suggestions for use of the 8 AES in/outs on h9000

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    • #116154
      taylor12k
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      i’ve got an h9000r and am about to upgrade my main audio interface to a Lynx Aurora(n) which will have 8 AES ins and outs. seems like a pretty perfect marriage to the h9000’s bank of 8 AES….

      i use the h9000 now simply via a single analog connection to an aux on my console, but i’m thinking i’ll probably now configure those AES ports as i/o in pro tools so i can run tracks out to the 9000 and back to PT..

       

      wondering if anyone else has creative uses for the AES or something i’m not thinking about..

       

      thanks!

      taylor

    • #156113
      hemlocxl
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      taylor12k wrote:

      i’ve got an h9000r and am about to upgrade my main audio interface to a Lynx Aurora(n) which will have 8 AES ins and outs. seems like a pretty perfect marriage to the h9000’s bank of 8 AES….

      i use the h9000 now simply via a single analog connection to an aux on my console, but i’m thinking i’ll probably now configure those AES ports as i/o in pro tools so i can run tracks out to the 9000 and back to PT..

       

      wondering if anyone else has creative uses for the AES or something i’m not thinking about..

       

      thanks!

      taylor

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      Do you have an HDX setup for Pro Tools?  I just ordered the PT Expansion card that Eventide just announced.  I already have a Dante expansion card, also.  They both give you 32 channels, so it will give you a LOT more I/O in addition to that AES I/o.  Or you can free up that AES I/o for processing some other hardware!  Which is what I am planning on doing

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    • #156118
      taylor12k
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      no, i don’t use PT HD.. and don’t think i’ll ever need more than 8 AES as i don’t have any other outboard with AES connections except for a bricasti. .. but, yeah, both the h9000 and Lynx offer quite a bit of expansion opportunities …. i think for starters i’ll give it a shot using the AES as hardware inserts/auxes in pro tools.. that should open up some fun….

    • #156228
      KazRemark
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      I just set up mine this way, I have the 8 analog I/O on the patchbay but am also running AES/EBU to my Lynx.  I plan to have 2x stereo AES hardwired in my default session to sends 1/2 and then use the other stereo pairs for inserts.  Will switch over to analog I/O if I want to print effects while recording. 

    • #156249
      taylor12k
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      thanks for the great info… yeah, i assumed they were mono.. but my confusion lied in DA AD convertors that run a stereo signal over one cable… so wasn’t sure if that was standard or not…

       

      thanks for the tip about multiple digital connectors… fortunately i only plan on using the AES via dSub…

    • #156119
      hemlocxl
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      taylor12k wrote:

      no, i don’t use PT HD.. and don’t think i’ll ever need more than 8 AES as i don’t have any other outboard with AES connections except for a bricasti. .. but, yeah, both the h9000 and Lynx offer quite a bit of expansion opportunities …. i think for starters i’ll give it a shot using the AES as hardware inserts/auxes in pro tools.. that should open up some fun….

      That should work pretty well.  And you always have room for I/O expansion later on down the road! I’ll be set up for 64 channels once the Pro Tools card shows up(I think the H9000 tops out at 96, which is almost overkill, lol!).  As for AES, I’ve been converting a bunch of my AES-equipped gear to AVIO Dante adapters

    • #156145
      John Baylies
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      hemlocxl wrote:
      I think the H9000 tops out at 96

      It tops out at 128.

    • #156147
      hemlocxl
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      John Baylies wrote:

      hemlocxl wrote:
      I think the H9000 tops out at 96

      It tops out at 128.

      Ooooooooooooo, I think I misunderstood when I saw that the 3 Expansion Boards top out at 96.  Ha, the more channels the better!!!  I’ve already ordered my Pro Tools HD Expansion Board, but I am wondering will Emote run on individual tracks in PT with that card or will I need to create an Aux and put Emote on that bus??  

    • #156160
      John Baylies
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      hemlocxl wrote:
      will Emote run on individual tracks in PT with that card or will I need to create an Aux and put Emote on that bus?? 

      Check out rskaudio's comment here: https://www.eventideaudio.com/comment/40113#comment-40113

    • #156229
      taylor12k
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      yeah, sounds great…

      so here’s a dumb question.. when they say 8 AES channels… does that mean 8 STEREO channels? or 8 MONO channels? ( i assume mono?)

       

      KazRemark wrote:

      I just set up mine this way, I have the 8 analog I/O on the patchbay but am also running AES/EBU to my Lynx.  I plan to have 2x stereo AES hardwired in my default session to sends 1/2 and then use the other stereo pairs for inserts.  Will switch over to analog I/O if I want to print effects while recording. 

    • #156248
      John Baylies
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      taylor12k wrote:
      so here's a dumb question.. when they say 8 AES channels… does that mean 8 STEREO channels? or 8 MONO channels? ( i assume mono?)

      AES/EBU, ADAT, and S/PDIF: each support 8 mono channels in and 8 mono channels out.

      There are a few general “rules” about signal routing in the H9000 which are useful to keep in mind.

      You can only use one of the following digital audio protocols at any given time:

      • AES3 (aka AES/EBU) over the DB25 connector
      • AES3 (aka AES/EBU) over the XLR connector
      • S/PDIF over the optical connector
      • S/PDIF over the RCA connector
      • ADAT over the optical connector

      When using S/PDIF over the optical ADAT connectors, you can only work at sample rates of 44.1kHz and 48kHz. 88.2kHz and 96kHz are not supported.

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