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September 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm #107299
I'd like to use the four analog inputs on the H8000fw as converter to ADAT (no processing, just straight conversion) and use the 4 AES/EBU (XLR) channels to loop audio from and to my workstaion. All this at 96khz.
So, one path is:
External preamps (4 channels) – analog xlr inputs – ADAT ouputs (4 channels at 96khz)
AND at the SAME TIME:
AES/EBU inputs (xlr, 4channels) – H8000fw processors – AES/EBU ouputs (XLR, 4 channels)
September 29, 2010 at 6:52 pm #120810
I assume your question is "can I do this ?"
You can, with one caveat – normal ADAT will only run at 48K or less. A special form of ADAT called S-MUX will run at 96K, giving only 4 channels. The H8000FW supports S-MUX, although it has not been heavily tested, because almost nothing else DOES support it. So, assuming your other ADAT gear handles S-MUX, you should be fine.
Another question might be "how do I do this." You need to understand H8000 routing, and connect the following:
1) Analog 1-4 to Main Inputs 1-4
2) AES 1-4 (or 11-14) to Main Inputs 5-8.
3) Main Outputs 1-4 to Main Inputs 1-4 (will show as Analog 1-4)
4) Main Outputs 5-8 to dsps as appropriate
5) Main Outputs 1-4 to ADAT 1-4
See attached Routing screen for more details.
September 29, 2010 at 7:16 pm #120811ThreeFingersOfLoveParticipant
have a look here:
Nick, I tried to see your attached gif, but it doesn't do anything. Tell me, if mine is wrong.
September 29, 2010 at 8:07 pm #120812
Thanks – that looks like it – I haven't learnt how to send attachments yet (or maybe our system is not working properly).
September 29, 2010 at 10:24 pm #132019
Fine many thanks guys!
I wonder also if it is possible to use the firewire connection on my setup since I have already a USB interface as the heart of my system. I run it in ASIO and use Sonar Producer 8.5 on a PC.
I know it is not possible (or don't know how!) to run two asio driver at the same time in Sonar but will I be able to send audio to and from the H8000fw via firewire (as extrenal loop) without conflictiong with my main interface, which is a VS700R?
September 29, 2010 at 11:28 pm #132020
The FireWire driver will appear as either ASIO or WDM. Given that you probably don't want the WDM you then hit the ASIO limitations.
You may be better off using ADAT or AES to talk to the PC.
September 29, 2010 at 11:39 pm #132021
Ok I understand.
So, I suppose I'll be able to edit its parameter via VSIG and route everything using firewire but won't use/see its inputs in Sonar, right?
Anyway if I'm not able to patch this beast with everything it offer I better quit recording forever!
September 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm #132025
Sadly, we can't redesign ASIO. People who know more about it than I may have better ideas.
If you use AES/ADAT to your PC soundcard, presumably you would see those inputs in your DAW.
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