Re: ADAT Optical! But.......

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Posted by David Moore on May 22, 2001 at 00:45:32:

In Reply to: Re: ADAT Optical! But....... posted by Gary Batchelder on May 05, 2001 at 21:17:44:

Well the bass thing is merely a hypothesis - I know it sounds better to my ears through the light
pipe and the sound card, and maybe it is just the extra bits - I just find it hard to believe I could
hear that small a difference. Maybe the sound card is adding a little "warming" distortion!

Without sticking some measuring gear on it, which I have not done, I cannot be sure.

: Dave,

: Thanks a lot. Didn't know about the bit thing or the bass roll-off. So you hook straight to the card from the synth. Cool. I'm getting an RME 96/8 PST card which has the ADAT optical in. Didn't know what it was when I bought this synth but glad I've got it now. Frees up some mixer channels.

: Thanks again.

: : I have my QS8 hooked uyp to the ADAT in on my sound card and it
: : works fine. I think it sounds better too - the QS is 18 bit internal but the
: : convertors are only 16 bit, although I think that the inbuilt DACs are
: : rolling off in the bass and that this is what I can hear rather than the extra
: : 2 bits, which should only really make a difference on reverb tails and
: : the like.

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