Re: Digital output of QS8

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Posted by Guy on September 09, 1999 at 18:05:42:

In Reply to: Digital output of QS8 posted by Greg Jones on September 09, 1999 at 08:19:42:

If u want to record the Qs to your computer u need a soundcard that has an ADAT Lightpipe input.
I personally have the MOTU 2408, and it works great: digital out, via optical cable, from the Qs8 to the computer, then straight to CD, DDD all the way!!
I think the Korg 1212 also has an ADAT Lightpipe input. There r several cards that u can check out.
Good luck,

: I have a question regarding the digital output of the QS8.

: I'd like to be able to line out of the QS8's digital output to my
: computer's soundcard for computer based recording.

: The QS8 manual says that the digital output is designed to be used with
: an ADAT. If I don't want to use an ADAT, it says that I can interface
: the digital output with an AI-1. I only found an AI-3 on Alesis's website,
: and it is designed to convert a signal from digital to analog, or vice versa.

: Here's the text taken straight from the manual:

: The QS can output digital audio directly into an Alesis ADAT or ADAT-compatible
: multitrack digital recorder via fiber optic cable. The digital connector follows
: a proprietary Alesis format that carries all four audio outputs of the QS (Main
: and Aux, Left and Right) on a single fiber optic cable. Either pair of outputs
: can be converted into standard AES/EBU or S/PDIF stereo digital audio format by
: using the Alesis AI-1 interface.
: What is S/PDIF?

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