is there big quality differences between lx20, XT20 and an AI3?
thanks for the answer! thing is that there will be no time to compare. ive done as you discribe before, but i it would feel better with some more channels, if you understand my bad english. but i guess you mean that the adats doesnt sound as good as the motu and it would be a loss to use them?
Bump because I am in a similar boat. I have a MOTU828mkii and I want to send 16 channels out to my board to mix. I can get a Behringer ADA8000 for the same price as a very lightly used ADAT LX20. Any reccomendations?